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					AVIATION – A Partnership with Great River Aviation, LLC
Degrees Offered:    Associate of Science
                    Bachelor of Science
Quincy University offers degrees in Aviation in partnership with Great River Aviation, LLC, a full-
service learning center located at the Quincy Regional Airport about 10 miles from Quincy University.
The lab fees associated with the Aviation program cover both aircraft rental and flight instruction for
the various pilot certificates offered.
Quincy Regional Airport provides students with the opportunity to train at an actual working airport to
help our aviation students connect with professional pilots in the aviation industry. The aviation stu-
dents can obtain Private Pilot, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot, Multi-Engine, Flight Instructor,
Flight Instructor-Instrument, and Multi-Engine Flight Instructor certificates while attending Quincy
University. Great River Aviation is an approved FAA Part 141 Flight School providing students with
the most up-to-date information in aviation.
The Aviation program provides flight training for students in a liberal arts context. The program pro-
vides professional preparation for a variety of careers in the Aviation field, including commercial, cor-
porate, and military aviation.

Admission Requirements:
Applicants to the Aviation program at Great River Aviation must complete a Second Class Flight Med-
ical examination and show proof of U.S. Citizenship status before beginning flight training. Students
applying for admission to the University should file all required materials with the Office of Admissions
prior to the term of enrollment. Please contact the Aviation staff if there are questions concerning
admission requirements.

Program Requirements:
Associate of Science in Aviation
  1. General requirements for associate degree, p. 10.
  2. Required support courses: ART 290, MAT 124 or above, PSY 100, and SCI 230.
  3. Required Aviation courses: AVI 110, 110L1, 110L2, 120, 210, 210L1, 210L2, 220, and 380 (3
     hours).
  4. Recommended Aviation courses: AVI 310, 310L1, 310L2, and 340.

Bachelor of Science in Aviation
  1. General requirements for baccalaureate degree, p. 8.
  2. The technological literacy requirement will be fulfilled by ART 290 Introduction to Computer
     Graphics and BUS 219 Personal Finance.
  3. Required support courses: ART 290, MAT 124 or above, BUS 219, PSY 100, and SCI 230.
  4. Required Aviation courses: AVI 110, 110L1, 110L2, 120, 210, 210L1, 210L2, 220, 300, 310,
     310L1, 310L2, 320, 340, 380 (2 hours), 420, and 498.
  5. Recommended Aviation course: AVI 480.


Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management
  1. General requirements for baccalaureate degree, p. 8.
  2. The technological literacy requirement will be fulfilled by ART 290 Introduction to Computer
     Graphics and BUS 219 Personal Finance.
  3. Required support courses: ART 290, COM 101, ENG 382, MAT 124 or above, PSY 100, and
     SCI 230; and a computer applications course.
  4. Required Business courses: ACC 121, 221; BUS 215, and 219; MGT 300; FIN 315; and MKT
     331; ECO 222, 223, and 225.
  5. Required Aviation courses: AVI 110, 110L1, 110L2, 120, 210, 210L1, 210L2, 220, 300, 310,
     310L1, 310L2, 340, 360, 380 (2 hours), 420, and 498.
  6. Recommended Aviation course: AVI 480.
Requirements for a Minor in Aviation:
20 credit hours including AVI 110, 110L1, 110L2, 220, 300, 380 (3 hours), and 420, and meet
minimum University requirements for a minor. Students must also meet the Aviation program
admission requirements before beginning this flying minor.

Requirements for a Minor in Aviation Management:
19 credit hours including AVI 110, 120, 220, 300, 360, and 420, and meet minimum University
requirements for a minor. Students do not have to meet the Aviation program admission
requirements before beginning this non-flying minor.

                                        Course Descriptions

AVI 110      Private Pilot Ground                (4)
             School
This course is designed to develop the student’s entry level knowledge and skill of aeronautical prin-
ciples of flight as well as the Federal Aviation Administration rules and requirements for the Private
Pilot Certificate. This class is the foundation for the student’s subsequent flight training. The student is
also introduced to aviation weather, flight operations, aircraft performance, navigation, and related
human factors. Students enrolled in this course along with AVI 110L will be prepared for the FAA
knowledge exam (flight test), a requirement for the Private Pilot Certificate. (Offered in the fall)
AVI 110L1 Private Pilot Flight Lab I               (2)
The flight lab is incorporated into the Private Pilot course sequence. Students enrolled in this course
along with AVI 110 will be prepared to obtain the fundamental skills and be able to perform safe solo
flight. This lab requires approximately 25 hours of flight time. Student must pass an FAA approved
flight physical prior to enrolling in this course.
AVI 110L2 Private Pilot Flight Lab II           (2)
This flight lab is a continuation of AVI 110L1. Students enrolled in this course will plan and conduct
cross-country flights, perform night flight training, and prepare for the FAA practical test to earn the
Private Pilot Certificate. This lab requires approximately 30 hours of flight time. Prerequisite: AVI
110L1.
AVI 120 Introduction to Aviation                (3)
This course provides a broad understanding of all aspects of the air transportation industry, with em-
phasis on present and future developments in air transportation. The course will include the impact
the airline industry is making on airports and other segments of aviation. (Offered in the fall)
AVI 210     Instrument Pilot                    (4)
            Ground School
This course is designed to develop the student’s knowledge of and skill in flying solely through the
use of instruments on-board the aircraft. The course covers a variety of subject areas including: theo-
retical aspects of instrument flight, basic principles of instrument flying, aviation meteorology, radio
navigation, federal aviation regulations and instrument flying procedures. This course also prepares
the student for the basic altitude instrument flying, VOR and NBD tracking, partial panel operation,
DME arcs, and holding entries and patterns. Successful completion of this course along with the as-
sociated flight labs are required for Commercial Pilot Certification. Prerequisites: AVI 110, AVI 110L1
and AVI 110L2. (Offered in the fall)
AVI 210L1 Instrument Pilot                     (2)
              Flight Lab I
This flight lab is incorporated into the course sequence to obtain an FAA Instrument Flight Rating.
This flight lab covers instrument flying techniques and procedures in conjunction with modern ILS,
VOR, ADF and radar facilities, basic altitude instrument, holding, precision and non-precision ap-
proaches, macro and micro meteorology analysis. This lab requires approximately 40 hours of flight
time. Successful completion of this flight lab is required for Commercial Pilot Certification. Prerequi-
site: AVI 110 and AVI 110L2.
AVI 210L2 Instrument Pilot                     (2)
               Flight Lab II
This flight lab is a continuation of AVI210L1. This flight lab requires approximately 40 hours of flight
time. Students will gain the knowledge and proficiency necessary to acquire an FAA instrument rating
and thereafter exercise the privileges of having the rating. Prerequisite: AVI 210L1.
AVI 220 Aviation Safety                       (3)
This course is an in-depth study of aviation safety, including the causes and investigation practices of
aircraft accidents, safety awareness in aviation systems management, and the development of air-
craft accident prevention programs. The focus of this course is on the various human, mechanical,
and environmental factors that impact aviation safety.
AVI 300     Principles of Air                 (3)
            Transportation
This course provides a history of developments of air transportation systems covering facilities, im-
pact of regulations, problems encountered in commercial transportation, role of governments in air
transportation and future implications (economic, social, political) of air transportation.
AVI 310    Commercial Pilot                    (4)
           Ground School
This course integrates concepts learned in the Private Pilot Ground School course (AVI 110) along
with those needed for instrument and commercial flying. This course assists the student in preparing
for the FAA Commercial Pilot written exam and includes information on advanced in-flight maneuvers,
Federal Aviation Regulations, aerodynamics, weather and safe operation of aircraft. The student is
also introduced to advanced commercial maneuvers and complex aircraft operations. Successful
completion of this course is required for the FAA Commercial Pilot Certification.Prerequisites: AVI 210
and AVI 210L1. (Offered in the fall)
AVI 310L1 Commercial Pilot                      (2)
               Flight Lab I
Students will receive the flight instruction necessary to gain the knowledge, skills and proficiency
required to acquire the necessary cross-country experience and introduction to complex aircraft tran-
sitions. The flight fees cover both the aircraft rental and individual flight instruction. This lab requires
approximately 45 hours of flight time. Prerequisites: AVI 210L1 and 210L2 required for Commercial
Pilot Certification.
AVI 310L2 Commercial Pilot                    (2)
              Flight Lab II
This flight lab is a continuation of AVI 301L1. Students will perform commercial flight maneuvers in-
cluding maximum performance takeoffs and landings, steep turns and chandelles, and other complex
aircraft maneuvers, along with instrument commercial maneuvers, complex and commercial re-
view/practice, and final commercial stage check. Advanced safety procedures are also incorporated
into this flight lab. This lab requires approximately 45 hours of flight time. Prerequisite: AVI 310L1.
AVI 320 Multi-Engine Rating                     (2)
This course is designed to help the student obtain a FAA Multi-Engine Rating (ME). This course con-
sists of approximately 15 hours of flight time as well as on-ground instructional time required to obtain
a Multi-Engine license. Prerequisites: AVI 310, AVI 310L1, AVI 310L2.
AVI 340 Human Factors in Aviation              (3)
Human factors in Aviation presents an overview of the importance of the human role in all aspects of
the aviation environment. This course will study the human limitations in the aspects of human fac-
tors, human reliability, stress, medical standards, drug abuse, and the human physiology. Basic prin-
ciples of physical and cognitive human performance are covered along with a detailed analysis of
human error, situational awareness, and Crew Resource Management (CRM).
AVI 360    Airport Management               (3)
           Operations
This course introduces managerial functions, roles, and techniques as they apply to the aviation in-
dustry. This includes strategic management, organizational theory and operation, airline manage-
ment, aviation manufacturing management, fixed base operation management and aviation consult-
ing.
AVI 370-9 Special Topics in Aviation          (1-3)
Seminar-style course available to juniors and seniors affording them opportunity to explore special-
ized areas of aviation. May also include opportunities for students to obtain advanced FAA flight certi-
fications. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
AVI 380 Internship I                         (2-6)
The aviation internship is an educational experience that helps to formally integrate a student’s aca-
demic studies in aviation with supervised on-the-job work experience. Students may apply up to six
AVI intern credit hours towards their major. 50 hours of work experience equal one credit hour.
AVI 410 Certified Flight Instructor            (3)
This course is intended to provide the advanced aviation student with both instruction and flight train-
ing in preparation for the FAA examination for Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) – Airplane rating. This
course also includes instruction on the development of course syllabi and lesson plans, current teach-
ing methodologies applicable to fight training programs, strategies for student performance evalua-
tion, as well as other responsibilities associated with CFI positions. Prerequisites: Commercial Pilot
Certificate and Instrument Rating, and permission of the instructor.
AVI 410L1     Certified Flight Instructor      (2)
              Flight Lab
AVI 410L1 is a mandatory flight lab for the Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) rating. The flight lab would
consist of a minimum of 25 hours of flight time.
AVI 420 Aviation Law                           (3)
This course provides a comprehensive study of aviation law including regulatory statutes and federal
aviation regulations. Students will also be introduced to civil and criminal law as applied to aviation
including such aspects as operation, contracts, insurance, liability, litigation and case law.
AVI 470-9 Special Topics in Aviation         (1-3)
Opportunity for advanced research in an area of special interest to the student, conducted under
faculty supervision. Prerequisites: permission of instructor, junior/senior standing.
AVI 480 Internship II                      (2-6)
The aviation internship is an educational experience that helps to formally integrate a student’s aca-
demic studies in aviation with supervised on-the-job work experience. Students may apply up to six
AVI intern credit hours towards their major. 50 hours of work experience equal one credit hour.
AVI 498 Issues in Aviation Seminar          (3)
This course provides an analysis of contemporary issues in aviation including problems and trends
facing various segments of the industry (manufacturers, airlines, general aviation and government).

				
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