Aviation Minor

A student minoring in Aviation must complete 30 quarter hours.

The aviation program trains students using a Part 61 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) training course outline. A specific level of mastery and progress is required to complete the academic courses, earn flight certificates and ratings, and continue in the program. To be successful in training and in the aviation industry students must demonstrate proficiency in learning, sound judgment, safety awareness, and good moral character. Students will be allowed to register for flight classes based on performance in prerequisite classes. Due to the demanding and unforgiving nature of aviation operations, the Chair of the Technology department in consultation with the aviation faculty may dismiss students from aviation classes at any time. Reasons for such action may include, but are not limited to, the following: reckless operations, safety concerns or violations, security concerns raised by foreign and domestic background information, excessive cancellations, or documented progress delays in training due to student’s teach-ability, skill, or retention of knowledge.

Once a student is enrolled at WWU, regardless of academic major, all subsequent flight training required as part of the student's course of study must be completed in residence at WWU in WWU aircraft unless otherwise approved by the Aviation Faculty. Flight training completed away from WWU will not be guaranteed credit for the corresponding WWU course.

Required Courses:

AVIA 125Air Traffic Control & Airspace


AVIA 140Survey of Aviation


AVIA 141Private Pilot Lectures


AVIA 142Private Pilot Flight Training I


AVIA 143Private Pilot Flight Training II


AVIA 144Private Pilot Flight Training III


AVIA 234Aviation Weather


AVIA 270Aviation Human Factors




Total Credit Hours:30

Electives: 3 must be upper-division. Approval of aviation advisor required. Electives must be chosen in consultation with and approved by the academic advisor.