Degree Programs

DEGREE PLANS

Listed below please find links to the Degree Plans for the various programs in the Department of Aviation & Safety.

Assessment Plan and Course Mapping

Our Philosophy of Program Improvement

We understand that program assessment refers to the assessment of the academic degree plans that we offer. We further understand that our student learning effectiveness is enhanced through regular evaluations/assessments combined with a concerted effort to improve what we do.
Each faculty member will identify course student learning outcomes (SLOs) that complement and support the following program learning outcomes:

  • Exhibit characteristics expected for professionals in the aviation industry (such as adherence to professional standards, consistent attention to safety, and the practice of ethical behavior.)
  • Demonstrate mastery of the knowledge and skills expected of aviation professionals for entry and progression in a specified aviation management related career field.
  • Apply general business concepts in the aviation environment
  • Apply concepts from safety management and human factors to realistic problems in the aviation environment.
  • Identify and evaluate the evolving role of aviation and the factors impacting its place in the current world.

Methods of Student Assessment

Direct observation rubrics and monitored testing will be used to measure SLOs. Our four (4) major methods of assessment will be:

Internships

Each semester, several students from the department have the opportunity to complete aviation ship. During these internships, students accomplish the following:

  • Develop an understanding of employment opportunities and responsibilities.
  • Discover interests, refine skills and develop abilities in a realistic learning situation.
  • Develop marketable skills for gainful employment.
  • Develop the attitudes, work ethics, and skills necessary for job competency.
  • Learn employable skills.

Each intern receives a written and verbal evaluation by their immediate supervisor using a rubric developed by the Miami Dade Human Resources Department. They will be evaluated in 13 different categories and will receive a final rating of:

Superior (1)
Very Good (2)
Average (3)
Marginal (4)
Poor (5)

External Rating Categories Associated Program Goals
1. Ability to Learn
2. Ability to Communicate
3. Adaptability
  • Exhibit characteristics of professionals
  • Demonstrate mastery of knowledge and skills for entry and progression
  • Apply concepts from safety management and human factors to realistic problems
  • Identify and evaluate the evolving role of aviation
4. Appearance
5. Attendance
6. Attitude
7. Competence
8. Initiative
9. Judgment
  • Exhibit characteristics of professionals
  • Demonstrate mastery of knowledge and skills for entry and progression
  • Apply general business concepts from safety management and human factors to realistic problems
10. Personal Relations
11. Punctuality
12. Quality of Work
13. Quantity of Work
  • Exhibit characteristics of professionals
  • Apply general business concepts from safety management and human factors to realistic problems

Cumulative General Knowledge Test (CGKT)
The CGKT consists of 50 random questions from four (4) aviation core courses (Aviation History, Aviation Legislation, Flight Safety, and Intro to Aeronautics). The test will be administered to incoming freshmen and graduating seniors. Seniors scoring 80% or better will receive extra credit toward their final grade in AWS 450 – Senior Project in Aviation.

In Class Testing
During the course of the semester, students will be administered regular tests and at least one speaking and writing assignment.

Aviation Capstone Course (AWS 450 – Senior Project in Aviation)
The student is required to complete a major aviation research paper/thesis, which must be presented before an audience of aviation professionals and faculty members. Both the written and oral/defense portion of the project will be graded with Value Rubric created by the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

End of Course Reflections
Each course will be accessed via a written end of course evaluation. The instructor will identify selected student learning outcomes at the beginning of the semester to be assessed. The following information will be reported:

  • Means of Assessment
  • Criteria for Success
  • Modifications Made to Course
  • Results of Assessment
  • Discussion and Action Plan for Improvement
  • Grade Distribution
  • Frequency of Assessments
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