Hampton University
School of Engineering and Technology, Aviation

Course Descriptions

AVN 201: Aviation Theory I. Lecture 3, Credit 3. Provides an overview of aviation, and introduces students to the many opportunities and challenges of the profession. The course includes a brief historical review of early aviation, fundamentals of flight and aeronautical technology, and an introduction to aircraft systems and operations. Also, safety of flight, human factors, aeronautical chart interpretation, basic navigation, an introduction to air traffic control and airspace, and aviation weather factors are covered.

AVN 202: Aviation Theory II. Lecture 3, Credit 3. Combined with AVN201 this course meets the requirement for a FAA Private Pilot Ground School. Included are the study of aviation weather, airplane performance, navigation, flight computers, aviation physiology, aeronautical decision making, Federal Air Regulations and cross-country flight. Flight Education majors must successfully complete the Private Pilot FAA knowledge examination.

Prerequisite: AVN201.

AVN 203: Private Pilot Skill Enhancement. Lecture 3, Credit 3. Preparation for the successful completion of the Federal Aviation Administration's Private Pilot written and practical examinations. Includes flight maneuvers, practical test standards, flight environment procedures, general aviation aircraft systems, practical navigation and weather, air traffic control communications, and Federal Aviation Regulations. Students are required to pass the Federal Aviation Administration Private Pilot knowledge test.

Prerequisite: AVN202; Co-requisite: AVN215

AVN 215: Private Pilot Laboratory I. Lab 8. Credit 1. First of a two-semester flight laboratory, which includes dual flight instruction in basic private pilot maneuvers, solo flight, introduction to cross-country navigation, pre-flight procedures, pilot decision-making, and safety. Students must acquire a minimum of 20 flight hours and complete a solo flight.

Co-requisite: AVN 203.

AVN 216: Private Pilot Laboratory II. Lab 8. Credit 1. Second of a two-semester flight laboratory, which includes dual flight instruction in advanced private pilot maneuvers, cross-country navigation, competency in communicating with air traffic control, flight planning.. Students must pass the federal Aviation Administration's Private Pilot flight examination and receive appropriate certification.

Prerequisite: AVN 215;

AVN 300: Cooperative Work Study. Credit 3-12. A work-study program under agreement with an organization within the aviation industry. Students must meet eligibility requirements and be recommended by the Department Chair.

AVN 301: Flight Safety. Lecture 3. Credit 3. Factors and procedures relating to aviation safety, techniques for accident prevention, procedures used in accident investigations, the human factors (physiological and psychological), and the effect of weather.

Prerequisite: AVN 202.

AVN 302: Aviation Legislation. Lecture 3. Credit 3. Legal concepts concerning aviation as related to operation, contracts, insurance and liability, regulating statutes and case law.

Prerequisite: AVN 202.

AVN 304: Air Transportation. Lecture 3. Credit 3. Survey of historical developments of and current issues within the air transportation system covering facilities, impact of regulation, problems encountered in commercial air transportation, future requirements, airline operations, economics, and social implications.

Prerequisite: AVN 202.

AVN 305: Aviation Management. Lecture 3. Credit 3. A holistic view of management requirements and techniques applicable to the aviation industry; problems, current issues and future trends related to aviation operations. Includes management and organizational styles as applied to the industry, changes in the National Airspace System, managerial problems unique to the industry, and proposed acquisition of equipment under the Capital Investment Plan.

Prerequisite: AVN202.

AVN 310: Crew Resource Management Lecture 2 Lab 2 Credit 3. Techniques for enhancing teamwork, interpersonal communications and relationships, leadership, and coping strategies in the professional aviation environment. Included are the recognition of human behavior that affects the safety of aviation operations, such as anger, stress, and fatigue, and the strategies to handle those behaviors.

Prerequisite: AVN 301 and PSY203.

AVN 311: Instrument Rating. Lecture 3. Credit 3. Preparation for the FAA Instrument written examination. Includes concepts and procedures of instrument and weather flying, IFR procedures and FAA regulations, radio navigation, and instrument approaches.

Prerequisites: AVN 203 and AVN 215.

AVN 312: Commercial Pilot Certification. Lecture 3. Credit 3. Preparation for the FAA Commercial Pilot written exam and Commercial Pilot Certification. Includes advanced aerodynamics, aircraft performance, precision maneuvers, extended cross-country and night flight, FAA regulations, introduction to advanced systems, transition to more sophisticated aircraft.

Prerequisite: AVN 311 and AVN 316; Co-requisite AVN 335.

AVN 315: Instrument Rating Laboratory I. Lab 8. Credit 1. Flight instruction in preparation for completion of requirements for the FAA Instrument Rating. Includes attitude instrument flying, basic instrument flight patterns, partial panel, VOR procedures, DME arcs, GPS and ADF procedures, localizer tracking and holding.

Co-requisite: AVN 311.

AVN 316: Instrument Rating Laboratory II. Lab 8. Credit 1. Flight instruction in preparation for completion of requirements for the FAA Instrument Rating. Includes: VOR/VOR-DME approaches, GPS and ADF approaches, localizer and ILS instrument approaches, cross-country procedures and emergencies, maneuvers review and FAA Practical Test. To successfully complete this laboratory, the FAA Instrument Rating must be earned.

Prerequisite: AVN 315.

AVN 321: Certified Flight Instructor. Lecture 3. Credit 3. Preparation for the FAA Flight Instructor Certificate. Includes flight instruction methodology, instructor responsibilities, and flight maneuvers necessary for instructing private and commercial students.

Prerequisites: AVN 312, AVN 316, and AVN 335.

AVN 322: Certified Flight Instructor (instrument). Lecture 3. Credit 3. Preparation for the FAA Instrument Flight Instructor Certificate. Includes presentation of methodology used in teaching instrument flight.

Prerequisites: AVN 321 and AVN 345.

AVN 325: Tower Operations I. Lecture 3. Credit 3. The role of centers, approach control, towers, and flight service stations with emphasis on fundamental control tower operations and aircraft operating under visual flight rules. Includes procedures, phraseology, aircraft separation on same and intersecting runways, airport traffic patterns, aircraft recognition, and control tower positions, responsibilities, and equipment.

Prerequisite AVN 202.

AVN 326: Tower Lab I. Lab 6. Credit 3. Laboratory simulations utilizing an airport layout and control tower cab mockup to support fundamental tower operations comprising taxi, takeoff and landing of aircraft. Includes phraseology, procedures, and separation of aircraft flying under visual conditions.

Pre- or Co-requisite: AVN 325.

AVN 335: Commercial Pilot Lab I. Lab 8. Credit 1. Flight instruction in preparation for FAA Commercial Pilot Certification. Includes: maneuvers and landings review. Introduction to complex airplanes, commercial performance flight maneuvers, cross-country navigation review, day and night solo cross-country navigation, and instrument review. A total of 60 flight hours should be flown to complete this laboratory.

Prerequisites: AVN 203 and AVN 216; Co-requisite: AVN 312.

AVN 336: Commercial Pilot Lab II. Lab 8. Credit 1. Flight instruction in preparation for FAA Commercial Pilot Certification. Includes advanced aerodynamics, aircraft performance, precision maneuvers, extended cross-country and night flight in complex airplanes, FAA regulations, introduction to advanced systems, and complex maneuvers review in preparation for the FAA practical (flight) check. To successfully complete this laboratory the FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate must be earned.

Prerequisites: AVN 335;

AVN 340: Terminal Operations I. Lecture 3. Credit 3. Fundamental terminal operations utilizing radar procedures and equipment. Includes control and separation of aircraft in the terminal area with emphasis on the safe, expeditious flow of arriving and departing traffic transitioning between enroute centers and the control tower environment. Also, the significance and use of Low and High Altitude Enroute Charts and Approach Procedures and the hemispheric cruising altitude rules.

Prerequisite: AVN 325.

AVN 341: Terminal Lab I. Lab 6. Credit 3. Fundamental laboratory simulations in support of AVN 340. Utilizes radar air traffic control simulators by which students will apply their knowledge, skill, and understanding of terminal procedures.

Pre- or Co-requisite: AVN 340.

AVN 400: Cooperative Work Study. Credit 3-12. A continuation of the work study process begun under AVN 300.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of AVN 300 and recommendation by the Department Chair.

AVN 401: Special Topics in Aviation. Lecture 3. Credit 3. A treatment of advanced topics of interest in aviation not routinely covered by existing courses. May be repeated when topics vary.

Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Chair and course instructor.

AVN 402: Airport Management. Lecture 3. Credit 3. A comprehensive study of airport operations and management. Includes analysis of the role of the airport manager in planning, finance, administration; public relations, social, political, and environmental considerations; operational requirement and facility maintenance.

Prerequisite: AVN 202.

AVN 403: Concepts Of Air Transportation Utilizations. Lecture 3. Credit 3. Study of factors involved in the effective utilization of aircraft in the transportation of passenger and cargo, including aircraft design and cost effectiveness, operational and marketing consideration, depreciation and suitability.

Prerequisite: AVN 202.

AVN 404: Advanced Air Traffic Control (Non-Radar). Lecture/Lab 3. Credit 3. Non-radar air traffic control rules, regulations and procedures as utilized by the FAA Academy's controller screen. Includes separation criteria and procedures peculiar to the Academy. Students will apply non-radar procedures to simulated traffic situations in the laboratory. This course is designed for students who wish to pursue careers as air traffic controllers with the FAA, and should be taken as close to graduation as possible. Students registering for this course are required to contact the Department prior to the beginning of the semester to obtain a copy of the associated airspace which must be committed to memory no later than the first class period.

Prerequisite: AVN 325.

AVN 406: Advanced Aerodynamics And Aircraft Performance. Lab 3. Credit 3. Advanced theories of flight and flight factors, including airfoil shape, drag velocity, lift and thrust, stability and control; advanced principles of performance, including capabilities and limitations, performance and design criteria, load factors, weight and balance charts, comparative analysis of aircraft, and certification of aircraft.

Prerequisite: AVN 202.

AVN 407: Advanced Flight Education. Lecture 3. Credit 3. In-depth discussion of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, environmental and electronic systems on aircraft, design and performance standards, capabilities and limitations, and conformance to FAA specifications. Includes crew concept procedures, cockpit resource management, and emergency procedures.

Prerequisite: AVN 202.

AVN 408: Airline Operations. Lecture 3. Credit 3. A managerial-level course centering on expertise required for airline operations, including flight dispatching, high altitude weather, crew teamwork, high altitude operations, crew and passenger safety, and high- density airport operations. The course is designed for students intending to seek flight or ground career opportunities within the airline industry.

Prerequisite: AVN 202.

AVN 410: Crew Resource Management II. Lecture 2/Lab 2. Credit 3. Open to ATC majors only. Advanced strategies for the use of controller resources and communications abilities in an air traffic control environment. Students utilize the ATC laboratories to demonstrate their abilities to fully use the human and hardware resources available to them. The course presumes technical proficiency and focuses on the interactive skills necessary to be a successful controller. Includes identification of available crew resources, effective resource management strategies, teamwork, leadership and managerial skills. Emphasis is placed on coping with specific controller-controller, supervisor-controller, and controller-pilot scenarios and transferability of these skills to the workplace.

Prerequisites: AVN 310 and permission of instructor.

AVN 411: Multiengine Rating. Lecture 1. Lab/TBA. Credit 1. Ground and flight instruction for the FAA Multiengine rating. Includes transition to multiengine aircraft, multiengine flight education and operations, and emergency procedures.

Prerequisite: AVN 202.

AVN 412: Certified Flight Instructor (Multiengine). Lecture 3. Credit 3. Classroom instruction in preparation for the FAA multiengine Flight Instructor Certificate. Includes principles and methodology of teaching multiengine flight.

Prerequisite: AVN 321, AVN 345, and AVN 411.

AVN 415: Certified Flight Instructor Laboratory I. Lab 8. Credit 1. Flight instruction in preparation for the FAA Flight Instructor Certificate. Includes flight instruction methodology, instructor responsibilities, lesson plan development and presentation and flight maneuvers necessary for instructing private students.

Prerequisites: AVN 311, AVN 312 and AVN 336; Co-requisite: AVN 312.

AVN 416: Certified Flight Instructor Laboratory II. Lab 8. Credit 1.

Flight instruction in preparation for the FAA Flight Instructor Certificate. Includes: flight instruction methodology, instructor responsibilities, lesson plan development and presentation, flight maneuvers necessary for instructing commercial students, and the FAA practical test. To successfully complete this laboratory, the FAA Flight Instructor Certificate must be earned.

Prerequisite: AVN 415.

AVN 425: Tower Operations II. Lecture 3. Credit 3. Advanced control tower operations. Includes simultaneous parallel runway operations, instrument clearances, IFR departure and arrival procedures and separation criteria, helicopter operations, wake turbulence requirements, night operations, and emergency procedures.

Prerequisite: AVN325.

AVN 426: Tower Lab II. Lab 6. Credit 3. Laboratory simulations utilizing an airport layout and control tower cab mockup to support Tower Operations II. Students utilize procedures, phraseology, and separation criteria to apply their knowledge and understanding of the more complex control tower operations. Prerequisite: AVN 326; Pre- or Co-requisite: AVN 425.

AVN 431: Enroute Operations. Lecture 3. Credit 3. Specific procedures, criteria, and regulations regarding the control of enroute traffic. Includes movement of aircraft in both the radar and non-radar environment, aircraft limitations at higher altitudes, traffic management, including coordination with terminal facilities, and flow control. Aircraft performance characteristics peculiar to high altitude operations. Limited radar simulator use to reinforce rules, regulations, and procedures.

Prerequisite: AVN 404.

AVN 432: ATC Applications. Lecture 3. Credit 3. A senior seminar that requires students to function predominantly on their own under the mentorship of a faculty member. Students participate in self-paced study for the Control Tower Operator (CTO) examination given by the Federal Aviation Administration. Also, students receive briefings and practice sessions designed to prepare them for the Federal Aviation Administration's Entrance (AT-SAT) Examination. A passing grade on both examinations is required for successful completion of this course. Additionally, students are required to complete written and oral exit examinations. Pre-requisite: AVN 441 or permission of the instructor.

AVN 436: Certified Flight Instructor (Multiengine) Lab. Lecture 4. Credit 1. Flight instruction in preparation for the FAA Multiengine Flight Instructor Certificate. Includes principles and methodology of teaching multiengine flight.

Co-requisite: AVN 412.

AVN 440: Terminal Operations II. Lecture 3. Credit 3. Advanced terminal operations utilizing radar and non-radar procedures and separation. Includes emergency radar procedures, operations within Class B and C airspace, simultaneous parallel runway operations, and the utilization of the more complex airspace around larger airports and satellite airports. Advanced navigation, including RNAV, LORAN, GPS, MLS, and "glass cockpits." Aerodynamics, including the forces affecting an aircraft in flight, axes of motion and control surfaces, flight loads, and stability. Single engine and multiengine aircraft emergencies. Some radar simulations will be included.

Prerequisite: AVN 340.

AVN 441: Terminal Lab II. Lab 6. Credit 3. Advanced laboratory simulations in support of AVN 440. Utilizes radar simulators to apply knowledge and understanding of complex radar procedures, and the ability to safely control traffic in a terminal environment.

Pre- or Co-requisite: AVN 440.

AVN 445: Enroute Laboratory. Lab 6. Credit 3. Radar and non-radar enroute laboratory in support of AVN 431. Students utilize laboratory equipment to apply their knowledge and understanding of enroute procedures.

Prerequisite: AVN 441; Co-requisite: AVN 431.

AVN 446: TRACON Laboratory. Lab 6. Credit 3. Simulated tower and radar laboratory exercises. Students are required to perform all functions of tower and radar operations in combined and simultaneous laboratory exercises. This course simulates actual traffic situations in which aircraft are coordinated and transferred from controller to controller in the terminal radar environment. Oral and written program exit examinations to be given.

Prerequisites: AVN 426 and AVN 441.

AVN 450: Area Control Facility Laboratory. Lab 6. Credit 3. Utilizing the radar air traffic control laboratory, students apply their knowledge and ability to control traffic at both enroute and terminal facilities. Simulates actual traffic situations in which aircraft are coordinated and transferred from controller to controller, both within a given facility, and between adjacent facilities.

Prerequisites: AVN 441 and AVN 445.

AVN 499: Senior Research Topics in Aviation. Sem Project. Credit 3-6. Designed as a capstone course for all aviation courses of study. Emphasis will be placed upon participating in an independent research project with a designated research mentor. The student will produce a publication-quality research report or thesis.

Prerequisite: Consent of the research mentor.