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Course Descriptions

Aviation Practices I

AVI100

Introduction to various techniques and processes used by aviation maintenance technicians. Study includes materials and processes used in aircraft construction, precision measuring equipment, hardware identification, common tools, torque procedures, and safety devices. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): AVI105. Fall Only.

Aviation Practices II

AVI105

Introductory topics including selection and use of proper cleaning materials and procedures, nondestructive inspection methods, and the inspection and fabrication of fluid carrying hoses and tubing. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): AVI100. Fall Only.

Aviation Fundamentals I

AVI110

Introduction to the aviation industry and Federal Aviation Regulations as they apply to the aviation maintenance technicians. Topics also include mechanic privileges and limitations, use and completion of aircraft maintenance forms and records, inspection programs, human factors, and safety practices. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): AVI115. Fall Only.

Aviation Fundamentals II

AVI115

Introduction to fundamental aviation operations and publications. Topics include specific aircraft fuels, ground movement procedures, operation practices, and safety precautions. Skills learned include identifying and using aircraft maintenance publications published by the Federal Aviation Administration. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): AVI110. Fall Only.

Aviation Science I

AVI120

Theory and application of basic science principles as they relate to aviation maintenance and flight. Emphasis on the applications of physical laws and mathematical concepts within the industry. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): AVI125. Fall Only.

Aviation Basic Electricity I

AVI125

Basic electrical theory as it applies to aircraft, including Ohm's Law. Study includes the application of components, DC circuits, use of electrical measuring instruments and diagrams, and principles of aircraft electrical components and batteries. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): AVI120. Fall Only.

Aviation Science II

AVI130

Aircraft blueprint reading for aviation maintenance technicians with emphasis on reading and interpreting multi-view drawings. Includes installation, diagrams, schematics, and the use of charts and graphs. Course work includes producing three-dimensional sketches for repair and alterations to aircraft. Skill development includes weighing aircraft, computing the various weights for proper balance, and recording data. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): AVI120. Spring Only.

Aviation Basic Electricity II

AVI135

Basic electrical theory as it applies to capacitive and inductive AC circuits. Study includes AC troubleshooting theory; basic solid state devices theory as it applies to diodes and transistors, as used in aircraft regulation and dimming circuitry; and basic logic gate theory. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Spring Only.

Aircraft Reciprocating Engines

AVI140

Theory and operating principles of aircraft reciprocating engines. Topics focus on disassembly, inspection of parts, reassembly, and the proper procedures for servicing and repairing the lubrication and cooling systems. 4 Credits (2 Lecture - 6 Lab) Corequisite(s): AVI105 and AVI115 and AVI120.

Aircraft Turbine Engines

AVI145

Theory and operating principles of aircraft gas turbine engines and the functions of engine components. Topics include engine design and construction; inspection requirements; Auxiliary Power Units; boroscope process; and the procedures for servicing and repairing the lubrication and cooling systems. 4 Credits (2 Lecture - 6 Lab) Prerequisite(s): AVI105 and AVI115 and AVI120.

Aircraft Engine Fuel Metering Systems

AVI150

Theory, operating principles, and maintenance of reciprocating and turbine engine fuel metering systems. Topics include carburetors, fuel injection, and fuel controls. (Formerly AVC132) 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): AVI105 and AVI115 and AVI120. Spring Only.

Aircraft Engine Ignition Systems

AVI155

Inspection, service, troubleshooting, repair, and theory of reciprocating and turbine engine ignition systems and various related components. (Formerly AVC 125) 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): AVI105 and AVI115 and AVI125. Corequisite(s): AVI135 and AVI160. Spring Only.

Aircraft Engine Systems

AVI160

Theory and practical examination of engine induction, ice and rain control, heat exchangers, superchargers, and turbo chargers, air intake, exhaust and induction manifolds, and propellers. Includes the theory, inspection, troubleshooting, and repair of these components. (Formerly AVC 128 and 134) 4 Credits (2 Lecture - 6 Lab) Prerequisite(s): AVI105 and AVI115 and AVI120. Corequisite(s): AVI135 and AVI155.

Engine Electrical Systems

AVI165

Study of engine electrical systems and instruments used on turbine powered and reciprocating engine powered aircraft. Emphasis on mechanical power generating and engine starting systems, including hands-on experience with removal, installation, disassembly, troubleshooting, and adjustment of generating, starting, regulating, and monitoring devices. 4 Credits (2 Lecture - 6 Lab) Prerequisite(s): AVI105 and AVI115 and AVI120 and AVI135. Corequisite(s): AVI170. Fall Only.

Aircraft Engine Troubleshooting and Inspection

AVI170

Introduction to reciprocating engine installation and operation and an exploration of various engine systems. Topics include adjustment of fuel metering components, propellers, magnetos and other components to ensure safe and efficient operation; identification of the various components associated with fuel systems; fire protection and extinguishing systems; and engine airworthiness inspection procedures. 4 Credits (2 Lecture - 6 Lab) Prerequisite(s): AVI140 and AVI145 and AVI150 and AVI155 and AVI160. Corequisite(s): AVI165. Fall Only.

Vintage Aircraft Structures

AVI200

Study of aircraft wood and steel tubing structures and their covering materials. Topics include inspection and repair of wood structure; applied welding theory and methods; fabric restoration and repair; and application of paints and finishes. (Formerly AVC207) 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): AVI105 and AVI115 and AVI120 and AVI130. Fall Only.

Sheet Metal Aircraft Structures

AVI205

Study of methods and materials used in the construction, design, and repair of aircraft metallic structures. Topics include approved methods, processes, and procedures used in inspection, repair, manufacture, and fabrication of sheet metal structures. 4 Credits (2 Lecture - 6 Lab) Prerequisite(s): AVI105 and AVI115 and AVI120 and AVI130. Fall Only.

Composite Aircraft Structures

AVI210

Study of nonmetallic aircraft structures, including inspection and repair of composite, fiberglass, plastic, and honeycomb materials used in manufacture and repair of aircraft structures. Topics include application of industry-accepted standards, methods, processes, and procedures used for inspection, repair, compatibility, manufacture, and fabrication of nonmetallic structures with a focus on safety procedures. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): AVI105 and AVI115 and AVI120 and AVI130. Fall Only.

Airframe Systems I

AVI215

Inspection, operation, service, and repair of aircraft landing gears, and hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Topics related to landing gears include, retraction systems, shock struts, brakes, wheels, tires, and steering systems. Topics related to hydraulic and pneumatic systems include power and control systems, pumps, actuators, and special equipment. 4 Credits (2 Lecture - 6 Lab) Prerequisite(s): AVI105 and AVI115 and AVI130. Corequisite(s): AVI240 or AVI340. Spring Only.

Airframe Systems II

AVI220

Study of various types of systems on modern aircraft, including atmosphere control systems, pressurization, heating, cooling and ventilation, and oxygen systems. Various pneumatic and electrical operated ice and rain control systems will be explored. Topics also include the theory and operation of various fuel and fire protection systems currently in use on aircraft; identification of the various components and subsystems associated with the fuel systems, including fuel tanks, selector valves, and means of controlling the flow and storage of fuels; and fire protection systems, including detection, warning and extinguishing of airframe and engine fires. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): AVI105 and AVI115 and AVI130. Corequisite(s): AVI215 and AVI240 or AVI215 and AVI340. Spring Only.

Rotary Wing Systems & Maintenance

AVI225

Study of rotary wing aircraft and the theory of flight and the laws of physics that apply to the operation of helicopters. Topics include primary flight controls and rotor systems, flight control adjustment, and track and balance procedures, with a focus on special safety precautions for helicopter operation. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): AVI105 and AVI115 and AVI130. Spring Only.

Advanced Aircraft Electrical Systems

AVI230

Operation, installation, and repair of engine and airframe electrical components. Electrical topics include wiring, controls, switches, protective devices, and generating and starting units. Airframe topics include wiring, controls, switches, protective devices, and lighting systems as well as AC/DC circuits and related electrical accessories. Position and warning system topics include speed and take-off, anti-skid, and landing gear positions sensing. 4 Credits (2 Lecture - 6 Lab) Prerequisite(s): AVI105 and AVI115 and AVI130 and AVI135. Corequisite(s): AVI215 and AVI220 and AVI235 and AVI240 or AVI215 and AVI220 and AVI335 and AVI340. Spring Only.

Aircraft Electronic and Instrument Systems

AVI235

Theory and application of electronic flight instrument and avionics systems as found in modern aircraft. Topics include the markings and operation of gyroscopic, temperature, direction, and pressure-operated instrument systems. Skills developed include installing, inspecting, and servicing of aircraft instruments and their systems. Theory and operation of aircraft communication and navigation systems, including cockpit displays and integration of the autopilot. Advanced BITE testing and troubleshooting concepts. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): AVI105 and AVI115 and AVI130 and AVI135. Corequisite(s): AVI215 and AVI220 and AVI230 and AVI240. Spring Only.

Aircraft Inspection

AVI240

Advanced study of the theory of flight applications and airframe inspection. Topics focus on wing and flight control assembly and adjustment; flight control balance procedures and airframe inspection procedures. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): AVI200 and AVI205 and AVI210. Corequisite(s): AVI215 and AVI220 and AVI230 and AVI235. Spring Only.

Airframe Electronic and Instrument Systems

AVI335

Theory and application of electronic flight instrument and avionics systems as found in modern aircraft, including emerging technologies. Topics include the markings and operation of gyroscopic, temperature, direction, and pressure operated instruments systems. Skills developed include installing, inspecting, and servicing of aircraft instruments and their systems. Additional skill development in conducting research. Theory and operation of aircraft communication systems. Theory and operation of aircraft navigation systems, including cockpit displays and integration of the autopilot. Theory of emerging avionic and instrument technologies. Advanced BITE testing and troubleshooting concepts. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): AVI105 and AVI115 and AVI130 and AVI135. Corequisite(s): AVI230 and AVI340. Spring Only.

Airframe Inspection

AVI340

Advanced study of the theory of aircraft flight characteristics, applications and airframe inspection requirements and procedures. Topics focus on wing and flight control assembly and adjustment; flight control balance procedures and airframe inspection procedures. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): AVI200 and AVI205 and AVI210. Corequisite(s): AVI215 and AVI220 and AVI230 and AVI335. Spring Only.

Aviation Internship I

AVI390

Flexible work experience that adapts to the student and the company offering the internship. The internship must meet a basic set of common outcomes, as well as a unique set of outcomes determined by the aviation organization. 3 Credits (0 Lecture - 15 Internship) Prerequisite(s): AVI170 and AVI340. Summer Only.

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