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2014-2015 University Catalog 
    
2014-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


The University Catalog lists all courses that pertain to the West Lafayette campus. In order to view courses that are available at a given time, and the details of such courses, please visit the myPurdue Schedule of Classes.

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Aviation Technology

  
  • AT 18700 - Aircraft Propulsion And Operating Systems


    Credit Hours: 4.00. An overview of propulsion and operation systems theory of operation, design, and construction. This includes fuel, electrical, ignition, instrument, powerplant control, environmental, flight control, and navigation systems found on modern aircraft. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 20100 - Aircraft Design And Structures


    Credit Hours: 3.00. A study of aerospace materials and their properties utilized in aircraft structures and powerplants. This includes introduction to computer aided design, engineering drawings, aircraft structural concepts, aircraft design concepts, metallic and composite materials, aircraft loads and stresses, and aerodynamics. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 20200 - Aerospace Vehicle Systems Design, Analysis And Operations


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduction to the design and engineering analysis of various systems found on modern aircraft and aerospace vehicles. Operational theory will also be presented for specific aircraft. Systems include electric power distribution, digital data, instrumentation, hydraulic, pneumatic, environmental, flight management, and autoflight. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 20300 - Aviation Operations Management


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course provides a forum for investigating contemporary issues facing the aviation and aerospace industries. Major topics include aviation operation, human resources, fiscal, and technology management. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 20501 - Statics For Aerostructures


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course provides an introduction to the static analysis of aerostructures. Force systems, resultants and equilibrium, moments, distributed loads, and centroids as they relate to aeronautical structures are studied. CAD software is introduced. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 20700 - Introduction To Aircraft Systems


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Principles and design concepts of aircraft operating systems are covered. Emphasis is given to flight control, electrical, environmental, hydraulic, pneumatic, pressurization, oxygen, heating, cooling, fire protection, and ice and rain protection systems. Also included are theory of operation and design of aircraft instruments and associate systems. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 20800 - Aircraft Materials II


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course includes final assembly and finishing procedures for fabric and metallic aircraft structures. Repairs to such components are included. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 20802 - Aircraft Materials


    Credit Hours: 3.00. In this course students study aluminum and composite materials used in aircraft. The course covers elements of design, fabrication, final assembly, and testing. Students also study the practical application of statics for airframe loads. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 21000 - Ground Trainer I


    Credit Hours: 1.00. Included in this course are maneuvers to develop basic attitude instrument flying skills. The student then proceeds into VOR, ADF, and ILS tracking, holding, and approaches. Intersection holding and DME arc flying will also be covered. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 21100 - Ground Trainer II


    Credit Hours: 1.00. This course is a continuation of Ground Trainer I. The student will continue work on VOR, ADF, and ILS holding and approaches. Additionally, there will be a minimum of three instrument cross-countries flown in the ground trainer. The final portion of the course will be to increase the proficiency level of instrument flying in preparation for the Instrument Rating Flight test. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 22300 - Human Factors For Flight Crews


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course explores the fundamental concepts of single pilot and multi-crew human factors issues. The first part of the course focuses on the physiological factors that affect single pilot aeronautical decision-making. The second part examines human error, threat and error management, and domains of crew resources management. The third segment utilizes team-building exercises, case study presentations, and a formal assignment to emphasis course learning outcomes. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 23100 - Human Factors For Flight


    Credit Hours: 2.00. An overview of physiological and psychological factors affecting the decision-making process for pilots is presented. Prerequisite: FAA Private Pilot Certificate. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 23300 - Ethics And Aviation


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This discussion-oriented class is an introduction to the principles of ethical theory and the application of that theory to practical problems associated with the aviation industry. Actual aviation case studies are used to illustrate major concepts. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 24100 - Aircraft Systems For Flight Crews


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course will introduce the student to the basic aircraft systems. Includes electrical, fuel, hydraulic, pneumatic, environmental, and flight control systems. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 24200 - Mountain Flying


    Credit Hours: 1.00. Selection of this course is determined by the AFT faculty. Mountain Flying includes dual and solo flight training in the mountains of Wyoming, Colorado, and surrounding states. Weather and performance problems associated with high-altitude operations are experienced. Typically offered Summer.
  
  • AT 24300 - Commercial Flight I


    Credit Hours: 2.00. The course is designed to develop a higher degree of coordination and judgment through additional experience in more advanced flight maneuvers and cross-country flying. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 24302 - Commercial Flight I Under Federal Aviation Regulations Part 141


    Credit Hours: 2.00. This course is designed to develop a higher degree of coordination and judgment through additional experience in more advanced flight maneuvers and cross-country flying under part 141 of the Federal Aviation Regulations. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 24500 - Cross-Country Flight


    Credit Hours: 1.00. The course consists of solo cross-country flying required to help meet the minimum flight times and proficiency for the FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 24700 - Aircraft Operating Systems


    Credit Hours: 3.00. The theory of operation of environmental, flight control, and navigation systems found on modern aircraft. This includes avionics, flight management, flight control, and instrumentation systems. Typically offered Fall.
  
  • AT 24800 - Commercial Flight II


    Credit Hours: 2.00. The course is a continuation of the flight training received in AT 24300 . Basic instrument flying techniques will be introduced to further enhance and refine the development of precision flying skills. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 24802 - Commercial Flight II Under Federal Aviation Regulations Part 141


    Credit Hours: 2.00. This course is a continuation of the flight training received in FAR 141 Commercial Flight I. Basic instrument flying techniques will be introduced to further enhance and refine the development of precision flying skills. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 24900 - Instrument Flight Lectures


    Credit Hours: 3.00. A study of the operation of flight instruments and radio navigation aids, federal aviation regulations pertinent to instrument flight, meteorology, instrument charts, instrument flight planning, and air traffic control procedures. Preparation for the FAA Instrument Rating written examination. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 25200 - Aviation Projects


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course will introduce the students to group projects in collaboration with industrial partners in aviation. A new project will be conducted each semester. Students will participate in the development of project goals, conducting field research, and developing a final course document and presentation. Travel outside of the normal assigned classroom time might be required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 25300 - Instrument Flight


    Credit Hours: 2.00. The course is designed to prepare the student for the FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate and Instrument Rating. Flight, ground pilot trainer, and ground instruction are included. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 25302 - Instrument Flight Under Federal Aviation Regulations Part 141


    Credit Hours: 2.00. This course is designed to prepare the student for the FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate and Instrument Rating under Part 141 of the Federal Aviation Regualtions. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 25400 - Commercial Flight Lectures


    Credit Hours: 3.00. The course is designed to review the principles of flight, aircraft systems, pertinent federal aviation regulations, and airman publications and service in order to prepare the student for the FAA Commercial Pilot written examination. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 25800 - Air Transportation


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course provides a framework to understand the aviation industry. Students study the industry’s history and the current status of aerospace manufacturers, commercial airlines, and general aviation. Governmental aviation agencies and international aviation are also discussed. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 26200 - Basic Aircraft Powerplant Technology


    Credit Hours: 4.00. A study of the design, construction, and operating practices of aircraft reciprocating and small gas turbine engines. Laboratory exercises emphasize airworthiness evaluation, fault-isolation techniques, and standard service/maintenance practices. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 26300 - Fluid Power Systems


    Credit Hours: 3.00. An analysis of design, construction, and operation of the fluid power systems. Topics range from fluids and hardware through individual component analysis to diagnosis and repair of complex systems. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 26500 - Aircraft Electrical Systems


    Credit Hours: 4.00. An overview of both AC and DC aircraft electrical systems, dealing specifically with components and their relationship to the aircraft. Aircraft charging systems, main power distribution, solid state electronics, batteries, and motors are discussed. Laboratory emphasis is placed specifically on volt/ohmmeter usage for the analysis of various aircraft electrical systems. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 26502 - Aircraft Electrical Systems


    Credit Hours: 3.00. An in-depth study of aircraft electrical components, both individually and as systems in the aircraft. DC electrical circuits, series and parallel circuits, magnetism, and electromagnetism are covered, as are DC power systems, schematics, and aircraft wiring practices. Aircraft charging systems, main power distribution, solid state electronics, batteries, and motors are also discussed. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 26700 - Fixed And Rotary Wing Assemblies


    Credit Hours: 3.00. An overview of various fixed and rotary wing components and systems. Flight control systems, landing gear, fuel systems, wheels, brakes, and rotor systems are among the subjects studied. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 26800 - Aircraft Material Processes


    Credit Hours: 4.00. A study of the processes by which aircraft materials are converted into usable components. Laboratory activities include machining, welding and analysis of material properties. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 26900 - Air Traffic Control I


    Credit Hours: 4.00. An introduction to the principles of air traffic control, including tower, approach control and enroute separation. Navigation theory as it relates to the ATC system will be explained, as well as the theory of operation of ATC radar and computer systems. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 27100 - Powerplant Propulsion Systems


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Theory, design, and operation of propellers and propeller systems are emphasized. Use of technical data, application of operating principles, parts modifications, and airworthiness evaluations are stressed. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 27200 - Introduction To Composite Technology


    Credit Hours: 3.00. An introduction to basic composite materials, processes, construction, testing, and repair. Students will work with a variety of wet and pre-impregnated fiber and matrix systems including glass, aramid fiber, and carbon-graphite. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 27800 - Nondestructive Testing For Aircraft


    Credit Hours: 3.00. A study of nondestructive testing methods used to evaluate the structural integrity of airframes, engines, and components. Magnetic particle, liquid penetrant, electromagnetic, ultrasonic, and radiographic inspection are covered. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 28100 - Traffic Control II


    Credit Hours: 4.00. An intensive review of air traffic control procedures and aviation regulations for students interested in seeking employment as air traffic controllers. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 28500 - ATC Procedures and Weather


    Credit Hours: 3.00. An introduction to the technical procedures involved in the development and operation of the air traffic control system. Instrument procedures and design will be covered. Weather theory as pertaining to ATC will be discussed, along with observation and dissemination systems used by the FAA and NWS. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 29000 - Aviation Project


    Credit Hours: 1.00 to 4.00. Independent study primarily for sophomore students who wish to pursue study and development work in special areas. Subject material must be arranged with the instructor before enrolling in the course. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 29300 - Industrial Practice I


    Credit Hours: 1.00. Industrial practice and experience in participating industry. Requires written report of the experience. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 29400 - Industrial Practice II


    Credit Hours: 1.00. Industrial practice and experience in participating industry. Requires written report of the experience. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 29900 - Aviation Technology


    Credit Hours: 1.00 to 4.00. Hours, credit, and subject matter to be arranged by staff. Permission of department required. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 30000 - Global Aviation Systems


    Credit Hours: 3.00. A survey of airspace and airfield needs for aircraft operation. Also included are the effects of international, national, state, and local laws and regulations upon the operation of these facilities. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 30100 - Crew Resource Management


    Credit Hours: 2.00. This course explores the fundamental concepts affecting decision-making, communications, leadership styles, and crew coordination in the cockpit. Topics include stress management, situational awareness, and conflict resolution. Case study presentations and team-building will be emphasized. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 30300 - Aircraft Service


    Credit Hours: 2.00. This course involves the student in the maintenance of aircraft in daily operation. Powerplant inspection is stressed. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 30700 - Advanced Aircraft Systems


    Credit Hours: 3.00. An in-depth study of aircraft components and operation with an emphasis on transport-category aircraft. Systems covered include fuel, environmental (air-conditioning, pressurization, and oxygen), fluid-power, flight control, fire protection, ice-control, warning, and auxiliary power. Practical projects utilize small and transport category aircraft. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 30702 - Advanced Aircraft Systems


    Credit Hours: 3.00. An in-depth study of aircraft components and operation with an emphasis on transport-category aircraft. Systems covered include fuel, environmental, fluid-power, flight control, fire protection, ice-control, warning, and auxiliary power. Practical projects utilize small ad transport-category aircraft. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 30800 - Aircraft Materials Processes


    Credit Hours: 3.00. A study of the processes by which aircraft materials are converted into usable components. Laboratory activities include machining, welding, and analysis of material properties. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 30802 - Aircraft Materials Processes


    Credit Hours: 3.00. A study of the processes by which aircraft materials are converted into usable components. Laboratory activities include machining, welding, and analysis of material properties. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 32100 - Transport Aircraft Operations Lectures I


  
  • AT 32200 - Transport Aircraft Operations Lectures II


    Credit Hours: 2.00. A continuation of AT 32100 . This course places emphasis on cockpit resource management, abnormal procedures, and advanced emergency and instrument procedures that may be encountered in transport category aircraft operations. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 32300 - Transport Aircraft Operations Lab I


  
  • AT 32400 - Transport Aircraft Operations Lab II


    Credit Hours: 1.00. A continuation of AT 32300 . This laboratory emphasizes abnormal and emergency flight procedures that may be encountered in a transport category aircraft. Permission of department required. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 32501 - Advanced Aviation Meteorology


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course is designed for students who are preparing for careers as professional pilots or dispatchers and require an advanced knowledge of the impact of weather on aviation operations. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 32700 - Advanced Transport Flight Operations


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course addresses advanced aviation topics to include high speed aerodynamics, automated cockpit instrumentation, domestic/international flight operations, and global navigation. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 33100 - Introduction To Transport Aircraft Systems And Procedures Lecture


    Credit Hours: 1.00. This course is for students not majoring in Professional flight technology. Students will be introduced to the systems and operating procedures of a jet transport aircraft. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 33200 - Advanced Transport Aircraft Systems And Procedures Lecture


    Credit Hours: 1.00. This course is for students not majoring in Professional Flight Technology. Advanced systems knowledge and operating procedures will be discussed. Automated cockpit technology will be explored. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 33300 - Introduction To Transport Aircraft Systems And Procedures Lab


    Credit Hours: 1.00. This course is for students not majoring in Professional Flight Technology. Flight officer duties, instrument procedures, crew resource management, and line-oriented flight training will occur in a transport category aircraft simulator. Private Pilot Certificate with Instrument Rating required. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 33400 - Advanced Transport Aircraft Systems And Procedures Lab


    Credit Hours: 1.00. This course is for students not majoring in Professional Flight Technology. Advanced training maneuvers and systems trouble-shooting in a transport category simulator will be emphasized. Students gain proficiency with automation, crew resource management, decision making, and performance planning. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 33500 - Avionics Systems


    Credit Hours: 4.00. The components and operation of aircraft communication and navigation systems are studied to a functional block diagram level. Included in the course are microwave and pulse navigation systems. Installation requirements and system inspections are emphasized in the laboratory. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 33502 - Avionics Systems


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course covers the theory of operation and applications of common electrical components used in various aircraft circuits. The theory and mathematical relationships of alternating current, reactance, impedance, and phase shift are examined. Operational theory, installation practices, and troubleshooting concepts of common aircraft communication and navigation systems are investigated. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 33800 - Airline Management


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course is a detailed study of airline management principles and processes. Topics include airline, economics, organization, forecasting, marketing, alliances,pricing, scheduling, finance, fleet planning, labor relations and air freight. Business ethics pertaining to airlines are introduced. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 34100 - Aircraft Electrical And Electronic Systems


    Credit Hours: 4.00. Orientation and system description of primary DC power supply and distribution, starter, ignition, alternator, accessory, utility, and lighting circuits. Introduction to flight instruments, electrical load analysis, and weight and balance procedures. Operative procedures and specifications for avionics equipment are discussed. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 34200 - Aircraft Communication And Navigation Systems


    Credit Hours: 4.00. A study of characteristics and operation of typical aircraft communication and navigation equipment. Emphasis is on installation and maintenance of avionics systems. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 34300 - Aircraft Pulse And Microwave Systems


    Credit Hours: 3.00. A study of characteristics and operation of weather radar, distance measuring equipment, transponders, and encoding altimeters. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 34400 - Integrated Flight Control Systems


    Credit Hours: 3.00. A study of flight control equipment and integrated systems. This course includes slaved gyro compass systems, horizontal situation indicators (HSI), flight director systems, autopilots, and radio altimeter equipment. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 34500 - Aviation Marketing


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course is an introduction to the principles of marketing with emphasis on aviation-related industries. It demonstrates the practical and managerial applications of balancing an organization’s objectives and resources against needs and opportunities in the marketplace. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 34600 - Transport Category Aircraft Systems


    Credit Hours: 2.00. 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, and auxiliary power. Airframe and Powerplant Certificate required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 34700 - Avionics Troubleshooting


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course presents the materials, techniques, and procedures to correctly troubleshoot the various communication and navigation systems found on modern aircraft. The main focus of the course is flightline troubleshooting techniques used to determine which avionics component or system within the aircraft is defective. Flight line repairs of these systems are addressed. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 34800 - Aircraft Power and Flight Management Systems


    Credit Hours: 4.00. Power system components are discussed with respect to generation, distribution, protection, and control of electrical power. Electrical load profiles are mapped for various phases of flight. Flight management systems are introduced along with their supporting subsystems. Autopilot/Flight Director, Inertial Reference, Air Data, Navigation sensors, and Display elements are included. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 35100 - Flight Instructor Flight


    Credit Hours: 2.00. Flight training in preparation for flight instructor certification. Instructional techniques are demonstrated and practiced by the student. Heavy emphasis is placed on student practice teaching of all maneuvers. FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument Airplane Rating required. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 35200 - Flight Instructor Lectures


    Credit Hours: 4.00. The course teaches techniques of flight and ground instruction, analysis of maneuvers, aircraft performance, and federal aviation regulations applicable to flight instructors. Some practice teaching will be required. Preparation for the FAA written exam is included. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 35300 - Multi-Engine Flight


    Credit Hours: 1.00. This course prepares the student for the FAA multi-engine rating. Dual flight instruction is conducted in a multi-engine aircraft. Individual ground instruction will be arranged. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 35400 - Turbine Flight Operations Lecture


    Credit Hours: 2.00. A study of corporate aircraft systems and operations and an orientation to operational procedures. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 35500 - Transport Aircraft Systems And Operations I


  
  • AT 35600 - Turbine Flight Operations Laboratory


    Credit Hours: 2.00. Provides students with flight experience/instruction in passenger-carrying operations using turbine-powered aircraft. Emphasis is on safe and efficient practices and techniques. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 35700 - High-Altitude Operation


    Credit Hours: 1.00. This course is designed to acquaint and orient the student to the operation of, and effects on, light aircraft at high elevation airports during an intensive, two-week instructional session. In addition, the course is intended to familiarize the student with mountain flying techniques during cross-country flights. FAA Private Pilot Certificate required. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 35800 - History Of Flight


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course is designed to trace the effort to achieve and sustain flight from early mythology to the present. Special emphasis is given to the evolution of the airplane. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 35900 - Airport Management


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course is a study of the history and development of contemporary airport facilities. Areas of study will include FAA airport design requirements, master plans, and airport operations. Field trips may be required. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 36201 - Aviation Operations


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course introduces students to the principles of managing a complex aviation operation. Students will be assigned active roles in monitoring and reporting on aircraft flight and maintenance practices. Every student will be assigned a role as part of a small group whose responsibility is to gather appropriate information, develop reports, and conduct practical research tasks as assigned. Weekly and monthly group meetings will be conducted similar to those found in the airline industry with students playing an active role in these meetings. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 36300 - Fundamentals Of Powerplant Systems


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Theory, design, operation, and overhaul of ignition and fuel metering systems are emphasized. The use of technical data, applications of operating principles, parts modifications, and airworthiness decisions are stressed. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 36302 - Fundamentals Of Powerplant Systems


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course covers powerplant systems, including fuel metering devices, ignition systems, and propeller and propeller-related systems. Students learn to use the special tools required for these systems, and the processes for inspection, repair, and overhaul. Airworthiness evaluation and determination is stressed, as are testing and fault diagnosis procedures. The properties and operating characteristics of aircraft fuels are also covered. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 36500 - Instrument Flight Instructor Flight


    Credit Hours: 1.00. Flight and ground training in preparation for the Instrument Flight Instructor Flight Test is given. Instructional techniques are demonstrated and practiced by the student. Analysis of maneuvers and common student errors also included. FAA Flight Instructor Airplane Pilot Certificate and Flight Instructor Instrument written exam passed. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 36600 - Multi-Engine Flight Instructor Flight


    Credit Hours: 1.00. Flight and ground training in preparation for the Flight Instructor Multi-engine Flight Test is given. Instructional techniques are demonstrated and practiced by the student. Analysis of maneuvers and common student errors also included. FAA Flight Instructor Airplane, Instrument Airplane, Commercial Pilot Certificate with Airplane Multi-engine Land Rating, 15 hours pilot in-command in multi-engine airplanes. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 36700 - Light Sport Aircraft Glider Instructor


    Credit Hours: 2.00. This course provides flight and ground instruction in preparation for the Light Sport Aircraft Glider Instructor endorsement. Emphasis is placed on glider education, glider transition course development, and safe operation of the Light Sport Aircraft Glider category aircraft. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 36800 - Aerobatic Flight


    Credit Hours: 1.00. Course provides instruction in basic aerobatic maneuvers and recovery from unusual attitudes. Students must develop proficiency in the aircraft before beginning aerobatic training. Course also includes classroom discussion of relevant supporting material. FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument Airplane Rating required. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 36900 - Air Traffic Control


    Credit Hours: 3.00. An introduction to the principles of air traffic control, including tower and enroute separation. Navigation theory as it relates to the ATC system will be explained, as will the theory of operation of ATC radar and computer systems. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 37000 - Advanced Aircraft Powerplants


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course consists of the disassembly, visual inspection, cleaning, structural inspection, dimensional inspection, serviceability, reassembly, installation, testing, and preservation of reciprocating aircraft powerplants. Use of technical data, airworthiness evaluations, and laboratory records is stressed. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 37002 - Advanced Aircraft Powerplants


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course covers the design, construction, operation, and overhaul practices of aircraft reciprocating and small gas-turbine engines. Airworthiness evaluation, fault-isolation techniques, and standard service and maintenance practices are emphasized. Dimensional and visual inspection and testing of engines following overhaul are stressed, as well. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 37100 - Powerplant Propulsion Systems


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Theory, design, and operation of propellers and propeller systems are emphasized. Use of technical data, application of operating principles, parts modifications, and airworthiness evaluations are stressed. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 37200 - Aircraft Maintenance Practices


    Credit Hours: 3.00. An in-depth study of practices and procedures used to ensure that an aircraft is maintained in an airworthy state. Aircraft publications and maintenance methodology are emphasized. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 37600 - Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine Technology I


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Basic aircraft gas turbine engine theory, nomenclature, component design, turbine engine systems, operation, and fault isolation techniques are emphasized. Turbine engine maintenance, overhaul, operation, and inspection procedures are studied in detail. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 38000 - Helicopter Design, Inspection, And Maintenance


    Credit Hours: 4.00. The design, construction, and maintenance of type-certificated helicopters. Areas of study include rotary wing aerodynamics, structural components and materials, main and tail rotor systems, rotor blades, primary and secondary controls, and general inspection and maintenance practices. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 38100 - Aviation Security


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course introduces the challenges and complexity of aviation security faced by aviation professionals across the industry. It traces the evolution of current security approaches and explores technologies and processes targeting threat mitigation and improved operational efficiency. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 38400 - Transport Aircraft Systems And Operations II


    Credit Hours: 2.00. Turbojet transport aircraft anti-ice, autoflight, auxiliary power unit, fire protection, oxygen, and fuel systems are studied. Aircraft operations and systems discussed in AT 35500  are also reviewed. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 38500 - Design Support Analysis


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course is designed to teach students interested in engineering design, design support, customer support, or aerospace manufacturing, the elements of product support and the analysis of design as related to the manufacturability, maintainability, and supportability of aerospace products. The students will be expected to complete a life cycle cost analysis and logistics plan for a design. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.
  
  • AT 38502 - Design Support Analysis


    Credit Hours: 2.00. This course covers the elements of product support and the analysis of design as related to the manufacturability, maintainability, and supportability of aerospace products. The students will be expected to complete a life-cycle cost analysis and logistics plan for a design. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 38800 - Large Aircraft Systems


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course introduces transport aircraft limitations, systems, and systems operation. Topics include turbojet aircraft powerplants, flight instruments, electrical power, air-conditioning, pressurization, hydraulic, and flight control systems. Emphasis is aircraft and systems manufacturer’s design and operational philosophies. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • AT 39300 - Industrial Practice III


    Credit Hours: 1.00. Industrial practice and experience in participating industry. Requires written report of the experience. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
 

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