Bachelor of Science in Aviation Dispatch

Majoring in Aviation Dispatch at CBU will prepare you to become an FAA licensed aircraft dispatcher. With courses in Private Pilot, Instrument Pilot, and Commercial Pilot Ground; Aviation Meteorology; Laws and Regulations; Safety and Security; Human Factors; Aircraft Systems; and Aviation Dispatch; this Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Dispatch will prepare you to earn your Aircraft Dispatch Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Aircraft Dispatchers work with the world's major and regional airlines and share responsibility for safety of the flight with the Captain of the aircraft. The dispatcher is responsible for all phases of a particular flight--from planning to landing. A dispatcher may have the authority to delay, divert or cancel a flight at any time, and a flight might not be able to be released without the signature of both the pilot in command and the dispatcher. Although dispatchers daily work on the ground, typically in the main airline operations center, they must understand all aspects of flight to ensure that they can handle any situation that arises while an aircraft is in the air.

Although a person must be at least 21 years of age to be eligible to take the aircraft dispatcher knowledge test (typically while a student at CBU), a person must be at least 23 years of age to be eligible for the aircraft dispatchers certificate (possibly after graduation from CBU). Once graduated with a degree in Aviation Dispatch from CBU and having successfully completed the aircraft dispatcher knowledge test, graduates may be employed as an airline crew scheduler while awaiting their 23rd birthday and their right to become an airline dispatcher.

Aviation Dispatch Major (51 units) BS

Lower Division Requirements

AMG111 Theory of Flight
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An introduction to aerodynamics, aircraft design, aircraft performance, weight and balance, operating characteristics, engine types, and maintenance. Students will experience flight in an aircraft. Additional lab fee. (3 units; Spring)

AMG111-A
Murillo, Elisabeth S.
01/11/2017 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116

AVN110 Introduction to Aviation
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A survey of the U.S. aviation industry, including the history of aviation, attributes of an aviation professional, career planning, certification, airports, airspace, air traffic control, and navigational aids. (3 units; Fall)

AVN110-A
Murillo, Elisabeth S.
09/06/2016 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116
AVN110-B
Haley, Paul M.
09/06/2016 M 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116

AVN210 Aviation Meteorology
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An in-depth study of aviation weather, including temperature, atmospheric pressure, wind and moisture, stability, turbulence, clouds, air masses, fronts, thunderstorms, and icing. A study of weather charts, weather reports, and forecasts. (3 units; Fall)

AVN210-A
Haley, Paul M.
09/06/2016 M 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116

FLT116 Private Pilot Ground
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An in-depth study of airframes and aircraft systems, aircraft instruments, safety, aerodynamics, stability, physiology, weather, airports, airspace, emergency operations, ground reference maneuvers, charts and publications, and the principles of pilotage, dead-reckoning, and radio/electronic methods of navigation as applied to cross-country flight planning to prepare the student for the FAA private pilot knowledge test. (3 units; Fall)

FLT116-B
Goodman, Creighton A
09/06/2016 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116
FLT116-A
Goodman, Creighton A
09/06/2016 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116

FLT119 Instrument Pilot Ground
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An in-depth study of aircraft instruments, preflight and aircraft systems, navigation, holding, approaches, emergencies, and weather reports and forecasts. Prepares student for the FAA instrument rating knowledge test. Prerequisites: FLT 116. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

FLT119-A
Goodman, Creighton A
09/06/2016 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116
FLT119-A
Goodman, Creighton A
01/11/2017 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 203

Upper Division Requirements

DSP330 Dispatch I
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Provides an introduction to practical dispatch applications, including briefing techniques and preflight. Prerequisites: AVN 210 and FLT 311 Corequisite: AVN 310 and FLT 328. (3 units; Fall) (3 units; Fall)

DSP430 Dispatch II
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In-depth study of practical dispatch applications, including preflight, flight departure authorizations, in-flight operational control, and post-flight. With DSP 330, prepares students for the FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Knowledge Test. Prerequisite: DSP330. (3 units; Fall)

DSP497 Dispatch Capstone
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Senior-level application of practical dispatch knowledge and techniques. Prerequisite: DSP330, 430 and Senior status. (3 units; Spring)

DSP497-A
Murillo, Elisabeth S.
09/06/2016 M 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 203

AMG322 Aviation Safety
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An introduction to the safety regulations, requirements, and environment in the U.S., including an in-depth examination of Safety Management Systems (SMS). (3 units; Spring)

AMG322-A
Murillo, Elisabeth S.
09/06/2016 TR 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport ONLN
AMG322-A
Murillo, Elisabeth S.
01/11/2017 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116

AMG324 Aviation Security
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An in-depth examination of security regulations, requirements, and environment in the U.S., including the role of the Department of Homeland Security in ensuring aviation security. (3 units; Fall)

AMG324-A
Haley, Paul M.
09/06/2016 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 203

AVN300 Avtn Resrch, Wrtng & Communictn
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A review of techniques necessary to complete a research project on an aviation topic, including data collection techniques, literature review procedures, data analysis, proper structure of reports, American Psychological Association (APA) formatting, and the manuscript submission process. (3 units; Fall)

AVN300-A
Baus, Patrick Michael
09/06/2016 T 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116

AVN310 Aviation Law and Regulations
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An in-depth study of various U.S. federal aviation regulations and legislation affecting the aviation industry, including 14 CFR Parts 1, 25, 61, 67, 91, 121, 139, 175, and NTSB Part 830. An examination of the international aviation environment, such as standards and recommended practices promulgated by the International Civil Aviation Organization. (3 units; Spring)

AVN310-A
Murillo, Elisabeth S.
01/11/2017 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116

FLT326 Human Factors
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A review of the psychological human factors that affect aviation, including individual and organizational factors, and technology-induced errors. Includes common human errors and detection and recovery skills. The chain of events leading up to an aircraft accident are examined in light of specific aircraft accidents. (3 units; Spring)

FLT326-A
Haley, Paul M.
01/11/2017 M 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116

FLT328 Aircraft Systems
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An in-depth study of aircraft systems, including engine, fuel, electric, hydraulic, pneumatic, flight control, and computer systems and displays. (3 units; Fall)

FLT328-A
Goodman, Creighton A
09/06/2016 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116

FLT410 Turbine Systems
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An in-depth study of turbine systems and turbine aircraft performance. Prerequisites: FLT 218 or 311. (3 units; Spring)Spring)(2wa]J

FLT410-A
Goodman, Creighton A
01/11/2017 M 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 203

FLT420 Crew Resource Management
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An in-depth study of the complex multi-crew environment, including methods to enhance efficiency via a focus on interpersonal communication, leadership, and decision making. Designed to minimize accidents associated with human error. (3 units; Fall)

FLT420-A
Haley, Paul M.
09/06/2016 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 203

FLT311 Commercial Pilot Ground
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An in-depth study of aerodynamics, instruments, engines and systems, airports, air traffic control, and airspace, FARs, performance and weight and balance, aeromedical factors, aviation weather, navigation and flight operations. Prepares students for the FAA Commercial Pilot knowledge test. Prerequisite: FLT 119. (3 units; Fall)

FLT311-A
Murillo, Elisabeth S.
09/06/2016 TR 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116