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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AVIA 112 - Introduction to Aircraft Systems

Credits: 5
An introduction to the basic flight instruments and systems found in general aviation and light twin engine aircraft and how their proper use promotes safety in flight.

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Perceive aircraft systems holistically as subparts of the overall aircraft system.
  2. Describe the components of light general aviation aircraft and how they operate.
  3. Depict and analyze pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical, instrumentation, navigation, fuel, and powerplant systems.
  4. Apply the principles of function and safe operation of flight instruments.
  5. Acquire skills and knowledge to establish proper use of aircraft systems and promote safety.

Program Outcomes
  1. Employ their understanding of the integral parts of the global aviation industry through practical application of comprehensive aeronautical principles.
  2. Demonstrate their ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary and diverse team of aviation professionals through proficiency in the skills and technology used in the aviation industry.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.

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