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Air Traffic Management, B.S. Professional Flight Concentration (AATF)
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First Semester - Fall 201316 hours
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.
 
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..
 
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 201414 hours
AERF 1111   Primary Flight 1 (Private Pilot Flight 1)
This course is the first half of the private pilot flight training and includes the flight training up through the first solo flight and is conducted in tail-wheel aircraft. Approximately 25 hours of flight time plus some simulator time. Student MUST have a Pilot Medical Certificate/Student Pilot Certificate, obtained through an Aviation Medical Examiner, prior to registering for the course. Students taking this course must have two four (4) hour blocks of time available each week, Monday through Friday, in which flights may be scheduled. The Private Pilot written exam must be completed prior to beginning this course. Lab 4. Prerequisite: AERF 1113, or consent of department. Corequisite: AERF1112 LeTourneau Flight Ops
 
AERF 1112   LeTourneau Flight Operations
This course expands on the private pilot knowledge base with application specific to operating LeTourneau University aircraft. Topics covered include aircraft performance, weight and balance, preflight preparation, cross-country planning and forms, radio and DR navigation, aircraft systems, LeTourneau Operations and Policies. This course is also required of all students who hold a pilot certificate prior to enrolling at LeTourneau. Class 2. Prerequisites: AERF 1113 and current FAA Private Pilot Written Exam results.. Corequisites: AERF 1111 Primary Flight I or AERF 1201 for transfer students.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 201415 hours
AERF 1121   Primary Flight 2 (Private Pilot Flight 2)
This course is the last half of the flight training in preparation for taking the FAA Private Pilot Practical Exam. It is conducted in the tail-wheel aircraft. Approximately 30 hours of flight time plus some simulator time. Students taking this course must have two four (4) hour blocks of time available each week, Monday through Friday, in which flights may be scheduled. The FAA Medical and Student Pilot Certificate required in AERF 1111 must still be valid. A valid Private Pilot Written exam must be on file prior to registering for this course. Lab 4. Prerequisite: AERF 1111. Prerequisite or Corequisite: AERO 2203 Meteorology for Pilots.
 
AERO 2112   Aerodynamics For Pilots
An in-depth study of low and high speed aerodynamics related to piloting aircraft. Class 2. Prerequisite: 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.
 
AERO 3823   Aviation Management (L)
An introduction to the principles of aviation management. Topics include management functions, organization, flight and maintenance operations, and safety and liability. Class 3. Prerequisite: AVTC 1003. (Fall) The student must earn a minimum grade of a C in this class to progress on to other business classes including : MGMT 3203, MGMT 3313, MGMT 4363, MGMT 2803, MGMT 4313 and MGMT 4203.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Fourth Semester - Spring 201514 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.
 
AERF 2311   Commercial Flight I
First stage of commercial flight training with solo cross-country experience in tail-wheel aircraft and transition training in the Skyhawk including basic G1000 instrument skills. Emphasis is placed on basic airmanship. Approximately 24 hours of flight and Flight Training Device (FTD) time including 13 hours in Tailwheel aircraft and 11 hours in Skyhawk. Lab 2. Prerequisites: Private pilot certificate and current FAA Medical certificate, AERF 1121 or AERF 1201.. Prerequisite or Corequisite: AERF 2103.
 
MGMT 3203   Human Resource Management
A study of business manpower strategies, human needs, position requirements, interviewing techniques, technical and human relations, motivation theories, training and wage administration involved in maintaining the work force. Class 3. Prerequisite: MGMT 2303. (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)
 
Fifth Semester - Fall 201515 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)
 
AERF 3103   Flight Science III (Commercial Ground School)
A study in advanced flight involving multi-engine aircraft performance, complex aircraft systems, advanced weather, and regulations pertaining to commercial flight operations. A person successfully completing the course may take the Federal Aviation Administration commercial pilot written examination. Class 3. Prerequisites: Private pilot certificate and AERF 2103. Prerequisite or Corequisite: AERO 2112.
 
AERF 3412   Instrument Flight
Flight training in preparation for the instrument rating in single engine land aircraft. Approximately 35 hours of flight and Flight Training Device (FTD) Lab 6. Prerequisites: AERF 2103, AERF 2101, Private pilot certificate, and current FAA Medical certificate.
 
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
 
MGMT 3313   Organizational Behavior
The study of various organizational structure models and supporting theory; organizations as complex system; organizational behavior; individual and group dynamics in the business environment; organization development and change. Class 3. Prerequisite: MGMT 2303.
 
Sixth Semester - Spring 201615 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)
 
AERF 2411   Commercial Flight II - Multi-Engine Operations
Second stage of commercial flight training concentrating on multi-engine flight training. Approximately 12 hours of Flight Training Devices (FTD) and 18 hours of flight time. Lab 2. Prerequisites: AERF 2103, AERF 2311, Private pilot certificate, and current FAA Medical certificate.
 
AERO 2423   Aviation Human Factors
An introduction to the relationship between person and machine. Develops an understanding of the need to optimize design to allow for better person-machine interaction in aviation. Introduces the student to the psychological and physiological limitations of humans in complex operating environments. Class 3. Prerequisites: AERF 1113 and AVTC 1003. (Spring)
 
KINE 1001   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.
 
MGMT 4363   Project Management
This course presents principles and methods for planning and controlling projects, including project plan development, resource planning and scheduling, and project monitoring and control. The utilization of computerized project management software and related methods are included in this course. Class 3. (Spring)
 
PSYC 2013   Introduction To Psychology
The scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Fundamental theories, problems, and procedures relating to human activity. Biological, social, and cultural factors in development. Topics include neuroscience, development, gender, sensation and perception, learning, memory, thinking, motivation and emotion, stress, personality, psychological disorders and therapy, and social psychology. Class 3.
 
Third Summer 20164 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)
 
Seventh Semester - Fall 201617 hours
AATC 4213   Air Traffic Resource Management
A comprehensive study of the team work needed within the ATC System to run the National Airspace System. This course will also include discussion on human factors, workforce and staffing issues. Class 3. Prerequisites: AATC 2213 and AATC 3313. (Fall)
 
AERF 3512   Commercial Flight III - Air Transport Emphasis
Third stage of commercial flight training tailored for those students who are pursuing a commercial pilot career. Concentration on commercial operation of the multi-engine aircraft and advanced navigation. Single engine and multi-engine aircraft are utilized. Approximately 40 hours of flight and Flight Training Device (FTD) time (20 multi-engine, 10 single engine and 10 FTD). Lab 6. Prerequisites: Private pilot certificate with instrument rating for single engine land aircraft, current FAA first or second class medical certificate, AERF 3103 and AERF 2411. AERF 3522 Commercial Flight III - Missions Emphasis may be substituted for AERF 3512.
 
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.
 
HIST     History Elective
Any History (HIST) course. Class 3.
 
MGMT 4313   Conflict Resolution
An integrated and interdisciplinary approach to the issues of industrial conflict, conflict resolution, and negotiation strategy. Includes model of conflict; conflict among individuals, groups, and the organization; economic conflict; and industrial conflict. The impact of labor groups on organizational conflict is also examined. Class 3. Prerequisite: MGMT 3313. (Fall, Even years)
 
Eighth Semester - Spring 201716 hours
AERO 4123   Commercial Flight Operations
A study of commercial flight operations governed by 14 CFR Part 121 and 135 including regulations, economic issues, corporate culture, and international issues. Operational topics include flight operations, employment policies, domiciles, operating specifications, type of services provided, training, passenger considerations, decision making, and communications. Class 3. Prerequisite: AERF 3103. (Spring)
 
AERO 4163   Aviation Law
Designed to cover the scope of all regulations concerning domestic and international aviation
(traffic rules, agencies, operation, aircraft, and people) in accordance with international, federal,
state, and local agencies. Includes case histories, liens, security interest in aircraft, international
conferences, bilateral and multilateral agreements, and criminal statutes. Case studies and
assignments will include domestic and international scenarios.
Class 3. Prerequisite: AERO 3823. Class is offered online only.
 
MGMT 2803   Introduction to Leadership
This course provides an introduction to organizational leadership from a Christian perspective. Students learn fundamental concepts of leadership, visionary leadership, team building, communication, power, and liaison skills. A variety of learning methods, including case studies, role plays, research, role playing exercises, and other experiential methods are used to promote learning of Christian leadership concepts. Class 3. (Spring)
 
MGMT 4203   Staffing
This course helps the student design and manage successful organizational staffing practices. Students will be challenged to conceptualize the complex set of internal influences (such as organizational strategy, culture, and resources), as well as external influences beyond organizational control such as laws, regulations, and labor markets that define the boundaries within which staffing activities must take place. Class 3. Prerequisite: MGMT 3203. (Spring, Odd years)
 
      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
ENVT1114
Class 3. Lab 1. BIOL 1014 Life Science, GEOL 1114 General Geology I and PHYS 1014 Physical Science are not allowed for this lab science elective. 4 total hours needed.
 
Total Hours: 126