Bachelor of Science in Aviation Dispatch
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.
- Student Learning Outcomes
- (3.3.1.a) Apply mathematics, science, and applied sciences to aviation-related disciplines.
- (3.3.1.b) Analyze and interpret data.
- (3.3.1.c) Work effectively on multi-disciplinary and diverse teams.
- (3.3.1.d) Make professional and ethical decisions.
- (3.3.1.e) Communicate effectively, using both written and oral communication skills.
- (3.3.1.f) Engage in and recognize the need for life-long learning.
- (3.3.1.g) Assess contemporary issues.
- (3.3.1.h) Use the techniques, skills, and modern technology necessary for professional practice.
- (3.3.1.i) Assess the national and international aviation environment.
- (3.3.1.j) Apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems.
- (3.3.1.k) Apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation issues.
- (126.96.36.199) Describe the professional attributes, requirements or certifications, and planning applicable to aviation careers.
- (188.8.131.52.a) Describe the principles of aircraft design, performance and operating characteristics.
- (184.108.40.206.b) Describe the regulations related to the maintenance of aircraft and associated systems.
- (220.127.116.11) Evaluate aviation safety and the impact of human factors on safety.
- (18.104.22.168) Discuss the impact of national and international aviation law, regulations and labor issues on aviation operations.
- (22.214.171.124) Explain the integration of airports, airspace, and air traffic control in managing the National Airspace System.
- (126.96.36.199) Discuss the impact of meteorology and environmental issues on aviation operations.
Aviation Dispatch Major (51 units) BS
Lower Division Requirements
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)
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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)
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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)
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)
|09/04/2018||TTh||12:15 PM - 1:45 PM||Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116|
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)
Goodman, Creighton A
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|09/04/2018||TTh||10:30 AM - 12:00 PM||Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116|
Upper Division Requirements
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)
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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)
Murillo, Elisabeth S.
|01/10/2018||TTh||12:15 PM - 1:45 PM||Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116|
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)
Murillo, Elisabeth S.
|01/10/2018||TTh||2:00 PM - 3:30 PM||Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116|
|09/04/2018||TTh||12:15 PM - 1:45 PM||Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 203|
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)
|09/04/2018||MWF||10:45 AM - 11:45 AM||Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 203|
An in-depth study of aerodynamics, instruments, airspace, regulations, performance, weight and balance, physiology, aviation weather, navigation and flight operations. Prepares students for the FAA Dispatch knowledge test. Prerequisites: AVN 210, 310 and FLT 119. (3 units; Spring)
Murillo, Elisabeth S.
|01/10/2018||TTh||8:45 AM - 10:15 AM||Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116|
In-depth study of cross country flight operations, including Lancer Airways Operational Specifications, advanced weather application and practical dispatch applications. Prerequisite: DSP 330. (3 units; Fall)
|09/04/2018||M||3:45 PM - 6:45 PM||Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 203|
Senior-level application of practical dispatch knowledge and techniques. Prepares students for FAA Dispatch Practical Exam. Students must be age 21 to receive permission to enroll. Prerequisite: DSP 430 and permission of the Department Chair. (3 units; Spring)
An in-depth study of aerodynamics, instruments, engines and systems, airports, air traffic control, and airspace, FARs, performance and weight and balance, aeromedical factors, aviation weather, navigation and flight operations. Prepares students for the FAA Commercial Pilot knowledge test. Prerequisite: FLT 119. (3 units; Fall)
|09/04/2018||TTh||2:00 PM - 3:30 PM||Aviation Ctr Riv Airport|
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)
Kirk, Robert F.
|01/10/2018||TTh||12:15 PM - 1:45 PM||Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 203|
An in-depth study of aircraft systems, including engine, fuel, electric, hydraulic, pneumatic, flight control, and computer systems and displays. (3 units; Fall)
|09/04/2018||TTh||10:30 AM - 12:00 PM||Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 203|
An in-depth study of turbine systems and turbine aircraft performance. Prerequisites: FLT 328. (3 units; Spring)
Goodman, Creighton A
|01/10/2018||MWF||3:45 PM - 4:45 PM||Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116|
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)
|09/04/2018||MWF||9:30 AM - 10:30 AM||Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116|