Commercial Aviation

Bachelor of Commercial Aviation in Aviation Management

The BCA curricula also allows for a specialization in Aviation Management. The sections below describe the aviation core and courses required for this specialized track. The following course sequence is taken from the DSU Bulletin and is strongly recommended.

Freshman Year

Fall
CAV 100: Introduction to Aviation The development of aviation from early attempts to space travel, including career opportunities in the aviation industry. (Can be taken anytime.)
Fall
CAV 250: Private Pilot Ground I Principles of flight; the flight environment; aircraft systems and performance; basic and radio navigation; flight planning; physiology; federal aviation regulations. Designed to prepare the student for the FAA Private Pilot Written Examination. Co-requisite: (Flight Operations Majors) CAV 256.
Spring
CAV 252: Private Pilot Ground II Basic and radio navigation; flight planning; physiology; federal aviation regulations. Designed in conjunction with CAV 250 to prepare students for the FAA Private Pilot written examination. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in CAV 250, or permission of department chair.
Spring
CAV 256: Applied Meteorology Basic weather theory and information services available, including how to interpret various reports and forecasts provided by the National Weather Service and the Federal Aviation Administration. Corequisite: CAV 250.

Sophomore Year

No CAV courses required; students take required business courses.


Junior Year

Fall
CAV 373: Human Factors Examination of the importance of interpersonal skills and human interaction in relation to safety and effectiveness in the aviation environment. Includes the concepts of processes, role issues, and practice in implementing these concepts. Prerequisite: CAV 250
Fall
CAV 370: Principles of Transportation There is no description for this course in the DSU Bulletin.
Spring
CAV 372: Aviation Safety Trends in aviation safety practices with an emphasis on future safety enhancement.
Spring
CAV 379: Aviation Management Application of management and other business and economic techniques to the problems of aviation managers.

Senior Year

Fall
CAV 371: Aviation Law & Legislation Overview of federal, state, and local government impact on the aviation sector, including trends in transportation policy. Review of FARs.
Fall
CAV 380: Air Transportation Economic aspects of passenger and cargo air transportation, including practices, problems, and regulations.
Spring
CAV 380: Air Transportation Economic aspects of passenger and cargo air transportation, including practices, problems, and regulations.
Spring
CAV 381: Air Traffic Administration The background and operation of the Federal Aviation Administration with emphasis on the air traffic control