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Aircraft Systems, B.S. Design Technology Concentration (AADT)
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First Semester - Fall 201316 hours
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.
 
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 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..
 
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 1203   College Algebra With Applications
A study of linear and quadratic equations, exponential and logarithmic functions, and linear inequalities with emphasis on business applications. This course may not be taken for credit by anyone who has passed MATH 1303, MATH 1603, or MATH 1903 with a grade of C or better. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1123 or equivalent.
 
      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 201416 hours
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.
 
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 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..
 
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.
 
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.
 
Third Semester - Fall 201417 hours
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.
 
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.
 
DSTC 1023   Foundations of Design Technology
Methods and skills in graphical communication including spatial visualization, orthographic projection, technical illustration and descriptive geometry. Concepts are reinforced with application using freehand sketching and drawing instruments. Class 2. Lab 4. (Fall)
 
DSTC 1413   Technical Design Elements I
Advanced drafting, CAD and solid modeling procedures for electrical/electronic, welding, sheet metal, and mechanical elements. Emphasis is placed on a general knowledge of the functions of the elements in each area. Class 2. Lab 4. Prerequisites: DSTC 1203 or ENGR 1513 or consent of instructor. (Fall)
 
Fourth Semester - Spring 201517 hours
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 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.
 
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 3423   Technical Design Elements II
A survey course that covers structural, map, and plane surveying and pipe drafting. Emphasis is placed on gaining a general knowledge of the functions of each area using advanced drafting, CAD and solid modeling techniques. Class 2. Lab 4. Prerequisites: DSTC 1203 and DSTC 1413 or consent of instructor. (Spring)
 
MATH 1503   Calculus With Business Applications
A study of differential calculus and its application to business. This course may not be taken for credit by anyone who has passed MATH 1603 or MATH 1903 with a grade of C or better. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1203. (Spring) Student may take MATH1603 Technical Calculus I (Fall only course)
 
Fifth Semester - Fall 201516 hours
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 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)
 
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
 
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.
 
Sixth Semester - Spring 201615 hours
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)
 
DSTC 3433   Solids Modeling
A course in the use of three-dimensional software to produce drawings of solid objects. Class 3. Prerequisites: DSTC 1203 or ENGR 1513. (Spring)
 
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 Summer 20166 hours
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 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)
 
Seventh Semester - Fall 201615 hours
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 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 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)
 
DSTC 2811   Engineering Design Technology I
Preliminary level design of a complete system with its integral parts including design support and development using analysis, modeling, and drawings. Students participate in the conceptual and preliminary design procedures by participating in a team project with engineering and engineering technology students. Class 1. Prerequisite: DSTC 3433 or consent of instructor. Corequisite: DSTC 1413 (Fall)
 
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.
 
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.
 
Eighth Semester - Spring 201717 hours
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 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     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
 
DSTC 2821   Engineering Design Technology II
Advanced level design including support and development of illustrations, drawings, reports, and reviews. Continuation and completion of team projects initiated in DSTC 2811 with engineering and engineering technology students. Class 1. Prerequisites: DSTC 1313, DSTC 2811, and DSTC 3433, or consent of instructor. (Spring)
 
DSTC 3443   Computer Aided Manufacturing
An exploration into the process of using computer software to transform solid models to be manufactured in a computer numerical control environment. Class 3. Prerequisite or Corequisite: DSTC 3433 (Spring)
 
HIST     History Elective
Any History (HIST) course. Class 3.
 
Total Hours: 135