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AS 120 Principles of Aeronautical Science 3 Credits (3,0)

AS 120 Principles of Aeronautical Science 3 Credits (3,0)

An introductory course in Aeronautical Science designed to provide the student with a broad-based aviation orientation in flight-related areas appropriate to all non-Aeronautical Science degree programs. Subjects include historical developments in aviation and the airline industry; theory of flight; airport operations; aircraft systems and performance; elements of air navigation; basic meteorology theory; air traffic principles; flight physiology; and aviation regulations and safety.

AS 121 Private Pilot Operations 5 Credits (5,0)

This course develops the aeronautical knowledge required for certification as a Private Pilot with an Airplane Single Engine Land rating. Topics include: regulations, safety, pre-solo operations, cross-country planning, airspace, chart use, communications, weather, performance, weight and balance, aerodynamics, and decision-making.

AS 220 Unmanned Aircraft Systems 3 Credits (3,0)

This course is a survey of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), emphasizing the military and commercial history, growth, and application of UASs. The course will include basic acquisition, use, and operation of UASs with an emphasis on operations.

AS 254 Aviation Legislation 3 Credits (3,0)

This course examines the evolution of federal civil aviation regulations in the United States. Students will examine the past and present problems prompting regulation of the industry, the resultant safety legislation, airport development, funding, legislation, and international aviation legislation.

AS 315 Unmanned Aircraft Systems Robotics 3 Credits (3,0)

This course prepares students to integrate robotic technology into the hardware and software regimes of unmanned aviation. It will include examinations of control and system programming in the context of specific missions through guided discussions, simulation, and the operation of actual unmanned aircraft robotic systems.

AS 357 Flight Physiology 3 Credits (3,0)

This course explores aero- medical information. Topics include causes, symptoms, prevention, and treatment of flight environment disorders. Altitude effects, spatial disorientation, body heat imbalance, visual anomalies, and psychological factors are included as they relate to pilot performance and survival effectiveness.

AMS 115 Aviation Mathematics and Physics 2 Credits (5.5,0)

This course covers the fundamentals of mathematics and physical sciences appropriate to the training of the aviation maintenance technician. The math topics include fractions, decimals, ratio, geometry, formulae, and proportions. The aviation physics topics include atmospheric properties, thermodynamics, fluid power, heat, power, work, basic machines, and sound.

AMS 116 Fundamentals of Electricity 4 Credits (6.75,3)

This course covers direct and alternating current electricity, electrical circuit design, measuring devices, transformers, solid state, and logic devices. Emphasis is placed on voltage, current, resistance, and impedance relationships. The classroom theory is reinforced with laboratory projects.

AMS 117 Tools, Materials and Processes 4 Credits (4.5,4)

This course introduces the student to common and precision measurement tools, aviation hardware, and materials used in aircraft manufacturing, maintenance and repair. Various methods of nondestructive testing are also studied and performed. The course studies the principles of corrosion control and allows the student to apply its theory. Aircraft drawings, blueprints, charts, and graphs are also introduced and applied.

AMS 118 Aircraft Familiarization and Regulations 2 Credits (5,1.75)

This course is a familiarization course in terminology, basic aerodynamics, and human factors. The course also offers a comprehensive summary of the privileges and limitations of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR, Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations) parts 43, 65, 91 as well as other regulations pertinent to aircraft maintenance. The course identifies the associated documents, publications, and records applicable to the maintenance technician. AMS 118 also identifies the standards for aircraft ground operation, movement, and associated safety procedures in addition to the concepts and computation of aircraft weight and balance.

BA 201 Principles of Management 3 Credits (3,0)

Provides an overview of relevant management principles and practices as applied in contemporary formal and informal organizations. Focuses on management theories, philosophies, and functions.

BA 215 Transportation Principles 3 Credits (3,0)

This course will introduce the basic principles of several modes of transportation, including air, sea, rail, automobile, transit, and pipeline. The operating characteristics of each mode is discussed, as are issues associated with intermodal competition, compatibility, and interconnectivity, the importance of each in the economy, environmental issues, and future developmental prospects.

CS 118 Fundamentals of Computer Programming 3 Credits (0,0)

Introduction to basic concepts of structured programming with applications in business, technology, and engineering. This course is intended for the student with little or no experience in programming.

CS 120 Introduction to Computing in Aviation 3 Credits (0,0)

This course provides an introduction to computer organization and applications, with an emphasis towards issues relating to aeronautical science and the aviation industry. Computational models are presented and related to real world architectures. Data representation and file organization are introduced. Basic network structure and behavior is presented. These topics form the building blocks of more specialized course segments focusing on the use of computers in the aviation field. Aviation specific course components include computer simulation, instrumentation, and avionics systems. Additional material discusses the impact of computers on society and business practices.

Scientific Programming in C 3 Credits (3,0)

This is a course in C programming for scientists and engineers. Using a problem-solving approach for developing algorithms, the algorithms are implemented in C and include the following topics: data types and related operations, input/output, control structures, functions, arrays, files, and strings.

EGR 101 Introduction to Engineering 2 Credits (1,2)

This course is an introduction to the interdisciplinary aspects of the engineering of aerospace systems. It is a project-based course, demonstrating how the engineering profession is a multi-disciplinary field. Students are involved in an array of conceptual exercises, simple design activities, and projects dealing with engineering in aerospace-related areas.

EGR 111 Engineering Drawing 2 Credits

Freehand pencil sketching for graphical communication of engineering designs. Standard forms for design graphic and view layout, orthographic projection, section and auxiliary views, dimensioning, tolerancing, and introduction to shop processes. This course is not equivalent to EGR 120.

EGR 115 Introduction to Computing for Engineers 3 Credits (3,0)

This is an introductory course in programming and computing for scientists and engineers. The course introduces students to the following aspects of software engineering: specification, requirements, design, code, and test. This course uses a problem-solving approach for developing algorithms. The following topics will be included: data types and related operations, looping, decision, input/output, functions, arrays, files, and plotting.

EGR 195A: Spatial Reasoning (1 Credit Hour)

In this one-unit course, students will develop a fundamental skill essential for success in engineering - spatial visualization. Using active-learning techniques, students explore different techniques for representing and visualizing three-dimensional objects, including flat patterns, rotations, symmetry, cutting planes, volumes of rotation, surfaces, and isometric and orthographic views. ** Taught in combination with EGR 111

HS 215 Introduction to Industrial Security 3 Credits

This course will review the fundamentals of security and emergency planning and management. The nature, scope, history, and essential elements of security in the workplace are discussed with emphasis on personal protection and to a limited extent property protection. The workplace will include selected aviation and industrial settings. Operational aspects of security that include strategies for identifying and controlling security exposures and applicable legal issues are also discussed. Students develop and/or evaluate security programs for selected industries.

SF 201 Introduction to Health, Occupational, and Transportation Safety 3 Credits (3,0)

This course introduces the student to the field of safety and covers basic health, safety, and regulatory issues that apply to aviation and non-aviation business in the United States. Included is a comprehensive health and safety overview of legislative development and enactment of appropriate statutes, regulations, and laws. This course also provides an introduction to hazard recognition, reporting, analysis, and control used in risk management and accident prevention. Additional topics include accident investigation; safety data statistics; ergonomics; security and emergency preparedness; safety culture; aircraft systems; air traffic control; and workers' compensation. This course reviews theories, applications, and practices of the field of safety.

SF 205 Principles of Accident Investigation 3 Credits (3,0)

This course is an introduction to the process required for the investigation of accidents. Topics will include different methods of accident investigation, such as root cause analysis and Management Oversight Risk Tree (MORT), among others. Further topics will include filing appropriate accident reports and applications of corrective actions.

SF 210 Introduction to Aerospace Safety 3 Credits (3,0)

This course provides an introduction and overview of the theories, concepts, applications, and practices of the field of aerospace safety. This course is designed for the beginning aviation safety student and covers topics such as human factors, mechanical factors, accident investigation, safety programs, and safety statistics.

SF 320 Human Factors in Aviation Safety 3 Credits (3,0)

This course focuses on the major human causative agent in aircraft accidents: the human being. Emphasis is placed on the psychological and physiological factors that enhance the accident probability. Included is a detailed analysis of ergonomics (human engineering) and its influence in aviation design.

SP 200 Planetary and Space Exploration 3 Credits

This is a survey course of U.S. and international space programs. The student will be introduced to the Earth and its space environment; to methods of scientific exploration; and to spacecraft and payload criteria at the introductory physics level.

SS 110 World History 3 Credits (3,0)

This course is primarily a survey of the development and evolution of World Civilization from 1500 to the present. Emphasis is placed on the effect of Western influence on the world.

U.S Military History 1775-1900 3 Credits (3,0)

Military history with an emphasis on military policy, organization and technology as they relate to political, social and economic developments from 1775 to the present.

SS 321 U.S Military History 1900-Present 3 Credits (3,0)

Military history with emphasis on military policy, organization, and technology as they relate to U.S. political, social, and economic developments from 1900 to the present.

This is a survey course in atmospheric science that includes applications to flight. Included is a systematic development of the following: thermal patterns, atmospheric moisture, horizontal and vertical pressure patterns, clouds, atmospheric circulation, local winds, stability, air masses, fronts, fog, icing, thunderstorms, jet streams and turbulence. Students will study and make use of surface weather observations, surface maps, and constant pressure maps.

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