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Aviation B.S.

Agriculture and Natural Resources
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  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 60 to 69
  • This program requires summer terms.
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
(A collaborative program with the University of North Dakota Aerospace Foundation) The aviation program trains students to excel in the increasingly sophisticated and competitive profession of aviation. Extensive coursework in aviation, liberal education, and other disciplines provides the graduate with the skills for success. The University of North Dakota Aerospace Foundation, an internationally recognized collegiate flight training center, provides aircraft, simulators, flight instructors, and aviation course materials under contract. Only full-time students (taking 12 credits or more) may enroll in flight training courses; others must obtain consent from the aviation program manager. Pilot certification courses include private pilot, commercial pilot, instrument rating, certified flight instructor, instrument flight instructor, multi-engine rating, and multi-engine flight instructor. Non-certificate courses include conventional gear (tail wheel) operations, advanced conventional gear operations, and natural resources/law enforcement applications. Students enrolling with previous flight training or experience may receive college credit after a practical test is administered by the aviation program manager or an appointed check pilot. Aviation students attend all classes on the UMC campus. Flight training is conducted at the UMC flight training center located at the Crookston Municipal Airport, three miles north of the University. The aviation program includes flight courses for which students incur costs over and above regular tuition rates. These costs vary and depend on the courses taken, as well as the aircraft and flight instructor time used. The projected costs for flight courses can be found at www.umcrookston.edu/flighttrainingcosts. Depending upon career interest, students may choose from two areas of emphases: agricultural or law enforcement aviation. Two other options available are the business management major with a business aviation emphasis or natural resources major with a natural resources aviation emphasis. Admission requirement: No medical or physical limitation that would prevent the student from holding a medical certificate class 1, or 2, or 3.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements. For more information, see the graduation requirements.
Program Requirements
Students must complete 40 upper division credits.
Aviation Program Requirements
A maximum of two D grades are allowed for core courses required in the program, subplan/emphasis, and technology requirements. This includes grades earned at UMC or transferred in from another institution. Required Courses - 29 credits
AVIA 1103 - Introduction to Aviation (4.0 cr)
AVIA 1104 - Introduction to Aviation Flight Lab (1.0 cr)
AVIA 1396 - Conventional Aircraft Operations (1.0 cr)
AVIA 2220 - Basic Attitude Instrument Flying (2.0 cr)
AVIA 2221 - Basic Attitude Instrument Flying Lab (1.0 cr)
AVIA 2222 - IFR Regulations and Procedures (2.0 cr)
AVIA 2223 - IFR Regulations and Procedures Flight Lab (1.0 cr)
AVIA 3320 - Airplane Aerodynamics (2.0 cr)
AVIA 3321 - Airplane Aerodynamics Flight lab (1.0 cr)
AVIA 3324 - Aircraft Systems and Instruments (3.0 cr)
AVIA 3396 - Advanced Conventional Aircraft Operations (1.0 cr)
WRIT 3303 - Writing in Your Profession (3.0 cr)
NATR 3899 - Pre-Internship Seminar (0.5 cr)
NATR 3900 - Internship (0.5-4.0 cr)
NATR 3901 - Post-Internship Seminar (0.5 cr)
NATR 4652 - Seminar (1.0 cr)
SWM 3103 - Meteorology and Climatology (3.0 cr)
Liberal Education Requirements
A minimum of 40 liberal education credits are required. Students must complete the 10 goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum with the following specific liberal education courses required:
BIOL 1009 - General Biology [BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (4.0 cr)
CHEM 1001 - Introductory Chemistry [PHYS SCI] (4.0 cr)
COMP 1011 - Composition I [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
COMP 1013 - Composition II [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
MATH 1031 - College Algebra [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
PHYS 1012 - Introductory Physics [PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (4.0 cr)
SPCH 1101 - Public Speaking [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
Technology Requirement
Students must take any 3 credits from the following:
CA 1xxx
or CA 2xxx
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Agricultural Aviation
This emphasis leads to careers in aerial application, aerial firefighting, aerial photography, charter pilot, or pilot representative for an agricultural business. Program outcomes for graduates: demonstrate competency in aeronautics demonstrate competency in applied agronomy demonstrate the use of current technology in aviation, agriculture, and applied business demonstrate critical thinking to analyze situations in aeronautics and applied agriculture
Agricultural Aviation Emphasis Requirements
Required Courses - 31 credits
AGRO 1030 - Crop and Weed Identification (3.0 cr)
AGRO 1183 - Field Crops: Production Principles (3.0 cr)
AGRO 2573 - Entomology (3.0 cr)
AGRO 2640 - Applied Agriculture Chemicals (3.0 cr)
AGRO 3230 - Introduction to Plant Pathology (3.0 cr)
AGRO 3444 - Crop Production (4.0 cr)
BIOL 2022 - General Botany (3.0 cr)
ENTR 2200 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business (3.0 cr)
MKTG 2200 - Personal Selling (3.0 cr)
SOIL 1293 - Soil Science (3.0 cr)
Agriculture/Natural Resources Electives
Students must take 7 credits.
Open Electives
Students must take enough open elective credits to meet the 120 credit requirement for graduation.
Law Enforcement Aviation
This emphasis provides training in aviation, law enforcement, and liberal education. It leads to careers as law enforcement pilots employed by local, state, and federal agencies such as the US Customs and Border Protection, state/federal conservation offices, and state/county/local law enforcement agencies. Program outcomes for graduates: demonstrate competency in aeronautics perform group problem solving, decision making, and conflict management activities demonstrate critical thinking to analyze situations in aeronautics and law enforcement be prepared to attend the peace officers skills training academy
After completing all required coursework, students may attend a skills session and take the Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T) certification examination, as coordinated by Bemidji State University.
Law Enforcement Aviation Emphasis Requirements
Required Courses - 40 credits
AVIA 3602 - Natural Resources and Enforcement Applications (2.0 cr)
CRJS 1500 - Introduction to Criminal Justice [HI/BEH/SSC, ETH/CIV RE] (4.0 cr)
CRJS 2500 - Introduction to Policing (3.0 cr)
CRJS 2550 - Traffic Law (2.0 cr)
CRJS 2560 - First Responder (3.0 cr)
CRJS 3505 - Judicial Process (3.0 cr)
CRJS 3525 - Juvenile Justice and Delinquency (3.0 cr)
CRJS 3530 - Criminal Justice Diversity (3.0 cr)
CRJS 3550 - Criminal Investigation (3.0 cr)
CRJS 3575 - Critical Issues in Policing (3.0 cr)
CRJS 4510 - Victimology (3.0 cr)
CRJS 4540 - Criminal Law (4.0 cr)
CRJS 4550 - Criminal Procedure (4.0 cr)
Agriculture/Natural Resources/Business Electives
Students must take 6 credits.
Open Electives
Students must take enough open elective credits to meet the 120 credit requirement for graduation.
 
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AVIA 1103 - Introduction to Aviation
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Preparation for FAA private pilot written exam. FAA regulations, weather, radio navigation, flight safety, emergency procedures.
AVIA 1104 - Introduction to Aviation Flight Lab
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Flight lab lessons leading to private pilot certificate. Flight lessons must be completed or private pilot certificate received before course credit is issued. prereq: 1103 or concurrent enrollment in 1103
AVIA 1396 - Conventional Aircraft Operations
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Ground school, dual flight instruction for endorsement for operation of tail wheel airplanes on ground, in flight. prereq: 1103, 1104 or instructor consent
AVIA 2220 - Basic Attitude Instrument Flying
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Operation, interpretation, and practical use of VOR, ADF, DME, RNAV, RMI, HIS, AND GPS systems. Instrument charts required for IFR flight. prereq: 1103, 1104
AVIA 2221 - Basic Attitude Instrument Flying Lab
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: 2220 or concurrent enrollment in 2220
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Flight Lab associated with AVIA 2220. Flight by reference to instruments, including electronic navigation and instrument charts. prereq: 2220 or concurrent enrollment in 2220
AVIA 2222 - IFR Regulations and Procedures
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Regulations, procedures, publications for operating IFR in national airspace system. Terminal/en route procedures. prereq: 2220, 2221
AVIA 2223 - IFR Regulations and Procedures Flight Lab
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: 2222 or concurrent enrollment in 2222
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Flight lab associated with 2222. IFR flight lessons concentrating on terminal and enroute procedures. Students must complete the appropriate flight lessons to satisfactorily complete the course. prereq: 2222 or concurrent enrollment in 2222
AVIA 3320 - Airplane Aerodynamics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Aerodynamics, performance, stability, control, weight/balance, special flight conditions as appropriate for commercial pilots. Commercial maneuvers, flight computers, commercial regulations. prereq: 2222, 2223
AVIA 3321 - Airplane Aerodynamics Flight lab
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: 3320 or concurrent enrollment in 3320
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Flight lab associated with 3320. Students train in a complex aircraft. Maneuvers/procedures required to complete FAA Commercial Pilot certificate. At completion of course, the student is endorsed for operation of a complex aircraft and recommended to take FAA Commercial practical test. prereq: 3320 or concurrent enrollment in 3320
AVIA 3324 - Aircraft Systems and Instruments
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Flight instruments, reciprocating engines. Propeller, electrical, environmental, hydraulic, pneumatic, fuel, ignition, lubrication, and pressurization systems. Commercial regulations, including FARS part 61, 91, 121, and 135. prereq: 1103, 1104 or instructor consent
AVIA 3396 - Advanced Conventional Aircraft Operations
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: 1396 or instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Ground school, dual flight instruction for advanced pilot maneuvering, flight applications of tail wheel airplanes. Students must complete flight lessons. prereq: 1396 or instructor consent
WRIT 3303 - Writing in Your Profession
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Comp 1011, 1013
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Writing about subjects related to students' academic disciplines and future professions. Developing persuasive writing skills for academic, personal, and professional purposes. Effective communication principles, audiences, formats, and technologies. prereq: Comp 1011, 1013
NATR 3899 - Pre-Internship Seminar
Credits: 0.5 [max 0.5]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Expectations/responsibilities of internship. Preparing for a job search. Presentations about internship experiences by those who have recently completed internship. Discussion between students, staff, and invited guests.
NATR 3900 - Internship
Credits: 0.5 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Supervised professional work experience in natural resource agencies, private companies, and businesses. Report/consultation with faculty adviser/employer. prereq: 3899
NATR 3901 - Post-Internship Seminar
Credits: 0.5 [max 0.5]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Students who have recently completed internships, prepare/deliver a PowerPoint presentation of experience/knowledge gained. Discussions between post/pre-internship students, staff, and invited guests. prereq: 3900
NATR 4652 - Seminar
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Survey of current literature in horticulture, aviation, golf and turf, and natural resources. Preparation/delivery of special topics. Preparation of abstracts. Evaluation of seminars. Use of library and other resources, including computer information searches. prereq: Jr or sr
SWM 3103 - Meteorology and Climatology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fundamentals of weather/climate. Energy balance, weather chart analysis, composition/circulation patterns of atmosphere, climates of continents. prereq: PHYS 1012
BIOL 1009 - General Biology (BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Major concepts of modern biology. Molecular structure of living things. Energy recruitment/utilization. Flow of genetic information through organisms/populations. Principles of inheritance, ecology, and evolution. Lab. prereq: High school science courses
CHEM 1001 - Introductory Chemistry (PHYS SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
For students who do not need professional-level general chemistry. Atomic and molecular structure, inorganic nomenclature, chemical equations, quantitative relationships, behavior of gases, phases of matter, solution chemistry, chemical dynamics, acid/base chemistry, oxidation-reduction process, nuclear processes, introduction to organic and biochemistry. prereq: High school algebra, high school chem
COMP 1011 - Composition I (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Process of clear, concrete, and convincing writing. Generation and discovery of subjects, revisions, editing.
COMP 1013 - Composition II (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Writing a research paper/s. Formulating/answering a research question. Developing an organizational/argument strategy for topic/audience. Supporting research question/argument with scholarly sources. prereq: 1011
MATH 1031 - College Algebra (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Basic algebraic operations, linear/quadratic equations/inequalities, variation. Functions/graphs. Theory of equations. Exponential/logarithmic functions. Systems of equations. Mathmatical modeling/applications. prereq: 0991 or ACT math score of 20 or higher
PHYS 1012 - Introductory Physics (PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Motion, forces, torque, energy, heat, sound, light, electricity, magnetism. Emphasizes applications. prereq: Math 1031
SPCH 1101 - Public Speaking (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topic selection, research, organization, rehearsal, and extemporaneous delivery of informative and persuasive speeches.
AGRO 1030 - Crop and Weed Identification
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Morphological characteristics used in mature plant, seedling, and seed identification. Identifying economically important crops and weeds in all stages of growth throughout the United States.
AGRO 1183 - Field Crops: Production Principles
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles and cultural practices used in growing certain row crops, small grains, oil crops, and specialty crops.
AGRO 2573 - Entomology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01679 - AGRO2573/NATR2573
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Insect taxonomy, anatomy, and physiology. Emphasis on insects of economic importance, especially in the Upper Midwest. Control methods, including integrated pest management. prereq: Agro 1183 or Hort 1010
AGRO 2640 - Applied Agriculture Chemicals
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Applied use of agriculture chemicals. Safety, toxicity, efficacy, phytotoxicity, recommendations, environmental interactions. prereq: 1030
AGRO 3230 - Introduction to Plant Pathology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Nature, diagnosis, and management of plant diseases. Identification, control, and life cycles of representative plant diseases significant in the Upper Midwest that illustrate plant pathology principles. prereq: Agro 1183 or Hort 1010, Biol 1009
AGRO 3444 - Crop Production
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles, including best cultural practices for crops of particular economic importance to the region. Oilseed, small grain, and specialty crops. prereq: 1183
BIOL 2022 - General Botany
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles of plant biology. Organization, function, growth/development, and reproductive biology of plants and plant-like organisms. Lab included. prereq: 1009 or 1009H
ENTR 2200 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Entrepreneurship/economy. Traits/skills of entrepreneurs, opportunities in entrepreneurship, legal forms of business establishment, self-analysis/fitness for entrepreneurship.
MKTG 2200 - Personal Selling
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to selling principles/processes. B2B vs B2C selling. Persuasive communication. Selling vs. buying. Time management. Emphasizes developing long-term buying/selling relationships.
SOIL 1293 - Soil Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Formation, classification, and composition of soils, with emphasis on environmental quality, chemical and physical properties affecting growth and nutrition of plants, management principles and practices used to increase productivity and conserve soil and water resources for agronomic crops. prereq: Chem 1001
AVIA 3602 - Natural Resources and Enforcement Applications
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Mission specific knowledge/skills in natural resources and law enforcement aviation. History/purposes, authority, operations, safety, records. Equipment and best practices for natural resources and law enforcement aviators.
CRJS 1500 - Introduction to Criminal Justice (HI/BEH/SSC, ETH/CIV RE)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Analysis of criminal justice system. Focuses on police, courts, corrections, and notion of justice in American society.
CRJS 2500 - Introduction to Policing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Development of police in America, past, present, future. Institutional context of police activity. Bureaucratization of police. Professionalization, role of police. Police/community change. prereq: 1500
CRJS 2550 - Traffic Law
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Motor vehicle/traffic code. Private/commercial vehicle regulations. Licensing regulations.
CRJS 2560 - First Responder
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Care for traumatic accidents, injuries, medical emergencies. Successful completion of course results in certification as first responder with Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB).
CRJS 3505 - Judicial Process
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Criminal justice judicial process. Judicial involvement from pre-arrest warrant issuance to appellate court review. Role/behavior of prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges. prereq: 1500
CRJS 3525 - Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Processing/treatment of juvenile offenders. Organization, operations, goals of individuals, agencies, institutions that work with offenders.
CRJS 3530 - Criminal Justice Diversity
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Dynamics of class, race, gender as they intersect with crime/justice in the United States. How class, race, gender separately/together influence criminal justice system. Reforms to reduce bias in crime control.
CRJS 3550 - Criminal Investigation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Rules of evidence in criminal investigation/court. Relevant issues, legal standards. Principles/techniques in criminal investigation procedures/surveillance. prereq: 2500
CRJS 3575 - Critical Issues in Policing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Function of law enforcement, roles of police in modern society. Police organizations/officers/work. Critical problems, policing strategies. Dealing with mentally disturbed. Police-minority/-community relations. prereq: 2500
CRJS 4510 - Victimology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Criminological examination of victims. Victim reactions. Responses by criminal justice system/other societal agencies.
CRJS 4540 - Criminal Law
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Elements of criminal offenses in the United States/Minnesota. Crimes against persons/property. Administration of justice. Cases outline judicial interpretation of criminal law.
CRJS 4550 - Criminal Procedure
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Rights of criminally accused, primarily in pretrial stages. Bill of Rights. Constitutional law. Police procedures permissible within confines of federal/state constitutions.