At a Glance:

Advisor:
Floyd: Jon Byrd

Jon Byrd, Program Director & Instructor of Aviation
Office: Richard B Russell Regional Airport
Phone: 706-802-5086
Email:
Campus: Aviation Training Center, Floyd County Campus
Department: Aviation , Industrial Technologies

Credentials

A.A.S., Georgia Military College; F.A.A., Inspection Authorization (IA); F.A.A., Mechanic with Airframe & Powerplant Ratings (A&P); F.A.A., Certified Pilot; F.C.C., General Radiotelephone Operators License (GROL)

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Aviation Maintenance Technician-Powerplant (AM61)

Offered at the Following Campus

  • Aviation Training Center

Program Overview

The Aviation Maintenance Technician-Power Plant program prepares students for employment in the field of aviation maintenance. The program emphasizes a combination of aircraft power plant maintenance theory and practical application. This program meets the FAA academic requirements for Mechanic-Power Plant certification.

Entrance Date:  Fall Semester

Gainful Employment Information

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Occupational Curriculum (53 hours)
2
Aviation Mathematics provides students with the knowledge necessary to use and apply mathematical procedures and processes that are applicable to aviation maintenance functions. Topics include: perform algebraic operations; extract roots and raise numbers to a given power; determine area and volume of geometrical shapes; and solve ratio, proportion, and percentage problems.
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to select and use FAA and manufacturers* specifications, data sheets, manuals, related regulations, and technical data; to write descriptions of aircraft conditions, record work performed, and complete maintenance forms and inspection reports; and to interpret federal regulations regarding mechanic privileges and limitations. Topics include: maintenance publications, maintenance forms and records, and mechanic privileges and limitations.
Provides students with the fundamentals of aircraft materials and processes, ground operations and servicing, and aircraft cleaning and corrosion control.
Provides students with the fundamentals of aircraft drawings, weight and balance, and fluid lines and fittings.
Basic Electricity and Electronics provides a study of the relationships of voltage, current, and resistance in aircraft electrical systems, and the use of meters. Alternators; generators; starters; motors; charging systems; basic AC and DC systems; and semiconductor, solid state, and integrated circuit fundamentals are introduced. Topics include: basic electricity; determine the relationship of voltage, current, and resistance in electrical circuits; read and interpret electrical circuit diagrams; measure voltage, current, resistance, and continuity; calculate and measure electrical power; calculate and measure capacitance and inductance; inspect and service batteries; and solid state devices applications.
AVMT
1210
2
Provides students with an introduction to the theory and application of physics to aerospace vehicles and their subsystems. Topics include: temperature and heat; pressure, temperature, and volume of air mass; basic aerodynamics and theory of flight; physical factors affecting engine output; relationship of pressure, area, and force; origin of sound; principles of simple machines; and centrifugal and centripetal force.
This course provides a study of piston engine theory and maintenance including air and water cooled aircraft engines. Topics include: aircraft reciprocating engine theory, and inspect and repair radial engines.
This course continues a study of piston engine theory and maintenance including air and water cooled aircraft engines. Topics include: overhaul a reciprocating engine; inspect, check, service, and repair reciprocating engines and engine installations; and install, troubleshoot, and remove reciprocating engines.
This course provides a study of the fundamentals and evolution of the jet engine and jet propulsion. Topics include: aircraft gas turbine engine theory, and inspect and troubleshoot unducted fan systems and components.
This course continues a study of the fundamentals and evolution of the jet engine and jet propulsion. Topics include: overhaul a turbine engine; install, troubleshoot, and remove turbine engines; and inspect, check, service, and repair turbine engines and turbine engine installations.
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to perform aircraft engine inspections. Topics include: perform an aircraft power plant conformity and air worthiness inspection.
This course provides a study of aircraft engine fuel and fuel metering systems. Topics include: repair engine fuel system components; inspect, check, service, troubleshoot, and repair engine fuel systems; troubleshoot and adjust turbine engine fuel metering systems and electronic engine fuel controls; inspect check, service, troubleshoot, and repair reciprocating and turbine engine fuel metering systems; overhaul carburetors; repair engine fuel metering system components; and inspect, check, and service water injection systems.
This course provides a study of powerplant instruments, fire protection and electrical systems. Topics include: troubleshoot, service, and repair electrical and mechanical fluid rate-of-flow indicating systems; inspect, check, service, troubleshoot, and repair electrical and mechanical engine temperature, pressure, and r.p.m. indicating systems; inspect, check, service, troubleshoot, and repair engine fire detection and extinguishing systems; install, check, and service engine electrical wiring, controls, switches, indicators, and protective devices; and repair engine electrical system components.
This course provides a study of powerplant ignition and starting systems. Topics include: overhaul magneto and ignition harness; inspect, service, troubleshoot, and repair reciprocating and turbine engine ignition systems and components; inspect, service, troubleshoot, and repair turbine electrical starting systems; and inspect, service, and troubleshoot turbine engine pneumatic starting systems.
This course provides a study of aircraft powerplant accessory systems. Topics include: inspect and maintain aircraft engine lubrication systems; inspect and maintain aircraft engine induction systems; inspect and maintain aircraft engine cooling systems; and inspect and maintain aircraft engine exhaust systems.
This course provides a study of aircraft propeller systems. Topics include: propeller theory and fundamentals; inspect and maintain propellers; and install, troubleshoot, and remove propellers.