Aviation Science

College of Arts and Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Aviation Dispatch

Pending FAA Part 65 approval, the Aviation Dispatch major will begin Fall 2014 at CBU.

Majoring in Aviation Dispatch at CBU will prepare you to become an FAA licensed aircraft dispatcher. With courses in Private Pilot, Instrument Pilot, and Commercial Pilot Ground; Aviation Meteorology; Laws and Regulations; Safety and Security; Human Factors; Aircraft Systems; and Aviation Dispatch; this Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Dispatch will prepare you to earn your Aircraft Dispatch Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Aircraft Dispatchers work with the world’s major and regional airlines and share responsibility for safety of the flight with the Captain of the aircraft. The dispatcher is responsible for all phases of a particular flight--from planning to landing. A dispatcher may have the authority to delay, divert or cancel a flight at any time, and a flight might not be able to be released without the signature of both the pilot in command and the dispatcher. Although dispatchers daily work on the ground, typically in the main airline operations center, they must understand all aspects of flight to ensure that they can handle any situation that arises while an aircraft is in the air.

Although a person must be at least 21 years of age to be eligible to take the aircraft dispatcher knowledge test (typically while a student at CBU), a person must be at least 23 years of age to be eligible for the aircraft dispatchers certificate (possibly after graduation from CBU). Once graduated with a degree in Aviation Dispatch from CBU and having successfully completed the aircraft dispatcher knowledge test, graduates may be employed as an airline crew scheduler while awaiting their 23rd birthday and their right to become an airline dispatcher.

Aviation Dispatch Major (51 units) BS

Lower Division Requirements

AMG111 Theory of Flight

AMG111 Theory of Flight

An introduction to aerodynamics, aircraft design, aircraft performance, weight and balance, operating characteristics, engine types, and maintenance. Students will experience flight in an aircraft. Additional lab fee. (3 units; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 AMG111-A A Murillo, Elisabeth S. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
116
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AVN110 Introduction to Aviation

AVN110 Introduction to Aviation

A survey of the U.S. aviation industry, including the history of aviation, attributes of an aviation professional, career planning, certification, airports, airspace, air traffic control, and navigational aids. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 AVN110-A A Murillo, Elisabeth S. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
116
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AVN210 Aviation Meteorology

AVN210 Aviation Meteorology

An in-depth study of aviation weather, including temperature, atmospheric pressure, wind and moisture, stability, turbulence, clouds, air masses, fronts, thunderstorms, and icing. A study of weather charts, weather reports, and forecasts. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 AVN210-A A Kirk, Robert F. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
116
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FLT116 Private Pilot Ground

FLT116 Private Pilot Ground

An in-depth study of airframes and aircraft systems, aircraft instruments, safety, aerodynamics, stability, physiology, weather, airports, airspace, emergency operations, ground reference maneuvers, charts and publications, and the principles of pilotage, dead-reckoning, and radio/electronic methods of navigation as applied to cross-country flight planning to prepare the student for the FAA private pilot knowledge test. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 FLT116-B B Goodman, Creighton A. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
116
Fall 2014 FLT116-A A Goodman, Creighton A. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
116
Spring 2015 FLT116-A A Murillo, Elisabeth S. 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
116
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FLT119 Instrument Pilot Ground

FLT119 Instrument Pilot Ground

An in-depth study of aircraft instruments, preflight and aircraft systems, navigation, holding, approaches, emergencies, and weather reports and forecasts. Prepares student for the FAA instrument rating knowledge test. Prerequisites: FLT 116. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 FLT119-A A Goodman, Creighton A. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
116
Spring 2015 FLT119-A A Goodman, Creighton A. 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
116
Spring 2015 FLT119-B B Goodman, Creighton A. 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
116
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FLT218 Multi-Engine Pilot Ground

FLT218 Multi-Engine Pilot Ground

An in-depth study of aerodynamics, instruments, engines and systems of multi-engine aircraft. Combined with FLT 219, Multi-Engine Flight Lab, prepares students for the multi-engine rating. Prerequisites: FLT 119. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 FLT218-A A Goodman, Creighton A. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
116
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Upper Division Requirements

AMG322 Aviation Safety

AMG322 Aviation Safety

An introduction to the safety regulations, requirements, and environment in the U.S., including an in-depth examination of Safety Management Systems (SMS). (3 units; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 AMG322-A A Murillo, Elisabeth S. 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
116
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AMG324 Aviation Security

AMG324 Aviation Security

An in-depth examination of security regulations, requirements, and environment in the U.S., including the role of the Department of Homeland Security in ensuring aviation security. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 AMG324-A A Murillo, Elisabeth S. 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
116
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AVN300 Avtn Resrch, Wrtng & Communictn

AVN300 Avtn Resrch, Wrtng & Communictn

A review of techniques necessary to complete a research project on an aviation topic, including data collection techniques, literature review procedures, data analysis, proper structure of reports, American Psychological Association (APA) formatting, and the manuscript submission process. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 AVN300-A A Baus, Patrick Michael 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
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AVN310 Aviation Law and Regulations

AVN310 Aviation Law and Regulations

An in-depth study of various U.S. federal aviation regulations and legislation affecting the aviation industry, including 14 CFR Parts 1, 25, 61, 67, 91, 121, 139, 175, and NTSB Part 830. An examination of the international aviation environment, such as standards and recommended practices promulgated by the International Civil Aviation Organization. (3 units; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 AVN310-A A Murillo, Elisabeth S. 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
116
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FLT326 Human Factors

FLT326 Human Factors

A review of human factors that affect aviation safety, including stress, anxiety, fatigue, organizational stress, and error. Includes physiology topics, such as hypoxia, hyperventilation, and disorientation. The chain of events leading up to an aircraft accident are examined in light of specific aircraft accidents. (3 units; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 FLT326-A A Goodman, Creighton A. 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
116
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FLT328 Aircraft Systems

FLT328 Aircraft Systems

An in-depth study of aircraft systems, including engine, fuel, electric, hydraulic, pneumatic, flight control, and computer systems and displays. (3 units; Fall)

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FLT410 Turbine Systems

FLT410 Turbine Systems

An in-depth study of turbine systems and turbine aircraft performance. Prerequisites: FLT 218. (3 units; Spring)

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FLT420 Crew Resource Management

FLT420 Crew Resource Management

An in-depth study of the complex multi-crew environment, including methods to enhance efficiency via a focus on interpersonal communication, leadership, and decision making. Designed to minimize accidents associated with human error. (3 units; Fall)

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