This FAA-approved program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the aircraft maintenance industry. Graduates will meet FAA requirements for the issuance of an airframe certificate. Aviation maintenance technicians are qualified to perform service or make repairs on all types and sizes of private and commercial aircraft, including airplanes and helicopters. Related fields include aircraft and component manufacturing. Students are eligible for FAA certification upon completion of required technical credits.
Included in this program are academic courses in communication, quantitative reasoning and social sciences that provide knowledge and abilities that enhance personal development and serve as a foundation for technical skills.
Note: Graduates must meet FAA literacy requirements and complete technical credits for FAA certification.
Employability Requirements: Graduates must meet Federal Aviation Administration certification exams and pass literacy requirements.
|Course Number||Class Title||Credits|
|AMT 104||Basic Mathematics, Basic Physics, and Weight & Balance||5|
|AMT 109||Basic Electricity||4|
|AMT 116||Aircraft Drawings, Cleaning & Corrosion Control, Ground Operations & Servicing, and Fluid Lines & Fittings||5|
|AMT 119||Materials & Processes||5|
|AMT 125||Advanced Electricity||4|
|AMT 127||Maintenance Forms & Records, Publications, and Mechanics Privileges & Limitations||4|
|AMT 132||Wood Structures, Aircraft Coverings, & Finishes||4|
|AMT 133||Aircraft Fuel Systems, Ice & Rain Control Systems, & Fire Protection Systems||4|
|AMT 135||Sheet Metal Structures||4|
|AMT 136||Welding, Position & Warning Systems||3|
|AMT 137||Non-Metallic Structures||4|
|AMT 138||Aircraft Inspections||4|
|AMT 139||Assembly & Rigging||4|
|AMT 140||Aircraft Landing Gear||3|
|AMT 141||Hydraulic & Pneumatic Power Systems||3|
|AMT 142||Hangar Operations & Maintenance||3|
|AMT 143||Airframe Electrical Systems||5|
|AMT 145||Cabin Atmosphere Control Systems||3|
|AMT 146||Aircraft Instrument, Communication & Navigation Systems||3|
|AMT 208||Helicopter Operations & Maintenance Practices||4|
|AMT 210||Basic Rotor Systems Maintenance & Repair||4|
|AMT 212||Advanced Rotor Systems Maintenance & Repair||4|
|AMT 215||Helicopter Systems||4|
|English Composition (or higher) or Public Speaking||5|
|Any 100-Level Math Class||5|
|General Psychology (or other social science or humanities class)||5|
Perform all of the mathematical computations required in the Aviation Maintenance Technician curriculum. Understand the scientific principles that apply to the operation of aircraft, engines and the equipment that aviation maintenance technicians are in daily contact with. Develop a comprehensive understanding of the importance of weight and balance to aircraft safety, and make all of the required calculations for weight and balance checks, equipment changes, extreme loading checks, and the addition of ballast.
Covers direct-current circuits, series, and parallel-circuit arrangements and their application. Includes the relationship between voltage, current, resistance and power. Students will calculate and measure these values and understand the operation of the multimeter and its use in troubleshooting.
Sketch aircraft repairs and alterations and understand information presented on typical aircraft blueprints, graphs and charts. Recognize types of corrosion and know their causes, identify and use the proper materials and processes to remove corrosion byproducts, treat corroded areas, and apply proper protection. Gain a thorough understanding of the importance of safe ground handling procedures, aircraft movement, and storage, and identify aviation fuels. Identify fluid line components, fabricate rigid and flexible fluid lines, and properly install fluid lines on aircraft.
Learn about identification and selection of non-destructive testing methods, dye-penetrant, eddy current, ultra-sound, and magnetic particle inspections, as well as basic heat-treated processes, aircraft hardware and materials. Inspect and check welds. Perform precision measurements.
Understand the effect of resistance, capacitance, and inductance in AC circuits, and understand transformers. Learn about basic semi-conductor devices (diodes and transistors), and be able to explain their function in simple circuits.
Use maintenance records and entries, maintenance forms, and inspection reports. Requires reading, comprehension, and application of information from the FAA and manufacturer’s maintenance specifications, data sheets, manuals, publications, related FAA regulations, airworthiness directives, and advisory material. Apply mechanic privileges within the limitations prescribed by FAR Part 65.
Covers wood aircraft construction, repair and inspection. Students will select, apply, inspect, test, and repair aircraft fabric and fiberglass covering materials. Become familiar with types of aircraft protective coatings, trim applications, markings, finish problems, and the inspection of finishes.
Covers principles of operation and configuration of warning systems, electrical brake controls, anti-skid systems, and landing gear position indicating and warning systems. Learn the effects of ice and rain on aircraft during operations in inclement weather, the equipment and materials used to counter ice and rain, and the maintenance of this equipment. Explore components and operation of fire detection and extinguishing equipment, as well as smoke- and toxic-gas detection systems.
Inspection and repair of all types of sheet metal. Information regarding the fabrication, construction and repair of sheet-metal aircraft structures.
Principles regarding the fabrication, construction and repair of welded aircraft structures. Principles of operation of speed and configuration warning systems, electrical brake controls, anti-skid systems, and landing-gear position indicating and warning systems.
Covers inspection and repair of all types of non-metallic and composite structures, including transparent plastic enclosures and interiors.
Lecture, demonstration and practical application are used to train students in the methods and techniques of all phases of aircraft inspections, federal aviation regulations, maintenance record entries and disposition of those records.
Covers basic information regarding the assembly of aircraft, components, rigging of all flight control surfaces, balancing and inspection of flight controls, alignment of aircraft structures and jacking of aircraft.
Inspect, check, service and repair landing gear retraction systems, shock struts, brakes, wheels, tires and steering systems.
Inspect, check, service, troubleshoot and repair hydraulic and pneumatic power systems and components. Identify and select hydraulic fluids.
Perform maintenance on items of shop equipment used in the day-to-day operation of the aircraft maintenance hangar, calibrate precision tools as needed, and assist in repair station operations. Note: Offered winter quarter. Not FAA approved.
Learn about operation of AC and DC electrical systems used on large and small aircraft, generating and starting systems, AC and DC electric motors, wiring, controls, switches, indicators, and protective devices, and constant speed and integrated drive generators.
Physiological aspects of flight. Inspection and maintenance of oxygen, pressurization, heating, cooling and air-conditioning systems.
Learn principles of operation of common aircraft instruments, air or vacuum driven gyros, pilot-static systems, and static system leak tests. Gain operating principles of common avionics equipment, antennas, autopilots, servos, approach coupling systems, interphones, static discharge devices and ground proximity warning systems. Inspect and repair antennas and electronic equipment.
Covers history, operations, regulations, publications, records, special-use equipment and basic maintenance fundamentals as they relate to rotorcraft.
Covers history of rotorcraft and principles of flight, types and function of rotor systems, overhaul of rotor hub assemblies, installation and static balancing of rotors, types and function of anti-torque control systems, and inspection of rotor blades using manufacturer’s data.
Covers vibration analysis, installation and dynamic balancing of rotor systems, tracking of helicopter rotor blades, principles of helicopter autorotation and adjustment of autorotation RPM for power-off operations.
Covers helicopter power plants and controls; fuel systems, turbine fuels, and fuel system components; oil systems and types of oils; mechanical drives, clutches, drive shafts, freewheeling units, and transmissions; flight controls, hydraulic, and instrument systems; rotor rpm, engine out, and master caution and warning systems; electrical systems, NiCad batteries, and starter generators; fuselage structures; and landing gear.
|ENGL& 101||English Composition I||5|
|ENG 102||Composition: Argumentation & Research||5|
|ENG 104||Business Writing||5|
|ENGL& 235||Technical Writing||5|
|CMST& 220||Public Speaking||5|
|MAT 103||Business Mathematics||5|
|MAT 104||Introductory Computer Mathematics||5|
|MAT 105||Mathematics for Industrial Professionals||5|
|MAT 106||Math for Electronics||5|
|MAT 108||Math for Health Occupations||5|
|MAT 110||Math for Non-Science Majors||5|
|MATH& 141||Precalculus I||5|
|MATH& 142||Precalculus II, Functional Trigonometry||5|
|MATH& 146||Introduction to Stats||5|
|MATH& 151||Calculus I||5|
|MATH& 152||Calculus II||5|
|PSYC& 100DIV||General Psychology||5|