Aviation (AVN)

AVN 1000  INTRODUCTION TO AVIATION AND AEROSPACE (3 credits)

This course provides a broad understanding of all aspects of the air transportation and aerospace industries. Lectures will cover what has happened in the industry to date, with emphasis on present and future developments in air transportation. The course will include the impact the airline industry is making on airports and other segments of aviation and aerospace.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to non-degree graduate students.

Distribution: Social Science General Education course

AVN 1020  PRIVATE PILOT THEORY (3 credits)

This course will familiarize the student with theories associated with flight. These include aerodynamics, weather, FAA regulations, navigation, airports, airspace and aviation safety. There is no flight requirement associated with this course.

AVN 1024  PRIVATE PILOT FLIGHT LABORATORY (1 credit)

This laboratory course is designed for students pursuing flight requirements for the FAA private pilot certificate. The student will complete all flight requirements for solo flight. Course will include flight in aircraft simulators and single-engine aircraft. Class is conducted off campus. Special fees apply.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent enrollment in AVN 1020, or successful completion of the FAA Private Knowledge Test.

AVN 1030  PRIVATE PILOT FLIGHT CERTIFICATE (2 credits)

This course will prepare the student for the FAA practical flight examination for the private pilot certificate. Course involves flight in personal computer assisted training device and single-engine aircraft. Student is required to successfully complete all FAA certification requirements and obtain a private pilot certificate. Classes will be conducted off campus. Special fees apply.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): AVN 1020 and AVN 1024.

AVN 1040  HISTORY OF AVIATION AND AEROSPACE (3 credits)

The course introduces students to the history of aviation and aerospace with emphasis on the evolution of technologies, policies, business models, and transportation.

Distribution: Social Science General Education course

AVN 1160  AVIATION SAFETY (3 credits)

This course provides the student with a detailed introduction to aspects of aviation safety as well as the associated components of flight human factors, aircraft technology, weather related accidents and accident investigation.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): AVN 1000

AVN 1500  INTRODUCTION TO UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS (3 credits)

This course is an introductory overview of Unmanned Aircraft Systems including the regulatory process, history, application and career opportunities, ethical concerns, and safety management of UAS operations.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): AVN 1000 and AVN 1020. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

AVN 2020  AIRLINE OPERATIONS (3 credits)

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to operational aspects of airline management. Topics to be covered include management, leadership, labor relations, marketing, forecasting, and fleet planning.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): AVN 1000

AVN 2050  INTRODUCTION TO AIRPORT ADMINISTRATION (3 credits)

This course examines airport operations, safety and security, various administrative roles within the airport community, and the impact airports can have on local and regional economies. Students will explore the unique role public airports play as an interface between the traveling public and private airlines.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): AVN 1000

AVN 2104  INSTRUMENT RATING 1 (2 credits)

The student will complete approximately 25 hours of training in a single-engine aircraft at a UNO-approved Fixed Base Operator and FAA-approved Advanced Aviation Training Devices on the UNO Main Campus; objective is to complete the first portion of training needed for the FAA Instrument Rating. Special fees, FAA medical examination and TSA clearance required. (AC 61-139 Area 1)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in AVN 2170 or instructor permission. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

AVN 2114  INSTRUMENT RATING 2 (1 credit)

The student will complete approximately 20 hours of training in a single-engine aircraft at a UNO-approved Fixed Base Operator; objective is to complete the final portion of training needed for the FAA Instrument Rating. Special fees, FAA medical examination and TSA clearance required. (AC 61-139 Area 1)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): AVN 2170 and AVN 2104 or instructor permission. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

AVN 2124  COMMERCIAL PILOT CERTIFICATE 1 (2 credits)

The student will complete approximately 40 hours of training in a single-engine aircraft at a UNO-approved Fixed Base Operator and FAA-approved Advanced Aviation Training Devices on the UNO Main Campus; objective is to complete the first of three sections of training needed for the FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate. Special fees, FAA medical examination and TSA clearance required. (AC 61-139 Area 1)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in AVN 2180 or instructor permission. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

AVN 2134  COMMERCIAL PILOT CERTIFICATE 2 (2 credits)

The student will complete approximately 40 hours of training in a single-engine aircraft at a UNO-approved Fixed Base Operator; objective is to complete the second of three sections of training needed for the FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate. Special fees, FAA medical examination and TSA clearance required. (AC 61-139 Area 1)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): AVN 2124 or instructor permission. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

AVN 2144  COMMERCIAL PILOT CERTIFICATE 3 (2 credits)

The student will complete approximately 40 hours of training in a single-engine aircraft at a UNO-approved Fixed Base Operator; objective is to complete the final third of training needed for the FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate. Special fees, FAA medical examination and TSA clearance required. (AC 61-139 Area 1)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): AVN 2134 or instructor permission. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

AVN 2164  PROFESSIONAL PILOT DEVELOPMENT (2 credits)

This course is intended to supplement the Instrument Rating and Commercial Certificate courses by providing flight experience and simulator training in the areas of instrument flying, complex airplane/multiengine operations, abnormal and emergency situations, and crew resource management.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): AVN 1030 or hold a valid US Private Pilot Certificate.

AVN 2170  INSTRUMENT FLIGHT THEORY (3 credits)

This course provides the student with an understanding of the theories and regulations involved in instrument flight. Course will include a strong foundation in attitude instrument flying and instrument navigation to prepare the student for the FAA Instrument Rating Knowledge Test. There is no flight training involved in this course.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): AVN 1030 or hold a valid U.S. Private Pilot Certificate; or instructor permission.

AVN 2174  INSTRUMENT RATING (3 credits)

This course consists of approximately 35 hours of dual flight training in instrument procedures. Ten hours of the minimum 35 required training hours will be conducted using the personal computer assisted training device.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): AVN 2170 or instructor permission. AVN 2170 may be taken concurrently.

AVN 2180  COMMERCIAL PILOT THEORY (3 credits)

This course provides the student with an understanding of the theories involved in flight at the commercial level. Course will include extensive review and study of VFR and IFR cross-country procedures and night flight procedures to prepare the student for the FAA commercial Pilot Knowledge Test. There is no flight training involved in this course.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): AVN 1030 or possess a U.S. FAA issued Private Pilot Certificate; or instructor permission. Strongly recommended that student possess a U.S. instrument rating.

AVN 2184  COMMERCIAL CERTIFICATE (3 credits)

This course is designed to accomplish all remaining flight training requirements for the commercial pilot certificate. Student must obtain the commercial pilot certificate to successfully complete this course. Training also conducted using the personal computer assisted training device. Special fees apply.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): AVN 2174 and AVN 2180; or instructor permission. AVN 2174 and AVN 2180 may be taken concurrently.

AVN 2500  UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS FLIGHT OPERATIONS (3 credits)

This course will give students hands-on flight training experience with small unmanned aircraft including mission planning, operational control, and working with different types of payloads.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): AVN 1500 and FAA Remote Pilot Certificate. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

AVN 2510  DIVERSITY IN AVIATION (3 credits)

This course provides an overview of the contributions women and minorities have made to the field of aviation. Emphasis is placed on past, present and future roles of women and minorities in aviation. The course includes other topics such as international aspects and issues of aviation.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to non-degree graduate students.

Distribution: Social Science General Education course

AVN 2750  AVIATION METEOROLOGY (3 credits)

An introductory study of the key elements of the atmosphere's structure from the earth's surface to the upper levels; weather systems and hazards to aviation operations plus impact of adverse weather on aeronautical operations. Course will include review of air mass characteristics, frontal weather, and pressure system structure.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): AVN 1020, and MATH 1310 or MATH 1220 or equivalent.

AVN 2900  INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GENERAL AVIATION (3 credits)

This course will cover various topics in aviation to be determined with the instructor and student. Possible topics include Ground Instructor Ratings, crew resource management, airline airport analysis, military history, effects of privatization, etc.

AVN 3000  BUSINESS AND CORPORATE AVIATION (3 credits)

This course will provide a broad understanding of aspects related to the field of business and corporate aviation. Information that will be covered includes: the history of business and corporate aviation; regulations and associations; the value of using business aircraft; aircraft selection; the differences between corporate flight department, fractional ownership, and charter departments; insurance requirements; and safety and security issues.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): AVN 1000 and Junior or Senior standing

AVN 3040  HUMAN FACTORS IN AVIATION SAFETY (3 credits)

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an understanding of human factors as it applies to pilots and administrators. Topics will include pilot physiological and psychological issues, work station design, crew resource management, and related public sector issues for managers.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): AVN 1160

AVN 3060  WRITING IN AVIATION (3 credits)

This course will further develop the communication skills of aviation students through various forms of writing. Students will compose a research paper and other writing assignments.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ENGL 1160 and AVN 1000

AVN 3070  AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL (3 credits)

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Traffic Control system. Elements and requirements of the course will include: basic air traffic control procedures for pilots, navigation aids, control tower operations, radar approach and departure regulations, and airport traffic control (ATC).

AVN 3080  AVIATION WEATHER SERVICES (3 credits)

The course is a study of aviation weather services, their components and methods of observing, analyzing, distributing, and presenting weather data applicable to aviators.

AVN 3090  AIRPORT ADMINISTRATION AND PLANNING (3 credits)

This course covers the nation's airspace design, navigation and air traffic systems and their effect on airport capacity. Additionally, the national airport system will be investigated as well as airport design and development parameters, fiscal processes, and management considerations. (Cross-listed with AVN 8095)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): AVN 2050

AVN 3150  AVIATION LAW (3 credits)

The purpose of this course is to increase the student's knowledge of aviation law and regulations. Particular attention will focus on the American legal system; important legal concepts, regulators of the industry and international aviation law. Case studies will be discussed throughout the course. (Cross-listed with AVN 8155).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): AVN 1000 and junior standing.

AVN 3190  CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR THEORY (3 credits)

Provide the student with an understanding of the theories involved in flight instruction. Course will include extensive oral presentation of complex aeronautical information and use of the personal computer assisted training device. Students are expected to pass FAA Fundamentals of Instructing and FAA Flight Ground Instructor Knowledge tests. There is no flight training in this course.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): AVN 2184 and SPCH 1110.

AVN 3194  CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR I (2 credits)

This course consists of approximately 25 hours of flight training in flight instruction procedures required to obtain the FAA flight instructor certificate. Special Fees apply.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): AVN 3190 (may enroll concurrently).

AVN 3200  COOPERATIVE EDUCATION IN AVIATION (1-6 credits)

This course will complement course work with a relevant professional work experience or practicum in aviation. The practicum/field experience may be a special project in an aviation organization to be coordinated by the instructor. Offered as a credit/no-credit course.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): AVN 3060, aviation major, junior/senior standing, and instructor permission.

AVN 3250  AVIATION MAINTENANCE ADMININISTRATION (3 credits)

This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic concepts related to managing an aviation maintenance facility. Topics to be covered include regulatory requirements, responsibilities, procedures, applications of maintenance concepts, professional development, safety, and current issues related to the field of maintenance management. (Cross-listed with AVN 8255.)

AVN 3300  CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR-INSTRUMENT/MULTIENGINE THEORY (3 credits)

Provide the student with an understanding of the theories involved in instrument flight and multiengine instruction. Course includes extensive oral presentations of flight instrument approaches, training procedures, and use of the Personal Computer Assisted Training Device. Students will pass FAA IFI and exam. There is no flight training in this course.

AVN 3304  CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR II (2 credits)

This course consists of approximately 10 hours of flight training in instructing in instrument procedures and approaches in preparation for FAA certified flight instructor-instrument rating. Class is conducted off campus. Special fees apply.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): AVN 3300 or concurrent enrollment.

AVN 3400  MULTI-ENGINE CERTIFICATION (2 credits)

Course consists of ground and flight training in multi-engine aircraft procedures. Student will meet all flight requirements for the FAA multi-engine rating. Training will include use of the Personal Computer Assisted Training Device. Class is conducted off campus. Special fees apply.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): AVN 2184 or concurrent enrollment or instructor permission.

AVN 3500  RESEARCH METHODS IN AVIATION (3 credits)

An introductory research methods course focused on contemporary as well as historical aviation problems and topics, but from an investigative perspective. The primary focus will be the preparation of standard research documents and the use of traditional statistical methods to evaluate various data sources.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): 60 hours of undergraduate credit and AVN 3060 completed or in progress.

AVN 3510  AEROSPACE SCIENCES (3 credits)

This introductory course will provide pre-service teacher candidates, aviation students, and students at large the opportunity for a science oriented general education course. The curriculum will be focused in the areas of earth and space science, geospatial technology, and aeronautics. Key topics for this course will include the geoscience practice of Geographic Information Systems, Global Positioning System, and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory/ UNO designed Data-Slate remote sensing program. Also included will be space sciences focused solar system exploration, satellite technology, and astronautics. Students will engage in aeronautic science topics inclusive of the study of aerodynamics of flight, meteorological science and weather, and flight technology. All students will be provided opportunity to apply concepts of flight in the Aviation Institute's Advanced Simulation Facility.

AVN 3600  INTERNATIONAL AVIATION (3 credits)

This course examines global air transport and its impact on the development of the global economy. Lectures and readings will provide a solid foundation of historical knowledge about international air transport and its development in various countries, before exploring current policy debates about liberalization, global alliances, and other critical issues. (Cross-listed with AVN 8605)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): AVN 2020

AVN 3700  TRANSPORTATION ANALYSIS (3 credits)

This course is an extension of introductory financial courses; special emphasis on service characteristics of air carriers. Review of airline revenue and expense streams, pricing and fares, fiscal market segmentation, and fleet planning. Focused approach to understanding the monetary forces that underlie the business practices of domestic and international passenger and cargo airlines.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECON1200 or higher and junior standing

AVN 4000  INDEPENDENT RESEARCH IN AVIATION (1-3 credits)

The purpose of this course is to provide the aviation student an opportunity to complete an in-depth analysis of a specific aviation topic. Examples: aerodynamics, airports rates/charges analysis, cost-allocation for airside/landside, aviation marketing relating to aircraft manufacturing, airline promotion, flight component, off-airport subjects, comprehensive regional planning, environmental subject, etc.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Aviation major, senior standing, and written permission of the instructor.

AVN 4010  AERODYNAMICS AND AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE (3 credits)

Provides the student with an understanding of the factors affecting aircraft performance during various phases of flight. Topics will include aircraft performance requirements outlined in the Federal Aviation Administration Regulations, use of performance charts and tables, runway airport analysis, and climb cruise descent performance.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): AVN 1000, 2184, MATH 1320 or instructor permission.

AVN 4020  AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS (3 credits)

Provides the student with an understanding of systems employed on technologically advanced, sophisticated aircraft. Systems covered will include electrical, hydraulic, engines, flight control and pneumatic systems.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): AVN 1000 and AVN 2184 or instructor permission.

AVN 4030  CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR III (2 credits)

A study of the principles and methodology of instruction in multi-engine flight. This course will prepare the student for the FAA multi-engine flight instructor rating through ground and flight training. The Personal Computer Assisted Training Device will be used to enhance training. Class is conducted off campus. Special fees apply.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): AVN 3194, AVN 3304 and AVN 3400.

AVN 4050  GENERAL AVIATION OPERATIONS (3 credits)

Organization and operation of general aviation facilities to include administration, aircraft maintenance considerations, flight line operations, and decision making.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): AVN 1000

AVN 4060  ADVANCED AIR TRANSPORT FLIGHT OPERATIONS (3 credits)

The course will be a capstone event in the professional pilot sequence. Specific emphasis will be on the pre-flight planning and execution of air carrier flight operations. Additional instructional segments will cover regional and corporate flight operations.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): AVN 4020 or instructor permission.

AVN 4080  AIRPORT SAFETY AND SECURITY (3 credits)

This course will explore the role of airports in relation to safety and security. Topics will include regulations, responsibilities, security issues, ramp safety, disaster preparedness, and emergency management. (Cross-listed with AVN 8086).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Junior standing and AVN 1000

AVN 4100  MARKETING IN PUBLIC, NON-PROFIT AND AVIATION ORGANIZATIONS (3 credits)

This course will focus on developing a working knowledge of marketing and its component parts as they may be applied to non-profit organizations. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the marketing process and applying marketing principles to real organizational settings. (Cross-listed with AVN 8106)

AVN 4200  INTERNSHIP IN AVIATION (1-6 credits)

This course is designed to provide direct hands-on experience in the aviation industry for selected students. Students will be selected for internships competitively by a panel of Aviation Institute faculty and industry representatives from companies providing the internships. This experience will be in a full-time, preferably paid position in a highly structured environment using a syllabus designated by the faculty and industry committee.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): AVN 3060, junior/senior standing, aviation major, instructor permission.

AVN 4500  ADVANCED UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS PROCEDURES (3 credits)

This course will provide students with scenario based training sessions that focus on emergency procedures for inflight operations, risk assessment and mitigation tactics, and advanced communications procedures.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): AVN 2500. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

AVN 4620  AIRPORT PLANNING AND DESIGN (3 credits)

Planning and design of general aviation and air-carrier airports. Land-side components include vehicle ground access systems, vehicle circulation, parking and terminal buildings. Air-side components include aircraft apron-gate area, taxiway system, runway system and air traffic control facilities and airspace. Emphasis on design projects. (Cross-listed with AVN 8626)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE 361 or permission from instructor.

AVN 4890  SPECIAL TOPICS IN AVN ADMIN (3 credits)

A study of the timely as well as timeless issues in aviation. These issues emphasize recent and significant changes and evolutionary developments found in various components of the aviation industry. (Cross-listed with AVN 8896, PA 4890, PA 8896)

AVN 4900  SPECIAL TOPICS IN AVIATION (1-3 credits)

This course will discuss various topics in the Aviation Industry determined each time the course is offered. Possible topics include International Aviation, Current Issues, and Cockpit Resource Management along with other topics. (Cross-listed with AVN 8906)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): AVN 1000 and junior standing

AVN 4970  SENIOR HONORS PROJECT/THESIS (3-6 credits)

An independent research project supervised by department/school faculty. The senior honors project must be approved by the CPACS Honors Coordinator.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Senior in Honors Program.

AVN 4980  SENIOR HONORS PROJECT/THESIS (3-6 credits)

An independent research project supervised by department/school faculty. The senior honors project must be approved by the CPACS Honors Coordinator.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Senior in Honors Program.

AVN 4990  AIR TRANSPORTATION (3 credits)

This course fulfills the Aviation Institute capstone projects for undergraduates. Lectures and readings will cover contemporary issues and problems in air transportation, as well as material related to research design and implementation. (Cross-listed with AVN 8996).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): AVN 3700, junior or senior standing, or instructor permission.