Aircraft Systems, B.S. Mechanical Technology Concentration (AAMT)
Requirements List for 2012-2013About the School of Aeronautical Science - About the Department of Applied Aviation Sciences - Major Program
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| AERF 1113 Flight Science I (Private Ground School) |
A study of the basics in flight including aerodynamics, aircraft systems, weight and balance, charts, navigation, flight planning, regulations, and weather. Successful completion of the course completes requirements to take the Federal Aviation Administration private pilot written exam. Class 3.
| AVTC 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. These courses require a minimum grade of C and are prerequisite to all other AVTC courses.
| AVTC 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. These courses require a minimum grade of C and are prerequisite to all other AVTC courses.
| AVTC 1401 Aircraft 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. These courses require a minimum grade of C and are prerequisite to all other AVTC courses.
| AVTC 1403 Aircraft 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. These courses require a minimum grade of C and are prerequisite to all other AVTC courses.
| AVTC 2211 Aircraft Metal Structures Laboratory |
Practical application of repairs to aluminum aircraft structural components. Lab 5. Corequisite: AVTC 2213.
| AVTC 2213 Aircraft Metal Structures |
A study of materials, methods, and procedures used in the construction and repair of aircraft structures. Emphasis is placed on stress in various aircraft structural designs and on corrosion theory, identification, and control. Class 3. Prerequisites: AVTC 1001, AVTC 1003, AVTC 1401, AVTC 1403, and MATH 1203. Corequisite: AVTC 2211.
| AVTC 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.
| AVTC 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.
| AVTC 2431 Powerplant Electrical Systems Laboratory |
A practical application of electricity involving the overhaul, testing, and installation of aircraft magnetos, generators, starters, voltage regulators, and battery servicing. Lab 4. Corequisites: AVTC 2433 and AVTC 2603.
| AVTC 2433 Powerplant Electrical Systems |
A study of aircraft engine ignition systems, starters, generators, voltage regulators for turbine and reciprocating engines, and storage batteries. Class 3. Prerequisites: AVTC 1003, AVTC 1401, AVTC 1403, and MATH 1203. Corequisites: AVTC 2431 and AVTC 2603.
| AVTC 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.
| AVTC 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.
| AVTC 2601 Introduction To Aircraft Reciprocating Engines Laboratory |
The student will learn how disassemble, clean, inspect, reassemble, and run-up an aircraft reciprocating engine in accordance with appropriate FAA and manufacturer's standards and practices. Lab 5. Corequisites: AVTC 2431, AVTC 2433, and AVTC 2603.
| AVTC 2603 Introduction To Aircraft Reciprocating Engines |
Introduction to the various components and systems used in aircraft internal combustion reciprocating engines as well as the theory of operation. Class 3. Prerequisites: AVTC 1003, AVTC 1401, AVTC 1403, and MATH 1203. Corequisites: AVTC 2433 and AVTC 2601.
| AVTC 3211 Transport Category Aircraft Systems Laboratory |
A practical application of transport category aircraft systems. Lab 2. Corequisite: AVTC 3212.
| AVTC 3212 Transport Category Aircraft Systems |
A study of the components and operation of systems found on current transport-category aircraft. Systems covered include fuel, environmental (air-conditioning, pressurization, and oxygen), fluid power, flight control, fire protection, ice control, warning, auxiliary power operations, and systems servicing. Class 2. Prerequisite: AVTC 2232. Corequisite: AVTC 3211.
| AVTC 3261 Aircraft Composites Laboratory |
Practical application of structural repairs to composite aircraft components consisting of fabric coverings, wood structures, and composite materials. Lab 5. Corequisite: AVTC 3262. (Fall)
| AVTC 3262 Aircraft Composites |
A study of wood construction, fabric coverings, and composite materials in aircraft, including their inspection and repair. Class 2. Prerequisites: AVTC 1003, AVTC 1401, AVTC 1403, and MATH 1203. Corequisite: AVTC 3261. (Fall)
| AVTC 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)
| AVTC 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)
| AVTC 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.
| AVTC 3631 Advanced Aircraft Reciprocating Engines Laboratory |
A practical application of advanced aircraft reciprocating engine topics. Lab 4. Corequisite: AVTC 3632. (Spring)
| AVTC 3632 Advanced Aircraft Reciprocating Engines |
An in-depth study of aircraft reciprocating engines. Lubricating, cooling, supercharging, and overhaul techniques are emphasized. Class 2. Prerequisite: AVTC 2603. Corequisite: AVTC 3631. (Spring)
| AVTC 3641 Carburetion And Fuel Systems Laboratory |
Practical application of operating principles of various aircraft carburetors, fuel injection systems, and aircraft fuel systems and components. Lab 4. Corequisites: AVTC 3642. (Spring)
| AVTC 3642 Carburetion And Fuel Systems |
A study of the operating principles of various aircraft carburetors, fuel injection systems, and aircraft fuel systems and components. Class 2. Prerequisite: AVTC 2603. Corequisites: AVTC 3641. (Spring)
| AVTC 3661 Propellers Laboratory |
Inspection, maintenance, installation, and minor repair of fixed pitch and constant speed propellers. Lab 4. Corequisite: AVTC 3662. (Spring)
| AVTC 3662 Propellers |
A study of propeller theory, classification, and nomenclature. This includes the operating and troubleshooting principles of various propellers and their control systems. Class 2. Prerequisites: AVTC 2603 and MATH 1252. Corequisite: AVTC 3661. (Spring)
| AVTC 4021 Aircraft Inspections Laboratory |
Supervised practical shop experience in a professional setting maintaining U. S. registered aircraft under the Federal Aviation Regulations. A minimum of 60 hours of work experience, written reports, and a practical exam are required. Lab 4. Prerequisite or Corequisite: AVTC 4022. (Fall)
| AVTC 4022 Aircraft Inspections (L) |
A detailed study of Federal Aviation Regulations as applied to aircraft inspections and airworthiness as well as inspection technique and procedure. Includes FAR 91, 135, and 121 operations. Class 2. Prerequisite: Last year of AVTC courses. (Fall)
| AVTC 4281 Assembly And Rigging Laboratory |
The practical application of aircraft weight and balance procedures, rigging of aircraft controls, and general line maintenance. Lab 4. Corequisites: AVTC 4282. (Summer)
| AVTC 4282 Assembly And Rigging |
A study of the assembly and rigging of aircraft and their control systems. Consideration is given to structural integrity and flight characteristics. Also includes helicopter aerodynamics and rigging. Class 2. Prerequisites: AVTC 2213, AVTC 2232, and AVTC 2443. Corequisites: AVTC 4281, AVTC 4681, and AVTC 4682. (Summer)
| AVTC 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)
| AVTC 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)
| AVTC 4601 Advanced Aircraft Gas Turbine Engines Laboratory |
Practical application and hands-on experience with various turbine engine models, including engine operation and inspection procedures. Lab 5. Corequisite: AVTC 4603. (Fall)
| AVTC 4603 Advanced Aircraft Gas Turbine Engines |
In-depth study of aircraft gas turbine engines. Includes engine components and operation, inspection techniques, engine starting, and testing methodology. Class 3. Prerequisite: AVTC 3612. Corequisite: AVTC 4601. (Fall)
| AVTC 4681 Powerplant Systems Troubleshooting Laboratory |
Practical troubleshooting and work experience on various aircraft engines and components with an "on-the-job" perspective. Lab 4. Corequisite: AVTC 4682. (Summer)
| AVTC 4682 Powerplant Systems Troubleshooting |
Analysis of powerplant systems, troubleshooting technique, and turbo charging systems. Class 2. Prerequisites: AVTC 3632 and AVTC 3642. Corequisites: AVTC 4281, AVTC 4282, and AVTC 4681. (Summer)
| 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.
| 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.
| BIBL Jr.-Sr. Level Elective |
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
| BIBL Jr.-Sr. Level Elective |
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| ENGL 1013 English Composition I |
A study of effective writing, reading, and speaking. Emphasis is on effective personal and expository writing. (This course must be completed before reaching Junior standing.) Class 3. Prerequisite: Qualification on ACT or SAT exam or completion of ENGL 1004 with a grade of D..
| 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: Completion of ENGL 1004 with a grade of C or better or ENGL 1013..
| 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 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. Lab 3.
| GETC 2313 Materials Technology |
Atomic and microscale architecture of materials. Material properties, structures, and processing of metals and alloys, plastics, ceramics, and composites. Class 3. Prerequisite: PHYS 1113 or CHEM 1113. (Fall)
| HIST History Elective |
Any History (HIST) course. Class 3.
| 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.
| 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 1252 Trigonometry |
A study of the trigonometric functions, identities, solving triangles, inverse trigonometric functions, and complex numbers. Class 2. Prerequisite: MATH 1123 or equivalent.
| 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.
| 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)
| 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)
| 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 utilizing calculus. Class 3. Prerequisite: PHYS 1113. Corequisite: MATH 1603. (Fall)
| 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 utilizing calculus. Class 3. Prerequisites: METC 2013 and MATH 1603. (Spring)
| METC 3323 Strength Of Materials |
Stress and strain, shear and moment diagrams, stresses and deformations of beams, torsion, combined loading and principal stresses, elastic curves, superposition, and design of beams and columns. Class 3. Prerequisites: MATH 1603 and METC 2013. Corequisite: METC3321 (Fall)
| METC 3503 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer |
First and second law of thermodynamics, properties of liquids and gases, the ideal gas, power and refrigeration cycles. Principles of conduction, convection, and radiation heat transfer Class 3. Prerequisites: METC2023 and MATH1613. (Fall)
| METC 4513 Fluid Mechanics |
Fluid statics, flow of incompressible and compressible fluids, pipe flow analysis, open channel flow, fluid measurements, and flow around immersed objects. Emphasis is on applications of analysis and design. Class 3. Prerequisites: MATH 1613 and METC 2023. (Fall)
| 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)
| 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.
Total Hours: 139