Aviation Dispatch Minor

The aviation dispatch minor is only available for aviation management and aviation flight majors. The aviation dispatch minor will deepen knowledge on airline operations and dispatching as well as prepare students for the FAA Dispatch Practical Exam. Some courses may overlap with your major courses, so consult with an academic advisor, if necessary.

Lower Division Requirements


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, as well as radio and electronic methods of navigation as applied to cross-country flight planning to prepare the student for the FAA private pilot knowledge test. Additional lab fee. (5 units; Fall/Spring)

Goodman, Creighton A
09/05/2023 TTh 12:15 PM - 2:45 PM Health Science Campus L243
Goodman, Creighton A
09/05/2023 MW 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM Health Science Campus Q294
Goodman, Creighton A
01/08/2024 TTh 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport C102

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. Additional exam fee. Prerequisites: FLT 116 and 117. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

McKee, Michael J.
05/08/2023 M 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116
Murillo, Elisabeth S.
09/05/2023 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Health Science Campus

Upper Division Requirements


DSP330 Dispatch I

An in-depth study analyzing large aircraft weight and balance and performance charts, high-speed aerodynamics, instrument approach plates and high altitude enroute charts. An introduction to 14 CFR 121 and 117 regulations applicable to domestic and flag carriers will be covered. An analysis of aviation weather will be conducted including interpreting charts and weather theory. This course will prepare students for the ADX FAA knowledge test. Students must be age 21 to receive permission to enroll. Fee: Additional lab fee. Prerequisites: AVN 210, 310, and FLT 119, and permission of the Department Chair. (3 units; Fall)

DSP430 Dispatch II

In-depth study of airline cross-country flight operations. This course will analyze performance limitations including applying MELs and CDLs, runway analysis charts, NOTAMs, PIREPs, RVR reports, operations around hazardous weather, and weight and balance considerations unique to large transport aircraft. Students will be expected to apply weather theory knowledge, aircraft system limitations and airline operation objectives to successful plan flights. Students will be introduced to airline quality FAA approved Air Carrier Operation Specifications and Dispatch Operating Manuals. Students must be age 21 to enroll. Prerequisite: DSP 330. (3 units; Spring)

DSP497 Dispatch III

Thoroughly integrating knowledge from Instrument Ground School, Turbine Systems, Aviation Laws and Regulations, Aviation Human Factors, Aviation Meteorology and Dispatch I and II, students will apply practical dispatch knowledge and techniques in accordance with 14 CFR 65 Appendix A. Advanced weather theory, aerodynamics, systems knowledge, and airline economic/operation practices will prepares students for the FAA Dispatch Practical Exam. Students must be age 21 to receive permission to enroll. Additional lab fee. Prerequisite: FLT 410. Pre- or Co- Requisite: DSP 430. (3 units; Spring)

FLT326 Human Factors

A review of the psychological human factors that affect aviation, including individual and organizational factors, and technology-induced errors. Includes common human errors and detection and recovery skills. The chain of events leading up to an aircraft accident are examined in light of specific aircraft accidents. (3 units; Spring)

McKee, Michael J.
01/08/2024 MW 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM Health Science Campus

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)

McKee, Michael J.
09/05/2023 MW 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus Q295

FLT410 Turbine Systems

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

Marselus, John Edward
01/08/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Health Science Campus