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Engineering Technology, B.S. Aeronautical-Electrical Concentration (ETAS)
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First Semester - Fall 200818 hours
AAS 1001   Foundational Concepts Of Aviation Studies Laboratory
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with AVTC 1003. Provides a practical introduction to the aviation industry. Lab safety, aircraft systems familiarization, aircraft operations, technical publications, tool familiarization, aircraft hardware identification and installation, and precision measurements. Lab 2. Corequisite: AVTC 1003. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
AAS 1003   Foundational Concepts Of Aviation Studies
An overview of the aviation profession and the vehicles used for powered flight. Topics include; attributes of an aviation professional, airman qualifications privileges and limitations, career opportunities, ethics, technical publications, weight and balance from the technician's perspective, aircraft configuration, and operational capabilities. A study of the early history of powered flight is also included. Class 3. Corequisite: AVTC 1001. Prerequisite or Corequisite: AERF 1103. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
BIBL 1043   Biblical Foundations For Living (L)
An introductory course highlighting the relationship between Biblical teaching and contemporary Christian living. This initial experience in the integration of faith and learning focuses on principles of Biblical interpretation and application. Students learn how to interpret core Biblical passages so as to give guidance for some of the tough issues Christians face today. Class 3.
 
DSTC 1203   Computer Aided Drafting And Design
An introduction to computerized drafting using microcomputers with two-dimensional and solid modeling CAD software to provide the student with a working knowledge of computer aided drafting. Class 3. Prerequisite: DSTC 1022 or consent of instructor. DSTC 1203 is for students who have completed a drafting course. DSTC 1022 is required as a deficiency course for students with no drafting experience.
 
EETC 1011   Electronic Fabrication Fundamentals
A hands-on lab course introducing students to electronic circuit fabrication. Topics include: safety, components, connectors, wiring, soldering, prototyping, bread boarding, printed circuit board construction, testing, and packaging. Electronic CAD software will be used for circuit drawing and printed circuit board layout. Course concepts will be reinforced through student projects. Lab 3. (Fall)
 
ENGL 1013   English Composition I
A study of effective writing, reading, and speaking. Expository writing and the use of the personal computer to plan, draft, and revise will be emphasized. (This course must be completed before reaching Junior standing. ). Class 3. Prerequisites: Qualification on ACT or SAT exam or completion of ENGL 0103 with a passing grade.
 
LETU 1101   Cornerstones Of Life And Learning (L)
This course introduces students to the LeTourneau University community and prepares them for the pursuit of whole person education and lifelong learning. It helps students explore and learn how to fulfill God's unique design for their lives through a holistic approach that establishes four essential cornerstones of life and learning: personal, intellectual, spiritual, and community development. Class 1.
 
MATH 1303   Precalculus
A study of polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and rational functions, systems of equations and inequalities, sequences, series, and analytic geometry, including a review of algebra. This course may not be taken by anyone who has passed MATH 1603 or MATH 1903 with a grade of C or better. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1123 or equivalent. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
      Fulfill English Proficiency Requirement
All students must demonstrate proficiency in English by passing either the English Proficiency Examination or ENGL 1001 English Review. Completion of this requirement by exam must take place before a student reaches senior status, otherwise ENGL 1001 must be taken every semester after reaching senior status until successfully completed.
 
Second Semester - Spring 200918 hours
AAS 1401   DC Electricity Laboratory
Experimental practice exercises in the wiring of DC electrical circuits including series, parallel, series parallel, and complex circuits. Emphasis is placed on schematic diagram interpretation, multi meter use, basic soldering, and circuit fault isolation. Lab safety is emphasized throughout the course. Lab 2. Corequisite: AVTC 1403. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
AAS 1403   DC Electricity
Principles of electricity covering direct current circuits, electrical units, Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's voltage and current laws, and solutions to complex circuits using Thevenin's theorem and loop equations. Inductance, capacitance, magnetism, electromagnetism, induction, troubleshooting principles, and AC are also introduced. Class 3. Corequisites: AVTC 1401 and MATH 1203. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
BIBL 1033   Biblical Literature
This survey provides an overall perspective for understanding the Bible within its historical and cultural setting. The course will focus on the reading of significant portions of the Bible so that students may grasp the framework and themes of the Old and New Testaments as well as the relationship between the Testaments. Throughout the course students will also develop skills in interpreting and applying the Bible to contemporary situations. Class 3.
 
ENGL 1023   English Composition II
A study of argumentation/logic and writing for the professions with an emphasis on using the personal computer to plan, draft, and revise written projects. Each student is required to write a fully documented research paper and give oral presentations in class. (This course must be completed before reaching Junior standing. ). Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1013.
 
ENGR 1812   Fundamentals Of Engineering Design
Introduction to engineering design concepts through team projects; including elements of goal setting and planning, design synthesis, teamwork, ethics, professionalism, and reporting. Class 2.
 
MATH 1252   Trigonometry
A study of the trigonometric functions, identities, solving triangles, inverse trigonometric functions, and complex numbers. Class 2. Prerequisite: MATH 1123 or equivalent. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
PHYS 1111   General Physics I Laboratory
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with PHYS 1113. Lab 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1203 or MATH 1303. Corequisites: MATH 1252 and PHYS 1113. (Spring)
 
PHYS 1113   General Physics I
Principles of mechanics, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, and light for technology or liberal arts students. Not applicable for degree requirements in engineering, mathematics, the B. S. in chemistry, or a minor in physics. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1203 or MATH 1303. Corequisites: MATH 1252 and PHYS 1111. (Spring)
 
Third Semester - Fall 200917 hours
CHEM 1111   General Chemistry I Laboratory
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with CHEM 1113. Lab 3. Corequisite: CHEM 1113.
 
CHEM 1113   General Chemistry I
Examines all the general areas of modern chemistry. Included are atomic and molecular structure, periodic classification of the elements, acids and bases, solutions, thermodynamics, kinetics, electrochemistry, descriptive inorganic chemistry, nuclear chemistry, and an introduction to organic and biochemistry. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1123. Corequisite: CHEM 1111.
 
COSC 1303   Computer Science I
An introduction to the field of computer science. Problem solving strategies, basic data structures, and an introduction to algorithms in the context of a modern programming language, currently C++. A first course in programming with an emphases on scientific and engineering applications. Class 2. Lab 1. MATH 1423 Elementary Statistics may be substituted for COSC 1303.
 
EETC 1041   AC Electricity Laboratory
Experimental practice exercises in the wiring and measurements of AC electrical circuits. Lab safety and report writing are emphasized. Lab 2. Prerequisite: EETC 1021 or AVTC 1401. Corequisites: EETC 1042 and ENGL 1013. (Fall) Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
EETC 1042   AC Electricity
Phasor algebra, AC series and parallel circuits, circuit resonance, power factor correction, AC voltage measurements, impedance, transformers, and filter networks. Class 2. Prerequisites: EETC 1022 or AVTC 1403, and MATH 1252. Corequisite: EETC 1041. (Fall) Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
MATH 1603   Technical Calculus I
An introduction to calculus including analytic geometry, limits, derivatives, applications of derivatives, applications of antiderivatives, and the definite integral. Not applicable for degree requirements in mathematics or engineering. This course may not be taken for credit by anyone who has passed MATH 1903 with a grade of C or better. Class 3. Prerequisites: MATH 1252 and MATH 1303, or equivalent. (Fall) Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
PHYS 1121   General Physics II Laboratory
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with PHYS 1123. Lab 3. Prerequisites: PHYS 1111, MATH 1252 and either MATH 1203 or MATH 1303. Corequisite: PHYS 1123. (Fall)
 
PHYS 1123   General Physics II
Principles of mechanics, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, and light for technology or liberal arts students. Not applicable for degree requirements in engineering, mathematics, the B. S. in chemistry, or a minor in physics. Class 3. Prerequisites: PHYS 1113, MATH 1252 and either MATH 1203 or MATH 1303. Corequisite: PHYS 1121. (Fall)
 
Fourth Semester - Spring 201016 hours
AAS 2231   Introduction To Aircraft Systems Laboratory
Practical applications involving the disassembly, inspection, and maintenance of various aircraft system components including hydraulic and pneumatic systems, landing gear and brake systems, fire warning and control systems, and environmental control systems as used in General Aviation aircraft. Lab 4. Corequisite: AVTC 2232.
 
AAS 2232   Introduction To Aircraft Systems
A study of the theory, components, and operation of various aircraft systems used in General Aviation aircraft including hydraulic systems, landing gear and brake systems, pneumatic systems, fire warning and control systems, and environmental control systems. Class 2. Prerequisites: AVTC 1003, AVTC 1401, AVTC 1403, and MATH 1203. Corequisite: AVTC 2231.
 
COMM 1113   Introduction To Speech Communication
A study of basic oral communication principles, including verbal and nonverbal language, listening, group dynamics, and public speaking. Emphasis is upon application of these principles in the sending and receiving of different types of oral discourse. Class 3.
 
EETC 2313   Electronics I
Basic solid state study of discrete component devices and circuits such as power supplies and amplifiers using diodes and transistors including field-effect transistors. Class 2. Lab 2. Prerequisites: EETC 1041 and EETC 1042. (Spring)
 
EETC 3213   Digital Electronics
Number systems; switching algebra and combinational logic design; logic gate circuits; latches, flip-flops, counters, registers, multiplexers, and memory devices; data coding and error detection; applications of digital circuits. Class 2. Lab 2. Prerequisites: EETC 1021, EETC 1022, or AVTC 1401, AVTC 1403, and MATH 1203 or MATH 1303. (Spring)
 
ENGR 1311   Manufacturing Processes Laboratory
Lab experience in basic manufacturing processes including materials separation and materials joining processes including mechanical and thermal processes. Safety issues and the use of precision measuring devices are stressed. Class 1. Lab 3.
 
ENGR 2400   Sophomore Design Seminar
Seminar topics emphasizing skills necessary to successfully complete design projects, including the study of design project case studies. Class 1. Prerequisite: ENGR 1812. (Spring)
 
MATH 1613   Technical Calculus II
A continuation of MATH 1603 including applications of the definite integral, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, integration techniques, and improper integrals. Not applicable for degree requirements in mathematics or engineering. This course may not be taken for credit by anyone who has passed MATH 2013 with a grade of C or better. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1603. (Spring)
 
Fifth Semester - Fall 201015 hours
AAS 3612   Introduction To Aircraft Gas Turbine Engines
Introduction of the basic aircraft gas turbine engine and its application to modern aircraft. Includes varied engine operations and parameters. Class 2. Prerequisite: AVTC 2603.
 
EETC 2324   Electronics II
Solid state study primarily of integrated circuits such as operational amplifiers, active filters, and voltage regulators. Amplifier frequency response and some discrete components such as thyristors, unijunction transistors and optoelectronic devices will also be studied. Class 3. Lab 2. Prerequisites: EETC 2313 and MATH 1603. (Fall)
 
EETC 3413   Electrical Machinery
A study of the theory, construction, operation, and control of electrical generators, motors, transformers, and converters. Class 2. Lab 3. Prerequisites: EETC 1041 and EETC 1042. (Fall)
 
EETC 3513   Electronic Communications
A study of various means, circuits, and systems for transmitting intelligence electronically. Includes noise considerations, AM, SSB, FM, TV, microwave, fiber optics, transmission lines and antennas. Class 2. Lab 2. Prerequisites: EETC 2313 and MATH 1603. (Fall)
 
METC 2013   Statics
Fundamental concepts of mechanics, forces, vectors and resultants, moments and couples, equilibrium, structures and members, friction, centroids and center of gravity and moments of inertia. Class 3. Prerequisite: PHYS 1113. Corequisite: MATH 1603. (Fall) Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
Sixth Semester - Spring 201118 hours
AAS 2441   Airframe Electrical Laboratory
A practical study of aircraft wiring, including power and control circuits, and the physical aspects of the circuits. Includes aircraft load analysis, Federal Aviation Regulations, and AC theory. Lab 4. Corequisite: AVTC 2443.
 
AAS 2443   Airframe Electrical
A study of aircraft electrical systems, system installation, maintenance, and problem analysis. Includes AC theory, DC and AC power distribution systems, and AC generation systems. Class 3. Prerequisites: AVTC 1003, AVTC 1401, AVTC 1403, and MATH 1203. Corequisite: AVTC 2441.
 
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
 
ENGR 2313   Materials Engineering
Atomic nature of materials including atomic structure, atomic and molecular bonding, crystalline and noncrystalline structures, imperfections, and electronic properties. Basic material properties of metals, organics, and ceramics. Solutions, phase relationships, reactions, modification of properties, stability of materials in service, and composite materials. Class 3. Prerequisites: CHEM 1111, CHEM 1113, MATH 2013 or MATH 1613 and PHYS 2013 or PHYS 1113.
 
ENGR 3022   Engineering Project Management (L)
Elements and processes of engineering project management including managerial aspects, organizational structures, project scheduling, engineering economics and resource allocation, and project control and evaluation. Class 2. Prerequisite: ENGR 1812.
 
ENGR 3813   Engineering Design Methodology
The study of engineering design principles with application to a team project. Topics include: planning the design process, stakeholder analysis, design specifications, functional analysis and concept generation, feasibility estimation, prototyping, and design-for-manufacturing. Project requirements include significant oral and written communication components. Class 2. Lab 3. Prerequisites: Junior standing and consent of instructor.
 
METC 2023   Dynamics
Kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies, plane motion, rectilinear motion, angular motion, work, energy and power, and impulse and momentum. Class 3. Prerequisites: METC 2013 and MATH 1603. (Spring) Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
Seventh Semester - Fall 201115 hours
AAS 3461   Aircraft Instrumentation Systems Laboratory
A practical application of aircraft powerplant and flight instrument, including inspection, installation, testing, and regulations. A thorough understanding of AC and DC electrical theory is required. Lab 4. Corequisite: AVTC 3462. (Fall)
 
AAS 3462   Aircraft Instrumentation Systems
A study of the basic principles of measurement as they apply to aircraft instruments and instrument systems. Pneumatic, mechanical, and electrical/electronic instrumentation as well as applicable FAA regulations are discussed. A thorough understanding of AC and DC electrical theory is required. Class 2. Prerequisites: AVTC 2433, AVTC 2443, and MATH 1252. Corequisite: AVTC 3461. (Fall)
 
EETC 4213   Introduction To Microcontrollers
Application of digital and logic concepts; the study of microcontroller function and use; assembly language programming. Class 2. Lab 2. Prerequisite: EETC 3213. (Fall)
 
EETC 4233   Instrumentation And Controls
A study of instrumentation and control systems including analog, digital, and programmable controllers used in both open- and closed-loop control systems. Applications of the different types of control systems along with sensors, transducers, and final correcting devices are studied. Class 2. Lab 2. Prerequisites: EETC 3213 and MATH 1613. (Fall)
 
ENGR 4400   Senior Design Seminar
Seminar topics emphasize skills necessary to successfully complete design projects. Topics may include ethics, standards, environmental impact, sustainability, manufacturability, health, and safety. Economic, social, and political considerations are also addressed. Class 1. Corequisite: ENGR 4813. (Fall)
 
ENGR 4813   Senior Design I (L)
Applications of design principles to a capstone engineering project. Projects are team based and include developing design specifications, conceptual designs, and final designs. Project requirements include significant oral and written communication components. Examples of projects include intercollegiate competition, industry sponsored, applied research, and service projects. Students pursuing more than one concentration in engineering or engineering technology must complete a two semester sequence in senior design for each concentration. Class 2. Lab 3. Prerequisites: Senior standing and consent of instructor. Corequisite: ENGR 4400. (Fall)
 
KINE     Physical Activities
Offerings include: aerobics, archery, action games, badminton, basketball, bowling, fitness, flag football, golf, racquetball, scuba diving, soccer, swimming, tennis, volleyball, weight training, etc. (Half of semester.) Class 1.
 
KINE 1512   Concepts Of Lifetime Fitness
General studies requirement under Kinesiology. The course examines various concepts of health and physical fitness with the purpose of encouraging the student to establish positive patterns of activity and healthful living. Class 2.
 
Eighth Semester - Spring 201216 hours
AAS 4401   Avionics Laboratory
A practical study of aircraft navigation and communication systems, including microwave and pulse systems. Special consideration to systems integration will be given, including data buses, auto pilot systems, and flight management systems. Lab 2. Corequisite: AVTC 4403. (Spring)
 
AAS 4403   Avionics
A study of aircraft navigation and communication systems, including microwave and pulse systems. Special emphasis will be placed on systems integration; including data buses, auto pilot systems, and flight management systems. Class 3. Prerequisites: AVTC 2443 and AVTC 3462. Corequisite: AVTC 4401. (Spring)
 
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
 
ENGL     Literature Elective
Any ENGL 2000+ level courses <b><u>except</u></b>:
ENGL 2011 Applied Journalism
ENGL 2603 Creative Writing
ENGL 3213 Technical Writing
ENGL 3223 Advanced Grammar and Composition
ENGL 3403 Journalism-Publications
ENGL 3413 Visual Literacy
ENGL 3931 English Internship
ENGL 4023 Writing for Digital Media
ENGL 4913 Literary Criticism
ENGL 4923 History of the English Language
ENGL 4931 Digital Writing Practicum
Class 3.
 
ENGR 4823   Senior Design II (L)
Completion of final design, fabrication, testing, and reporting of the engineering design projects initiated in ENGR 4813. Class 2. Lab 3. Prerequisite: ENGR 4813. (Spring)
 
HIST     History Elective
Any History (HIST) course. Class 3.
 
Total Hours: 133