101-4 Applied Science. Students will understand and demonstrate the application of physical laws including weight and balance, pressure, force, motion, mechanical advantage, heat and sound. The student will interpret blueprints and schematic diagrams, perform basic mechanical drawing using drawing instruments to accomplish orthographic projections, sections and dimensioning of working drawings. Hydraulic tubes, hoses and fittings will be studied. Course fee: $60.
AVT110 - Aircraft Structures
110-4 Aircraft Structures. Students will be able to identify and select materials employed in aircraft construction. Using appropriate FAR's, they will demonstrate competence in repair of honeycomb, fiberglass, welded, wood, or fabric aircraft members. The student will inspect aircraft members for defects and, if necessary, inspect completed repairs for airworthy condition. Course fee: $85.
AVT111 - Materials Processing
111-5 Materials Processing. Students will be able to identify, select, and inspect aircraft hardware and materials. They will be able to select and apply appropriate cleaning materials and to implement corrosion controls. They will become proficient in the use of precision measurement equipment and related inspection tools. Course fee: $55.
AVT112 - Aircraft Electricity
112-5 Aircraft Electricity. Students will have basic knowledge of electricity generation, AC and DC circuitries, and controls. They will be able to solve problems associated with electrical measurement (AC and DC), circuit interpretations and inspection, aircraft electrical load analysis, circuit malfunctions, circuit or component servicing, and basic aircraft electronics. Prerequisite: AVT 101, MATH 108 or 125. Course fee: $25.
AVT113 - Federal Aviation Regulations
113-3 Federal Aviation Regulations. Students will be able to select and use FAA technical and legal publications in order to perform the duties of an aircraft technician. Course fee: $65.
AVT116 - Aircraft Instruments
116-3 Aircraft Instruments. Students will have a knowledge of operation, installation, marking, and interpretation of synchro and servo systems, aircraft and powerplant instruments. They will be able to install, adjust, and calibrate these instruments in accordance with FAA and manufacturers' recommendations. Prerequisite: AVT 101. Course fee: $30.
AVT199 - Individual Study
199-1 to 10 Individual Study. Provides students with the opportunity to develop a special program of study to fit a particular need not met by other offerings. Enrollment provides access to the resources and facilities of the entire institution. Each student will work under the supervision of a sponsoring staff member. Special approval needed from the department.
AVT203 - Aircraft Aerodynamics
203-3 Aircraft Aerodynamics. Students will have knowledge of flight theory and factors affecting aircraft in flight. They will explain and compare aircraft design features in subsonic, transonic, and supersonic aircraft. They will be able to assemble and rig various aircraft control systems, analyzing and correcting faulty flight characteristics. Course fee: $40.
AVT204 - Hydraulics (Aircraft)
204-4 Hydraulics (Aircraft). Students will have a knowledge of fluid theory and applied physics which relates to aircraft hydraulics. They will know the theory of operation, maintenance requirements, and adjustments of various hydraulic components and systems. They will be able to test, inspect, troubleshoot, and service hydraulic systems in accordance with technical specifications. Prerequisite: AVT 101, MATH 108 or 125. Course fee: $75.
AVT206 - Metals Processing
206-4 Metals Processing. Students will be able to make appropriate sheet metal repairs using correct repair procedures, tools, and materials. They will be required to demonstrate correct use of and interpretation of structural repair diagrams and correct interpretation of charts and tables from AC 43, 13-1B pertaining to materials and methods. Prerequisite: AVT 101, 111, 113, MATH 108 or 125. Course fee: $80.
AVT211 - Reciprocating Powerplant
211-5 Reciprocating Powerplant. Students will have a knowledge of construction, operation, and timing mechanisms associated with aircraft reciprocating powerplants. They will be able to disassemble, clean, measure, inspect, and reassemble a powerplant to airworthy condition in accordance with appropriate FAA and manufacturers' regulations and practices. Prerequisite: AVT 101, 111, 113, MATH 108 or 125. Course fee: $80.
AVT212 - Carburetion, Lubrication, Fuel
212-5 Carburetion, Lubrication, and Fuel. Students will be able to demonstrate their competence in identifying fuels, oils, and related system components including carburetors, understanding the operating principles of each. They will be able to inspect, adjust, troubleshoot, and overhaul these components according to manufacturers' and federal regulations. Prerequisite: AVT 101, 111, 113, MATH 108 or 125. Course fee: $60.
AVT213 - Ignition Systems
213-4 Ignition Systems. Successful students should have a knowledge of the operation, repair, inspection, and service of reciprocating and jet powerplant ignition systems and reciprocating starting systems. They will be able to time, overhaul, and troubleshoot the various components of each system. Prerequisite: AVT 111, 112. Course fee: $65.
AVT214 - Propellers
214-3 Propellers. Students will have a knowledge of the physical laws and design characteristics governing propeller operation. They will be able to identify components, troubleshoot, and adjust fixed and variable pitch propellers. They will maintain fixed pitch propellers, and governor systems for variable pitch propellers in accordance with FAA and manufacturers' standards. Course fee: $50.
AVT258 - AV-Tech Work Experience
258-1 to 30 Aviation-Technology Work Experience. Credit granted for prior aviation technologies related job skills, work experience, management-worker relations and supervisory experience while employed in the aviation industry. Credit will be established by program evaluation. This credit may be applied only to the technical or career electives requirement of the aviation technologies degree, unless otherwise determined by the program.
AVT259 - AV-Tech Occup Educ Credit
259-1 to 60 Aviation-Technology Occupational Education Credit. A designation for credit granted for past occupational educational experiences related to the student's educational objectives in aviation technologies. Credit will be established by program evaluation. This credit may be applied only to the technical or career electives requirement of the aviation technologies degree, unless otherwise determined by the program chair of Aviation Technologies.
AVT301 - Helicopter Theory & Maint Prac
301-3 Helicopter Theory and General Maintenance Practice. The student will have an in-depth knowledge of rotary wing aerodynamics, main and tail rotor systems, rotor blades, primary and secondary controls, and general maintenance practices to include inspection and nondestructive testing. Lecture three hours. Prerequisite: FAA certificate with airframe and powerplant ratings. Departmental approval required.
AVT302 - Helicopter Maintenance Lab
302-6 Helicopter General Maintenance Laboratory. The student will perform general maintenance on rotary wing main rotor systems, tail rotor systems, flight and powerplant control systems to include malfunction analysis, tracking, static and dynamic balancing, rigging, and repair. Co-requisite: AVT 301. Course fee: $40.
AVT303 - Technical Evolution-Aviation
303-3 Technical Evolution of Aviation. This course will introduce the student to aviation's rich heritage. The coursework will include numerous reading and research assignments to provide the student opportunity to become well acquainted with events, persons and technological developments that have permitted aviation to become what it is today. Emphasis will be placed on the "cause and effect" of selected aviation-related events.
AVT304 - Helicopter Power Train & Insp
304-3 Helicopter Power Train and Inspection. The student will have in-depth knowledge of the operation, function, and inspection of all rotational components of a rotary wing aircraft to include transmission, gear boxes, drive trains, and drive shafts. Prerequisite: AVT 301.
AVT305 - Cabin Envirn/Jet Transport Sys
305-5 Cabin Environment and Jet Transport Systems. Students will understand the operation of and be able to identify the components of flight controls, landing gear, fuel, anti-icing, fire detection, and environmental systems of current jet transport aircraft. They will have knowledge of procedures for aircraft ground handling, APU operation and system servicing. Prerequisite: AVT 203, 212, 213, 310. Course fee: $50.
AVT306 - Helicopter Power Train Lab
306-6 Helicopter Power Train Laboratory. The student will perform all functions of overhaul concerned with rotary wing transmissions, gear boxes, and drive trains. The student will demonstrate skill in disassembly, inspection, discrepancy analyzation, reassembly, and non-destructive testing. Co-requisite: AVT 304. Course fee: $40.
AVT310 - Aircraft Electrical Systems
310-5 Aircraft Electrical Systems. Students will have a knowledge of the operation, repair, inspection and service of small and large aircraft electrical systems to include understanding and/or use of maintenance manuals, inspection manuals, schematic diagrams, and electrical systems components. Prerequisite: AVT 112, approved math course. Special approval needed from the advisor. Course fee: $65.
AVT315 - Powerplant Testing
315-5 Powerplant Testing. Students will have an understanding of the correct procedures and precautions to be observed during engine installation, ground operation, and fuel and oil servicing. They will be required to inspect and troubleshoot reciprocating and jet engines for airworthy condition and interpret engine instrument readings to diagnose engine malfunctions. Prerequisite: AVT 211, 212, 213, 310. Course fee: $80.
AVT316 - Jet Propulsion Powerplant
316-5 Jet Propulsion Powerplant. Students will be able to apply and understand physics laws related to jet engines; identify and understand the operation of jet engines and their components; inspect, check, repair, troubleshoot and adjust jet engines and accessories; analyze engine performance and interpret operational charts, graphs and tables. Prerequisite: AVT 111, 203, 212. Course fee: $55.
AVT317 - Intro to Aviation Electronics
317-3 Introduction to Aviation Electronics. An introduction to electron devices used in analog and digital electronics equipment. Device operation analyzed from theoretical perspective and applied to circuits for power supplies, amplifiers, control devices, and communication data bussing. Course is writing intensive and reflects the College's Communication-Across-the-Curriculum initiative. Prerequisite: AVT 112, ENGL 101. Course fee: $60.
AVT318 - Aviat Electronics Control Syst
318-3 Aviation Electronics Control Systems. Coursework is based upon theory and application of analog and digital control systems. Topics include transducers, control input devices, instrument panel displays and feedback sensor circuits. Data recording and monitoring systems will also be presented. Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours. Prerequisite: AVT 317. Course fee: $60.
AVT319 - AV-Technologies Internship
319-1 to 15 Aviation Technologies Internship. Each student will be assigned to a program approved work site engaged in activities related to the student's academic program and career objectives. The student will be assigned to an unpaid internship position and will perform duties and services in an instructional setting as previously arranged with the sponsoring work site supervisor. Prior program approval, supervisor evaluations and student reports are required. Hours and credits to be individually arranged. Mandatory Pass/Fail. Special approval needed from the department.
AVT320 - AV Tech Co-op Education
320-1 to 12 Aviation Technologies Cooperative Education. Students will participate in a program approved cooperative education program that includes formal instruction, training, and/or career related work experience. Students may receive a salary or wages and will engage in pre-arranged work assignments related to their academic program and career objectives. Program faculty evaluations, cooperating agency student performance evaluations, and student reports are required. Hours and credit to be individually arranged. Special approval needed from the department.
AVT321 - Radio Theory & Practice
321-3 Radio Theory and Practice. Students will have knowledge of Advanced Radio Theory and Practice including Federal Communications Commission requirements for aircraft station licenses, aeronautical ground stations, and radio telephone operator's privileges and limitations. Prerequisite: AVT 317.
AVT327 - Aircraft Communication
327-5 Aircraft Communication, Navigation and Pulse Systems. This course will introduce the student to the theory of operation of communication transceivers, navigation receivers, the Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System (ATCRBS) and Distance Measuring Equipment (DME). Student will be introduced to performance testing and trouble analysis techniques using test equipment. Lecture four hours, laboratory two hours. Prerequisite: AVT 310. Course fee: $60.
AVT329 - Intro to Avionics Systems
329-3 Introduction to Avionics Systems. This distance learning course is designed to introduce students to aircraft avionics systems. Starting with the history of avionics to current and future systems. Students will review system theories and operational use of communications, navigation, GPS, satellite communications, weather, ADS-B, Next generation airways systems, flight management systems, pitot/static systems, autopilot theory and space flight systems.
AVT338 - UAS Basic Electricity
338-5 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Basic Electricity. Students will gain a base knowledge of electron theory, electricity generation, AC and DC circuitries, controls and solid-state devices and battery theory. They will be able to solve problems associated with electrical measurement (AC and DC), interpret circuit schematic drawings, service batteries and perform basic electrical system troubleshooting. Lab fee: $25.
AVT339 - UAS Electronics
339-3 Electronics for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). Students will gain an understanding of electronics essential to UAS operation. Topics include semiconductor theory, diodes, transistors, motor drives, voltage regulators and radio receivers. Digital systems will also be studied through the topics of digital number systems, logic gates, Boolean logic, memory devices, CPUs, analog-to-digital conversion and data communications. An introduction to programming devices for monitoring and control is covered. Labs will be used to reinforce lecture materials. $40 course fee. Lecture and Laboratory. Prerequisite: AVT 338.
AVT340 - Aircraft Inspection
340-6 Aircraft Inspection. Students will be able to perform an annual inspection of an aircraft, demonstrate knowledge of FAR's, AD's, classifying repairs and specific service problems; complete the required maintenance forms, records, and reports; and learn the effects of human factors in aircraft maintenance. Prerequisite: AVT 110, 112, 116, 203. Special approval needed from the advisor. Course fee: $50.
AVT345 - Powerplant Inspection
345-6 Powerplant Inspection. Students will be able to perform periodic inspection of powerplants. They will demonstrate their knowledge of FAR and application of FAA AD's, Service Bulletins, and proper use of inspection equipment. They will use knowledge learned in the powerplant curriculum to perform malfunction analysis of powerplant and related systems. Live equipment is used on a return to service basis. Prerequisite: AVT 214, 315, 316. Course fee: $80.
AVT350 - Technical Subjects in AV-Tech
350-1 to 32 Technical Subjects in Aviation Technologies. In-depth competency, skill development and exploration of innovative techniques and procedures used in Aviation Technologies. Study of program approved topics or projects may include workshops, short courses, seminars, research or independent study. Special approval needed from the department.
AVT358 - AVT Adv Work Experience
358-1 to 12 Aviation Technologies Advanced Work Experience. Credit granted for prior aviation technologies or electronic related job skills, work experience, management worker relations and supervisory experience of progressively higher levels of responsibility. AVT 358 credit will be awarded for substantial experience in the industry. Credit will be established by program evaluation.
AVT380 - Aerospc Supply Chain Logistics
380-3 Aerospace Supply Chain Logistics. This course is a study of the logistics of efficiently scheduling, producing, transporting, storing, and supplying components and hardware in the context of the aerospace industry. Students will learn to improve efficiencies in supply chain logistics as correlated with advancements in management information system technology in order to facilitate the delivery of the desired goods and services to the correct location at the proper time.
AVT390 - MIS for Aerospace Applications
390-3 Management Information Systems for Aerospace Applications. Provides an understanding of various types of Management Information Systems (MIS) currently used in Aerospace Support, focusing on the planning, implementation, and evaluation of these. Through this course, the student will become familiar with MIS applications relevant to aerospace product support activities, learn to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of various systems designs, develop problem solving and critical thinking skills as apposite to logistics applications, and acquire knowledge of basic database management, design, and security. Prerequisite: AVT 380 with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment and computer literacy course.
AVT405 - Flight Management Systems
405-3 Flight Management Systems. Using industry type computer instruction and flight simulation trainers, students will develop knowledge of the operation and management of autopilots, auto throttles, inertial reference systems, electronic instrument systems, and flight management computers on advanced technology aircraft. Not for graduate credit. Prerequisite: AVT 305; or AF 207A, B. Course fee: $35.
AVT410 - Advanced Composites
410-3 Advanced Composites. Topics include the theory and application of advanced composite materials used in modern aircraft structures and engine components. Students will evaluate structures and implement various methods of repair and maintenance using both cold and heated application methods. Not for graduate credit. Prerequisite: AVT 110. Course fee: $60.
AVT416 - Advanced Propulsion Systems
416-3 Advanced Propulsion Systems. A study of advanced turbine powerplants and their control systems. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the operation and construction of integrated composite engines and analyze digital control systems. Topics include the interfacing of powerplant controls and monitoring systems, aircraft electronic data bussing and indicating displays. Not for graduate credit. Prerequisite: AVT 316. Course fee: $25.
AVT422 - Aviation Radar Systems
422-3 Aviation Radar Systems. Introduces the student to applications of airborne radar equipment, including weather detection and tracking. The student will gain an understanding of installation techniques, system performance specification, operational analysis and troubleshooting. Not for graduate credit. Prerequisite: AVT 317. Co-requisite: AVT 318.
AVT440 - Unmanned Aircraft Systems
440-3 Unmanned Aircraft Systems. The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). Topics that will be discussed include the history of UAS, regulations, specific implications related to industry and society, employment opportunities, ethics, and the necessary basic components required to operate a UAS. In addition, the student will be provided opportunities for hands-on experience with UAS principles of flight and operation principles via simulation and other activities.
AVT441 - UAS Guidance, Control
441-3 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Guidance, Control and Stabilization. Students will learn the design, operation and basic troubleshooting of UAS guidance, control and stabilization systems. The course explores the operational principles of the global positioning system (GPS), and how it is integrated into large and small UAS. Students will study both analog and digital line-of-sight control systems in small UAS (sUAS), and the satellite based digital control systems used in large UAS. They will also gain a thorough understanding of uAS gyroscopic stabilization systems. $150 Lab fee. Prerequisite: AVT 339.
AVT442 - UAS Application
442-3 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Application. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of existing and near-term future UAS applications. The course is a combination of lecture and hands-on UAS experience. The lecture explores all mainstream UAS applications focusing on the end product, equipment (hardware and software), operational techniques and governing regulations. Hands-on UAS experience will allow the student to personally fly five commercial UAS application missions with a commercial-quality quad-copter and imaging system. $10 Lab fee. Prerequisite: AVT 440.
AVT465 - Digital Data Bussing
465-5 Digital Data Bussing and Electronic Flight Instrument Systems (EFIS). This course will introduce digital data bus systems, control protocols and exchange formats. Students will study electronic flight instrumentation systems, engine indication and alerting systems found on various general, business, and air transport category aircraft while becoming familiar with the use of integrated test equipment to evaluate, test, and troubleshoot software routines for digital information transfer. Students will interpret blueprints and schematic diagrams to construct complex digital data bus harnesses to aircraft specifications. Not for graduate credit. Co-requisite: AVT 318. Course fee: $30.
AVT470 - Reliability, Maintainability
470-3 Reliability, Maintainability, and Fault Prediction and Analysis. Students will develop an understanding of the concepts of reliability, maintainability and failure modes to a level which facilitates fault prediction and the analysis of logistical systems. The topics of logic symbols, fault tree analysis, statistical analysis, fault criticality and engineering for reliability and maintainability will be presented as these relate to the maintenance and logistical management of aerospace hardware. Prerequisite: MATH 108 or approved substitute.
AVT475 - Aero Lean Mfg and Maint
475-3 Aerospace Lean Manufacturing and Maintenance Practices. This course introduces current and future aerospace manufacturing and maintenance professionals to lean manufacturing and maintenance principles and management strategies. Course emphasis is placed on the practical application of lean practices in real-world aerospace manufacturing and maintenance production facilities. Focus includes the history of lean, a detailed study of the Toyota Production System, defining and eliminating production waste, continuous production improvement strategies, just in time production control, 5S workplace organization and an introduction to Six Sigma quality control principles.
AVT478 - Aircraft Business & Finance
478-3 Aircraft Business and Industry Financial Practices. This class introduces current and future aerospace manufacturing and maintenance professionals to aviation business and finance. This course covers business and economic theory as it applies to a wide range of aviation businesses. Topics of study include a survey of the aviation industry, the application of economic principles to industry forecasts, business finance, and aviation in a global marketplace.
AVT485 - Aerospace Maint Shop Ops
485-3 Aerospace Maintenance Shop Operations. This course will give the student an in depth sampling of professional practices used within aerospace maintenance facilities and how they pertain to ongoing day to day operations. The exploration will include perspectives from a general aviation maintenance shop, a corporate aviation maintenance shop, an aircraft manufacturer's shop and an airline maintenance shop. Topics may include but not limited to: OSHA safety standards, aircraft ground handling, lifting, storing, fueling, personnel training, manufacturing processes, record keeping, etc. No prerequisites required.
AVT488 - Advanced Aerospace Safety
488-3 Advanced Aerospace Safety Procedures. This course is an introduction to safety management systems that are becoming prevalent and required in the aviation industry. Topics will include the history of SMS, FAA guidelines pertaining to SMS, development and implementation of an SMS and the documentation and record keeping required.