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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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
AERF 3522   Commercial Flight III - Missions Emphasis
Third stage of commercial flight training course concentrates on complex single engine operations and on commercial maneuvers in preparation for the CSEL check ride. Approximately 17 hours tail-wheel and 14 hours of complex airplane time. At the end of this course student is recommended for the Commercial SEL check ride. Lab 6. Prerequisites: Private pilot certificate with instrument rating for single-engine land aircraft, current FAA medical certificate, current passing FAA Commercial Written Exam results on file, and AERF 2421..
 
AERO 1011   Mission Aviation Vision Trip
A short (2-3 weeks) international field experience with a mission organization designed to provide the student with a realistic picture of mission aviation. This vision trip must be completed with an established mission aviation organization under the supervision of a full time missionary aviator. Evaluation will be based on the supervisorís appraisal of student performance and LeTourneau University faculty evaluation of written assignments. Departmental approval is required and student must have completed one semester at LeTourneau University. This trip should be completed between the freshman and sophomore year and must be completed prior to reaching junior status. Class 1.
 
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 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.
 
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.
 
AVTC 2211   Aircraft Metal Structures Laboratory
Practical application of repairs to aluminum aircraft structural components. Lab 5. Corequisite: AVTC 2213.
 
AVTC 2213   Aircraft Metal Structures
A study of materials, methods, and procedures used in the construction and repair of aircraft structures. Emphasis is placed on stress in various aircraft structural designs and on corrosion theory, identification, and control. Class 3. Prerequisites: AVTC 1001, AVTC 1003, AVTC 1401, AVTC 1403, and MATH 1203. Corequisite: AVTC 2211.
 
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 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 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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
AVTC 3261   Aircraft Composites Laboratory
Practical application of structural repairs to composite aircraft components consisting of fabric coverings, wood structures, and composite materials. Lab 5. Corequisite: AVTC 3262. (Fall)
 
AVTC 3262   Aircraft Composites
A study of wood construction, fabric coverings, and composite materials in aircraft, including their inspection and repair. Class 2. Prerequisites: AVTC 1003, AVTC 1401, AVTC 1403, and MATH 1203. Corequisite: AVTC 3261. (Fall)
 
AVTC 3461   Aircraft Instrumentation Systems Laboratory
A practical application of aircraft powerplant and flight instrument, including inspection, installation, testing, and regulations. A thorough understanding of AC and DC electrical theory is required. Lab 4. Corequisite: AVTC 3462. (Fall)
 
AVTC 3462   Aircraft Instrumentation Systems
A study of the basic principles of measurement as they apply to aircraft instruments and instrument systems. Pneumatic, mechanical, and electrical/electronic instrumentation as well as applicable FAA regulations are discussed. A thorough understanding of AC and DC electrical theory is required. Class 2. Prerequisites: AVTC 2433, AVTC 2443, and MATH 1252. Corequisite: AVTC 3461. (Fall)
 
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.
 
AVTC 3631   Advanced Aircraft Reciprocating Engines Laboratory
A practical application of advanced aircraft reciprocating engine topics. Lab 4. Corequisite: AVTC 3632. (Spring)
 
AVTC 3632   Advanced Aircraft Reciprocating Engines
An in-depth study of aircraft reciprocating engines. Lubricating, cooling, supercharging, and overhaul techniques are emphasized. Class 2. Prerequisite: AVTC 2603. Corequisite: AVTC 3631. (Spring)
 
AVTC 3641   Carburetion And Fuel Systems Laboratory
Practical application of operating principles of various aircraft carburetors, fuel injection systems, and aircraft fuel systems and components. Lab 4. Corequisites: AVTC 3642. (Spring)
 
AVTC 3642   Carburetion And Fuel Systems
A study of the operating principles of various aircraft carburetors, fuel injection systems, and aircraft fuel systems and components. Class 2. Prerequisite: AVTC 2603. Corequisites: AVTC 3641. (Spring)
 
AVTC 3661   Propellers Laboratory
Inspection, maintenance, installation, and minor repair of fixed pitch and constant speed propellers. Lab 4. Corequisite: AVTC 3662. (Spring)
 
AVTC 3662   Propellers
A study of propeller theory, classification, and nomenclature. This includes the operating and troubleshooting principles of various propellers and their control systems. Class 2. Prerequisites: AVTC 2603 and MATH 1252. Corequisite: AVTC 3661. (Spring)
 
AVTC 4021   Aircraft Inspections Laboratory
Supervised practical shop experience in a professional setting maintaining U. S. registered aircraft under the Federal Aviation Regulations. A minimum of 60 hours of work experience, written reports, and a practical exam are required. Lab 4. Prerequisite or Corequisite: AVTC 4022. (Fall)
 
AVTC 4022   Aircraft Inspections (L)
A detailed study of Federal Aviation Regulations as applied to aircraft inspections and airworthiness as well as inspection technique and procedure. Includes FAR 91, 135, and 121 operations. Class 2. Prerequisite: Last year of AVTC courses. (Fall)
 
AVTC 4281   Assembly And Rigging Laboratory
The practical application of aircraft weight and balance procedures, rigging of aircraft controls, and general line maintenance. Lab 4. Corequisites: AVTC 4282. (Summer)
 
AVTC 4282   Assembly And Rigging
A study of the assembly and rigging of aircraft and their control systems. Consideration is given to structural integrity and flight characteristics. Also includes helicopter aerodynamics and rigging. Class 2. Prerequisites: AVTC 2213, AVTC 2232, and AVTC 2443. Corequisites: AVTC 4281, AVTC 4681, and AVTC 4682. (Summer)
 
AVTC 4401   Avionics Laboratory
A practical study of aircraft navigation and communication systems, including microwave and pulse systems. Special consideration to systems integration will be given, including data buses, auto pilot systems, and flight management systems. Lab 2. Corequisite: AVTC 4403. (Spring)
 
AVTC 4403   Avionics
A study of aircraft navigation and communication systems, including microwave and pulse systems. Special emphasis will be placed on systems integration, including data buses, auto pilot systems, and flight management systems. Class 3. Prerequisites: AVTC 2443 and AVTC 3462. Corequisite: AVTC 4401. (Spring)
 
AVTC 4601   Advanced Aircraft Gas Turbine Engines Laboratory
Practical application and hands-on experience with various turbine engine models, including engine operation and inspection procedures. Lab 5. Corequisite: AVTC 4603. (Fall)
 
AVTC 4603   Advanced Aircraft Gas Turbine Engines
In-depth study of aircraft gas turbine engines. Includes engine components and operation, inspection techniques, engine starting, and testing methodology. Class 3. Prerequisite: AVTC 3612. Corequisite: AVTC 4601. (Fall)
 
AVTC 4681   Powerplant Systems Troubleshooting Laboratory
Practical troubleshooting and work experience on various aircraft engines and components with an "on-the-job" perspective. Lab 4. Corequisite: AVTC 4682. (Summer)
 
AVTC 4682   Powerplant Systems Troubleshooting
Analysis of powerplant systems, troubleshooting technique, and turbo charging systems. Class 2. Prerequisites: AVTC 3632 and AVTC 3642. Corequisites: AVTC 4281, AVTC 4282, and AVTC 4681. (Summer)
 
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.
 
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.
 
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
 
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
 
CCLT 1013   Contemporary World Missions
A survey of missionary endeavor in the contemporary world, the principles of missions, and the Biblical basis for missions. Included also are the relationships between the western missionary and non-missionary personnel and the national church. Class 3. (Fall)
 
CHEM 1111   General Chemistry I Laboratory
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with CHEM 1113. Lab 3. Corequisite: CHEM 1113.
 
CHEM 1113   General Chemistry I
Examines all the general areas of modern chemistry. Included are atomic and molecular structure, periodic classification of the elements, acids and bases, solutions, thermodynamics, kinetics, electrochemistry, descriptive inorganic chemistry, nuclear chemistry, and an introduction to organic and biochemistry. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1123. Corequisite: CHEM 1111.
 
CMIN 2103   Foundations for Christian Ministry
An exploration of the biblical, theological, historical, contextual, and experiential foundations for ministry in the world today. Consideration is given to various opportunities for ministry, as students work towards a personal philosophy of ministry. Class 3. (Fall)
 
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.
 
DSTC 1203   Computer Aided Drafting And Design
An introduction to computerized drafting using microcomputers with two-dimensional and solid modeling CAD software to provide the student with a working knowledge of computer aided drafting. 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..
 
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..
 
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.
 
ENGR 1311   Manufacturing Processes Laboratory
Lab experience in basic manufacturing processes including materials separation and materials joining processes including mechanical and thermal processes. Safety issues and the use of precision measuring devices are stressed. Lab 3.
 
HIST     History Elective
Any History (HIST) course. 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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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)
 
Total Hours: 143
Notes: Summer flight after freshman year can reduce the normal semester load and make room for flight electives.