The Applied Arts department features a variety of elective classes including Private Pilot Ground School, Automotive Technology, Personal Finance, and others.
Automotive Technology – 10 credits
Automotive Technology is designed to give students a deeper understanding of auto mechanics. It includes preventive maintenance; brake, exhaust, and electrical systems; troubleshooting; and general engine repairs. The course also covers minor auto body repair. Lab Fee.
Freshmen Life Skills – 5 credits
This one-semester course is designed to be a practical guide for students; to equip them with the skills they need to tackle situations they will face during their first year at BMA. Topics may include handling homesickness, personal hygiene, cooking methods, dorm cleanliness, manners and etiquette, relationships and study techniques. Required for all Freshmen.
Ground School – 10 credits
Private pilot ground school presents a solid foundation in aerodynamics, aircraft systems and servicing, airport operations and communication, regulations, meteorology, weight and balance, as well as descriptions of primary flight maneuvers. It includes cross country navigation methods, flight physiology and meteorology to prepare for the FAA Private Pilot written exam.
Introduction to Leadership – 2.5 credits
This class helps the beginning leader focus on characteristics fundamental to the self awareness every leader must understand in order to be successful. The process starts by reviewing key leadership concepts as presented by Steven Covey, and the leadership model of researchers Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. This class is offered first semester.
Personal Finance – 5 credits
This course uses Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University materials. It prepares students how to manage money and particularly how to stay away from debt. This course underlines the importance of Christian principles in dealing with money. Savings, Investments, Budgeting, Insurance, Career Choices, Taxes, and Real Estate are the major topics discussed in this course. The emphasis also given to College preparation, applying for scholarships, future career and financial goals.