Official Course Descriptions

*NOTE:  Courses are generally offered only during the Fall or Spring semester, but not both.  See the three concentrations for when they are usually offered.

AITT 1001 INTRODUCTION TO AERONAUTICAL & INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY (3). An overview of the subject areas in the Department of Aeronautical and Industrial Technology. Special attention is given to the areas of Aviation Flight Training, Aviation Management and Industrial Electronics.

AITT 2000, 2001 CIRCUITS ANALYSIS (3-1). Fundamental concepts of change, current, voltage and power, mesh and nodal analysis: Kirchhoff’s laws, Thevenin’s and Norton’s Theorems, superposition, source transformations, natural and forced response of RL, RC and RLC circuits, transient and steady state analysis of linear circuits. Prerequisites: MATH 1720.

AITT 2200, 2201 CIRCUITS AND DEVICES (3-1). A course designed to provide a basic knowledge of electronic and electrical devices including their construction and operation. Topics covered include review of network theorems and linear models of diodes. Prerequisite: AITT 2000, 2001.

AITT 2350 GENERAL AVIATION OPERATIONS (3). Lectures deal with facilities, management, and finance, legal and insurance aspects of general aviation. The lectures focus on sales, line service, air taxi and flight schools. One or more field trips to general aviation operations will be held. A semester project is required.

AITT 2500 FLIGHT FUNDAMENTALS (3). An introduction to the aerospace industry including air transportation and manufacturing with emphasis in primary flight principles, aviation meteorology, navigation and FAA regulations. Weight and balance, engines and airframe overview.

AITT 2531 PRIVATE PILOT FLIGHT I (1). This course consists of flight instruction and ground tutoring necessary for the student to accomplish his/her first solo flight. Lessons include elements of flight principles, pre-and-post flight procedures, taxiing and ground handling, use of flight controls, basic maneuvers, take-offs, and landings. Introduction to aircraft systems, radio communications, and air traffic control procedures. Principal Topics Covered: Consist of flight instruction and ground tutoring for first solo flight. Prerequisite: AITT 2350, 2500 or Consent of Instructor.

AITT 2532 PRIVATE PILOT FLIGHT II (1). This course is a continuation of Private Pilot Flight I, designed to prepare the student for solo cross-¬country flight. Lessons provide greater proficiency in maneuvers, stalls, take-offs and landings, and emergency procedures. Introduction to night flight, various types of navigation and VOR tracking. Flight planning, cross-country flying culminating in solo cross-country. Principal Topics Covered: Designed to prepare students for solo cross-country flights. Prerequisite: AITT 2531.

AITT 2533 PRIVATE PILOT FLIGHT III (1). Continuation of Primary Flight II with emphasis on cross-country navigation, flying, flight planning and solo practice to gain proficiency in all basic maneuvers. Lessons include VFR radio and navigation, control of aircraft solely by reference to instruments. Private Pilot qualifications are completed. Principal Topics Covered: AITT 2532: Final preparation (ground tutoring and flight lessons) in preparation for the Federal Aviation Administration Flight Test. Prerequisite: AITT 2532.

AITT 3010 STATIC AND STRENGTHS OF MATERIALS (4). Statics of particles and rigid bodies in two and three dimensions. Stress-strain relation, displacements in truss, shafts, and beams. Prerequisite: MATH 1710.

AITT 3070 AVIATION MANAGEMENT (3). A study of the basic principles and existing practices used in managing and marketing as applied to the aviation industry. Includes problems, current issues and future trends related to aviation operations, planning and economic, and resource considerations.

AITT 3080 AIRPORT MANAGEMENT (3). Introductory course designed to acquaint the student with basic concept of airport planning and management. A comprehensive survey of a typical community with eye toward present and future business potential is made. This includes the social and economic characteristics, the political and governmental influences, and various stages and types of airport construction.

AITT 3090 INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS (3). An overview of the nature, composition and structure of industrial materials with emphasis on application properties, processing and the selection and fabrication of materials into products. Prerequisite: CHEM 1110, 1111.

AITT 3110 INDUSTRIAL SAFETY (3). Development of the industrial safety movement, psychology in accident prevention, appraisal of accident cost factors, severity and frequency, job analysis and corrective measures, plant inspection and preventive maintenance, storage and handling of materials, fire prevention, education and training of employees.

AITT 3120 HUMAN FACTORS IN AVIATION (3). A study of the psychological and physiological effects that flight imposes on a pilot and aircrews. Also studied are information processing and display effects on the human being; the ability of flight crews to time-share their cognitive process and react under stress. Included is a study of various control manipulation, sensitivity and ease of movement. Prerequisite: PSYC 2010.

AITT 3140 INDUSTRIAL & PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT (3). The problems of production, planning, controlling money, personnel, materials and machines are studied from the viewpoint of modern total quality control and management. Prerequisite: AITT 1001.

AITT 3200 INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS (3). A study of robot structure, kinematics, dynamics, programming interfacing and applications. Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory. Prerequisites: MATH 1710, AITT 2000, 2001.

AITT 3270 MATERIAL REQUIREMENT PLANNING (3). An investigation of computer-based systems, which tie together capacity requirement planning, production planning and scheduling, purchasing inventory management and other processes to control manufacturing operations. Prerequisite: AITT 1001, 3140.

AITT 3310, 3311 BASIC ELECTRONICS I (3-1). A study of basic electronic principles, circuits, devices. Included are diodes, linear models of bipolar and field effect transistors, biasing, small signal models. Prerequisite: AITT 2200, 2201.

AITT 3320, 3321 BASIC ELECTRONICS II (3). Multistage amplifiers, frequency response, feedback, stability, and linear amplifiers are studied. Operational amplifiers and filters are introduced. Prerequisites: AITT 3310, 3311.

AITT 3340 HYDRAULICS & PNEUMATICS (3). An introductory study of components, circuits and safety of fluid power systems. Basic principles of fluid statics and dynamics. Analysis of functions of components such as distribution systems, pumps, actuators and valves. Hydraulic and pneumatic circuits design and analysis. Fluid power maintenance and safety. Prerequisite: MATH 1710.

AITT 3350, 3351 DIGITAL LOGIC SYSTEMS (3-1). Analysis of digital systems, combinational and sequential circuits, and stored program concepts. Prerequisite: AITT 2000, 2001.

AITT 3380 MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY (3). Explores the principles, practices, functions and challenges of manufacturing management - using an approach that is accessible to those with little or no background in any of the areas of manufacturing organization and management. Prerequisite: AITT 1001.

AITT 3480 STATISTICAL QUALITY CONTROL (3). An introduction to the basic statistical methods, control charts, sampling techniques and the implementation of statistical process control programs as relates to today’s TQM. Prerequisite: MATH 1710.

AITT 3520 INSTRUMENT GROUND INSTRUCTION (3). A study and review of the operations, regulations (FARs) and procedures necessary to perform competently as an instrument pilot. Prepares students for the instrument pilot written examination. Prerequisite: Private Pilot License or AITT 2350, 2500.

AITT 3550 COMMERCIAL GROUND INSTRUCTION (3). Ground instruction covering navigation systems, communications, principals of instrument flying, air traffic control procedures, approach and departure procedures, and FAA regulations. Prerequisite: Private Pilot License.

AITT 3560 FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR GROUND (3). Ground instruction on FAA regulations and publications, weather, advanced flight, computer operations, radio navigation, advanced aircraft and engine performance, and fundamentals of instructing. Prerequisite: Commercial Pilot’s License with Instrument Rating.

AITT 3571 INSTRUMENT FLIGHT LAB (3). Flight and simulator training to perfect complex flight maneuvers using aircraft maximum performance and precision control as necessary to perform under instrument weather conditions. Prerequisite: Private Pilot License.

AITT 3581 COMMERCIAL FLIGHT LAB (3). A continuation course of AIT 3571, providing the additional flight and simulator training as required to perform as a commercial pilot with a multi-engine and instrument rating.

AITT 3591 MULTI-ENGINE FLIGHT LAB (1). A continuation course providing the additional flight and simulator training and practice as required to perform as a commercial pilot with a multi-engine and instrument rating.

AITT 3601 CFI FLIGHT LAB (2). A flight training course providing the additional flight, simulator training and practice as required to perform as a flight instructor for single engine airplane training. Prerequisite: Commercial Pilot License, Instrument Rating.

AITT 3700 AVIATION METEOROLOGY (3). Properties and conditions of the atmosphere, landforms and topography leading to an understanding of weather conditions. Prerequisites: PHY 2020, 2021.

AITT 3741, 3742 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (3-3). Supervised and approved program and learning experiences undertaken by students in governmental, business or industry setting. Formal proposals, project objectives or learning plans must be reviewed and approved by faculty. Student activity and progress must be monitored, evaluated and graded by an assigned full-time faculty. Prerequisite: Consent of AIT Chair.

AITT 3810 THEORY OF FLIGHT & ENGINES (3). The laws of aerodynamics and nature as applied to aviation. The principals, familiarization and operation of the internal combustion engine and turbine engines.

AITT 3840 AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS ANALYSIS (3). Analysis of structure, mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems of aircraft. Procedures for inspection, maintenance and repair. Study of appropriate FARs.

AITT 3900 AVIATION LEGISLATION (3). Legal concepts including federal, state and local legislation related to the operations, contracts, insurance and liability, regulatory statues and case law.

AITT 3950 AVIATION SAFETY (3). Major factors affecting the safe operations of aircraft on the ground and airborne. Major problem areas include: program evaluation, impact of accidents on industry, human factors, accident prevention, basic principles of investigation, and case surveys of accidents.

AITT 4020 AIRLINE OPERATIONS (3). An in-depth study of U.S. Air Carrier Operations. The economics, organization, and regulation of domestic air carriers are covered in detail. Air Carrier training programs, route structure, sizing a line, and present and future projections are explored within this course. Prerequisite: AITT 3070, 3120, MGMT 3010 or consent of instructor.

AITT 4040 INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONIC CONTROLS (3). Emphasis on the development of different electronic circuits to interface with or control sensors, transducers, motors, robots and other types of industrial machinery. Prerequisite: AITT 2200, 2201.

AITT 4100 FLUID POWER CONTROL & INTERFACE (3). A study of fluid power system control using microcomputers, microprocessors and programmable controllers. Prerequisite: AITT 3340.

AITT 4170 LINEAR INTEGRATED CIRCUITS (3). Ideal operational amplifiers, biasing, comparators, oscillators and filters are studied. Phase locked loops are introduced. Prerequisite: AITT 3320, 3321.

AITT 4180 AVIATION MARKETING MANAGEMENT (3). Selling and pricing business aviation services and creative marketing strategy are studied in an analytical approach to advertising, sales force administration, promotion, distribution, retailing, logistics, wholesaling, product planning, price policies, market research and consumer behavior. Prerequisite: AITT 4020, MGMT 3010.

AITT 4300 DIGITAL COMPUTER STRUCTURES (3). Organization and description of computers from the register transfer level through microprogramming, memory organization and I/O examples of current popular computers.

AITT 4400 INTRODUCTION TO AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL (3). A study of the national air traffic control system to include our basic operation procedures, the role of centers, approach control towers, flight service stations, communications, navigation procedures, radar FARs operations, and facilities.

AITT 4500 CAPSTONE PROJECT I (1).    A capstone project, leading to completion of the project in AITT 4510.  A written report and an oral defense of the proposed project are required. Prerequisites:  Graduating Senior.

AITT 4510 CAPSTONE PROJECT II (1).  A continuation of Capstone Project I leading to completion of the project.  A written report and oral defense of the project are required.  Prerequisite: AITT 4500 with a minimum grade of “C”

AITT 4640 CFI INSTRUMENTS (3). A flight and ground school-training course providing training required to perform as an instructor for instrument training. Prerequisite: Commercial License/Instrument Rating.

AITT 4781, 4782 SPECIAL TOPICS IN INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY I, II (3). Special subject presented to cover current problems of unique advances in the leading edge of technology. Prerequisites: Senior standing and consent of instructor.

AITT 4800 INTRODUCTION TO MICROPROCESSORS (3). An in-depth introduction to microprocessors. Topics covered are microprocessor hardware, software and architecture of both eight bit and sixteen bit machines, assembly on-line debugging tools. Prerequisite: AITT 3350, 3351.

AITT 4900 SENIOR SEMINAR (1). Discussion of the importance of professional certification, professionalism in the workplace, professional ethics, professional development activities required in industry, development of career goals, and to prepare for and mount a successful job search. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

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