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ASCI 202 : Introduction to Aeronautical Science

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
Introduction to Aeronautical Science
An introductory course in aeronautical sciences that provides students an orientation in aviation topics appropriate to Aeronautical Science degree programs. Subjects include: the aviation profession, the science of flight, safety, security and human factors; aviation resources; the aviation environment; and meteorology.

To provide a foundation of essential and specialized knowledge in aviation and aerospace systems appropriate to Aeronautical Science degrees. The student should demonstrate an understanding of the systems of aviation/aerospace, an insight into how these systems function together in the aviation/aerospace industry, and an understanding of how the aviation professional relates to the environments in which they operate.

On completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Explain the qualifications, attributes, ethics, and responsibilities of aviation professionals and examine the financial and educational requirements of those aviation careers.

2. Describe the qualifications, privileges and limitations of all classes of certification to include pilot, maintenance, avionics, dispatch, and air traffic control.

3. Explain the aerodynamic considerations and performance capabilities of aircraft and discuss the importance of environmental factors affecting aircraft performance.

4. Describe the operating characteristics of aircraft propulsion, control, electrical, environmental, and hydraulic systems.

5. Identify aviation reliability and maintainability issues and compare typical maintenance cycles.

6. Discuss aviation safety and security concerns including, Safety Management Systems (SMS), aircraft accident prevention, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) regulations on accident reporting, and the regulations, policies, and procedures of the Transportation Security Agency.

7. Determine the responsibilities of operators, pilots, mechanics, managers, and owners regarding human factors and team resource management.

8. Explain the framework of National and International Laws and Regulations that regulate the aviation industry.

9. Explain the impact of airport design, development, operations, funding sources, environmental issues, and environmental laws on airport systems.

10. Outline the basic structure of the national airspace system and compare air traffic control systems between enroute, terminal, tower, and flight service functions; and describe equipment and capacity limits. Describe the impact of the FAA's National Airspace System Plan (NASP) on these current air traffic control system.

11. Explain weather hazards, structure and energy of the atmosphere, and air mass circulation and fronts. Use weather observations, analysis, and forecasting to determine risk management policies for critical weather situations and severe storms.

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
Input Grading Item100

Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Mr. Orin Godsey - 3/1/2015
Mr. Scott Burgess - 3/1/2015
Dr. Dennis Vincenzi - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
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