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Aviation Maintenance (AMT)

These are 2013-2014 course descriptions.

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AMT 1101 Introduction to Aviation (A, SP)

2 credits
In this course, students receive an introduction to the principles of simple machines, sound, fluid dynamics, heat, and pressure as they pertain to fixed wing aircraft, rotary wing aircraft, aircraft powerplants, and propellers. Students will also learn the principles of primary and secondary flight controls and aircraft nomenclature.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: Placement into ENGL 1100 and MATH 1020
Lab fee: $20.00

AMT 1102 Aircraft Weight & Balance (A, SP)

2 credits
In this course, there will be an in-depth look at aircraft and helicopter weight and balance. Students will study the principles of computing weight and balance, computing and correction of adverse load conditions, and the basics of computing weight and balance for transport category aircraft. Procedures for weighing aircraft and documentation of weight and balance data are emphasized.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: Placement into ENGL 1100 and MATH 1020
Lab fee: $20.00

AMT 1103 Aircraft Materials (A, SP)

4 credits
Focus is placed on usage of common hand tools and safety, making precision measurements, and proper use of torque wrenches. Identification of aircraft hardware and other materials used in the aircraft industry will also be presented, and students will receive instruction in the methods of safety wiring hardware, the principles of inspection, fabrication, repair, and replacement of hydraulic and pneumatic rigid and non-rigid lines. In addition, students will learn the basics of non-destructive inspection techniques.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 5 hours
Prerequisites: Placement into ENGL 1100 and MATH 1020
Lab fee: $30.00

AMT 1104 AMT Regulations & Inspection (A, SU)

3 credits
This course is an in-depth study of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Aeronautics and Space, as they pertain to the Aviation Maintenance Technician. Focus will be on the history of the FAR’s, certification of mechanics, certification of aircraft, engines and propellers. In addition, students study the regulatory maintenance requirements of aircraft and regulatory requirements of aircraft records. The format of FAA and manufacturer’s publications is studied with emphasis on aircraft technical publication research. The students will also be introduced to Human Factors in Aviation Maintenance.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 4 hours
Prerequisites: Placement into ENGL 1100 and MATH 1020
Lab fee: $20.00

AMT 1105 Ground Operations & Servicing (A, SU)

2 credits
In this class, students will study and engage in practices involving aircraft ground handling. Emphasis will be placed on accomplishment of tasks while preserving a safe environment for personnel and equipment. Students will become proficient at performing various aircraft maintenance responsibilities that involve shop safety, tie-down procedures, aircraft jacking and hoisting, and aircraft cleaning.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: Placement into ENGL 1100 and MATH 1020
Lab fee: $30.00

AMT 1106 Basic Electricity AMT (SP, SU)

6 credits
With the sophisticated aircraft manufactured today, an understanding of basic electrical concepts is essential for the modern aircraft maintenance technician. In this course, students will develop a fundamental understanding of basic electrical circuits with an emphasis on airborne installations. Electrical theory and practical application will be accomplished and proven through extensive experimentation and practice. Aircraft maintenance practices as they relate to batteries and power calculations, as well as the relationship of voltage, current, and resistance, will be examined, and precision measurement of these values will be made on operational circuits.
Lecture: 3 hours - Lab: 6 hours       Lab fee: $20.00

AMT 2101 Aircraft Metallic Structures (A, SP)

6 credits
The primary structures of most aircraft today are made of some form of metal. An understanding of the techniques involved in forming and fabricating various components for metal structures is essential for the technician to maintain and repair airframes for continued service and reliability. In this course, students will study properties of aircraft metals, fabrication of aircraft repairs by complex bending, riveting, and use of structural adhesives. Students will design and layout repairs of metal aircraft. In addition, welding techniques, inspection of welds and heat- treatment of metals will be examined and applied.
Lecture: 3 hours - Lab: 6 hours
Prerequisite: AMT 1103             Lab fee: $25.00

AMT 2102 Aircraft Electrical Systems (A, SP)

6 credits
In this course, students will develop a fundamental understanding of basic AC/DC electrical circuits with an emphasis on airborne installations. Electrical theory and practical application will be accomplished and proven through extensive experimentation and practice. Aircraft maintenance practices as they relate to batteries, power calculations, and the relationship of voltage, current, and resistance will be examined, as well as precision measurement of these values on operational circuits.
Lecture: 3 hours - Lab: 6 hours
Prerequisite: AMT 1106             Lab fee: $25.00

AMT 2103 Aircraft Instruments & Fire Protection (A, SU)

4 credits
In this course, students will study instrument systems for monitoring flight envelope, environment, and engine parameters. Analog and electronic display systems are covered. Practical application of troubleshooting procedures and maintenance practices associated with these devices will be accomplished with a high level of achievement expected.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 4 hours
Prerequisite: AMT 1106             Lab fee: $25.00

AMT 2104 Aircraft Fuel Systems (A, SU)

2 credits
In this course, students will develop an understanding of the fuels systems for aircraft, engine, and helicopters. The course will cover the inspection, installation techniques, and maintenance of the aircraft fuel systems including integral tanks, bladder tanks, plumbing, and associated systems. Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: AMT 1105             Lab fee: $30.00

AMT 2105 Aircraft Non-Metallic Structures (SP, SU)

5 credits
This course is an introduction to aircraft structures constructed using composite materials and wood and doped fabric materials. Students will learn the basic core materials, types of material used, and repair procedures. This course will also cover maintenance practices related to windows, doors and interior furnishings. The students will become familiar with inspection and repair techniques of wood structures. Students will also study the types of aircraft fabric covering with a focus on inspection and repair of polyester-based covering. The course will also cover the principles of composites aircraft structures.
Lecture: 3 hours - Lab: 5 hours
Prerequisite: AMT 1103             Lab fee: $30.00

AMT 2106 Communications & Navigation Systems (A, SP)

2 credits
This course will examine these systems and allow students to gain practical experience in the testing, troubleshooting, and required inspections associated with them.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisite: AMT 1106             Lab fee: $30.00

AMT 2107 Aircraft Environmental Controls (A, SP)

2 credits
In this class, students discover how pilots and passengers remain comfortable through heating, air conditioning, pressurization, and supplemental oxygen systems and how the technician maintains them. Maintenance practices of on-board smoke, carbon monoxide, and fire detection and suppression systems are also covered.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 3 hours   Lab fee: $30.00

AMT 2108 Aircraft Landing Gear & Fluid Power (A, SP)

4 credits
This course will include heavy focus on hydraulic and pneumatic principles, inspection and repair of air/oil struts, wheels, brakes, tires, and the landing gear system in relation to the aircraft.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 5 hours
Prerequisite: AMT 1103            Lab fee: $30.00

AMT 2109 Airframe Inspection (A, SU)

6 credits
This is an Airframe capstone course. In this course, aviation maintenance students will hone their critical inspection skills by studying the application of Federal Aviation Regulations to aircraft maintenance and the aircraft technician. With the help of aircraft maintenance forms, records, publications, and other pertinent technical data, an examination of the disposition of the required maintenance records, the use of inspection equipment and aids, and the proper procedures for returning the aircraft to service, and inspection of a complete airframe and all related systems will be accomplished.
Lecture: 3 hours – Lab: 6 hours
Prerequisites: AMT 2101, AMT 2102, AMT 2103, AMT 2104, AMT 2105          Lab fee: $30.00

AMT 2201 Turbine Engine Maintenance I (SP, SU)

5 credits
In this course, the theory and operation of aircraft turbine engines, the study of turbine engine construction and design, and principles of turbine engine maintenance, inspection, repair, and trouble-shooting will be presented. Application of procedures to remove, install, rig, and operationally test turbine engines will be accomplished along with the identification and repair or lubrication systems and components.
Lecture: 3 hours - Lab: 5 hours
Prerequisite: AMT 1103            Lab fee: $30.00

AMT 2202 Turbine Engine Maintenance II (A, SP, SU)

5 credits
This course deals with the study of electrical principles of turbine engine ignition systems, principles of operating turbine engine electrical and pneumatic starting systems, and the theory of operation of turbine engine fuel systems, fuel metering systems, and subsystems. A study of applied techniques to inspect, maintain, troubleshoot, repair and adjust the respective systems including airflow, temperature control, and thrust reverser systems will be undertaken. Principles of unducted fan systems will be examined as well.
Lecture: 3 hours - Lab: 5 hours
Prerequisite: AMT 1103            Lab fee: $30.00

AMT 2203 Reciprocating Engine Maintenance I (A, SP)

5 credits
The focus of this course is the horizontally opposed reciprocating aircraft engine. Areas studied include theory of operation, engine construction features, maintenance and overhaul. Radial engine design, inspection and repair are also addressed. Reciprocating engine lubrication system design and maintenance for both radial and opposed engine are examined. Students learn the proper techniques for ground operational checks of reciprocating engines.
Lecture: 3 hours - Lab: 5 hours
Prerequisite: AMT 1103          Lab fee: $30.00

AMT 2204 Reciprocate Engine Maintenance II (A, SU)

5 credits
This course covers the reciprocating engine ignition, fuel metering and induction systems. Students study magnetos, float carburetors, fuel injections systems, supercharging and turbo-supercharging. Emphasis is placed on the theory of operation, inspection, maintenance practices, and troubleshooting of each system.
Lecture: 3 hours - Lab: 5 hours
Prerequisite: AMT 1103          Lab fee: $30.00

AMT 2205 Propellers (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
In this course, the principles of operation, governing systems, and ice control will be covered for all types of aircraft propellers. Focus will be placed on propeller inspection, lubrication, service, repair, removal, and installation.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours   Lab fee: $30.00

AMT 2206 Powerplant Inspection (A, SP, SU)

4 credits
This is a Powerplant capstone course. In this course, aviation maintenance students will hone their critical inspection skills by studying the application of Federal Aviation Regulations to aircraft maintenance and the aircraft technician. With the help of aircraft maintenance forms, records, publications, and other pertinent technical data, an examination of the disposition of the required maintenance records, the use of inspection equipment and aids, and the proper procedures for returning the aircraft to service, and inspection of a complete powerplant and all related systems will be accomplished.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 4 hours
Prerequisites: AMT 2201, AMT 2202, AMT 2203
Lab fee: $30.00