Active Learning Opportunities

Overview

academics aviation
Quincy University's Aviation program offers the technology, the experiences, and the professional instruction that will put you in an elite group with the credentials to make a living as a pilot. You will not only learn to fly single-engine aircraft, but you will also have the opportunity to further your aviation experience in high performance, complex, and multi-engine aircraft.

Contact Us

For more information about the Aviation and Aviation Management program, feel free to contact:

Andrew Dow
217-228-5432 ext. 3232
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Courses

AVI 110     Private Pilot Ground School
Credit Hours: 4
This course is designed to develop the student’s entry level knowledge and skill of aeronautical principles 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 111  Private Pilot Flight Lab I
Credit Hours: 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 112   Private Pilot Flight Lab II
Credit Hours: 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
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides a broad understanding of all aspects of the air transportation industry, with emphasis 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 Ground School
Credit Hours: 4
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: theoretical 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 associated flight labs are required for Commercial Pilot Certification. Prerequisites: AVI 110, AVI 110L1 and AVI 110L2. (Offered in the fall)

AVI 211  Instrument Pilot Flight Lab I
Credit Hours: 2
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 approaches, 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. Prerequisite: AVI 110 and AVI 110L2.

AVI 212   Instrument Pilot Flight Lab II
Credit Hours: 2
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
Credit Hours: 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 aircraft 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 Transporation
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides a history of developments of air transportation systems covering facilities, impact 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 Ground School
Credit Hours: 4
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 311  Commercial Pilot Flight Lab I
Credit Hours: 2
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 transitions. 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 312 Commercial Pilot Flight Lab II
Credit Hours: 2
This flight lab is a continuation of AVI 301L1. Students will perform commercial flight maneuvers including maximum performance takeoffs and landings, steep turns and chandelles, and other complex aircraft maneuvers, along with instrument commercial maneuvers, complex and commercial review/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
Credit Hours: 2
This course is designed to help the student obtain a FAA Multi-Engine Rating (ME). This course consists 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
Credit Hours: 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 factors, human reliability, stress, medical standards, drug abuse, and the human physiology. Basic principles 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 Operations
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces managerial functions, roles, and techniques as they apply to the aviation industry. This includes strategic management, organizational theory and operation, airline management, aviation manufacturing management, fixed base operation management and aviation consulting.

AVI 370-9  Special Topics in Aviation
Credit Hours: 1-3
Seminar-style course available to juniors and seniors affording them opportunity to explore specialized areas of aviation. May also include opportunities for students to obtain advanced FAA flight certifications. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

AVI 380    Internship I
Credit Hours: 2-6
The aviation internship is an educational experience that helps to formally integrate a student’s academic 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
Credit Hours: 3
This course is intended to provide the advanced aviation student with both instruction and flight training 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 teaching methodologies applicable to fight training programs, strategies for student performance evaluation, as well as other responsibilities associated with CFI positions. Prerequisites: Commercial Pilot Certificate and Instrument Rating, and permission of the instructor.

AVI 411    Certified Flight Instructor Flight Lab
Credit Hours: 2
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
Credit Hours: 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
Credit Hours: 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
Credit Hours: 2-6
The aviation internship is an educational experience that helps to formally integrate a student’s academic 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
Credit Hours: 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).

Program Requirements

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 students 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 provides professional preparation for a variety of careers in the Aviation field, including commercial, corporate, and military aviation.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Aviation program at Great River Aviation must complete a Second Class Flight Medical 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

Bachelor of Science in Aviation

  1. Completion of the Bonaventure Program and requirements for undergraduate degrees, pp. 6-10.
  2. The technological literacy requirement will be fulfilled by ART 290 Introduction to Computer Graphics.
  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. Completion of the Bonaventure Program and requirements for undergraduate degrees, pp. 6-10.
  2. The technological literacy requirement will be fulfilled by ART 290 Introduction to Computer Graphics.
  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, 111, 112, 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.

Active Learning Opportunities

You'll study at the facilities of Great River Aviation at the Quincy Regional Airport, which is only about 10 miles from Quincy University. You'll enjoy all the advantages of learning from professionals in a commercial air hub. The facility offers three paved runways and a low-traffic airspace, which gives you more opportunities to take to the air. Great River Aviation makes available a variety of aircraft featuring the latest technology. Service by FAA-licensed mechanics ensures that planes meet the strict FAA standards of safety.

Quincy's professional instructors and a low student-to-faculty ratio mean that you can practice frequently and progress quickly. When the weather leaves you grounded, you can explore the Frasca Model 142 Flight Simulator, which replicates the cockpit of a real plane. In the simulator you can learn to respond to flight emergencies and adverse conditions without leaving the safety of the flight lab.

Quincy's partnership with Great River Aviation gives you regular opportunities to interact with corporate and commercial pilots who use the same Fixed Base Operation (FBO) facilities. Plus the collaboration with Great River affords QU's Aviation students with a number of different prospects for internships. During these internships, you will be able to gain first-hand experience in a variety of different career areas, including aircraft sales, airport management, flight line services, air transportation operations, flight education, and aircraft maintenance.

More Articles...

More About Computer Sciences & Computer Information Systems