Class Catalogue

2015-2017 Class Catalogue

Degree program: Bachelor of Science in Missions with a Concentration in Aviation

CORE CLASSES

CC101 Finance and Budgeting 2 hours This course covers the basic mathematics of everyday usage, with the proviso that it adds the necessary chapters which a pilot must know in the many math-related duties of all areas of flight plans and other venues.

CC102 Interpersonal Skills 2 hours
Studying personality types and the how of interacting with a Christian with other Christians and those who do not yet believe.

CC103 Study Habits 2 hours
The student is taught basic successful means of studying intensively as in the degree program of the College of Missionary Aviation

CC104 Establishing & Achieving goals 2 hours
This course will help the student to envision reasonable establishment of and habitual achieving goals.

CC105 Basic College English and Writing 3 hours
A basic college course in writing and reading technical English. This is to provide the foundation for doing necessary reading and writing for aviation.

CC106 Aviation Math 3 hours
A specific mathematics course which covers the necessary mathematical elements for the aviator.

CC107 Communication 2 hours
Communication is at the heart of cross-cultural ministry. This course will examine the impact of lifestyle, interpersonal relationships, and social roles on the issues of cross- cultural communication.

CC108 Computer Skills 2 hours
A purposefully “narrowing in” course to see that each student is computer “savvy.” This is hands on, and each student will need a laptop with which to work.

 

BIBLE AND THEOLOGY COURSES

BT101 The Bible: Its Peoples, Lands, and Contents 3 hours This course is a basic but crucial course for a new believer and at the same time a magnificent review for seasoned believers. Take time to get a feel of Bible lands, and gain a knowledge of handling the truths presented in God’s written Word for one’s own benefit, and for possible Bible teaching.

BT102 Hermeneutics 3 hours
This course is best taken with BT101 The Bible: Its Peoples, Lands, and Contents. This course takes BT101 into depth work on how to find the true meaning of the Scriptures. This is an intensive course in how we interpret the Biblical writings based on historical context, authorial intent, and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

BT201 The Scope of Christian Theology I 3 hours
The word “theology” brings fear to many and chills to many others. This course is designed to study how Christian doctrine developed as the early and later church understood the covenants of God; the purpose of Christ’s Incarnation, death, Resurrection, and Ascension, and to see how Hebrew monotheism turns into the glory of the Trinity and its three persons.

BT202 The Scope of Christian Theology II 3 hours
A further stretch of thinking with the mind of redemption. This second course in doctrines covers faith and history; doctrines of salvation; the church and the sacraments, Christianity and other faith commitments and Christian Biblical eschatology.

 

MISSIONS CLASSES

MI205 The Making of Global Christianity 3 hours
Christianity was a global faith, (with its center of gravity in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East) before it became a predominantly Western religion (c.1500); and, after roughly five centuries, it has once again reemerged as a hugely non-Western phenomenon. A full historical account reveals a faith that is inherently global because it is ultimately local and therefore never fully defined by any historical phase. This course provides a missiological exploration of Christianity’s two thousand-year history with a primary focus on the processes of cross-cultural transmission and the critical elements that have defined the experience and expression of the faith in successive heartlands. Five core issues will guide the discussion: the translation principle (or indigenous appropriations and vernacular expressions of the faith); the agents and agencies of missionary expansion; major movements of reformation and renewal; interaction with other faiths, and causative factors in the periodic shifts or extermination of the faith.

MI302 Cultural Anthropology 3 hours

The cultural perspective on human behavior including case studies, often illustrated by ethnographic films and slides, of non-Western and American cultures. Field interviewing may be needed Includes the cross-cultural treatment of economic, legal, political, social and religious institutions and a survey of major approaches to the explanation of cultural variety and human social organization.

MI303 Small Group Development and Church Planting 3 hours
A course designed to explore the meaning of church growth and to prepare students to lead their churches to grow both numerically…bonding will be explored, with an overview of the local culture focusing on history, politics; A course dealing with the biblical background of small groups and their role in Christian history.

MI304* Short Term Mission Practicum 8 hours
The student will participate in a missions trip, experiencing another culture which is vastly different than their own. The time is determined by missionaries on the field.

MI401 Christianity and World Religions 3 hours
This course is an introductory survey of the major living religious traditions, with attention to contemporary religious pluralism and secularization. It will provide the student with a framework for understanding religions of our world and to develop a framework for relating with people who come from other religious traditions from a distinctive Christian perspective.

MI402 Contemporary Strategies in Missions 3 hours
Missions-Students will understand the changes and traditions which are both needed for ministry cross-culturally, world-wide in the 21st century.

* MI304 is available on the 2nd quarter of each calendar year.

 

AVIATION CLASSES

AV101 Solo/Private Ground Instruction 6 hours
Students will know and understand the basic principles of flight, pass the FAA written knowledge test for the private pilot license, become proficient in operating an aircraft to private pilot standards and pass a flight test and oral exam from the FAA meeting the practical test standards for a private pilot from the FAA.

AV102 Solo/Private Flight Training 6 hours
Students will know and understand the basic principles of flight, pass the FAA written knowledge test for the private pilot license, become proficient in operating an aircraft to private pilot standards and pass a flight test and oral exam from the FAA meeting the practical test standards for a private pilot from the FAA.

AV201 Instrument Ground Instruction 6 hours Students will know and understand all aspects of flying an aircraft solely by reference to instruments, understand meteorology and weather conditions that affect flight in instrument conditions and pass the written and practical test for a certificate to fly in IFR conditions.

AV202 Instrument Flight Training 6 hours
Students will know and understand all aspects of flying an aircraft solely by reference to instruments, understand meteorology and weather conditions that affect flight in instrument conditions and pass the written and practical test for a certificate to fly in IFR conditions.

AV203 Tailwheel Ground Instruction 2 hours
Students will know and understand the principles and aerodynamics related to tail wheel flying and demonstrate proficiency in operating an aircraft with tailwheel landing gear.

AV204 Tailwheel Flight Training 2 hours
Students will know and understand the principles and aerodynamics related to tail wheel flying and demonstrate proficiency in operating an aircraft with tailwheel landing gear.

AV301 Commercial Ground Instruction 9 hours
Students will know and understand the topics required of a commercial pilot and meet the flight time requirements and proficiency standards required by the FAA to pass the commercial knowledge test and demonstrate proficiency in flight maneuvers and operation of a complex aircraft.

AV302 Commercial Flight Training 12 hours
Students will know and understand the topics required of a commercial pilot and meet the flight time requirements and proficiency standards required by the FAA to pass the commercial knowledge test and demonstrate proficiency in flight maneuvers and operation of a complex aircraft.

AV304 Downed Pilot/Survival 3 hours
Students will know and understand the key components of survival in a mock aircraft accident and then navigate their way back to safety and or contact through emergency channels to receive assistance.

AV401** CFI Ground Instruction 6 hours
Students will know and understand the fundamentals of instruction and meet the standards required to pass the Flight Instructors Exam and demonstrate the ability to teach the classroom instruction and flight maneuvers to initial flight students.

AV402** CFI Flight Training 6 hours Students will know and understand the fundamentals of instruction and meet the standards required to pass the Flight Instructors Exam and demonstrate the ability to teach the classroom instruction and flight maneuvers to initial flight students.

AV403 Mission Flight Ground Instruction 3 hours
Students will be able to know and understand how to operate an aircraft in and out of short and rough landing strips on unimproved terrain and over obstacles with a high degree of competence and understanding of the many factors that influence the safe and successful outcome of flight operations in various environments.

AV404 Mission Flight Training 3 hours
Students will be able to know and understand how to operate an aircraft in and out of short and rough landing strips on unimproved terrain and over obstacles with a high degree of competence and understanding of the many factors that influence the safe and successful outcome of flight operations in various environments.

AV405 Flight Instruction and Evaluation 6 hours
Students will demonstrate the ability to teach both ground and flight instruction with professionalism, enforcing standards and assisting the student to obtain the minimum standards for the course of instruction being taught.

AV406*** Multi-Engine Ground Instruction 4 hours
Students will know the principles of flight regarding multi-engine aircraft and demonstrate proficiency in operating a multi-engine aircraft in various flight regimes.

AV407*** Multi-Engine Flight Training 10 hours
Students will know the principles of flight regarding multi-engine aircraft and demonstrate proficiency in operating a multi-engine aircraft in various flight regimes.

** AV401 & 402 are not required for graduation and are available to the student at additional cost.

*** AV406 and AV407 are optional at additional cost to the student and are not covered under the standard program cost.

 

ELECTIVES

AV305 Camping 2 hours
Students will learn how to live in a nature for a protracted time either alone or with others.

AV306 Field Medic Course 3 hours
Students will learn and understand the basics of emergency medical care before a person may be transported to more able facilities.