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First Semester - Fall 201216 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 201315 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.
 
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.
 
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..
 
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 201315 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. 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.
 
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 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.
 
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.
 
Fourth Semester - Spring 201416 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. 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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
POLS 3203   Introduction To Political Science
A survey of the nature and function of political parties and governments, a study of comparative politics such as democracy and communism, and an analysis of the role of the individual citizen in politics. Class 3. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing. (Spring)
 
Fifth Semester - Fall 201416 hours
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 (Tailwheel Operations)
First stage of commercial flight training concentrating on tailwheel aircraft and solo cross-country experience. Emphasis is placed on basic airmanship. Approximately 24 hours of flight and Flight Training Device (FTD) time including 12 hours in Tailwheel aircraft. Lab 2. Prerequisites: Private pilot certificate and current FAA Medical certificate. Prerequisite or Corequisite: AERF 2103.
 
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)
 
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.
 
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.
 
      General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3.
 
Sixth Semester - Spring 201517 hours
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.
 
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)
 
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.
 
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
 
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)
 
      General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3.
 
Seventh Semester - Fall 201516 hours
AERF 3211   Upset Recovery Training
This flight course is designed to give certified pilots the experience and knowledge to immediately recognize aircraft upset situations and the skills to safely and precisely recover from such occurrences. This course will include flight recoveries from nose-high, nose-low, and inverted attitudes; spin entries and recoveries; and basic aerobatic maneuvers. Includes approximately 10 hours of flight time. Lab 1. Prerequisites: AERF 1201 or AERF 2311 and a tail wheel endorsement for majors. Students taking this course as an elective require Department Chair approval.
 
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.
 
HIST 3213   Leadership In History (L)
A study of the role of leadership in history. The course will review leadership theories as they apply to leaders and their decisions from ancient times to the present. Class 3. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing. (Fall, Even years)
 
MATH 1423   Elementary Statistics
An introductory treatment of research statistics. Included are frequency distribution, graphic representation, correlation, sampling theory, probability, and statistical hypotheses. Not applicable to graduation requirements in mathematics or engineering. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1123 or equivalent.
 
      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. 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.
 
      General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3. 2 total hours needed.
 
Eighth Semester - Spring 201615 hours
AERO 3213   Electronic Navigation And Flight Control Systems
A study of flight deck technology typically found on modern transport aircraft. This course will develop the knowledge for operation and management of autopilots, auto-throttles, electronic flight instrument systems, and flight management systems. Class 3. Prerequisite: AERF 2103. (Spring)
 
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
 
HIST 4313   Modern Global History
A survey of politics, cultures, and peoples of the modern world since 1914 with particular emphasis on the impact and contributions of Asia, Africa, and Latin America to the contemporary world. Class 3. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing. (Spring)
 
PHIL 2063   Ethics (L)
An overview of the basic philosophical alternatives in ethics and an examination of specific contemporary ethical issues from a Christian perspective. Class 3.
 
      General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3.
 
Total Hours: 126
Notes: Note: Listed below are General Elective courses recommended by faculty for particular focus areas.

If you wish to focus on the Commercial Pilot Certificate:
AERF 2411 Commercial Flight II - Multi-engine Operations
AERF 3103 Flight Science III (Commercial Ground School)
AERF 3512 Commercial Flight III - Air Transport Emphasis

If you wish to focus on Management:
ACCT 2103 Accounting Principles I
ECON 2103 Macroeconomics (Fall)
ECON 2203 Microeconomics (Spring)
FINC 3113 Financial Management (Spring)

If you wish to focus on International Studies:
HIST 3103 Twentieth Century Russia
HIST 3603 History of the Modern Middle East
HIST 4813 The Cold War