Course Descriptions

Aviation Maintenance Technology, AAS

AMT 105 Technical Mathematics 2 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to provide the technical math principles required for the Airframe and/or Powerplant mechanic. Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78 percent for the written and Lab project exams. Prerequisite: Meet the criteria established by Part 147.31. The student will be given an assessment evaluation to determine if the student has the background that will most likely result in the successful completion of this course.

AMT 107 Aircraft Drawings 1 Cr Hr

This course is designed to develop theory and knowledge of blueprint reading skills with specific emphasis on Federal Aviation Administration Regulations that pertain to the Airframe and/or Powerplant mechanic.  Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78% for the written and Lab project exams. Prerequisite: A Freshman level Prerequisite course for the skill classes in the Airframe and/or Powerplant programs.

AMT 109 Physics 2 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to develop the basic principles, fundamentals, and technical procedures of physics as they relate to the Airframe and/or Powerplant rating. Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78 percent for the written and Lab project exams. Prerequisite: Entrance requirements as established by FAR Part 147.31

AMT 111 Materials & Processes 4 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to develop correct and safe usage of aircraft hardware, heat treating processes, non-destructive inspection, and precision measurements with specific emphasis on Federal Aviation Administration Regulations that pertain to the Airframe and Powerplant mechanic. Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78% for the written and Lab project exams. Prerequisite: A Freshman level Prerequisite course for the skill classes in the Airframe and/or Powerplant programs.

 AMT 113 Basic Electricity 4 Cr Hrs

A course designed to provide the technical skills to apply the electrical and electronic principles required of the Airframe and/or Powerplant mechanic. Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78% percent for the written and Lab project exams. Prerequisite: Meet the criteria established by Part 147.31.

AMT 115 Weight & Balance 2 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to calculate and apply aircraft weight and balance principles as required of the Airframe and/or Powerplant mechanic. Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78 percent for the written and Lab project exams. Prerequisite: A Freshman level Prerequisite course for the skill classes in the Airframe and/or Powerplant programs.

AMT 117 Mechanics Privileges & Limitations 1 Cr Hr

This course is designed to develop basic theory and knowledge of Mechanic Privileges and Limitations with specific emphasis on Federal Aviation Administration Regulations that pertain to the Airframe and/or Powerplant rating. Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78 percent for the written and Lab project exams. Prerequisite: A Freshman level Prerequisite course for the skill classes in the Airframe and/or Powerplant programs.

AMT 119 Maintenance Publications, Forms & Records 2 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to develop basic theory and knowledge of maintenance publications, forms & records with specific emphasis on Federal Aviation Administration Regulations that pertain to the Airframe and/or Powerplant rating. Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78 percent for the written and Lab project exams. Prerequisite: Meet the criteria established by Part 147.31.

AMT 123 Cleaning & Corrosion Control 1 Cr Hr

This course is designed to develop basic theory and knowledge of cleaning and corrosion control with specific emphasis on Federal Aviation Administration Regulations that pertain to the Airframe and/or Powerplant rating.  Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78 percent for the written and Lab project exams. Prerequisite: A Freshman level Prerequisite course for the skill classes in the Airframe and/or Powerplant programs.

AMT 125 Fluid Lines & Fittings 1 Cr Hr

This course is designed to develop basic theory and knowledge of aircraft fluid lines and fittings with specific emphasis on Federal Aviation Administration Regulations that pertain to Airframe and/or Powerplant mechanics.  Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78 percent for the written and Lab project exams. Prerequisite: Meet the criteria established by Part 147.31. The student will be given an assessment evaluation to determine if the student has the background that will most likely result in the successful completion of this course.

AMT 127 Ground Operations & Service 2 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to develop safe skills and technical knowledge in Ground Operation and Servicing procedures with special emphasis on Federal Aviation Administration Regulations that pertain to the Airframe and Powerplant mechanic. Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78% for the written and Lab project exams. Prerequisite: A Freshman level Prerequisite course for the skill classes in the Airframe and/or Powerplant programs.

AMT 131 General Review & Test 1 Cr Hr

Upon completion of the General curriculum this course is designed to prepare the student for the FAA Written, Oral and Practical exams.

 AMT 108 Aircraft Coverings 2 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to develop correct safety practices, comprehensive knowledge, and technical skills required to perform maintenance procedures relevant to aircraft coverings. The curriculum is designed to meet specific Federal Aviation Administration Regulations that pertain to Airframe Subjects #4 and #5. Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78% for the written and Lab project exams. Prerequisite: A Freshman level Prerequisite course for the skill classes in the Airframe and/or Powerplant programs.

AMT 112 Assembly & Rigging 4 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to develop correct safety practices, comprehensive knowledge, and technical skills required to perform maintenance procedures relevant to aircraft Assembly and Rigging. The curriculum is designed to meet specific Federal Aviation Administration Regulations that pertain to the Airframe mechanic.  Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78% for the written and Lab project exams. Prerequisite: Must have completed the general section or meet the criteria established by Part 147.31.

AMT 116 Aircraft instrument Systems 1 Cr Hr

This course is designed to develop correct safety practices, comprehensive knowledge, and technical skills required to perform maintenance procedures relevant to aircraft instrument systems. The curriculum is designed to meet specific Federal Aviation Administration Regulations that pertain to Airframe Subjects #36 and #37. Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78% for the written and Lab project exams. Prerequisite: Must have completed the general section or meet the criteria established by Part 147.31.

AMT 120 Airframe Inspection 3 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to develop correct safety practices, comprehensive knowledge, and technical skills required to perform maintenance procedures relevant to airframe inspection. The curriculum is designed to meet specific Federal Aviation Administration Regulations that pertain to Airframe Subject #28. Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78% for the written and Lab project exams. Prerequisite: Must have completed the general section or meet the criteria established by Part 147.31.

AMT 136 Propellers 4 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to develop correct safety practices, comprehensive knowledge, and the technical skills required for aircraft propeller maintenance procedures, with specific emphasis on Federal Aviation Administration Regulations that pertain to Powerplant Mechanic rating. Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78 % (percent) for the written and Lab Project exams. Prerequisite: Must have completed the General Section and/or meet the criteria established by Part 147.31.

AMT 151 Aircraft Electrical Systems 6 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to develop correct safety practices, comprehensive knowledge, and technical skills required to perform maintenance procedures relevant to aircraft electrical systems. The curriculum is designed to meet specific Federal Aviation Administration Regulations that pertain to Airframe Subjects #48, #49, and #50.Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78% for the written and Lab project exams. Prerequisite: Must have completed the General section or meet the criteria established by FAR 147.31

AMT 153 Hydraulic & Pneumatic Power Systems 2 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to develop correct safety practices, comprehensive knowledge, and technical skills required to perform maintenance procedures relevant to hydraulic and pneumatic power systems. The curriculum is designed to meet specific Federal Aviation Administration Regulations that pertain to Airframe Subjects #30, #31, and #32. Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78% for the written and Lab project exams Prerequisite: Must have completed the General section or meet the criteria established by Part 147.31.

AMT 155 Aircraft Landing Gear Systems 4 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to develop correct safety practices, comprehensive knowledge, and technical skills required to perform maintenance procedures relevant to aircraft landing gear systems. The curriculum is designed to meet specific Federal Aviation Administration. Regulations that pertain to Airframe Subject #29. Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78% for the written and Lab project exams. Prerequisite: Must have completed the General section or meet the requirements of Part 147.31

AMT 159 Aircraft Fuel Systems 2 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to develop correct safety practices, comprehensive knowledge, and technical skills required to perform maintenance procedures relevant to aircraft fuel systems. The curriculum is designed to meet specific Federal Aviation Administration Regulations that pertain to Airframe Subjects #41, #42, #43, #44, #45, #46, and #47. Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78% for the written and Lab project exams. Prerequisite: Must have completed the general section or meet the criteria established by Part 147.31.

AMT 161 Fire Protection Systems 1 Cr Hr

This course is designed to develop correct safety practices, comprehensive knowledge, and technical skills required to perform maintenance procedures relevant to fire protection systems. The curriculum is designed to meet specific Federal Aviation Administration Regulations that pertain to Airframe Subjects #54 and #55. Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78% for the written and Lab project exams. Prerequisite: Must have completed the general section or meet the criteria established by Part 147.31.

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AMT 163 Ice & Rain Control Systems 1 Cr Hr

This course is designed to develop correct safety practices, comprehensive knowledge, and technical skills required to perform maintenance procedures relevant to ice and rain control systems. The curriculum is designed to meet specific Federal Aviation Administration Regulations that pertain to Airframe Subject #53. Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78% for the written and Lab project exams. Prerequisite: Must have completed the general section or meet the criteria established by Part 147.31.

AMT 165 Cabin Atmosphere Control Systems 2 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to develop correct safety practices, comprehensive knowledge, and technical skills required to perform maintenance procedures relevant to cabin atmosphere control systems. The curriculum is designed to meet specific Federal Aviation Administration Regulations that pertain to Airframe Subjects #33, #34, and #35. Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78% for the written and Lab project exams. Prerequisite: Must have completed the general section or meet the criteria established by Part 147.31.

AMT 167 Aircraft Welding 2 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to develop correct safety practices, comprehensive knowledge, and technical skills required to perform maintenance procedures relevant to airframe aircraft welding. The curriculum is designed to meet specific Federal Aviation Administration Regulations that pertain to the Airframe mechanic. Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78% for the written and Lab project exams. Prerequisite: A Freshman level Prerequisite course for the skill classes in the Airframe and/or Powerplant programs.

AMT 169 Communication & Navigation Systems 2 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to develop correct safety practices, comprehensive knowledge, and technical skills required to perform maintenance procedures relevant to communication and navigation systems. The curriculum is designed to meet specific Federal Aviation Administration Regulations that pertain to Airframe Subjects #38, #39, and #40. Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78% for the written and Lab project. Prerequisite: Must have completed General section or meet the criteria established by Part 147.31.

AMT 173 Position & Warning Systems 1 Cr Hr

This course is designed to develop correct safety practices, comprehensive knowledge, and technical skills required to perform maintenance procedures relevant to airframe position and warning systems. The curriculum is designed to meet specific Federal Aviation Administration Regulations that pertain to the Airframe mechanic. Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78% for the written and Lab project exams. Prerequisite: Must have completed the general section or meet the criteria established by Part 147.31.

AMT 177 Wood Structures 1 Cr Hr

This course is designed to develop correct safety practices, comprehensive knowledge, and technical skills required to perform maintenance procedures relevant to airframe wood structures. The curriculum is designed to meet specific Federal Aviation Administration Regulations that pertain to the Airframe mechanic. Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78% for the written and Lab project exams. Prerequisite: A Freshman level Prerequisite course for the skill classes in the Airframe and/or Powerplant programs.

AMT 179 Aircraft Sheetmetal & Non-Metallic Structures 8 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to develop correct safety practices, comprehensive knowledge, and technical skills required to perform maintenance procedures relevant to airframe aircraft sheet metal and non-metallic structures. The curriculum is designed to meet specific Federal Aviation Administration Regulations that pertain to the Airframe mechanic. Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78% for the written and Lab project exams. Prerequisite: A Freshman level Prerequisite course for the skill classes in the Airframe and/or Powerplant programs.

AMT 183 Aircraft Finishes 2 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to develop correct safety practices, comprehensive knowledge, and technical skills required to perform application and maintenance procedures relevant to aircraft finishes. The curriculum is designed to meet specific Federal Aviation Administration Regulations that pertain to Airframe Subjects #6, #7, #8, and #9. Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78% for the written and Lab project exams. Prerequisite: A Freshman level Prerequisite course for the skill classes in the Airframe and/or Powerplant programs.

AMT 186 Airframe Review & Test 4 Cr Hrs

Upon completion of the Airframe curriculum this course is designed to prepare the student for the FAA Written, Oral and Practical exams.

AMT 200 Reciprocating Engines 9 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to develop safety practices, comprehensive knowledge and the technical skills that are required for maintenance and operations of reciprocating engines, with specific emphasis on Federal Aviation Administration Regulations that relate to the Powerplant Mechanic rating. Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78 % (percent) for the written and Lab Project exams. Prerequisite: Must have completed the General Section and/or meet the criteria established by Part 147.31.

AMT 202 Engine Inspection 2 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to develop correct safety practices, comprehensive knowledge, and technical skills required to perform maintenance procedures relevant to aircraft engine inspection. The curriculum is designed to meet specific Federal Aviation Administration Regulations that pertain to the Aircraft Powerplant Mechanic rating.  Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78 percent for the written and Lab project exams. Prerequisite: Must have completed the General Section and/or meet the criteria established by Part 147.31.

AMT 203 Powerplant Ignition Systems 3 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to develop correct safety practices, comprehensive knowledge, and technical skills required to perform maintenance procedures relevant to aircraft engine ignition and starting systems. The curriculum is designed to meet specific Federal Aviation Administration Regulations that pertain to the Aircraft Powerplant Mechanic rating. Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78 percent for the written and Lab project exams. Prerequisite: Must have completed the General section or meet the criteria established by Part 147.31.

AMT 204 Engine Fuel Systems 1 Cr Hr

This course is designed to develop correct safety practices, comprehensive knowledge, and technical skills required to perform maintenance procedures relevant to aircraft fuels and fuel systems. The curriculum is designed to meet specific Federal Aviation Administration Regulations that pertain to the Aircraft Powerplant Mechanic rating. Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78 percent for the written and Lab project exams. Prerequisite: Must have completed the General Section and/or meet the criteria established by Part 147.31.

AMT 206 Auxiliary Power Units 1 Cr Hr

This course is designed to develop correct safety practices, comprehensive knowledge and technical skills required to perform maintenance procedures relevant to auxiliary power units. The curriculum is designed to meet specific Federal Aviation Administration Regulations that pertain to Powerplant subject #41.  Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78% for the lab projects and written exams

AMT 207 Fuel Metering Systems 4 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to develop correct safety practices, comprehensive knowledge, and technical skills required to perform maintenance procedures relevant to aircraft fuel metering systems. The curriculum is designed to meet specific Federal Aviation Administration Regulations that pertain to the Aircraft Powerplant Mechanic rating. Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78 percent for the written and Lab project exams. Prerequisite: Must have completed the General Section and/or meet the criteria established by Part 147.31.

AMT 208 Engine Electrical Systems 2 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to develop correct safety practices, comprehensive knowledge, and technical skills required to perform maintenance procedures relevant to aircraft engine electrical systems. The curriculum is designed to meet specific Federal Aviation Administration Regulations that pertain to the Aircraft Powerplant Mechanic rating. Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78 percent for the written and lab project exams. Prerequisite: Must have completed the General Section and/or meet the criteria established by Part 147.31.

AMT 211 Powerplant Cooling Systems 1 Cr Hr

This course is designed to develop correct safety practices, comprehensive knowledge, and technical skills required to perform maintenance procedures relevant to Powerplant cooling systems. The curriculum is designed to meet specific Federal Aviation Administration Regulations that pertain to the Aircraft Powerplant Mechanic rating. Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78% for the written and Lab project exams. Prerequisite: Must have completed the General Section and/or meet the criteria established by Part 147.31.

AMT 213 Powerplant Lubrication Systems 3 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to develop correct safety practices, comprehensive knowledge, and technical skills required to perform maintenance procedures relevant to aircraft lubrication systems. The curriculum is designed to meet specific Federal Aviation Administration Regulations that pertain to the Aircraft Powerplant Mechanic rating. Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78% for the written and Lab project exams. Prerequisite: Must have completed the General Section and/or meet the criteria established by Part 147.31.

AMT 217 Induction Systems 1 Cr Hr

This course is designed to develop correct safety practices, comprehensive knowledge, and technical skills required to perform maintenance procedures relevant to engine Induction & Airflow systems. The curriculum is designed to meet specific Federal Aviation Administration Regulations that pertain to the Aircraft Powerplant Mechanic rating. Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78% for the written and Lab project exams. Prerequisite: Must have completed the General Section and/or meet the criteria established by Part 147.31.

AMT 219 Powerplant Exhaust Systems 2 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to develop correct safety practices, comprehensive knowledge, and technical skills required to perform maintenance procedures relevant to aircraft engine Exhaust and Reverser systems. Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78 percent for the written and Lab project exams. Prerequisite: Must have completed the General Section and/or meet the criteria established by Part 147.31.

AMT 223 Powerplant Fire Protection Systems 1 Cr Hr

This course is designed to develop technical knowledge and skills required to operate and service aircraft engine fire protection systems with specific emphasis on the Federal Aviation Administration Regulations that pertain to the Powerplant mechanic. Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78 percent for the written and lab project exams. Prerequisite: Must have completed the General Section and/or meet the criteria established by Part 147.31.

AMT 225 Powerplant Instrument Systems 1 Cr Hr

This course is designed to develop correct safety practices, comprehensive knowledge, and technical skills required to perform maintenance procedures relevant to aircraft engine instrument systems. The curriculum is designed to meet specific Federal Aviation Administration Regulations that pertain to the Aircraft Powerplant Mechanic rating. Prerequisite: Must have completed the General Section and/or meet the criteria established by Part 147.31.

AMT 227 Turbine Engines 9 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to develop safety practices, comprehensive knowledge and the technical skills that are required for the maintenance and operation of aircraft turbine engines, with specific emphasis on Federal Aviation Administration Regulations that relate to the Powerplant Mechanic rating. Academic standard for passing this class is a minimum of 78 % (percent) for the written and Lab Project exams. Prerequisite: Must have completed the General Section and/or meet the criteria established by Part 147.31

AMT 231 Powerplant Test & Review 4 Cr Hrs

Upon completion of the Power plant curriculum this course is designed to prepare the student for the FAA Written, Oral and Practical exams.

 CED 115 Computer Applications 3 Cr Hrs

Introduces students to the fundamental concepts and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include computer terminology, introduction to the Windows environment, networking, word processing, spreadsheets and databases. Prerequisite: Students are encouraged to complete a self-assessment to determine skill set prior to enrolling in this course.

 

ENG 101 Composition I 3 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to improve the reading and writing skills of students. The emphasis is on fundamental principles of written English in structurally correct sentences, paragraphs and expository themes. Critical analysis of essays will be used to aid in developing the student’s thinking, support of thesis and style. Students are introduced to the basic components of research by writing a documented essay in Modern Language Association (MLA) style. Prerequisite:  EBS110 English with a minimum grade of “C” or better or satisfactory course placement assessment scores

ENG 120 Composition II 3 Cr Hrs

Through a study of poetry, short story, drama and essays as literary forms, this course furthers students’ writing skills. This course also improves research techniques through writing an in-depth research essay in Modern Language Association (MLA) style. It emphasizes accuracy and fluency in expressing sound ideas in class discussions, assignments and essays. Prerequisite:  ENG 101 Composition I with a grade of “C” or better and a passing grade on the Composition I post-test. High school students should have senior standing to enroll in ENG 120 Composition II

MTH 112 College Algebra 3 Cr Hrs

This course is an introduction of algebraic functions and some transcendental functions with application in business and life, natural and social sciences. Topics include solving equations, zeros, rational functions, matrices, exponentials and logarithms and systems. Additional topics are included as time permits. Students must furnish their own TI-83 or TI-83 PLUS graphing calculators. Prerequisites: Minimum grade of “C” or better in MTH 101 Intermediate Algebra or satisfactory course placement assessment scores

PSY 101 General Psychology 3 Cr Hrs

A general introduction to the scientific study of human behavior as it applies to daily living. Course includes history, basic theories and biological bases of behavior, development, cognitive processes, individual awareness, motivation, emotion, personal adjustment, social psychology, and abnormal psychology and therapies.

SOC 101 Principles of Sociology 3 Cr Hrs

An introductory study to acquaint students with the influence and patterns of individuals and group interaction by acquainting students with the development, characteristics and functioning of human groups, the relationships between groups and group influences on individual behavior. It includes the study of how social relationships are created, maintained and changed.

SPH 111 Interpersonal Communication 3 Cr Hrs

Improves individual communication skills. By understanding the elements of effective communication, students are able to create environments that bring out the best in themselves and others. In addition, students learn how to better turn ideas and feelings into words, how to listen more effectively, respond more appropriately to what others have said and, most important of all, how to maintain and develop good interpersonal relationships with their families, their peers and fellow workers. Emphasis is placed on small-group activities,
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