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Air Traffic Control, A.S. (AATC)
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First Semester - Fall 201315 hours
AATC 2011   Basic ATC Lab
A practical introduction to the role that Air Traffic Control plays in the operation of the National Airspace System. The core activity of this lab will involve flying with a flight instructor to see and hear ATC interactions first hand while performing a variety of flight operations. (This lab is not required if the student has obtained their FAA Private Pilot Certificate.) Lab 1. Corequisite: AATC 2013 (Fall)
 
AATC 2013   Basic ATC
This course provides the student with the basic knowledge needed to fulfill the duties of an air traffic controller. Topics include phraseology, regulations, and basic work flow. Course fee $55. Class 3. (Fall)
 
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. 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.
 
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.
 
Second Semester - Spring 201415 hours
AATC 2213   Fundamentals of Airspace System Operations
This course provides an in-depth study of the air Traffic Control System and the part it plays in maintaining a safe and efficient air-space system. This includes an understanding of the various segments of the ATC System, their individual responsibilities, and the interrelations of these segments. Documents that regulate the various aspects of ATC system are also examined. Class 3. Prerequisite: AATC 2013, AATC 2011 or a Private Pilot Certificate. Prerequisite or Corequisite: AERF 2103 (Spring)
 
AERF 2103   Flight Science II (Instrument Ground School)
A study in advanced flight including flight instruments, avionics equipment, instrument navigation, instrument approaches and departures, and regulations pertaining to instrument flight. A person successfully completing this course may take the Federal Aviation Administration instrument written examination. Class 3. Prerequisite: Private pilot certificate. Prerequisites or Corequisites: AERO 2203 and AERF 1113.
 
AERO 2203   Meteorology for Pilots
A study of meteorology as it relates to pilots. Covers low and high altitude weather, weather forecasting, and in-flight weather observations and decision making. Class 3. Prerequisite: AERF 1113.
 
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..
 
Third Semester - Fall 201415 hours
AATC 2411   ATC Tower Operation Lab
A practical, simulation-based study of control tower operations including the various controller positions and responsibilities. Lab 2. Corequisite: AATC 2413 (Fall)
 
AATC 2413   ATC Tower Operations
A comprehensive study of tower operations including ground separation, team responsibilities, and regulations. Class 3. Prerequisites: AATC 2213 and AATC 2013. (Fall)
 
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.
 
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..
 
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.
 
      General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3. 3 total hours needed.
 
Fourth Semester - Spring 201514 hours
AATC 3101   Air Traffic Radar Systems Lab
A practical, simulation-based study of the radar systems used by air traffic controllers to manage aircraft in the airspace system. Lab 2. Corequisite: AATC 3103 (Spring)
 
AATC 3103   Air Traffic Radar Systems
A comprehensive study of the work accomplished at an ATC radar facility. Attention given to procedures, an understanding of the various types of equipment used and airspace considerations. Class 3. Prerequisite: AATC 2413. Corequisite: AATC 3101 (Spring)
 
HIST     History Elective
Any History (HIST) course. Class 3.
 
      Lab Science Elective
May be chosen from:
BIOL 1014 Life Science
PHYS 1014 Physical Science
PHYS 2514 Astronomy
CHEM 1113 CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I, Lab
CHEM 1123 CHEM 1121 General Chemistry II, Lab
PHYS 1113 PHYS 1111 General Physics I, Lab
PHYS 1123 PHYS 1121 General Physics II, Lab
PHYS 2013 PHYS 2011 University Physics I, Lab
PHYS 2023 PHYS 2021 University Physics II, Lab
GEOL 1114 General Geology I
GEOL 1124 General Geology II
Class 3. Lab 1. 4 total hours needed.
 
      Social Science Elective
May be chosen from:
Cross-Cultural (CCLT excluding 1013 and 3203); Communications (COMM); Economics (BECN); History (HIST); Political Science (POLS); and Psychology (PSYC).
Class 3.
 
Second Summer 20154 hours
AATC 3311   Advanced ATC Lab
A simulation-based comprehensive experience from both the control tower and radar perspective. Students work more difficult scenarios in a team environment. Lab 2. Corequisite: AATC 3313 (Summer)
 
AATC 3313   Advanced ATC
This course serves as a capstone experience where students synthesize the various components of the ATC system as a basis for a study of advanced concepts. A comprehensive review in preparation for the FAA's AT Basics exam. Class 3. Prerequisite: AATC 3103. Corequisite: AATC 3101 (Summer)
 
Total Hours: 63