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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Aviation Technology (ATV) Major, B.S.

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All students must complete the 34 hours of General Studies specified by the AVS Department. The Aviation and Aerospace Science Department Handbook, available in the Department office, SS 102, lists required General Studies courses, each concentration with a recommended course sequence, and AVS policies and procedures. Students should schedule an advising session with an AVS faculty member early in their first semester in the Department and each semester thereafter.

A grade of at least "C" is required in all upper division courses listed as part of the major, whether or not they are AES courses, including electives. This requirement does not apply to the minor or to General Studies.

General Studies Required Courses for AMG and ATV Majors

Professional Flight Officer Concentration

This concentration is designed for those planning a career as a professional pilot with an airline.

A student choosing this concentration must have an FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with an Instrument rating and either the FAA Flight Instructor certificate (CFI) or the FAA Advanced Ground Instructor certificate before graduation. For the Lighter-than-Air category, a student must have the Advanced Ground Instructor certificate.

Aerospace Operations Concentration:

This concentration is designed for those seeking a career in aviation or aerospace operations, such as aircraft dispatcher or the military.

Aerospace Operations Concentration - Space Commercialization Emphasis

This emphasis will provide the opportunity of employment in an important and expanding part of the Colorado and national economy.


Total for Space Operations Emphasis 68
General Studies for all AES majors 34
Minor (non-AES) 18
Total Hours Required 120

Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI) Concentration:

Metropolitan State College of Denver has been designated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as part of its Collegiate Training Initiative as an approved AT-CTI Program. This concentration is designed to provide a pathway for students interested in becoming FAA air traffic controllers.

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