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Main Campus - Melbourne
2018-2019 Florida Tech Catalog
Minor Code: 6231 Degree Awarded: None
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Undergraduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne
Curriculum (18 credit hours)

College of Aeronautics students may complete aviation safety minor by completing nine (9) credits in addition to their bachelor's degree program requirements. In addition to the list below, students may work with their advisor to choose up to two restricted electives (six credit hours).

  • AHF 3101 Introduction to Human Factors
    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduces the field of engineering psychology (ergonomics) that examines the interaction of humans and machines. Analyzes aircraft accidents and industrial safety concepts, and the design of aircraft, computers and other products.

  • AVM 1000 Introduction to Aviation
    Credit Hours: 3

    Provides students with foundational knowledge of aviation. Includes aircraft components, basic aerodynamics, airports, air traffic control, airspace, regulations, performance, weight and balance, aeronautical factors, aviation weather and air navigation.

  • 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.

  • AVS 4302 Fundamentals of Aviation Safety Management Systems
    Credit Hours: 3

    Provides instruction on safety management systems (SMS). Presents topics on safety reporting systems, quality management principles and safety culture.


    AVT 4301 

  • 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*

*Restricted electives must be chosen from the following:

  • 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 2402 Introduction to Aviation Environmental Science
    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduces basic principles of environmental science directly applicable to the aviation industry. Includes air and water quality, contaminants of concern, properties of contaminants and air quality measurements at airports.

  • AVT 2201 National Airspace System
    Credit Hours: 3

    Studies intensively the National Airspace System including its political, geographical and operational structures. Covers ATC responsibilities, airfield operations and special-use airspace management.


    AVM 1000 or AVT 1001 

  • CHE 4284 Industrial Safety
    Credit Hours: 3

    Safety considerations in design and operation of industrial and manufacturing facilities; toxicology, fire and explosion hazards; and OSHA standards.