AVT 101: Simulation Overview

Want to learn about the basics of simulators and how they are built, maintained, protected, and innovated? Enroll in AVT-101!

The Simulation Overview course teaches students the basic knowledge required to be successful within the training & simulation industry.

Simulation Overview examines the major components of a simulator from a top-level and describes how the components fit together to produce an immersive training solution. This course targets those who are new to simulator design and development as well as those who are more knowledgeable and are seeking a comprehensive view of the full training solution. General principles of simulation are studied in this class to include; common visual solutions, human-machine interfaces and aspects of simulation support such as concurrency, maintenance and security.

Course Objectives:

  • History Highlights
  • Simulator Description
  • Simulator Elements
  • Visual Systems
  • Simulation Support

The Simulation Overview course is ideal for the following types of jobs:

  • Finance
  • Contracts Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Marketing
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Information Technology
  • Logistics & Security

Course Information:

Program Duration

4 days 9:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Practicum Requirements

Program has no requirements

Program Contact

AVT Simulation Training Center
Training Center Manager
(407) 381-5311

Estimated Costs

Course Cost: $1595

Lead Instructor

Walt Chambers

AVT Simulation's Chief Scientist since 2007, possesses well over 40 years of experience in visual simulation technology. Mr. Chambers holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Marshall University and completed advanced coursework in Physics and Solid-State Electronics at Ohio State University.  View our other instructors here

Brian Guise


Dr. Guise has been working in Central Florida Simulation Training Industry for over 35 years. His domain experience includes maintenance trainers, constructive simulations, and networked man-in-the-loop simulation devices. The focus of his master's degree was Discrete Event Simulations, and his Doctorate degree specialization area was Interactive Simulation.

Mike Gilly


A versatile and skilled manager with extensive experience in program and project management including budget and schedule tracking as well as customer requirement reviews and support. With decades of experience in the industry, Mike has excellent hands-on experience managing and developing the production of visual simulation databases, 3D models, and software training systems.

Todd Smithey

Training Center Director

Mr. Smithey is the AVT Training Center Manager and Chief Virtual Environment Engineer since 2003. He possesses more than 20 years of experience in managing and developing 3D virtual environments in the simulation and training industry. He is qualified with multi-=engine and instrument ratings

Based on experience level in the simulation industry, 101 Simulation Overview is not a required course, however, it is highly recommended in order to obtain the full spectrum of the Simulation Elements and their learning objectives.

For the UCF Staff/Faculty & Alumni Discount, please contact us for a special code!

Course enrollment is recommended 2 weeks prior to the start of class. If you have an interest within the two-week timeframe prior to the class start date, please contact the AVT Training Center (407) 381-5311 to determine seat availability.

For organizations interested in having this course taught on-site or wish to arrange a group training program for ten or more students, please contact the AVT Training Center for pricing and scheduling at (407) 381-5311.

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More details and resources will be provided upon registration. Contact AVT Simulation Training Center for more information.

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