General Core Curriculum (11 hours)
Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.
Emphasizes human relations and professional development in today*s rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include human relations skills, job acquisition skills and communication, job retention skills, job advancement skills, and professional image skills.
Emphasizes the development and improvement of written and oral communication abilities. Topics include analysis of writing, applied grammar and writing skills, editing and proofreading skills, research skills, and oral communication skills.
Emphasizes concepts and operations which are applied to the study of algebra. Topics include basic mathematical concepts, basic algebraic concepts, and intermediate algebraic concepts.
Occupational Curriculum (84 hours)
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.
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 presents a survey of aircraft airframe structures used in aircraft. Topics include: wood structures, aircraft covering, and aircraft finishes.
Provides a study of metal and non-metallic tube and riveted sheet monocoque or semi-monocoque. Topics include: sheet metal structures introduction; install conventional rivets; install special rivets and fasteners; sheet metal form, lay out, and bend; inspect and repair sheet metal structures; identify non-metallic structures; inspect bonded structures; fiberglass structures; plastic structures; composite and honeycomb structures; inspect, check, service, and repair windows, doors, and interior furnishings; and laminated structures.
Provides a study of airframe non-metallic structures and allied maintenance procedures. Topics include: welding principles; soldering, brazing, gas-welding, and arc-welding steel; welding aluminum and stainless steel; fabricating tubular structures; soldering stainless steel; and welding titanium and magnesium.
This course provides a study of aircraft assembly and rigging configurations. Topics include: use assembly and rigging hand tools and equipment; rig fixed wing aircraft; rig rotary wing aircraft; check alignment of structures; assemble aircraft components, including flight control surfaces; balance, rig, and inspect movable primary and secondary control surfaces; and jack aircraft.
This course provides instruction for performing airframe inspections with emphasis on developing the skills related to conformity and air worthiness evaluations. Topics include: perform airframe conformity inspection, and perform airframe air worthiness inspection.
This course provides a study of the principles of generation, distribution, and management of hydraulic and pneumatic power throughout the aircraft. Topics include: identify hydraulic fluids; repair hydraulic and pneumatic power system components; inspect, check, service, troubleshoot, and repair hydraulic and pneumatic power systems; hydraulic and pneumatic position and warning systems; and inspect, check, troubleshoot, service, and repair aircraft position and warning systems.
This course provides a study of aircraft landing gear systems with emphasis on inspection and maintenance procedures of hydraulic and pneumatic power throughout the aircraft structure. Topics include: inspect, check, service, and repair landing gear retraction systems and shock struts; inspect, check, service, and repair brakes, wheels, and tires; and inspect, check, service, and repair steering systems.
This course provides a study of aircraft environmental control systems. Topics include: inspect, check, troubleshoot, service, and repair cabin atmosphere control systems; inspect, check, troubleshoot, service, and repair ice and rain control systems; and inspect, check, troubleshoot, service, and repair fire protection systems.
This course provides a study of airframe fuel and instrument systems. Topics include: inspect, check, troubleshoot, service and repair aircraft fuel systems; and inspect, check troublshoot, service and repair aircraft instrument systems.
This course provides a study of aircraft electrical systems. Topics include: install, check, and service airframe electrical wiring, controls, switches, indicators, and protective devices; inspect, check, troubleshoot, service, and repair alternating and direct current electrical systems; repair and inspect aircraft electrical system components, crimp and splice wiring to manufacturer*s specifications, and repair pins and sockets of aircraft connectors; and inspect, check, and troubleshoot constant speed and integrated speed drive generators.
This course provices a study of aircraft commnication and navigation systems. Topics include: inspect, check, and troubleshoot autopilot servos and approach coupling systems; inspect check, and service aircraft electronic communication and navigation systems including VHF passenger address interphones and static discharge devices, aircraft VOR, ILS LORAN, radar beacon transponders, flight managment computers, and GPWS; and inspect and repair antenna and electronic equpiment installations.
Provides a review of the basic theory and application of electronics with a primary focus on use in avionic systems. Topics include: atomic theory, DC circuits, AC circuits, alternating current, inductance and transformers, capacitance, resonance and filters, vacuum tubes, and solid state devices.
Provides practical experience in maintaining avionics systems. Topics include: solder/solderless connecting, use of test instruments, component installation/removal techniques, repair procedures, and troubleshooting techniques.
Introduces the theory and application of radio frequency transmission and reception. Topics include: power supplies, oscillators, amplifiers, transmitters, amplitude modulation, AM receivers, frequency modulation, and antenna systems.
Introduces the theory and application of digital electronics with a primary focus on their use in avionic systems. Topics include: numbering system, logic gates, Boolean algebra, flip-flops, and registers and counters.
Focuses on microprocessor based computers used in avionics systems. Topics include: memory, mass storage, computer systems, data bases, and logic systems repair procedures.
Continues the study of avionics maintenance practices with emphasis on aircraft communication systems. Topics include: component operation, component location, integration, analysis, maintenance, and ACARS.
Continues the study of avionics maintenance practices with emphasis on aircraft navigational systems. Topics include: bridges and monitors, synchros, gyros, and navigation systems.
Continues the study of avionics maintenance practices with emphasis on flight director and autopilot systems. Topics include: flight director systems, autopilot systems, and avionics line maintenance test equipment.