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Discipline: Technology & Health: Aircraft Maintenance Unit
Course Name Course Number
Aircraft Communication, Navigation, Radar, and Autopilot Systems AIRM 93B
  • Students will define types and operation of aircraft com and nav systems
  • Students will define types and operation of aircraft autopilot systems
Aircraft Powerplant Ignition Systems AIRM 98A
  • 90% of students will earn a minimum of 70% (FAA standard) on a written exam pertaining to turbine engine ignition systems, spark ignitors, ignition leads, and ignition system safety.
  • 90% of students will earn a minimum of 70% (FAA standard) on a written exam pertaining to engine ignition systems, magneto theory, magneto timing, spark plugs, and ignition leads.
Aircraft Powerplant Inspection and Maintenance AIRM 95B
  • Students will be able to perform reciprocating engine runs
  • Students will be able to apply all of the steps necessary to overhaul a reciprocating engine
Airframe Fuel and Environmental Systems AIRM 92B
  • Students will be able to inspect aircraft fuel storage systems
  • Students will be able to troubleshoot flight instrumentation systems
Aircraft Airframe Maintenance Structures AIRM 66A
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to calculate layout, form and rivet aluminum structures.
Aircraft Airframe Maintenance Systems AIRM 66B
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to perform inspections on aircraft in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and FAA guidelines.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to create, assemble, test and inspect aircraft pneumatic and hydraulic systems.
Aircraft Maintenance Electricity and Electronics AIRM 70A
  • Students will build an electrical kit.
Aircraft Maintenance Electricity and Electronics AIRM 70B
  • Students will understand current flow in an alternating current circuit
Aircraft Maintenance Electricity and Electronics AIRM 70A
  • Student will demonstrate how to properly measure volts, amps and resistance using a DMM.
  • Student will perform calculations utilizing Ohm's law..
  • Students will be able to select and use proper size wire
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Work Experience AIRM 74
  • Students will gain "in the field" experience using maintenance practices they have been taught in the lab
Aircraft Powerplant Fuel Systems AIRM 97B
  • Students will understand the effects of air pressure and air velocity as it effects the internal operation of a carburetor.
  • Students will understand the procedure for trimming a turbine engine fuel control unit.
Aircraft Powerplant Instrumentation AIRM 97A
  • Students will be able to perform engine fire detection and suppression system inspections
  • Students will understand the operation of instruments used with aircraft engines
Aircraft Powerplant Lubricating Systems AIRM 98B
  • 90% of students will earn a minimum of 70% (FAA standard) on a written exam pertaining to engine lubrication system construction, operation and adjustment.
Aircraft Powerplant Maintenance Technology AIRM 95A
  • Students will understand reciprocating engine displacement formulas
  • Students will be able to repair reciprocating engines
Aircraft Powerplant Systems AIRM 65B
  • Students will define the operation of common aircraft engine instruments.
  • Students will perform an inspection of an engine fire detection system per industry standards.
  • Students will define the function and operation of the magneto system
  • Students will evaluate the flow of electrons through an aircraft alternator system.
  • Students will properly inspect an aircraft carburetor in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
  • Students will define the purpose of aircraft fuel system components.
  • Students will define the function of lubrication system components.
Aircraft Powerplant Technology AIRM 65A
  • Students will evaluate the effects of atmospheric conditions on engine output.
  • Students will prepare, operate and evaluate the performance of an aircraft engine.
  • Students will repair propeller blade damage and properly document the repair.
  • Students will define the common blade pitches of propellers.
  • Students will perform and record precision measurements of engine parts and components.
  • Students will identify which the purpose and content of various aircraft maintenance publications.
  • Students will perform and document a recip. engine overhaul to FAA standards.
  • Student will define the theory of the Otto engine cycle and the Brayton engine cycle.
Aircraft Propellers AIRM 96B
  • Students will be able to repair a propeller
  • Students will understand the theory of propeller lift
Aircraft Turbine Engines AIRM 96A
  • Students will be able to perform turbine engine inspections
  • Students will understand Newton's laws as applied to turbine engine theory
Airframe Aluminum Repair and Plastics AIRM 91A
  • Students will calculate aircraft aluminum repairs.
  • Students will explain types of plastics used in aircraft construction.
Airframe Composites, Rigging, and Inspection AIRM 91B
  • Students will demonstrate proper composite construction practices
  • Students will accurately repair composite structures
Airframe Hydraulics and Pneumatics AIRM 92A
  • Students will define hydraulic forces and their applications in aircraft systems
  • Student will be able to accurately repair a hydraulic aircraft component.
  • Students will be able to identify aircraft hydraulic systems, landing gear, and pneumatic systems.
Airframe Theory AIRM 90A
  • Students will be able to balance a flight control
  • Students will be able to identify basic aircraft design theories, aircraft nomenclature, aircraft / rotorcraft flight dynamics, flight controls, and structural components
  • Students will define aircraft sheet metal and fastener systems, and forming / bending of sheet metal structures.
  • Students will demonstrate the proper methods used calculating set back and bend allowance, and then properly compute an aircraft’s sheet metal component bend calculation.
Airframe Warning and Fire Systems AIRM 93A
  • Students will define types of fire extinguishing systems
Airframe Wood, Fabric, and Paint AIRM 90B
  • Students will be able to identify aircraft wood structure, aircraft wood structure use requirements, and aircraft wooden structure inspection requirements.
  • Students will be able to identify aircraft paint and finish materials, application, and inspection requirements
  • Students will be able to identify aircraft fabric covering and inspection requirements.
Aviation Maintenance Science AIRM 71
  • Students will be able to perform basic algebra calculations in regard to aviation related formulas.
  • Students will be able to interpret an engineering drawing.
  • Students will define and evaluate FAA regulations pertaining to aircraft manintennce.
  • Students will evaluate & define the legal privileges and limitation of aircraft technicians.
  • Students will accurately perform aircraft weight and balance computations.
  • Students will be able to define the concepts of density, specific gravity, pressure, and the laws of physics in regard to aviation related concepts.
  • Students will analyze the effects of human factors on the industry and on the aircraft technician.
Aviation Materials and Processes AIRM 72
  • Students will be able to perform heat treating processes on metals.
  • Students will define sizing, materials and correct application of various aircraft fittings, tubing and hoses.
  • Students will accurately locate, drill and tap machine threads in aluminum.
Aviation Welding AIRM 73
  • Students will understand and use inert gas welding techniques
  • Students will demonstrate the use of oxygen acetylene welding methods
Laboratory Studies in Aircraft Maintenance Technology AIRM 80
  • Student will document laboratory assignments in required log book entry format to FAA standards