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Aircraft Systems (AVTC)
Department of Applied Aviation Sciences

AVTC 1001   Foundational Concepts Of Aviation Studies Laboratory
This lab 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.

AVTC 1003   Foundational Concepts Of Aviation Studies
This course is 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.

AVTC 1401   Aircraft DC Electricity Laboratory
This lab covers 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 2. Corequisite: AVTC 1403.

AVTC 1403   Aircraft DC Electricity
This course covers principles of electricity, 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.

AVTC 2003   Aircraft Systems for Pilots
An overview of airframe systems such as aircraft electrical systems, fuel systems, cabin atmosphere control systems, instrument systems, communication and navigation systems, ice and rain control systems, fire protection systems, and aircraft inspection requirements. Class 3. Prerequisite: AVTC1003..

AVTC 2013   Powerplant Systems for Pilots
An overview of the theory, principles of operation, and control of reciprocating and turbine powerplants and related systems. Class 3. Prerequisite: AVTC1003..

AVTC 2211   Aircraft Metal Structures Laboratory
This lab covers practical application of repairs to aluminum aircraft structural components. Lab 5. Corequisite: AVTC 2213.

AVTC 2213   Aircraft Metal Structures
This course covers the 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 1003, AVTC 1401, AVTC 1403, and MATH 1203.. Corequisite: AVTC 2211.

AVTC 2231   Introduction To Aircraft Systems Laboratory
This lab covers 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
This course is 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
This lab is 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, AVTC 2601, and AVTC 2603.

AVTC 2433   Powerplant Electrical Systems
This course is 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, AVTC 2601, and AVTC 2603.

AVTC 2441   Airframe Electrical Laboratory
This lab is 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
This course is a study of aircraft electrical systems, system installation, maintenance, and problem analysis. This 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
This lab teaches the student how to 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
This class is an 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 2431, AVTC 2433, and AVTC 2601.

AVTC 3211   Transport Category Aircraft Systems Laboratory
This lab is a practical application of transport category aircraft systems. Lab 2. Corequisite: AVTC 3212.

AVTC 3212   Transport Category Aircraft Systems
This course is 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
This lab is a 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
This course is 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
This lab is a practical application of aircraft powerplant and flight instruments, 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
This course is 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
This course is an introduction to the basic aircraft gas turbine engine and its application to modern aircraft. It includes varied engine operations and parameters. Class 2. Prerequisite: AVTC 2603..

AVTC 3631   Advanced Aircraft Reciprocating Engines Laboratory
This lab is a practical application of advanced aircraft reciprocating engine topics. Lab 4. Corequisite: AVTC 3632. (Spring)

AVTC 3632   Advanced Aircraft Reciprocating Engines
This course is 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
This lab is a 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
This course is 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
This lab covers the inspection, maintenance, installation, and minor repair of fixed pitch and constant speed propellers. Lab 4. Corequisite: AVTC 3662. (Spring)

AVTC 3662   Propellers
This course is 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
This lab is a 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
This course is 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
This lab is a 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
This course is a study of the assembly and rigging of aircraft and their control systems. Consideration is given to structural integrity and flight characteristics. It 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
This lab is 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
This course is 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
This lab is 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
This course is an in-depth study of aircraft gas turbine engines. It 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
This lab is 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
This course is an 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)