Flight Operations and Management Degree

To graduate with a specialization in Flight Operations and Management students must complete the following requirements with a grade of C or better plus the general breadth requirements for the Associate Degree (minimum total = 60 units). This degree is for students who are interested in a career as a commercial pilot either in general aviation, the airlines, or in the area of aviation management.

The Department of Aeronautics at San Bernardino Valley College has a partnership and scholarship program with the World Wide Wings flight school located at San Bernardino International Airport.

Through this partnership program, San Bernardino Valley College students have the opportunity to gain actual flight training experience to earn their FAA Private Pilot License, Commercial Pilot License, Certified Flight Instructor License, and Air Transport Pilot License.

Required Courses: Units
AERO 021 Aviation Fundamentals 3
AERO 022 Private Pilot Ground School 6
AERO 024 Aircraft Powerplants 3
AERO 025 Flight Safety 2
AERO 026 Airframe Structures 3
AERO 027 Airport Certification and Operations 2
AERO 034 Civil Aviation Management and Laws 3
AERO 040 Instrument Ground School 4
AERO 046 Aviation Weather 3
BUSAD 100 Introduction to Business 3
PHYSIC 101 Introductory Physics 4
Total Units 36
AERO 022 may be waived if students have taken an equivalent course, students are encouraged to see the Department Chair to determine whether course is equivalent to AERO 022.  
  1. Relate the basic principles of aircraft flight, airport layout, airplane construction, and types of airspace
  2. Relate the major aircraft structural components, and the aircraft systems and components and their relevance to aircraft operation
  3. Discuss the factors involved in aircraft flight safety
  4. Compare the different  types of aircraft powerplants and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each
  5. Decipher the different types of weather reports and forecast and determine if aircraft flight is safe
  6. Explain the basic principles of aircraft flight
  7. Outline how the different types of weather affect aircraft flight safety
  8. Explain the relevance of Federal Regulations and laws to aircraft flight safety
  9. Contrast the differences in requirements between general aviation, air carriers, and the air cargo industry
  10. Examine the different business aspects involved in aviation management

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