Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017 [Archived Catalog]

School of Aeronautics – Online Program

PURPOSE
The purpose of the Aeronautics program is to prepare men and women to become exceptional pilots who possess outstanding knowledge, excellent technical skills, sound judgment, professionalism, leadership, and strong Christian character.


Aeronautics Major (B.S.)

PURPOSE
The purpose of the Aeronautics program is to train men and women to become exceptional pilots who possess outstanding knowledge, excellent technical skills, sound judgment, professionalism, and strong Christian character.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Apply biblical principles within the professional aviation environment.
  2. Apply written and oral communication skills as they pertain to the aviation industry.
  3. Promote a healthy organizational safety culture in aviation.
  4. Mentor others in leadership skills and qualities as it relates to aviation.
  5. Assimilate the healthy lifestyle required to meet the unique physical and cognitive demands of an aviation career.
  6. Apply science, technology, and mathematics to aeronautical disciplines.

Aviation Maintenance Management Concentration

  • The student will be able to apply basic business principles to an aviation maintenance work environment.

Program of Study

Aeronautics Major (B.S.) (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (6 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (39-45 hrs)
AVIA 300 Aviation Safety 3**
AVIA 305 Airplane Aerodynamics 3**
AVIA 310 Instrument Ground 3*, **
AVIA 315 Commercial Ground 3*, **
AVIA 320 Instrument Flight 3*, **
AVIA 325 Commercial Flight I 1*, **
AVIA 326 Commercial Flight II 1*, **
AVIA 327 Commercial Flight III 1*, **
AVIA 340 Aviation Weather 3**
AVIA 360 Corporate and Business Aviation 3**
AVIA 400 Aviation Human Factors 3**
AVIA 430 Multi-Engine Theory and Advanced Aircraft Systems 3**
AVIA 455 Turbine Engines and Jet Transports 3**
Choose one of the following courses: 1-3
BUSI 343 Employee and Labor Relations
BUSI 352 Financial and Retirement Planning
Choose one of the following courses: 3
AVIA 422 Certified Flight Instructor - Instrument (CFII)
BUSI 310 Principles of Management
BUSI 409 Non-Profit Management
Choose one of the following courses: 1-3
AVIA 440 Multi-Engine Flight
GOVT 200 Constitutional Government and Free Enterprise
Choose one of the following courses: 1-3
AVIA 441 Multi-Engine Instructor
BUSI 340 Organizational Behavior I
BUSI 354 Estate Planning
Free Electives (33-39 hrs) 1
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
*Advanced Standing (12 hours) is awarded for Commercial Certificate. The following courses will be awarded: AVIA 310, 315, 320, 325, 326, & 327.
**Students must hold a valid Private Pilot Certificate or have completed AVIA 220 and 225 prior to enrolling in any of the following courses: AVIA 300, 305, 310, 315, 320, 325, 326, 327, 340, 360, 400, 420, 422, 430, 440, 441 and 445.
NOTE: Flight Training must be with approved Liberty University Flight Training Affiliate flight schools.

If one credit Core Elective is chosen student may need to take more elective courses to meet the minimum number of credits required for the degree.

Aeronautics Major (B.S.) Aviation Maintenance Management Concentration (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (6 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (57 hrs)
AVMT 101 Maintenance Mathematics 1
AVMT 102 Aircraft Sciences II 3
AVMT 103 Maintenance Physics 1
AVMT 104 Maintenance Practices I 3
AVMT 105 Aircraft Weight and Balance 1
AVMT 106 Maintenance Practices II 3
AVMT 201 Airframe Auxiliary Systems I 1
AVMT 202 Aircraft Electrical Systems 3
AVMT 203 Airframe Auxiliary Systems II 1
AVMT 204 Airframe Structures I 3
AVMT 205 Airframe Auxiliary Systems III 1
AVMT 206 Airframe Structures II 3
AVMT 207 Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems 2
AVMT 208 Airframe Assembly and Inspection 3
AVMT 209 Landing Gear Systems 1
AVMT 213 Powerplant Fuel Systems 2
AVMT 214 Engine Electrical Systems 3
AVMT 215 Powerplant Lubrication Systems 1
AVMT 217 Powerplant Auxiliary Systems I 1
AVMT 219 Powerplant Auxiliary Systems II 1
AVMT 221 Propeller Systems 1
AVMT 312 Reciprocating Engine Technology 3
AVMT 320 Turbine Engine Technology 3
AVIA 300 Aviation Safety 3
AVIA 400 Aviation Human Factors 3
AVIA 451 Aviation Maintenance Operations (D) 3
AVIA 455 Turbine Engines and Jet Transports 3
Concentration Courses (21 hrs)
BUSI 223 Personal Finance 3
BUSI 300 Business Communications 3
BUSI 301 Business Law 3
BUSI 310 Principles of Management 3
BUSI 330 Principles of Marketing 3
BUSI 342 Human Resource Management 3
BUSI 472 Organizational Ethics 3
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.

Admission Requirement
In order to be admitted into the Liberty Online BS degree in Aeronautics, the student must certify that he or she understands that degree completion requires acceptance, enrollment and completion of all flight training requirements at an Liberty University approved, independent Flight Training Affiliate and requires the student to meet all Federal Transportation Security Administration requirements for flight training, or the student must have a Commercial Pilot Certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration prior to admission.



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