Aviation Management - Air Traffic Control Road Map

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, all Aviation courses listed below must be completed during the semester the courses fall underneath.

Freshman Year
Semester One

This course is required for all Aviation majors. Its purpose is to prepare new students for the university experience and success in the Aviation program by discussing students’ responsibilities, career opportunities, writing for the Aviation industry, and the use of productivity technology.

Prerequisite: None

Schedule Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 1 

 

Preparation for the successful completion of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Private Pilot written and practical examinations. Includes flight maneuvers, practical test standards, flight environment procedures, general aviation aircraft systems, practical navigation and weather, air traffic control communications, and Federal Aviation Regulations. 

Co-requisite: AVN 163.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3 

A foundational study of airport operations and systems and includes analysis of the role of the airport manager in planning, finance and administration, public relations, social, political, and environmental considerations, operational requirements and facility maintenance.

Prerequisite: None

Schedule Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Everyone is affected by the weather and climate. Dramatic uncontrolled events like hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, and heat waves often focus our attention. Other less dramatic, but important events like droughts, air pollution, and climate change also cause great concern. This course is designed to investigate many of these weather phenomena on a rational physical basis. This course satisfies the university general education core requirement in physical science.

Prerequisites: None

Schedule Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3 

Introductory sequence in composition, contributing to the liberal education of students, regardless of their majors. Approaches writing as a process and provides experience in writing with various aims and rhetorical strategies. ENG 101 emphasizes the expressive and expository aims, focusing upon the persuasive and literary aims.

Prerequisites: None

Schedule Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

A one-semester required orientation course designed to improve the quality of the freshman experience for entering students by helping them understand the purpose and value of higher education at Hampton University, as well as the larger context in which that education takes place and the multicultural nature of the problems and concerns which it addresses; to develop positive attitudes toward the teaching learning process; and to acquire coping skills essential for successful college life.

Prerequisites: None

Schedule Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 1

HEA 200 or Two (2) Physical Education Activities HEA 200 Health Education

Designed to help the student to understand himself/herself as a human organism; to become familiar with various influences that affect health; to coordinate experiences for more effective understanding of healthful living in the world today; and to aid himself/herself in solving personal health problems.

Physical Education Activities

Two (2) physical education activities selected from Physical Education service courses numbered 104 through 231.

Prerequisites: None

Schedule Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 2

 

CREDIT HOURS                             16

Semester Two

This course is the second Freshman Aviation seminar required for all Aviation majors. Its purpose is to prepare new students for the university experience and success in the Aviation program by discussing students’ responsibilities, career opportunities, writing for the Aviation industry, and the use of productivity technology.

Prerequisite: AVN 151

Schedule Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 1 

Provides an overview of aviation and introduces students to the many opportunities and challenges of the profession. The course covers the fundamentals of flight aerodynamics and technology, and an introduction to aircraft systems and operations. Also, safety of flight, human factors, aeronautical chart interpretation, basic navigation, an introduction airspace, and aviation weather factors are covered.

Prerequisites: None 

Schedule Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a progressive foundational introduction to air traffic control. It focuses on the interpretation of the FAA orders and regulations that govern the air traffic control system, roles and responsibilities of control positions, concepts of spacing, sequencing, and separation, visual and radar traffic patterns, communication, terminology, and principles of ATC procedures.

Prerequisites: None

Schedule Type: Lecture/Lab

Credit Hours: 3 

Surveys the period from the French Revolution (1789) to the present, years when many aspects of the contemporary world were shaped. Themes emphasized include economic, religious, social (gender, race, age, families, communities), ecological, political and military history. Selected historical events in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas will be considered.

Prerequisites: None

Schedule Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3 

 

Introductory sequence in composition, contributing to the liberal education of students, regardless of their majors. Approaches writing as a process and provides experience in writing with various aims and rhetorical strategies. ENG 102 includes the development of a research paper.

Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion (‚ÄúS‚ÄĚ) of ENG 100 (for those placed in this course), satisfactory completion of ENG 101 (‚ÄúC‚ÄĚ or better).

Schedule Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Functions and their graphs. Polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions. Systems of linear and nonlinear equations. Sequences and series. 

Prerequisite: MAT 105 or by placement.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3 

CREDIT HOURS                             16

Sophomore Year
Semester Three

This is a two-semester course required for all Aviation Management majors. Its purpose is to prepare students to technical writing for research in Aviation. This course will introduce students to research methodology and design, proposal preparation, data gathering and source documentation.

Prerequisite: AVN 151/152

Schedule Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 1 

Factors and procedures relating to aviation safety, techniques for accident prevention, procedures used in accident investigations, the human factors (physiological and psychological), the effect of weather, mechanical and maintenance issues, mid-air collisions, and runway incursions.

Prerequisites: None

Schedule Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3 

Fundamental terminal operations utilizing radar procedures and equipment. Includes control and separation of aircraft in the terminal area with emphasis on the safe, expeditious flow of arriving and departing traffic transitioning between enroute centers and the control tower environment. Utilizes radar air traffic control simulators by which students will apply their knowledge, skill, and understanding of terminal procedures. Lab fee $250.

Prerequisite: AVN 170

Schedule Type: Lecture/Lab

Credit Hours: 5

A one-semester course in Speech Communication involving a participative learning experience. Emphasis will be placed on intrapersonal, interpersonal and public communication. Class projects, situational exercises, public speaking, group discussion and dyadic and nonverbal communication are used as reinforcement material. Passing grade is “C.‚ÄĚ

Prerequisite: None

Schedule Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

A first course on modern market economies. Emphasizes the determination of national income, fluctuations, and growth; the monetary system; the problems of inflation and unemployment; and international trade.

Prerequisites: None

Schedule Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

CREDIT HOURS                             15

Semester Four

This is a two-semester course required for all Aviation Management majors. Its purpose is to prepare students to technical writing for research in Aviation. This course will introduce students to research methodology and design, proposal preparation, data gathering and source documentation.

Prerequisite: AVN 251

Schedule Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 1 

Techniques for enhancing teamwork, interpersonal communications and relationships, leadership, and coping strategies in the professional aviation environment. Included are the recognition of human behavior that affects the safety of aviation operations, such as anger, stress, and fatigue, and the strategies to handle those behaviors.

Prerequisites: None 

Schedule Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to the fundamentals of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), including their developing role in the modern aviation industry. Topics include an introduction to structural elements, avionics, flight control and guidance systems, navigation, remote sensing, human factors and integration into commercial and military airspace. Emphasis is on future employment in the field with a focus on commercial airspace.

Prerequisites: None

Schedule Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3 

This course prepares students for advanced terminal operations utilizing radar and non-radar procedures and separation. It includes emergency radar procedures, operations within Class B and C airspace, simultaneous parallel runway operations, and the utilization of the more complex airspace around larger airports and satellite airports. Students will complete advanced laboratory simulations in support to apply knowledge and understanding of complex radar procedures, and the ability to safely control traffic in a terminal environment. Lab fee $250.

Prerequisite: AVN 271

Schedule Type: Lecture/Lab

Credit Hours: 5 

Options selected from Economics (202), Geography (201, 202), Military Science (MSC 201), Political Science (201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 304, 305, 308, 310, 311, 317, 320, 341, 409, 499), Psychology (203, 205, 300, 301, 302, 304, 305, 306, 308, 311, 312, 402, 404) and Sociology (205, 210, 215, 304, 305, 315, 320, 322, 324, 326, 328, 401, 402, 405, 406, 414, 416, 422, 499).

Prerequisites: None

Schedule Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

CREDIT HOURS                             15

Junior Year
Semester Five

This course thoroughly covers air traffic control tower procedures, phraseology, aircraft separation on same and intersecting runways, airport traffic patterns, aircraft recognition, and control tower positions, responsibilities, and equipment. Laboratory simulations utilizing an airport layout and control tower cab mockup to support fundamental tower operations comprising taxi, takeoff and landing of aircraft. Includes phraseology, procedures, and separation of aircraft flying under visual conditions. Lab fee $250.

Prerequisite: AVN 170.

Schedule Type: Lecture/Lab

Credit Hours: 5

This is a two-semester course required for all Aviation Management majors. This course includes active engagement aviation research and an in-depth involvement in research methodology and design, data gathering techniques, data analysis, and technical writing.

Prerequisite: None

Schedule Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 1 

A holistic view of management requirements and techniques applicable to the aviation industry; problems, current issues and future trends related to aviation operations. Includes management and organizational styles as applied to the industry, changes in the National Airspace System, managerial problems unique to the industry, and proposed acquisition of equipment under the Capital Investment Plan.

Prerequisites: None

Schedule Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3 

An introduction to principles and practices with emphasis on the sole proprietorship, servicing and merchandising companies. The accounting cycle is applied to the analysis of transactions resulting in preparation, analysis and interpretation of financial statements.

Prerequisites: MAT 117 or higher

Schedule Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Methods of collecting, organizing, presenting, analyzing, and interpreting business and economic data. These include descriptive statistical methods such as mean, standard deviation and distribution, and inferential statistical methods such as confidence interval, hypothesis testing, one way ANOVA and simple regression. Emphasis will be placed on the application of statistical analysis in decision making. 

Prerequisite: MAT 117

Schedule Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

CREDIT HOURS                             15

Semester Six

This is a two-semester course required for all Aviation Management majors. This course includes active engagement aviation research and an in-depth involvement in research methodology and design, data gathering techniques, data analysis, and technical writing.

Prerequisite: AVN 351

Schedule Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 1 

This course is a survey of legal concepts concerning aviation as related to operation, contracts, insurance and liability, regulating statutes, and case law. Topics include tort law, FAA regulation, and commercial/business law relative to the aviation industry.

Prerequisites: None 

Schedule Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Advanced Tower course with an emphasis on local control complexity. Topics include but are not limited to phraseology, emergencies, special flights, and traffic patterns. Students will complete advanced laboratory simulations in support to apply knowledge and understanding of complex tower procedures. Lab fee $250.

Prerequisites: AVN 272

Schedule Type: Lecture/Lab

Credit Hours: 5 

The first of a required two-semester interdisciplinary course that is organized around a theme, Enduring Human Values and Cultural Connections. The course introduces sophomore students to western and non-western philosophies and cultural legacies through the study of works of art, dance, drama, music, and literature from Antiquity through the Renaissance.

Prerequisites: None

Schedule Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3 

 

A survey and foundation course in management that typically covers the development of management as a discipline and current theories and practices of leading, organizing, decision-making, communications, and controlling applicable to the business enterprise.

Prerequisites: None

Schedule Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

CREDIT HOURS                             15

Senior Year
Semester Seven

This a work study program under the agreement with an organization within the aviation industry. Students must meet eligibility requirements and be recommended by the Department Chair.

Prerequisite: None

Schedule Type: Lecture/Hybrid

Credit Hours: 3

A treatment of advanced topics of interest in aviation not routinely covered by existing courses. May be repeated when topics vary.

Prerequisites: Permission of the department chair and course instructor.

 

Schedule Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3 

This course introduces students to the increasing complexity of the Air Traffic Management environment, which relies on the cognitive functions of air traffic controllers. Topics covered include but are not limited to NextGen technologies, cognitive engineering, digital communication, safety organization and human error detection.

Prerequisites: None

Schedule Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

This course prepares air traffic control students for the Air Traffic Skills Assessment (ATSA) test. The ATSA test is a pre-employment screening required for all air traffic control applicants looking to be hired by the FAA. This course consists of training modules that provide students with the cognitive strategies necessary to take the test. This course is designed for those students who wish to pursue a career as an air traffic controller with the FAA.

Co-requisite: AVN 454

Schedule Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 1

This course exposes students to basic research for business. The course includes: problem identification, research planning, research methodology, sampling methods, data gathering, statistical analysis techniques, and writing research reports. The role of research in business decision making will be explored. This course is designed so that students are able to use research to solve real world problems faced by the business community. 

Prerequisite: MGT 215

Schedule Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

CREDIT HOURS                             13

Semester Eight

Survey of historical developments of and current issues within the air transportation system covering facilities, impact of regulations, problems encountered in commercial air transportation, future requirements, airline operations, economics, and social implications.

Prerequisite: None

Schedule Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

A managerial-level course centering on expertise required for airline operations, including flight dispatching, high altitude weather, crew teamwork, high altitude operations, crew and passenger safety, and high-density airport operations. The course is designed for students intending to seek flight or ground career opportunities within the airline industry.

Prerequisites: None 

Schedule Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Designed as a capstone course for all aviation courses of study. Emphasis will be placed upon participating in an assessment designed for the student’s area of study which may include any or all of the following: comprehensive oral and/or written examination, comprehensive project, FAA or other industry certification, independent research project, or assigned by academic adviser and approved by department chair.

Prerequisites: Senior standing

Schedule Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3 

Select one course from the following: HIS 105, 107: ART 200, 305, 306, or 407; ENG 214, 215, 323, 328 or 329; Foreign Language (above 202); HUM 202; MUS 200, 201, 202, or 305; Philosophy 203, 204, 210, 301, 304 or 305; THE 120, 205, 206.

Prerequisites: None

Schedule Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3 

Credit Hours: 3 

Survey of behavioral science theories and research contributing to understanding the individual and groups in organizations. Representative topics include motivation, group and intergroup behavior, leadership, power and influence, decision-making, job design, organizational change and development.

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Schedule Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

CREDIT HOURS                             15

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS              120