Course Descriptions

Avionics Technology, AAS

AVT 100 Technical Mathematics 3 Cr Hrs

The technical Math course content includes the fundamental processes of mathematics with emphasis on problem-solving techniques.  Included is a review of arithmetic, introductory algebra, rudiments of analytic geometry, and elementary trigonometry.

 AVT 101 Basic Electricity & Electronics 3 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamental concepts of electricity and electronics that involve direct current (dc), including series and parallel resistive circuits, network analysis, and magnetism.  Prerequisite: AVT100 Technical Mathematics

AVT 102 Basic Electricity & Electronics Lab 3 Cr Hrs

This course is designed as the laboratory component to the AVT 101 course and will provide students with hands on experience with shop grade test equipment while performing experiments using LabVolt Computer Aided Instructional Electrical/Electronics Training System.  Laboratory experiments are conducted on pre-assembled boards maximizing student productivity and allowing increased instructor interaction and support.  Prerequisite:  AVT101 Basic Electricity & Electronics or concurrent enrollment in AVT101 Basic Electricity & Electronics

AVT 105 Avionics Systems & Troubleshooting 2 Cr Hrs

This course is a study of aviation electronic equipment, with hands-on wiring and system testing. Emphasis will be placed on avionics system installation and the block diagrams of individual appliances. Complete design, wiring and installation of a common general aviation avionics suite is a requirement of the class. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to understand the operation, testing and troubleshooting of general aviation avionics systems and wiring concepts.

AVT 106 Avionics Systems & Troubleshooting Lab 3 Cr Hrs

This course is an application of aviation electronic equipment, with hands-on wiring and system testing. Emphasis will be placed on avionics system installation and the block diagrams of individual appliances. Complete wiring of an Allied Signal Silver Crown avionics suite and a GPS unit is a requirement of the class. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to understand the operation, testing and troubleshooting of general aviation avionics systems and wiring concepts.

AVT 107 Basic Communications Electronics 3 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to the fundamental concepts of electricity and electronics that involve alternating current (ac), capacitance, inductance, transformers, semi-conductor diodes, junction transistors, field effect transistors and operational amplifiers. Prerequisite:  AVT101 Basic Electricity & Electronics

AVT 108 Wiring & Cannon Plug Lab 2 Cr Hrs

This course will provide the student instruction and practical lab exercises with the most common types of aircraft connectors and wiring systems utilized in today’s aircraft. A part of the course provides the student the opportunity to terminate, populate connectors and aircraft wiring assemblies. Prerequisite:  AVT 100 Technical Mathematics or the equivalent, AVT 101 Basic Electricity and Electronics, AVT 107 Basic Communication Electronics

*For the Applied Science of Aviation Manufacturing program AVT100 Technical Mathematics, and AVT107 Basic Communication Electronics are not required

AVT 110 Aircraft Electrical, Communication & Navigation Systems (Part 1) 3 Cr Hrs

Studies aircraft electrical, communication and navigation systems. Topics include install, check and service airframe electrical wiring, controls, switches, indicators and protective devices; inspect, check, troubleshoot, service and repair alternating and direct current electrical systems; repair and inspect aircraft electrical system components, crimp and splice wiring to manufacturer’s specifications and repair pins and sockets of aircraft connectors; inspect, check and troubleshoot autopilot servos and approach coupling systems; inspect, check and service aircraft electronic communication and navigation systems including VHF passenger address interphones and static discharge devices, aircraft VOR, ILS LORAN, radar beacon transponders, flight management computers and GPWS; inspect and repair antenna and electronic equipment installations; and inspect, check and troubleshoot constant speed and integrated speed drive generators. Top of page

AVT 111 Aircraft Electrical, Communication & Navigation Systems (Part 1) Lab 3 Cr Hrs

This course studies aircraft electrical, communication and navigation systems. Topics include install, check and service airframe electrical wiring, controls, switches, indicators and protective devices; inspect, check, troubleshoot, service and repair alternating and direct current electrical systems; repair and inspect aircraft electrical system components, crimp and splice wiring to manufacturer’s specifications and repair pins and sockets of aircraft connectors; inspect, check and troubleshoot autopilot servos and approach coupling systems; inspect, check and service aircraft electronic communication and navigation systems including VHF passenger address interphones and static discharge devices, aircraft VOR, ILS LORAN, radar beacon transponders, flight management computers and GPWS; inspect and repair antenna and electronic equipment installations; and inspect, check and troubleshoot constant speed and integrated speed drive generators.

 AVT 112 Aircraft Electrical, Communication & Navigation Systems (Part 2) 3 Cr Hrs

This course studies aircraft electrical, communication and navigation systems. Topics include install, check and service airframe electrical wiring, controls, switches, indicators and protective devices; inspect, check, troubleshoot, service and repair alternating and direct current electrical systems; repair and inspect aircraft electrical system components, crimp and splice wiring to manufacturer’s specifications and repair pins and sockets of aircraft connectors; inspect, check and troubleshoot autopilot servos and approach coupling systems; inspect, check and service aircraft electronic communication and navigation systems including VHF passenger address interphones and static discharge devices, aircraft VOR, ILS LORAN, radar beacon transponders, flight management computers and GPWS; inspect and repair antenna and electronic equipment installations; and inspect, check and troubleshoot constant speed and integrated speed drive generators.

AVT 113 Aircraft Electrical, Communication & Navigation Systems (Part 2) Lab 3 Cr Hrs

This course studies aircraft electrical, communication and navigation systems. Topics include install, check and service airframe electrical wiring, controls, switches, indicators and protective devices; inspect, check, troubleshoot, service and repair alternating and direct current electrical systems; repair and inspect aircraft electrical system components, crimp and splice wiring to manufacturer’s specifications and repair pins and sockets of aircraft connectors; inspect, check and troubleshoot autopilot servos and approach coupling systems; inspect, check and service aircraft electronic communication and navigation systems including VHF passenger address interphones and static discharge devices, aircraft VOR, ILS LORAN, radar beacon transponders, flight management computers and GPWS; inspect and repair antenna and electronic equipment installations; and inspect, check and troubleshoot constant speed and integrated speed drive generators.

AVT 115 Basic Communications Electronics Lab 3 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to help students increase their knowledge and acquire the hands-on skills to work in the avionics field and work toward a Federal Communications Commission general class radiotelephone license. Students develop the safety procedures and competencies needed to apply the principles of electronics that are required of avionics technicians. Prerequisite:  AVT101 Basic Electricity & Electronics

AVT 122 Certification Preparation II for NCATT 4 Cr Hrs

Helps student increase the knowledge and skills required to troubleshoot and repair practical electronics projects and prepares the student based upon these skills to be successful for the NCATT Certification testing.

AVT 125 Digital Electronics Fundamentals 2 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to provide students with the concepts and terminology utilized in digital electronics. The student will be exposed to the most basic concepts of digital electronics to a wide variety of the fundamentals for circuits used in today’s avionics equipment and aircraft switching circuits. The digital numbering system is studied and incorporates a part of the Technical Mathematics text book. Once an understanding of the numbering system is achieved the course proceeds to basic logic circuits such as Gates, Flip-flops, and Latches. Also discussed are the types of analog to digital (A/D) converters as well as multiplexing devices and counter circuits.

AVT 126 Digital Electronics Fundamentals Lab 2 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to provide students with the concepts and terminology utilized in digital electronics. The student will be exposed to the most basic concepts of digital electronics to a wide variety of the fundamentals for circuits used in today’s avionics equipment and aircraft switching circuits. The digital numbering system is studied and incorporates a part of the Technical Mathematics text book. Once an understanding of the numbering system is achieved the course proceeds to basic logic circuits such as Gates, Flip-flops, and Latches. Also discussed are the types of analog to digital (A/D) converters as well as multiplexing devices and counter circuits.

AVT 135 Advanced Analog & Digital Communications 2 Cr Hrs

This course introduces students to methods of modulation and their measurement and to the ARINC429 data bus system used to control and communicate with modern avionics devices. Prerequisite: AVT106 Avionics Systems & Troubleshooting Lab and concurrent enrollment in AVT136 Advanced Analog & Digital Communications Lab

AVT 136 Advanced Analog & Digital Communications Lab 2 Cr Hrs

This lab course is the complement to AVT 135 and gives the student practical experience with common methods of signal modulation measurement.  The student will also use standard ARINC429 test equipment to troubleshoot modern avionics equipment in both a laboratory and aircraft environment. Prerequisite: AVT106 Avionics Systems & Troubleshooting Lab and concurrent enrollment in AVT136 Advanced Analog & Digital Communications Lab

CED 115 Computer Applications 3 Cr Hrs

Introduces students to the fundamental concepts and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include computer terminology, introduction to the Windows environment, networking, word processing, spreadsheets and databases. Top of page

EMP 100 Global Professional Standards 2 Cr Hrs

This course provides a study of human relations and professional development in today’s rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include: human relations skills, job acquisition skills, job retention skills, job advancement skills, and professional image skills.

ENG 101 Composition I 3 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to improve the reading and writing skills of students. The emphasis is on fundamental principles of written English in structurally correct sentences, paragraphs and expository themes. Critical analysis of essays will be used to aid in developing the student’s thinking, support of thesis and style. Students are introduced to the basic components of research by writing a documented essay in Modern Language Association (MLA) style. Prerequisite:  EBS110 English with a minimum grade of “C” or better or satisfactory course placement assessment scores

MTH 112 College Algebra 3 Cr Hrs

This course is an introduction of algebraic functions and some transcendental functions with application in business and life, natural and social sciences. Topics include solving equations, zeros, rational functions, matrices, exponentials and logarithms and systems. Additional topics are included as time permits. Students must furnish their own TI-83 or TI-83 PLUS graphing calculators. Prerequisites: Minimum grade of “C” or better in MTH 101 Intermediate Algebra or satisfactory course placement assessment scores

PSY 101 General Psychology 3 Cr Hrs

A general introduction to the scientific study of human behavior as it applies to daily living. Course includes history, basic theories and biological bases of behavior, development, cognitive processes, individual awareness, motivation, emotion, personal adjustment, social psychology, and abnormal psychology and therapies.

SPH 101 Public Speaking 3 Cr Hrs

Fundamental basic to all good private and public speaking experiences; elements in voice production and improvement, bodily movement, confidence, poise, understanding of all types of public speeches. Top of page

SPH 111 Interpersonal Communication 3 Cr Hrs

Improves individual communication skills. By understanding the elements of effective communication, students are able to create environments that bring out the best in themselves and others. In addition, students learn how to better turn ideas and feelings into words, how to listen more effectively, respond more appropriately to what others have said and, most important of all, how to maintain and develop good interpersonal relationships with their families, their peers and fellow workers. Emphasis is placed on small-group activities,
Interviewing skills and verbal and non-verbal communication. Top of page

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