Flight Technology Minor

Main Campus - Melbourne
2018-2019 Florida Tech Catalog
Minor Code: 6110 Degree Awarded: None
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Undergraduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne
Curriculum (18 credit hours)
  • AVF 1000 Private Pilot Certificate
    Credit Hours: 2

    Provides all required flight instruction to prepare the student for the FAA private pilot practical test. FAA private pilot certificate awarded on successful completion of the private pilot written examination, all prerequisites and corequisites, and this course. Noncredit for College of Aeronautics flight majors.

    Student pilot certificate, class III or higher medical certificate
  • AVS 1201 Aviation Meteorology
    Credit Hours: 3

    Initial course in meteorology for flight students and aviation professionals. Includes meteorological codes, charts and aviation bulletins, and identification of potentially hazardous in-flight weather conditions. Also addresses atmospheric circulation, stability, convection, moisture, air masses and fronts.

  • AVS 1202 Introduction to Aviation Physiology
    Credit Hours: 1

    Introduces the effects of flight on human functional capability. Explores hypoxia, hyperventilation, self-imposed stress, disorientation and other physical consequences of flight.

  • AVT 1001 Aeronautics 1
    Credit Hours: 3

    Provides basic aeronautics instruction for all students. Prepares flight students for the FAA private pilot written examination. Includes aircraft components, basic aerodynamics, airports, air traffic control, airspace, regulations, performance, weight and balance, aeromedical factors, aviation weather and air navigation.

  • AVT 4301 Aviation Safety
    Credit Hours: 3

    Explores the historical roots of modern safety organizations and the safety responsibilities and operations of the FAA and the NTSB. Closely examines aviation safety planning, icing and human-centered accidents.

  • Restricted Electives* (6 credit hours of approved aviation, engineering, science or technology courses)

*An instrument rating can be earned by selecting AVF 2001 Flight 3 and AVT 2001 Aeronautics 3 to satisfy five credit hours of the restricted elective requirement.