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Degree Plans - Aviation Technology (Archived)

AVIATION TECHNOLOGY -- AIRCRAFT DISPATCHER

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Mountain View only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.AVIA.DSPATCH.04

The job performed by an aircraft dispatcher is an integral part of the overall flight operations for airlines. An individual in this position works in conjunction with an airline pilot and is responsible for regulation compliance, weather and loading procedures prior to take-off. In the Aircraft Dispatcher Program students may earn a certificate after approximately one year or choose to complete the Associate in Applied Sciences Degree.

Entry into either program will be in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations and with instructor approval. Upon completion of the courses in the desired program, students may be recommended to apply to take the FAA knowledge examination for Aircraft Dispatcher and the practical examination for Aircraft Dispatcher.

Graduation requirements--Students in the Aircraft Dispatcher Option must successfully complete all required courses in the Aircraft Dispatcher curriculum. They must also complete all educational requirements imposed by the State of Texas. In addition, they must obtain the Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate from the FAA.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

AIRP 1313 Introduction to Aviation 3
AIRP 1317 Private Pilot Ground School 3
AIRP 1311 Flight Theory 3
ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers OR 4
COSC 1401 Microcomputer Concepts and Applications OR (4)
BCIS 1405 Business Computer Applications (4)
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR 3
MATH 1414 College Algebra (4)
16-17

SEMESTER II

SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
AIRP 1351 Instrument Ground School 3
AIRP 1307 Aviation Meteorology 3
BUSI 1301 Introduction to Business 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
15

SEMESTER III

AIRP 2337 Commercial Ground School 3
AIRP 2355 Propulsion Systems 3
AIRP 2352 Practical Dispatching I 3
AIRP 2333 Aircraft Systems 3
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology 3
15

SEMESTER IV

AIRP 1347 Human Factors in Aviation 3
AIRP 2353 Practical Dispatching II 3
BMGT 1327 Principles of Management 3
AVIM 2337 Aviation Law 3
+Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
15
Minimum Hours Required 61-62

+Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - any three-credit course from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Humanities/Fine Arts.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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AVIATION TECHNOLOGY -- AIRCRAFT DISPATCHER

(Level I Certificate)

Mountain View only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: CERT.AVIA.DISPATCHER

The job performed by an aircraft dispatcher is an integral part of the overall flight operations for airlines. An individual in this position works in conjunction with an airline pilot and is responsible for regulation compliance, weather and loading procedures prior to take-off. In the Aircraft Dispatcher Program students may earn a certificate after approximately one year or choose to complete the Associate in Applied Sciences Degree. Entry into either program will be in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations and with instructor approval. Upon completion of the courses in the desired program, students may be recommended to apply to take the FAA knowledge examination for aircraft dispatcher and the FAA Practical Examination.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

AIRP 1313 Introduction to Aviation 3
AIRP 1317 Private Pilot Ground School 3
AIRP 1311 Flight Theory 3
AIRP 1351 Instrument Ground School 3
AIRP 1307 Aviation Meteorology 3
AIRP 2352 Practical Dispatching I 3
18

SEMESTER II

AVIM 2337 Aviation Law 3
AIRP 2355 Propulsion Systems 3
AIRP 2333 Aircraft Systems 3
AIRP 2337 Commercial Ground School 3
AIRP 2353 Practical Dispatching II 3
15
Minimum Hours Required 33

Completion Requirements--Students in the Aircraft Dispatcher Option must successfully complete all required courses in the Aircraft Dispatcher curriculum. They must also complete all educational requirements imposed by the State of Texas. In addition, they must obtain the Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate from the FAA.

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AVIATION TECHNOLOGY -- AIRPORT MANAGEMENT

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Mountain View only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.AIRP.MGMT.04

This option provides students with a general administrative overview combining aviation and business courses stressing terminology, management techniques and functions as they apply to the aviation industry.

Students completing this program may qualify for support or training positions in airport management, as staff members to operations superintendents or aviation authority boards. Positions with fixed base operators such as aircraft dealers may include equipment and aircraft sales and service.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

AIRP 1313 Introduction to Aviation 3
AIRP 1317 Private Pilot Ground School 3
AIRP 1311 Flight Theory 3
ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers OR 4
COSC 1401 Microcomputer Concepts and Applications OR (4)
BCIS 1405 Business Computer Applications (4)
BUSI 1301 Introduction to Business 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR 3
MATH 1414 College Algebra (4)
19-20

SEMESTER II

SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
BMGT 1327 Principles of Management 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
AIRP 1307 Aviation Meteorology 3
ACCT 2301 Principles of Accounting I OR 3
ACCT 2401 Principles of Accounting I (4)
15-16

SEMESTER III

AVIM 2331 Airline Management 3
AVIM 2339 Aviation Marketing 3
ACCT 2302 Principles of Accounting II OR 3
ACCT 2402 Principles of Accounting II (4)
ECON 2301 Principles of Economics I 3
AVIM 2337 Aviation Law 3
AVIM 1391 Special Topics in Aviation Management 3
18-19

SEMESTER IV

AVIM 2335 Airport Management 3
ECON 2302 Principles of Economics II 3
BUSI 2301 Business Law 3
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology 3
+Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
15
Minimum Hours Required 67-70

+Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - any three-credit course from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Humanities/Fine Arts.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four year institution of their choice.

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AVIATION TECHNOLOGY

Mountain View only

Because of the varied and interrelated aviation career options available, Mountain View's Aviation Technology Program is designed to allow students to take a group of core courses which includes selected aviation, business, English, mathematics and human relations courses and then proceed with specialized courses in the specific career option they wish to enter.

The Associate in Applied Sciences Degree options are (1) Professional Pilot; (2) Aircraft Dispatcher; and (3) Airport Management. A one-year certificate program is available in Aircraft Dispatcher.

AVIATION TECHNOLOGY -- PROFESSIONAL PILOT OPTION

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Mountain View only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.AVIA.PILOT.04

The Professional Pilot Option provides students with flight training and ground school through the flight instructor certificate. All ground school instruction and flight training conform to Part 61 and 141 of the Federal Aviation Administration Regulations. Prior to admission to the program, registration and payment of fees, consultation with and approval by an Aviation Technology instructor is necessary. Simulator fees, flight fees and fees for pre- and post-flight briefings are in addition to the regular tuition charge.

Students completing this option may find employment opportunities as an airline pilot, corporate pilot, flight engineer, flight instructor and other general aviation positions. It is recommended that students in the Professional Pilot Option schedule flight training during the summer months in addition to the Spring and Fall semesters to aid in completing the program within a two year period.

Graduation requirements--Students in the Professional Pilot Option must successfully complete all required courses in the Professional Pilot curriculum. They must also complete all educational requirements imposed by the State of Texas. In addition, they must obtain the Private, Commercial (with the Instrument Rating), and Flight Instructor Certificates from the FAA.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

AIRP 1313 Introduction to Aviation 3
AIRP 1317 Private Pilot Ground School 3
AIRP 1301 Air Navigation 3
AIRP 1215 Private Flight 2
AIRP 1311 Flight Theory 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR 3
MATH 1414 College Algebra (4)
17-18

SEMESTER II

AIRP 1347 Human Factors in Aviation 3
AIRP 1343 Aerodynamics 3
AIRP 1351 Instrument Ground School 3
AIRP 1307 Aviation Meteorology 3
AIRP 1255 Intermediate Flight 2
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
17

SEMESTER III

AIRP 2337 Commercial Ground School 3
AIRP 2250 Instrument Flight 2
AIRP 2355 Propulsion Systems 3
ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers OR 4
COSC 1401 Microcomputer Concepts and Applicants OR (4)
BCIS 1405 Business Computer Applications (4)
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology 3
18

SEMESTER IV

AIRP 2239 Commercial Flight 2
AIRP 2333 Aircraft Systems 3
AVIM 2335 Airport Management 3
AIRP 2349 Instructor Ground School 3
AIRP 2236 Certified Flight Instructor-Airplane 2
AVIM 2337 Aviation Law 3
+Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
19
Minimum Hours Required 71-72

+Humanities/Fine Arts course: Any three-credit course from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Humanities/Fine Arts.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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