Airframe Technology

Classes

AMT 100 : Technical Preparation

This course introduces basic information necessary for entering students in aviation maintenance technology. Emphasis is placed on math and physics, aircraft weight and balance, and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and manufacturers’ technical and legal publications. Upon completion, students should be able to make basic computations, apply principles of physics, compute weight and balance, use maintenance forms and records, state mechanic’s privileges and limitations, and interpret maintenance publications.

Credits

5

AMT 101 : Basic Electricity

This course provides a study of electricity. Emphasis is placed on alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) circuits and controls, electrical measurements, electrical test equipment, aircraft batteries, fundamental electronics, and semi-conductor devices. Upon completion, students should be able to solve problems associated with electrical measurements, use basic electrical test equipment, and service aircraft batteries.

Credits

5

AMT 102 : Materials and Processes

This course introduces aircraft hardware and materials, precision measuring and non-destructive testing, aircraft ground operations, fuels, cleaning and corrosion control methods, and the use of aircraft drawings. Emphasis is on identification and selection of aircraft hardware, performance of non-destructive testing, fabrication and inspection of flexible fluid lines, identification of fuels, use of cleaning materials, and corrosion control programs. Upon completion, students should be able to perform non-destructive tests, use precision measuring tools, fabricate and install rigid and flexible fluid lines, select hardware and fuels, handle and secure an aircraft, and identify, read, create, and interpret aircraft drawings.

Credits

5

AMT 110 : Non-Metallic Structures and Welding

This course is a study of repairs to non-metallic aircraft surfaces and structures and welding. Emphasis is placed on repairs to fabric surfaces, to wood surfaces, and to composite and steel structures. Upon completion, students should be able to repair fabric surfaces and apply finishing materials, make repairs to wood structures, layout and form composite repairs, and make repairs to steel structures using various welding methods.

Credits

5

AMT 111 : Aircraft Sheetmetal Structures

This course introduces aircraft sheetmetal repairs. Emphasis is placed on the use of proper procedures, tools, and materials to complete sheetmetal repairs. Upon completion, students should be able to install conventional rivets; form, layout, and bend sheetmetal; install special rivets and fasteners; and, inspect and repair sheetmetal structures.

Credits

5

AMT 112 : Airframe Systems I

This course introduces aircraft electrical, communication, and navigation systems and components. Emphasis is placed on inspecting, repairing, installing, adjusting, and troubleshooting aircraft alternating and direct current electrical systems. Upon completion, students should know the operation and theory of generators, alternators, and starters; be able to fabricate wiring; and, inspect, troubleshoot, and repair lighting, communication, and navigation systems.

Credits

5

Prerequisites

AMT 113 : Airframe Systems II

This course introduces aircraft inclement weather control, fire protection and fuel systems as well as on cabin environmental control, and instrumentation. Emphasis is placed on theory and skills necessary to inspect, service, maintain, and troubleshoot. Upon completion, students should be able to inspect, repair, troubleshoot, and understand operating principles of ice and rain removal, fire protection, cabin environmental, instruments and fuel systems.

Credits

5

AMT 114 : Airframe Systems III

This course introduces the theory of operation of various hydraulic and pneumatic components and systems, landing gear systems, and various position and warning systems. Emphasis is on testing, inspecting, troubleshooting, and servicing hydraulic and pneumatic system components, wheel and brake systems, and position and warning systems. Upon completion, students should be able to inspect, troubleshoot, and repair hydraulic and pneumatic power systems, aircraft wheels and tires, aircraft landing gear systems, anti skid and electrical braking systems, and position and warning systems.

Credits

5

AMT 115 : Airframe Systems IV

This course introduces aircraft structural assembly and rigging, helicopters, and required inspections. Emphasis is placed on skills required to inspect, service, maintain, and troubleshoot airframes, airframe systems, and components and assemble and rig aircraft structures. Upon completion, students should be able to inspect, repair, troubleshoot, assemble, and rig aircraft structures, and determine the condition of airframes, airframe systems, and components. 

Credits

5

AMT 117 : Airframe Program Review and Comprehensive Testing

This course is a combination self-directed program review and comprehensive examination covering all materials in the generals and/or airframe courses. Students successfully completing the course will be certified as eligible to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) General and Airframe written examination.

Credits

0