Aviation (ARO)

ARO 120. Light Sport Airplane Ground School. (3 Credits)

Presents the beginning study of flight including aerodynamics, airframe, engine, systems, basic flight instruments, Federal Aviation regulations, airplane and pilot performance, flight operations, and weather as it pertains to light sport aircraft. Prepares students for the FAA examination for Light Sport Pilot - Airplane rating. Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.

ARO 121. Private Pilot Ground School. (4 Credits)

Presents the fundamental principles of flight including theory of flight, aircraft standards and specifications, basic aircraft construction, weight and balance, navigation, meteorology, principles of radio communication and application of aero physics. Prepares students for the FAA examination for private pilot rating. Lecture 4 hours per week. Total 4 hours per week. Prerequisite: ENF 2 or ESL 52.

ARO 122. Instrument Pilot Ground School. (4 Credits)

Covers principles applicable to instrument aviation requirements. Includes study of aerodynamics pertaining to instrument flight, flight instruments and airways. Prepares students for the FAA examination for instrument pilot rating. Lecture 4 hours per week. Total 4 hours per week.

ARO 123. Commercial Pilot Ground School. (3 Credits)

Presents advanced theory of flight covering navigation, meteorology, radio communication, aerophysics and performance. Studies federal aviation regulations. Prepares students for the FAA Examination for the commercial pilot rating. Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.

ARO 235. Private Pilot-Airplane Flight Training. (2 Credits)

Provides basic flight training leading to the attainment of the FAA Private Pilot Airplane license. Consists of a minimum of 40 hours of flight training and additional training necessary to meet FAA requirement. Requires a special fee. Laboratory 4 hours per week. Total 4 hours per week.

ARO 236. Instrument Pilot-Airplane Flight Training. (2 Credits)

Provides flight training in preparation for the attainment of the FAA Instrument Pilot-Airplane Rating. Consists of the minimum hours as set forth by FAA requirements. Laboratory 4 hours per week. Total 4 hours per week. Open only to FAA rated pilots or with the permission of the Program Head.

ARO 237. Commercial Pilot-Airplane Flight Training. (2 Credits)

Flight training leading to the FAA Commercial Pilot-Airplane license. This course consists of the number of flight hours as required by the FAA and requires the use of complex aircraft. Open only to FAA-rated pilots or with the permission of the Program Head. Requires a special fee. Laboratory 4 hours per week. Prerequisite: Open only to FAA-rated pilots or with the permission of the Program Head.

ARO 290. Coordinated Internship in Aviation. (1-5 Credits)

Supervised on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college. Variable hours. Prerequisite: Instructor approval.