Engineering Technology Applications in Aviation

UWF partners with the National Flight Academy to offer Engineering Technology Applications in Aviation, a one credit hour course offered to prospective high school juniors and seniors attending the 5.5 day Ambition Program at the National Flight Academy.


Program Description

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The Division of Continuing Education at the University of West Florida in partnership with the National Flight Academy is pleased to offer Engineering Technology Applications in Aviation, a one credit-hour course offered by UWF at the National Flight Academy in Pensacola Florida.

Who Qualifies?

High school prospective juniors and seniors attending the 5.5 day Ambition program at the National Flight Academy can earn college credit when they simultaneously take the Engineering Technology Applications in Aviation course.

Course description:

Learners will apply engineering technology concepts to successfully plan and execute aviation-related mission scenarios in a high-fidelity fully immersive learning environment at the National Flight Academy in Pensacola, Florida.

Tuition: $199.95 (note: no scholarships or discounts)

This tuition is separate from the cost of attending the National Flight Academy 
*NO application fee.

Application Deadline: 3 weeks before the course start date

Course Location:

The National Flight Academy in Pensacola, FL

 For more information and to enroll please submit the Inquire Today form or email ContinuingEd@uwf.edu

Topics covered during this course include:

  • Forces of Flight
  • Boyle's Law
  • Principles of Radar
  • Thrust-to-Weight Ratios and vectored thrust
  • Dynamic fuel consumption management
  • Ratios for map scaling and distance measurement
  • Angle addition and subtraction for navigation
  • Using a protractor to calculate direction headings on a map
  • Applying rate calculations to coordinate resources
  • Effects of industrial chemicals in aquatic environments

Spring 2014

March 23-28 April 6-11

Summer 2014

May 25-30 June 1-6 June 8-13 June 15-20 June 22-27 June 29-July 4 July 6-11 July 13-18 July 20-25 July 27-August 1 August 3-8 August 10-15

Fall 2014

October 12-17 October 19-24 October 26-31 November 2-7

FAQs

What do students do in the course to earn college credit?
They do the following to earn college credit:

  • Successfully complete all of the mission planning and execution activities.
  • Pass all of the objective assessments with a score of 70% or better, including additional assessments they complete during dedicated supplementary class sessions for the for-credit students.
  • Produce a technology project over the course of the program as a graded assignment.

What kind of college credit can I earn?
You can earn one semester hour of undergraduate credit.

Can this credit be applied toward a community college degree or is it limited to a university?
There is no inherent limitation on what educational institution will accept this course's credit and apply it toward a degree program. However, that decision is up to the particular institution.

Can I apply this college credit at a non-Florida college?
That decision is solely up to the college. However, successful completion of this course will certainly strengthen your application to that college.

How do I register for the course?
Here are the steps to get registered for the course:

  1. Notify the UWF Continuing Education office that you are interested in taking the course. You can do this by filling out the "Inquire Today" form or emailingContinuingEd@uwf.edu.
  2. Apply to UWF as a non-degree seeking student.
    • Indicate Engineering Technology undergraduate as the program.
    • There is no application fee.
    • Once your application is reviewed and approved by Admissions (1-3 working days), you will receive an email from Admissions that includes your new UWF ID number.
  3. As a prerequisite to registration, all students must must submit theMandatory Immunization Health History Form to satisfy the University's immunization requirements for face-to-face courses.
  4. Once you are accepted as a non-degree seeking student and the immunization requirements are met, the Continuing Education office will register you in the course and notify you by email.
  5. Pay the course tuition before the start date.
    • Payment is made via the University's normal tuition payment process through the Cashier's office.

How much more does this course cost in addition to what I am paying to attend the National Flight Academy?
The additional cost of this course is $199.95.

How do I pay for the course?
Payment is made via the University's normal tuition payment process through the Cashier's office.

Are any scholarships or discounts available for this course?
No.

Does my fee to attend the National Flight Academy include this credit course?
No. While the University of West Florida is working closely with the National Flight Academy, this is solely a University course and the additional fee associated with it is paid directly to the University.

When is the tuition due for this credit course?
In accordance with the University's policy for credit courses, tuition payment is due by the first day of the course. After that day, you may be subject to a $100 late payment fee.

What is the refund policy if I decide to drop the course after registering for it?
The course drop and refund policy for this course is the same as that for any other credit course offered by the University of West Florida. In general, you may drop the course any time up to the day it starts and receive a full refund. If you drop the course after that date, the regular University policy is used to determine whether you receive a partial or no refund.

Is the University of West Florida accredited?
Yes. The University of West Florida is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

Who can take this course?
Any student entering their junior or senior year in high school (or the equivalent if they are being home-schooled) may take this course while they are attending the National Flight Academy Ambition program.

Can I take the course after I have attended the National Flight Academy?
No. If you take it, you must do so while you are attending the National Flight Academy Ambition program.

When do I have to apply to take the course?
The application deadline is three weeks before the start date of the course you want to take.

Is there a separate application fee?
No. Since you will be applying to the University as a non-degree seeking student, the only payment required to the University will be the course tuition.

Where is the course located?
The course is held at the National Flight Academy in Pensacola, Florida.

Immunization requirements: Am I required to follow the UWF policy for immunization?
Yes. As a prerequisite to registration, all students must satisfy the University's immunization requirements for face-to-face courses.

  • Immunization requirements information.
  • Measels/mumps/rubella (MMR) immunization: Documentation is REQUIRED unless a medical or religious waiver letter is submitted.
  • Hepatitis-meningitis immunization: Either documentation of immunization or a waiver request can be submitted.
  • For students under the age of 18 years, waivers must be signed by the student's parent or guardian.
  • Immunization documentation and waiver forms may be emailed to immunizations@uwf.edu or faxed to the UWF Health Center at 850-857-6100.

Who has access to my grade in the course?
UWF protects the privacy of student education records in accordance with federal law, specifically the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). UWF only discloses information about students to persons they list on a FERPA release form which is available to you at check-in or athttp://uwf.edu/registrar/release.pdf.

Once I have finished the course, how do I obtain an official transcript?
Official transcripts may be ordered via the web, by telephone, by mail, or in person. The University does not accept facsimile requests for transcripts. Official transcripts cost $10 per copy. If you order by phone, you will reach an operator who will process your transcript request. There is a $10 surcharge (in addition to the $10 per copy transcript fee) for placing your request through an operator, unless you are in the middle of a web site request and are calling for technical assistance. Current and former students may access and Unofficial Transcript at no charge through the MyUWF web portal.