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Engineering Technology, B.S. Aeronautical-Electrical Concentration (ETAS)
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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. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
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. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
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. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
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. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
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 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 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 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)
 
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.
 
BUSI 3003   Foundations of Business for Engineers
An overview of the aspects of business important to engineering. The course centers on the business competencies of management, finance, and marketing taught through a foundation of ethical leadership. In addition, students will learn a conceptual and practical framework for entrepreneurial endeavors within technology-based companies. 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.
 
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)
 
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.
 
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 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 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)
 
EETC 3434   Electrical Machinery and Controls
The theory, construction, operation, and control of electrical generators, motors, transformers, and converters; 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 3. Lab 2. Prerequisites: EETC 1041, EETC 1042, and MATH 1613.. (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 4521   Electronic Communications and Processes Lab
Circuits, and systems for transmitting intelligence electronically; Includes noise considerations, AM, SSB, FM, transmission lines and antennas; Digital communications and digital processors; Includes signal filtering, digital audio, and digital video processing. Lab 2. Prerequisites: EETC 3213, EETC 2324, and MATH 1613. Corequisites: EETC 4523 (Spring)
 
EETC 4523   Electronic Communications and Processes
A study of various means, circuits, and systems for transmitting intelligence electronically; Includes noise considerations, AM, SSB, FM, microwave, fiber optics, transmission lines and antennas; Fundamental concepts of digital signal processing with emphasis on digital communications and digital processors; Applications include signal filtering, digital audio, and digital video processing. Class 3. Prerequisites: EETC 3213 EETC 2324 and MATH 1613. (Spring)
 
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.
 
ENGR 1513   Introduction to Engineering Practice I
An introduction to engineering as a career, including problem solving, engineering disciplines, design, teamwork, and communication. An introduction to engineering graphics is included, with an emphasis on solids modeling. Class 2. Lab 3. (Fall)
 
ENGR 1523   Introduction to Engineering Practice II
An introduction to the engineering design process, including teamwork development, ethics, professionalism, and reporting. Class 2. Lab 3. Prerequisite: ENGR1513. (Spring)
 
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 1523. (Spring)
 
ENGR 2704   Project Management, Design and Entrepreneurship
An introduction to management aspects of the engineering profession, project management, prioritization of resource allocation, and management of technical design projects. Students are assigned an engineering and/or a business project under the supervision of the faculty member. Students are expected to meet regularly with the faculty member and complete assigned readings and projects as well as give a substantial oral presentation. Class 3. Lab 3. Prerequisite: ENGR1523.
 
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 ENGR 3022..
 
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, ENGR 3813 or MJET 3413 or CVGR 4203 or CVGR 3223 and CVGR 3221, and consent of instructor.. Corequisite: ENGR 4400. (Fall)
 
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.
 
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. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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) Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
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) 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)
 
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)
 
Total Hours: 130