Avionics Technology

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

AVT 111 : Avionics Theory

This program provides instruction pertaining to the theory of direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) as applied to aviation. Students are prepared to analyze complex DC and AC circuits and to understand meter movements, network theorems, voltage dividers, resonance circuits, transformers, and filter circuits.

Credits

6

Corequisites

AVT 112

AVT 112 : Avionics Lab I

This course provides hands-on laboratory exercises to analyze direct current and alternating current circuits. Emphasis is placed on the use of the scientific calculator and the operation of common test equipment used to analyze and troubleshoot DC and AC circuits to prove the theories featured in AVT 111.

Credits

5

AVT 121 : Principles of Solid State

This course provides instruction in basic solid state theory beginning with atomic structure and includes diodes, bipolar transistors, field effect transistors, amplifiers, operational amplifiers, oscillator and power supply circuits.Emphasis is placed on the practical application of solid state devices, proper biasing and amplifier circuit analysis, and the use of test equipment to diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair typical solid state device circuits.

Credits

5

Prerequisites

AVT 131 : Digital Concepts

This course provides instruction in basic logic gates, flip-flops, registers, counters, microprocessor/computer fundamentals, analog-to-digital conversion, and digital-to-analog conversion. Emphasis is placed on number systems,Boolean algebra, combination logic circuits, sequential logic circuits, and typical microprocessor data manipulation and storage. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze digital circuits, draw timing diagrams, determine output of combinational and sequential logic circuits, and diagnose and troubleshoot electronic components as well as demonstrate knowledge of microprocessor and computer circuits.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

AVT 141 : Introduction to Avionics

This course is an introduction to aircraft avionics systems. Emphasis is placed on basic concepts of navigation systems, landing systems, weather radar, transponder/TCAS operation, data buss concepts, and flight control systems.

Credits

2

AVT 142 : Electronic Communications

This course provides instruction in basic principles of electronic communications, including AM, FM, and SSB receiver, transmitter and transceiver theory, antennas, transmission lines, and wave propagation. Emphasis is placed on communications circuits used in amplitude modulation, frequency modulation, and single-side band receiver/transmitter.This course further develops the student’s diagnostic, troubleshooting, and repair skills. Upon completion, students will be able to align, troubleshoot, and repair basic receivers. Students also will gain a working knowledge of antennas, frequency spectrum, and wave propagation.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

AVT 148 : Microprocessors and Interfacing

This course introduces basic programming and interfacing of a typical microprocessor, including data flow in the execution of program instructions, data manipulation, data storage, and interfacing using programmable devices. Emphasisis placed on writing simple programs, executing, debugging programs and programming devices to serve as input/output interface units, and the flow of data during the fetch and execute phases of a program. Students will understand how a microprocessor runs a stored program, how to use an instruction set, and how to interface with displays, switches, and programmable devices.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

AVT 211 : Pulse and Radar Circuits

This course is a study of pulse circuits and synchro-servo systems and their application to airborne pulse systems, including radar. Emphasis is placed on the use of test equipment in diagnosing constructed pulse circuits similar to airborne pulse equipment used in aircraft systems. Upon completion, the student should be able to satisfactorily diagnose malfunctions in aircraft systems and successfully troubleshoot and repair pulse equipment.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

AVT 212 : Aircraft Installation/Faa Regulations

This course provides instruction in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations which direct repair station operations, sheetmetal procedures used in the installation of avionics systems, and aircraft wiring techniques. Emphasisis placed on developing the ability to construct aircraft composite structures using standard sheetmetal practices and a wiring harness for the King Radio KX-155 system. Upon completion, students should be able to use test equipment to perform board repair and install avionics equipment to industry and FAA standards.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

AVT 213 : Aviation Communication

This course is a study of frequency synthesizers, aviation transceivers, and aircraft audio systems. Emphasis is placed on PLL and LSI frequency synthesizers, aviation transceivers based on these synthesizer types, and audio systems with power amplification and switching capability with an in-depth study of the King Radio KX-155, KTR-905, and KMA-24 as representative examples. Upon completion, students should be able to use test equipment to perform operational checks, align, and troubleshoot aircraft communication systems.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

AVT 214 : Navigation/ILS

This course is a study of navigation and instrument landing systems used in traffic control systems. Emphasis is placed on VOR, ILS, ADF, and GPS with an in-depth study of the King Radio KI-203, KI-208, and KN-75 as representative examples.Upon completion, students should be able to use test equipment to perform operational checks, align, and troubleshoot aircraft navigation systems.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

AVT 215 : DME Transponders

This course provides instruction in the study of distance measuring equipment, ACTRBS transponders, and Mode Stransponders as used in the air traffic control system. Instruction specifically focused on airborne systems with anin-depth study of the King Radio KN- 62 DME, KT-76A transponder, and the KT-71 Mode S transponder as representative examples. Upon completion, students should be able to use test equipment to test equipment to perform operational checks, align, and troubleshoot aircraft DME transponder systems.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

AVT 216 : Autopilot Aircraft Systems

This course provides instruction in aircraft autopilot theory, data buss, electrical power, and integrated systems. Emphasis is placed upon integrated aircraft systems and the diagnosis, alignment, maintenance, inspection, and troubleshooting of these systems.

Credits

4

Prerequisites