Principles of Troubleshooting – AVMX 418

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course will provide the students with a logical and systematic process for troubleshooting aircraft systems. The student will learn and understand processes of troubleshooting and then apply them to realistic aviation problems to refine their troubleshooting skills.

Prerequisites

(AVMT 100 or AVMT 101 and AVMT 103 and AVMT 105) and AVMT 102 and AVMT 104 and AVMT 106 and (AVMT 200 or AVMT 201 and AVMT 203 and AVMT 205) and AVMT 202 and AVMT 204 and AVMT 206 and AVMT 208 and (AVMT 210 or AVMT 207 and AVMT 209) and AVMT 214 and (AVMT 216 or AVMT 213 and AVMT 215) and (AVMT 218 or AVMT 217 and AVMT 219 and AVMT 221) and AVMT 312 and AVMT 320

Rationale

This course will develop the students’ abilities to systematically and logically approach system failures in their aviation careers. This knowledge will help the students excel in their careers as aviators by meeting the industry demands for the advanced critical thinking skills required to resolve complex problems in aviation.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify common troubleshooting processes used within the aviation industry.
  2. Analyze advantages and disadvantages of each of the troubleshooting processes covered in the course.
  3. Apply the troubleshooting processes to specific aviation problems to efficiently come to a solution.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings, reports, and presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums 1 and 4

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 200–300 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to at least 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 150–200 words. Each thread and reply must contain at least 1 reference, and each thread must also contain at least 1 biblical integration. Current APA format must be used.

Discussion Board Forums 2 and 3

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. These assignments will be completed over a 2-module/week period. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread including a “write-up” of an aircraft system failure that would be found in the discrepancy record from the flight crew. The thread must also include system information, a schematic, and/or a diagram of the system that provides enough information for classmates to determine the probable cause(s) of the failure. The student is required to reply to the previous 2 classmates’ threads demonstrating use of the required troubleshooting method to come up with the list of all probable causes of the fault mentioned in the thread. The student will then reply to all of the responses on his or her thread. Each thread and reply must be at least 200 words. The student must make a total of 5 entries in the Discussion Board Forum.

Accident Analysis Paper

Annotated Bibliography

The student will complete an Annotated Bibliography in preparation for the final submission of the Accident Analysis Paper. This assignment must contain at least 3 resources and an annotation of 50–75 words for each resource. Current APA format must be used.

Outline

The student will complete a 1-page outline, in current APA format, in preparation for the final submission of the Accident Analysis Paper.

Final

The student will write a 4–6-page (not including the title page, abstract, and reference page) research-based paper in current APA format that focuses on the application of critical thinking and troubleshooting principals discussed in the course. The paper must include at least 3 references.

Critical Thinking Essay

The student will write a 2–3-page (not including the title page, abstract, and reference page) essay in current APA format that describes the student’s application of the RED Critical Thinking Model during his or her participation in an activity requiring critical thinking. The essay must include at least 1 reference.

Article Review

The student will write a 2–3-page (not including the title page, abstract, and reference page) article review in current APA format of an article pertaining to the topic of critical thinking and/or troubleshooting. The review must include at least 1 reference.

Quizzes (3)

Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the assigned modules/weeks. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes and contain multiple-choice, true/false, and short-answer questions. Each quiz will have a 1-hour time limit.