AVIA 120: Aircraft Systems (3 credits)
The objectives of this course are to provide the student with sufficient background
knowledge in aircraft systems and their operation, as required by various aviation
occupations. This course involves a comprehensive study of aircraft systems and components
at the technical level. Areas of study include:
· Aircraft electrical systems.
· Piston engine ignition systems.
· Turbine aircraft ignition systems and operations
· Aircraft hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
· Aircraft fuel systems.
· Aircraft propellers and systems.
· Aircraft pressurization and environmental systems.
· Ice and rain control systems.
· Fire protection systems.
*AVFO 220: Instrument Ground (3 credits)
This ground training course is designed to allow the pilot applicant to acquire the
aeronautical knowledge needed to safely operate as an Instrument Rated Pilot and satisfactorily
complete the Instrument Pilot Knowledge Test
*AVFO 221: Instrument Flight (3 credits)
The Instrument Rating (Airplane) flight-training course will allow an enrolled appropriately
rated Private or Commercial Pilot student to acquire the proficiency and experience
needed to meet the certification requirements for adding a U.S. FAA Instrument Rating
(Airplane) to an existing Private or Commercial Pilot Certificate (ASEL). The performance
criteria specified in the syllabus is based on the current FAA Instrument Pilot (ASEL)
Airmen Certification Standards (ACS). All enrolled students of this course must meet
these standards before graduating from this course.
LOM 380: Team Dynamics (3 credits)
This is a practical course on the skills and practice of team building and leadership.
Students will become familiar with team types, roles, composition and processes, and
assess personal team and leadership skills. Classes are structured around weekly simulations
that provide experience with teams and team leadership. A secondary emphasis is a
focus on communications and effective interpersonal relationships. Students will also
develop understanding of theories of motivation and conflict management and their
applications in team building.
WRIT 150: Speech - Exploring Voice in Vocation (2 credits)
This course, ideally taken by students in the spring semester of their first year,
students to explore their calling within a discipline through engaged listening and
events. Students will develop voice and audience awareness using appropriate rhetoric
technology. Prerequisite: WRIT 130
AVIA 130: Meteorology (3 credits)
This is a survey course in atmospheric science that includes applications to flight.
Included is a systematic development of the following: thermal patterns, atmospheric
moisture, horizontal and vertical pressure patterns, clouds, atmospheric circulation,
local winds, stability, air masses, fronts, fog, icing, thunderstorms, jet streams
and turbulence. Students will study and make use of weather products such as surface
weather observations, surface maps, and constant pressure maps.
BIST 390: Biblical Perspectives (3 credits)
This course reflects the commitment of EMU as a Christian, liberal arts University,
to nurture an appreciation for the rich resources of the scriptures for creative personal
faith and human life in the modern world. It is designed to foster knowledge and understanding
of the literature and history of the Bible and the integration of faith, learning,
*AVFO 320: Commercial Pilot Ground (3 credits)
This course will prepare the student for the FAA Commercial Pilot written exam by
acquiring advanced aeronautical knowledge in aerodynamics, regulations, meteorology,
aircraft systems, and airspace operations. Students will be prepared for the required
Commercial Pilot written exam. This course will prepare the student to pass the FAA
Commercial Pilot written exam with a minimum score of 70%, equip him/her with the
knowledge to successfully answer required knowledge subject matter questions during
the oral portion of the Commercial Pilot Practical exam, and provide the necessary
information to safely employ an aircraft in the National Airspace System at or above
FAA Commercial Pilot Airmen Certification Standards.
*AVFO 321: Commercial Pilot Flight I (3 credits)
Basic commercial pilot flight maneuvers and complex/high performance aircraft systems
and operations. This course will provide thorough preparation for the required FAA
Commercial Pilot check flight. The purpose this course is to prepare the student in
part (this is one of three consecutive courses), to successfully pass the FAA Part
141 Commercial Pilot checkride. This stage will be completed by retaining the web-based
knowledge instruction obtained in AVFO 320, completing Stage 1 flight scenarios, and
successfully passing the Stage 1 associated proficiency and progress check.
LOM 350: Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
Students study the foundational theories and approaches to organization structure,
design and culture. Primary emphasis is placed on understanding the organization as
an open system. Students will learn to utilize a systems approach in basic organizational
diagnosis. Contingency theory provides a theoretical framework for understanding the
impact of the business environment on organizational effectiveness, design and change.
LOM 360: Groups & Individuals in the Organization (3 credits)
This course is a study of group and individual behavior in organizations and how these
impact organizational effectiveness. Emphasis is placed on decision making, group
dynamics, emotional intelligence, and resolving conflict. Students develop strategies
for efficient and productive group management and determine which tasks are best handled
by groups or individuals
*AVFO 322: Commercial Pilot Flight II (3 credits)
The student will perform advanced Commercial pilot flight maneuvers and demonstrate
knowledge of complex/high performance aircraft systems and operations. This course
will provide thorough preparation for the Stage 2 check flight. The purpose of AVFO
322 is to in part (this is two of three consecutive courses), prepare the student
to complete the written FAA Part 141 Commercial Pilot Test and to successfully pass
the FAA Commercial Pilot exam. The practical flight training consists of scheduled
weekly flight lessons with an FAA Certificated Flight Instructor. These flight lessons
include in-flight training, flight simulator training, as well as pre-flight and post-flight
ground training. Completion of this course requires a successful Stage 2 progress
AVIA 220: Aerodynamics and Performance (3 credits)
This course provides a study of applied theories of flight and flight factors, including
a study of the principles of aircraft performance, stability and control, and operational
CCSSC 440: Cross-Cultural Perspectives (3 credits)
This course focuses on the development of global awareness, faith, and management
as it relates to cross-cultural understanding. Students will be challenged to look
beyond their own culture and understand social systems and institutions from the perspective
of people in another culture. Experiential learning will take place as students participate
in an off-campus, cross-cultural experience in a culture that is different from the
students’ majority orientation.
MATH 140 Elementary Statistics (3 credits)
This general education course provides an introduction to descriptive and inferential
statistics. Topics include correlation, normal distributions, confidence intervals,
hypothesis testing. Spreadsheets will be introduced and used throughout the course.
*AVFO 323: Commercial Pilot Flight III (3 credits)
An overview of all Commercial maneuvers and procedures within the FAA PTS Standards.
This course will provide thorough preparation for the FAA Commercial Pilot Checkride.
This course, in conjunction with AVFO 321 and 322, will prepare the student to complete
the FAR Part 141
Commercial Pilot course and pass the FAR Part 141 Commercial Pilot Practical Exam
(checkride). The practical flight training consists of scheduled weekly flight lessons
with an LUSOA (What is LUSOA?) approved FAA Certified Flight Instructor. Flight lessons
are scheduled as simulator or airplane lessons, including a pre-flight and post-flight
briefing. Completion of this course requires a successful Final (Stage 3) progress
LOM 410: Human Resources Management (3 credits)
This course demonstrates the effective merging of the practice and perspectives of
management and the Human Resources professional. Students will understand that human
resources management recognizes the value of the employee as a key contributor. In
so doing it provides a management challenge necessitating the personal as well as
professional development of the employee. It goes far beyond the quest for increased
productivity resultant from capital improvements by including in management techniques
designed to obtain maximal contributions from the members of the organization.
*AVFO 420: Flight Instructor Ground (3 credits)
This ground training syllabus is designed to allow the pilot applicant to acquire
the aeronautical knowledge needed to safely operate as a Certified Flight Instructor
and satisfactorily complete
both the Fundamentals of Instruction and the Certified Flight Instructor Knowledge
Tests. To enroll in the Flight Instructor Certification Course, the student must hold
a commercial pilot certificate or an airline transport pilot certificate with an aircraft
category, class, and instrument rating appropriate to the flight instructor category
and class rating for which the course applies.
*AVFO 421: Flight Instructor Flight (3 credits)
The Flight Instructor Certification, Airplane Single Engine, Flight Training course
is designed allow an enrolled student to acquire the proficiency and experience needed
to meet the certification requirements for attaining a U.S. FAA Certified Flight Instructor
Certificate (ASE). The performance criteria specified in the syllabus is based on
the current FAA Certified Flight Instructor (ASE) Practical Test Standards (PTS).
LOM 420: Leadership Theory (3 credits)
During this course, students will examine the principles of management and leadership
that underlie the behavior of organizations. As in earlier modules, a systems approach
will be emphasized wherein the organization is viewed as a dynamic and changing system.
Working predominately in groups, students examine motivational theory and its application
to individual and group functioning in work and home situations. Leadership styles
related to particular circumstances are analyzed.
LOM 430: Leadership Practice (3 credits)
Expanding upon the previous course, students will put their leadership theories to
practice as their knowledge, skills, and abilities are tested against real-world scenarios.
This module gives the student space to be introspective as they look back over the
months of education and determine how their beliefs and styles may have changed. Experiential
and application-based learning are utilized throughout this course to develop the
student’s individual leadership style.
AVIA 320: Aviation Safety (3 credits)
This course examines aspects of aviation safety through a presentation of factors,
procedures, and aircraft accident investigation case studies relating to aviation
safety, including risk management assessment, hazard identification analysis, safety
program development, called Safety Management Systems (SMS) by Federal Aviation Administration,
and evaluation of outcomes.
AVFO 340: Multiengine/Professional Operations (3 credits)
Course to include ground and flight instruction required to add FAA Airplane – Multiengine
Land Rating to a Commercial Pilot Certificate. Will include subjects related to the
exercise of the Commercial Pilot Certificate in professional settings, including line
operations related to security, aircraft servicing, and passenger safety, and Pilot-inCommand
aircraft maintenance and airworthiness responsibilities.
LOM 405: Organizational Research (3 credits)
This course guides the student in understanding the research process and becoming
a critical consumer of research. Organizational research concepts are examined in
both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Students critically read and critique
Social/Behavioral Science Course (3 credits)
Natural Science Course (3 credits)
AVIA 330: Aviation Law and Regulatory Compliance (3 credits)
This course examines the evolution of federal civil aviation regulations in the United
States. Students will examine the past and present problems prompting regulation of
the industry, the resultant safety, legislation, airport development, funding legislation
and international aviation legislation. Studies Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations
(14 CFR), previously called the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR). Focuses on the
application of 14 CFR Parts 1, 61, 91, 141, NTSB Part 830 and various other 14 CFR
Parts. Includes a discussion of the history of aviation regulations, the rulemaking
process, letters of interpretation and enforcement.
SRSEM 460: Business Ethics (3 credits)
In this course, the student formulates a philosophy of life, providing the base for
such concerns as ethics in business, accountability in government, respect for human
rights, and a responsible life style in our contemporary world. With a focus on three
basic ethical perspectives- virtue theory, deontological theory, and utilitarianism,
ethical theories and personal values are examined through readings, analysis of the
workplace, and classroom discussion.
AVIA 400: Air Transport Advanced Subjects (3 credits)
Course to include survey of 14 CFR Part 121 passenger and cargo airline operations
and orientation in full-motion jet simulator. Functional areas include flight operations,
dispatch, customer service, cargo carriage, aircraft maintenance, and cabin safety.
Course requirements will include observation of operations and maintenance facilities
of a 14 CFR Part 121 air carrier organization and completion of a research project
based on a Part 121 operation.
AVIA 401: General Aviation Advanced Subjects (3 credits)
This course prepares students to pursue a career in general aviation, including missions
and humanitarian flying. Students will conduct a research project related to a selected
general aviation vocation and organization. Specialty flight training, including but
not limited to, Instrument Instructor Rating, tailwheel endorsement, or mountain flying
orientation, will be included in this course.
LOM 440: Global Trends in Economic Justice (3 credits)
This course examines global economic trends, theories of justice, and issues in economic
justice. A variety of written materials, historical literature, and contemporary culture
are examined for their perspectives on economic justice and fairness. Local, national
and international perspectives on economic development and justice are studied. Students
will develop a deepened and more nuanced perspective on issues of poverty and justice.
LOM 460: Application of Research Project (ARP) (3 credits)
Students combine their research and practical implementation of theories and concepts
in this capstone project. The project examines an area of the student’s occupation
or avocation. The student’s project will be written and presented orally to the instructor
and cohort learning group.
LOM 461: Application of Research Project for Aviators (3 credits)
Students combine their research and practical implementation of leadership and organizational
theories and concepts in this capstone project. The project examines an area of the
student’s aviation occupation or avocation. The student’s project will be written
and presented orally to the instructor and cohort learning group.
Creative Arts Course (3 credits)
AVIA 430: Aviation Internship (6 credits)
Aviation concentrators will complete a supervised internship with an established aviation
company or firm. Standard internships run during a full 15 week semester and may be
completed in fall, spring, or summer. An internship position should be secured prior
to the end of the spring semester of the junior year. Each internship must be approved
by the program director. For successful completion of this course, the student will:
compile a resume and cover letter prior to seeking an internship; seek and acquire
an internship position with the approval of the program director; submit the EMU at
Lancaster Internship Proposal Form; be under the supervision of a professional in
the aviation or space industry; work a minimum of 250 hours in an approved operation;
remain responsible for completing all assignments and for routinely communicating
with the program director during the internship experience.
Literature/History Course (3 credits)
* Taught by Aero-Tech Services, Inc.