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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Aviation: Professional Pilot BS, Commercial Pilot Specialization

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This specialization prepares graduates for commercial aviation employment opportunities. Students must earn a minimum grade of B- in CWU’s FAA approved ground school courses AVP 141, AVP 142, AVP 241, AVP 242, AVP 354 to receive an FAA course graduation certificate as required by FAR141.

To be eligible for the FAA Restricted ATP certificate, students must complete the instrument/commercial pilot course with CWU in-house flight training and in the manner approved by the FAA under FAR Part 141 and the R-ATP LOA.

Aviation Department Fees
The Department of Aviation flight training is a CWU self-support system. The aviation program utilizes a course fee system to provide a package of services to our students for their flight training, FAA examinations, and ground simulation systems. Fees apply to all students equally. All fees are billed directly to student’s accounts. Refund of tuition and fees follow CWU policies as provided in this publication. No refunds of tuition and fees occur after the first 30 days of a course. Self-pay purchases at the airport are not permitted. FAA check ride fees will be charged beyond the first attempt. All courses will be conducted under Part 141 and Part 61. Flight lab fees do not include CWU standard course tuition and fees.

Course Number: Fees:
AVP 101 - Private Pilot Flight Laboratory I (training) $6000
AVP 102 - Private Pilot Flight Laboratory II (training) $6000
AVP 103 - Private Pilot Flight Laboratory III (training) $6700
AVP 201 - Instrument Pilot Flight Laboratory I (training) $5400
AVP 202 - Instrument Pilot Flight Laboratory II (training) $5400
AVP 203 - Instrument Pilot Flight Laboratory III (training) $6000
AVP 304 - Commercial Pilot Flight Laboratory I (training) $5800
AVP 305 - Commercial Pilot Flight Laboratory II (training) $5800
AVP 306 - Commercial Pilot Flight Laboratory III (training) $5800
AVP 401 - Multi-Engine Flight Laboratory  $8500
AVP 402 - Certified Flight Instructor Laboratory   $7500
AVP 142 - Principles of Flight II (for testing services) $165
AVP 242 - Instrument Flight II (for testing services) $165
AVP 354 - Commercial Pilot (for testing services) $165
AVP 448 - Fundamentals of Flight Instruction (for testing services) $330
AVP 444 - Multi-Engine FTD, Baron G58 (simulator use) $1415
AVP 445 - Turboprop FTD, King Air 200 (simulator use) $1290
AVP 489 - Turbo FTD, CRJ-200 (simulator use) $2345

Central Washington University (CWU) does not contract with any outside entity for any instruction; the Instructors are faculty, adjunct faculty, instructors, temporary instructors, OPS, etc. (not hired through arrangements with a third party such as a pilot school); CWU leases or owns the aircraft; CWU leases or owns the facilities where flight and ground training is conducted; administrative staff are permanent full-time administrators of CWU.

Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to fly commercial transport aircraft in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Interpret, calculate, and analyze meteorological, aerodynamic, performance, and loading factors to conduct safe and efficient commercial flights.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills to effectively operate aircraft airframe, power plant, navigation, and communication systems in a multi-crew environment, including Crew Resource Management (CRM*).
  • Describe the physiological and psychological limitations to flight crew performance and effectively cope with these limitations in the flight environment.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of various aviation industries to include airspace system management, airline operations, and aviation support facilities.
  • Exhibit the verbal and written communication skills needed to interact with aviation professionals, business, and management.

Professional Pilot Core Requirements

The Professional Pilot major prepares graduates for entry level careers and leadership roles in the aviation community. Students select one of two technical specializations leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Pilot. The Aviation curriculum is designed to provide a solid foundation in the liberal arts as well as a thorough education and training in a technical discipline.

Total Core Credits: 70

Commercial Pilot Specialization Courses Credits: 20

Any AVM or AVP course(s) that is/are not used in required core course.

Total Credits: 90

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