Aviation Operations


High School Credits

4 credits per semester, Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

Course Description

For Students

Aviation Operations is a course on the history of aviation, economics of aviation, and the essentials on how to operate a single engine aircraft (The Cessna 172R). Some program activities include:

  •  Lectures
  •  Industry Investigation
  •  Demonstrations
  •  Flight Simulator
  •  Guest Professionals
  • Private Pilot Knowledge Test

For Parents

5524 &  5528 Aviation Flight and Operations provides students with a broad-based introduction to the field of aviation. Course activities include: familiarization with aviation technology; a historic overview of the field of aviation; exploration of the current aviation environment and careers and employment opportunities in the field. Topics are focused on aircraft manufacturing, airline operations, general aviation, air-freight, airport management, and government service. Additional topics covered include: aviation safety, human factors, regulations, and certification. This course is designed to enhance the students’ knowledge of the pertinent areas of aircraft basic science that comprise the scientific fundamentals applied in all areas of the aviation industry. Although not scientific in nature, the fundamental areas of the federal aviation regulations, pertinent to aviation operations, are also introduced in this course.


Dual Credit Institution




Dual Credit Courses

Fall Courses
  • AVIT 111
  • AVIT 120
  • AVIT 138

Spring Courses

  • AVIT 132
  • AVIT 135
  • AVIT 208

Potential Careers/Salary

  • Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians - $68,020 per year
  • Airline and Commercial Pilots - $105,720 per year

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Airline and Commercial Pilots, 
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/transportation-and-material-moving/airline-and-commercial-pilots.htm (visited March 03, 2018).

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