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ARO 121 - Private Pilot Ground School
Presents the fundamental principles of flight including theory of flight, aircraft standards and specifications, basic aircraft construction, weight and balance, navigation, meteorology, principles of radio communication and application of aerophysics. Prepares students for the FAA examination for private pilot rating.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ARO 122 - Instrument Pilot Ground School
Covers principles applicable to instrument aviation requirements. Includes study of aerodynamics pertaining to instrument flight, flight instruments and airways. Prepares students for the FAA examination for instrument pilot rating.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ARO 123 - Commercial Pilot Ground School
Presents advanced theory of flight covering navigation, meteorology, radio communication, aerophysics and performance. Studies federal aviation regulations. Prepares students for the FAA Examination for the commercial pilot rating.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ARO 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ARO 235 - Private Pilot-Airplane Flight Training
Provides basic flight training leading to the attainment of the FAA Private Pilot Airplane license. Consists of a minimum of 40 hours of flight training and additional training necessary to meet FAA requirement. Requires a special fee.
Laboratory 4 hours per week.
2 credits
ARO 236 - Instrument Pilot-Airplane Flight Training
Provides flight training in preparation for the attainment of the FAA Instrument Pilot-Airplane Rating. Consists of the minimum hours as set forth by FAA requirements. Prerequisites: Open only to FAA rated pilots or with the permission of the division.
Laboratory 4 hours per week.
2 credits
ARO 237 - Commercial Pilot-Airplane Flight Training
Flight training leading to the FAA Commercial Pilot-Airplane license. This course consists of the number of flight hours as required by the FAA and requires the use of complex aircraft. Open only to FAA-rated pilots or with the permission of the Program Head. Requires a special fee.
Laboratory 4 hours per week.
2 credits
ARO 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ARO 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits