Introduction to Avionics

AVC191

A study of basic electrical theory in DC, AC, and digital circuits. Topics include aircraft electrical components, batteries, DC circuits, electrical measuring instruments, diagrams, and solid state devices theory as it applies to diodes and transistors. As needed.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Proven Aviation Credential

AVC304

This course exists solely for the purpose of verifying, and documenting a student holds a Federal Aviation Administration mechanic certificate with both airframe and powerplant ratings.

Avionics Maintenance Theory I

AVC313

Study of avionics communication and navigation, focusing on the theoretical concepts and maintenance of High Frequency (HF), Very High Frequency (VHF), and Ultra High Frequency (UHF) communication and navigation systems as well as audio integration systems used on aircraft. Emphasis on the subjects covered in the Federal Communications Commission General Radio Telephone Operators Examination. System analysis includes historical, modern, and future contexts. Fall Only.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Corequisites:
AVC314

Prerequisites:
AVC311; or
AVI230 and AVI335

Avionics Maintenance Applications I

AVC314

Application of avionics communication and navigation principles, focusing on the High Frequency (HF), Very High Frequency (VHF), and Ultra High Frequency (UHF) communication and navigation systems as well as audio integration systems used on aircraft. Emphasis on the subjects covered in the Federal Communications Commission General Radio Telephone Operators Examination. Concentration on emerging technologies in both general and commercial aircraft. Fall Only.

1 Credit: 0 Lecture, 3 Lab

Corequisites:
AVC313

Prerequisites:
AVC311; or
AVI230 and AVI335

Avionics and Radio Communications

AVC315

Study of avionic radio communication systems focusing on theoretical concepts and maintenance of terrestrial and spaced based communication systems, including airborne audio systems designed to support the communication equipment. Additional areas of study include a historical overview of aircraft communications and comparisons to the systems of today. Fall Only.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Corequisites:
AVC316

Prerequisites:
AVI335

Avionics and Radio Communication Applications

AVC316

Application of avionics radio communication systems focusing on theoretical concepts and maintenance of terrestrial and spaced based communication systems, including airborne audio systems designed to support the communication equipment. Fall Only.

1 Credit: 0 Lecture, 3 Lab

Corequisites:
AVC315

Prerequisites:
AVI335

Human Factors in Aviation Technology

AVC320

Study in the causes of human error and how that error impacts safety issues in the aviation maintenance department. Analysis includes relationships between management, pilots, and other flight crews; resource management plans; common errors; risk management; and technology advancements that have lead to error reduction. Case studies identify critical points in aviation incidents and accidents. Emphasis on developing a personal and organizational safety culture. (Science, Technology and Society)

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Prerequisites:
ENL201; or
ENL121

Human Error in Aviation Technology

AVC322

Writing intensive study of human error, its causes, and how error impacts safety in the aviation maintenance industry. Written analyses include relationships between management, pilots, and other flight crews; resource management plans; common errors; risk management; and technology advancements, which lead to error reduction. Case studies identify critical points in aviation incidents and accidents. Students will develop a written personal safety plan. (Writing Enriched ) Spring Only.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Prerequisites:
ENL121; or
ENL201

Avionics Maintenance Theory II

AVC323

Study of microwave pulse systems used on board aircraft, focusing on flight line testing of distance measuring equipment (DME), air traffic control transponders, airborne weather radar, and radar altimeters. Exploration of tactical navigation, passive weather detection, and collision avoidance systems, and the role these systems play in the Federal Aviation Administration's reduced vertical separation minimums and terrain awareness systems. Spring Only.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Corequisites:
AVC324

Prerequisites:
AVC311; or
AVI230 and AVI335

Avionics Maintenance Applications II

AVC324

Practical application involving microwave pulse systems used on board aircraft. Emphasis on the practical maintenance of distance measuring equipment (DME), air traffic control transponders, airborne weather radar, passive storm detection systems, and radar altimeters. (Formerly AVC 336) Spring Only.

1 Credit: 0 Lecture, 3 Lab

Corequisites:
AVC323

Prerequisites:
AVC311; or
AVI230 and AVI335

Dependent and Autonomous Navigation Systems

AVC325

Study of avionics dependent navigation systems focusing on theoretical concepts and maintenance of terrestrial and space based navigation systems. Spring Only.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Corequisites:
AVC326

Prerequisites:
AVC315

Dependent Navigation Systems Applications

AVC326

Application of avionics dependent navigation systems focusing on maintenance of terrestrial and space based navigation systems. Spring Only.

1 Credit: 0 Lecture, 3 Lab

Corequisites:
AVC325

Prerequisites:
AVC316

Flight Management and Control

AVC333

Study of flight management and control systems, including the theoretical concepts and maintenance of autopilots, integrated flight control systems, and flight management systems. Additional study includes area navigation systems, including Automatic Direction Finding (ADF), land-based area navigation, (VOR/DME R-NAV), IRS and GNSS. Fall Only.

3 Credits: 2 Lecture, 3 Lab

Prerequisites:
AVC323 and AVC324

Aviation Maintenance Management

AVC360

Introduction to aviation maintenance management, including an in-depth examination of the airline, corporate, and repair station environments. Exploration of the responsibilities of aircraft maintenance managers in various aviation organizations and federal regulations governing the maintenance requirements for aircraft operators. Emphasis on Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) procedures and requirements. Research: organization operation, policy, quality control, and supervision. As needed.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Prerequisites:
MGT115

Avionics Auxiliary Sustems

AVC405

Study of avionics systems designed to enhance safety in flight. Examination of systems designed to reduce collisions with other aircraft, avoid weather, reduce pilot workload, and avoid controlled flight into terrain. Fall Only.

2 Credits: 2 Lecture

Corequisites:
AVC406

Prerequisites:
AVC325

Avionics Auxiliary Systems Applications

AVC406

Practice of avionics systems designed to enhance safety in flight. Includes tests of systems designed to reduce collisions with other aircraft, avoid weather, reduce pilot workload, and avoid controlled flight into terrain. Fall Only.

1 Credit: 0 Lecture, 3 Lab

Corequisites:
AVC405

Prerequisites:
AVC325

Avionics Integration Management

AVC450

Study of the management of avionics integrations and installations. Emphasis on custom interconnects between various avionics subsystems in accordance with appropriate Federal Aviation Regulations.

3 Credits: 1 Lecture, 6 Lab

Prerequisites:
AVC325 and AVC326

Senior Project Proposal

AVC493

Application of knowledge gained in the Aviation Maintenance Technology major, resulting in a proposal with accompanying documentation. Discussion and research may include topics such as cost effectiveness, aircraft and avionics maintenance, aircraft overhaul, and the effect of outside entities on the aviation industry. Designed to promote assimilation of knowledge gained from prior course work and an understanding of how that knowledge applies to the aviation maintenance professional. Fall Only.

1 Credit: 1 Lecture

Prerequisites:
AVC304 and AVC322

Senior Project

AVC496

Application of knowledge gained in the Aviation Maintenance Technology program as it pertains to the aviation maintenance professional. Topics for discussion and research include, but are not limited to, cost effectiveness, maintaining aircraft and avionics, aircraft overhaul, and the effect of outside entities on the aviation industry. Completion requirements include a major project with appropriate industry-required documentation. (Writing Enriched ) Spring Only.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Prerequisites:
AVC320 and AVC493

Aviation Capstone Project

AVC497

Study and application of knowledge gained in the Aviation Maintenance Technology Program. Students are required to complete a major project, provide the necessary industry required documentation, and give a presentation reporting on what was accomplished along with what was learned. (formerly AVC496) Spring Only.

3 Credits: 1 Lecture, 6 Lab

Prerequisites:
AVC450 and AVC493