Principles of Troubleshooting – AVMX 418

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 09/26/2022

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.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

The purpose of AVMX418 is to equip students with foundational troubleshooting skills that may be applied across a broad range of scenarios through metacognition and application of logic.  Introduction of critical thinking skills, troubleshooting models, and interactive scenarios will provide the student opportunity to apply textbook knowledge to live problems.

This course will develop the students’ abilities to systematically and logically approach failures. The aviation industry places high demands on the advanced critical thinking skills required to resolve complex problems.  Ensuring Liberty University SOA graduates have a logical troubleshooting skillset prepares them to lead in the aviation maintenance environment. 

Course Assignment

Textbook Readings, Report Readings, and Presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Class Introduction Discussions

The student will complete the Class Introduction Discussions by responding a prompt.  Discussions are meant to be a collaborative place for classmates to communicate together and exchange ideas.  Use the post as a way to introduce yourself and begin to interact with your fellow classmates.

Discussions (8)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each thread. Each thread must be at least 500 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge.  Each thread must contain at least one reference and one biblical integration. Current APA format must be used.

In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to at least two other classmates’ threads in each discussion board.  Each reply must be 250-300 words, containing at least one reference and one biblical integration.  Current APA format must be used. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E)

Quiz: Accident Analysis Paper Topic

Student will research the NTSB database and choose an accident for their Accident Analysis Paper.  They will submit the title page of their paper, the NTSB #, aircraft type, and an overview of the accident. (CLO: A, B, D, E)

Accident Analysis Paper: Annotated Bibliography Assignment

The student will complete an Annotated Bibliography in preparation for the final submission of the Accident Analysis Paper. The bibliography must contain a minimum of three sources; including at least one scholarly source.  Annotations are to correctly summarize the corresponding source and demonstrates the student’s critical thinking skills regarding interpretation and application of material. (CLO: A, B, D, E)

Accident Analysis Paper: Outline Assignment

The student will complete a 1-page outline, in current APA format, in preparation for the final submission of the Accident Analysis Paper.  The outline should concisely establish a well-developed framework.  Include all headings and sub-headings and ensure current APA format is used. (CLO: A, B, D, E)

Accident Analysis Paper: Final Assignment

The student will write a 5–6-page (not including the title and reference pages) research-based paper that focuses on the application of critical thinking and troubleshooting principals discussed in the course to this accident. The paper must be written in current APA format and include a title page and reference page with at least three references; at least one must be scholarly. (CLO: A, B, D, E)

Critical Thinking Essay Assignment

The student will write a 2–3-page (not including the title page and reference pages) essay in current APA format that describes the student’s application of the one of the critical thinking models discussed in this course (RED, 7-step, etc), during your participation in an activity requiring critical thinking. The essay must include a reference page with at least 1 reference and be in current APA format. (CLO: A, B, D)

Article Review Assignment

The student will write a 2–3-page (not including the title and reference pages) article review of an article they find pertaining to the topic of critical thinking and/or troubleshooting.  The review must include an application of the content in the article to the field of aviation.  The essay must include a title page and a reference page with at least one reference. Current APA formatting must be used. (CLO: A, B, C, D)

Quizzes

Each quiz will cover the Learn 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 set time limit. (CLO: A, B, D)