Aircraft Maintenance Tech (AIRM)
How to Read Course Descriptions
The bolded first line begins with a capitalized abbreviation that designates the subject area followed by the course number and title. The number of credits earned by taking the courses is also displayed.
The course description is a brief summary of the purpose of the course and the topics covered. Any requisite courses are listed and could include the following:
- Courses showing the abbreviation “COREQ” require simultaneous registration with each course named as a corequisite.
- The abbreviation “PRE-or-COREQ” means that each course named may have been taken prior to or may be taken concurrently with the course for which it is required.
- Courses showing the abbreviation “PREREQ” require the courses named as prerequisites to have been taken previously.
If the course can be applied towards a General Education Objective, the applicable Objective is listed.
To assist with your academic planning, courses in the Undergraduate Catalog are designated according to the semester they are usually offered. Unanticipated faculty vacancies and academic program changes may affect future course scheduling. Therefore, students should always contact the academic department to verify future course offerings, especially when specific courses are needed for graduation.
The following letters which appear after the course descriptions indicate the anticipated course scheduling:
F = Fall Semester, every year
S = Spring Semester, every year
Se = Sequential; a series of courses is presented until all have been taught.
Su = Summer Semester, every year
EF, ES, ESu = Even-numbered years, Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester
OF, OS, OSu = Odd-numbered years, Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester
D = Students should contact the Department to ask when this course will be offered.
R1 = Course is rotated every year, either Fall or Spring
R2 = Course is rotated every two years, either Fall or Spring
R3 = Course is rotated every three years, either Fall or Spring
AIRM 0101 Mathematics: 3 semester hours.
Mathematical theory pertaining to gear ratios, areas, power formulas, bend allowances, and weight and balances on aircraft. F
AIRM 0102 Aircraft Drawing: 1 semester hour.
Theory and lab practice in making, reading, and using drawings and blueprints on aircraft. S
AIRM 0103 Truss Structures: 3 semester hours.
Theory and lab practice in gas welding; rebuilding and repairing wooden structures, and fabric repair and recovering techniques. F
AIRM 0104 Materials and Processes: 7 semester hours.
Theory and lab practice covering aircraft; ground operation; assembly and rigging; hardware; care, properties, and uses of various materials; aircraft finishes and the various methods of finish application. F
AIRM 0105 Sheetmetal Structures: 6 semester hours.
Theory and lab practice in maintenance and repair of metal aircraft. S
AIRM 0107 Forms and Regulations: 3 semester hours.
Theory and lab practice in interpretation and use of the various forms and regulations pertaining to aircraft maintenance. F
AIRM 0108 Basic Electricity: 3 semester hours.
Theory and lab practice in principles and uses of electricity in the various circuits and controls of the aircraft. S
AIRM 0109 Fluid Systems: 5 semester hours.
The students will learn how to identify the different fluids that are used in the hydraulic systems and the care and precautions that are necessary for the safe handling of these fluids. The students will be instructed in the operation of systems and be able to troubleshoot the systems. S
AIRM 0110 Landing Gear Systems: 4 semester hours.
Theory and lab practice in operation, maintenance, and repair of landing gear systems of the aircraft. S
AIRM 0111 Utility Systems: 3 semester hours.
Theory and lab practice in operation, maintenance, and repair of utility systems such as position and warning, aircraft instruments, climate controls, communication and navigation, ice and fire protection, and miscellaneous systems. Su
AIRM 0112 Electrical Systems: 5 semester hours.
Theory and lab practice in operation, maintenance, and repair of electrical systems in aircraft. Su
AIRM 0120 Structural Welding: 2 semester hours.
Theory and lab practice in gas welding of aircraft structural components. F
AIRM 0221 Basic Reciprocating Engines: 3 semester hours.
Design, construction, and operation of radial, opposed, and in-line engines; disassembly, assembly, and run-up of various types of engines. F
AIRM 0222 Advanced Reciprocating Engines: 2 semester hours.
Repair and overhaul of reciprocating engines, installation and test. F
AIRM 0223 Basic Turbine Engines: 3 semester hours.
Design, construction, and operation of gas turbine and turbo-prop engines. S
AIRM 0224 Advanced Turbine Engines: 2 semester hours.
Repair and overhaul of turbine engines. S
AIRM 0225 Engine Lubrication Systems: 2 semester hours.
Design and operation of oil system; its repair and installation. S
AIRM 0226 Induction and Exhaust Systems: 2 semester hours.
Design and operation of air intake, exhaust on reciprocating and jet engines. F
AIRM 0227 Engine Fuel Systems: 3 semester hours.
Design and operation of carburetor, fuel injection, and hydromechanical fuel systems on reciprocating and jet engines. F
AIRM 0228 Ignition and Cooling Systems: 5 semester hours.
Design, operation, and overhaul of magneto ignition and capacitor discharge ignition, and cooling systems. F
AIRM 0229 Engine Electrical and Instrument Systems: 4 semester hours.
Design, operation, and overhaul of the various electrical components and system indicators used on aircraft engines. S
AIRM 0230 Engine Propellers: 4 semester hours.
Design, operation, overhaul, and installation of propellers and components. S
AIRM 0296 Independent Study: 1-8 semester hours.
Addresses specific learning needs of individuals for the enhancement of knowledge and skills within the program area under the guidance of an instructor. May be repeated. Graded S/U, or may be letter-graded. PREREQ: Permission of the instructor. D
AIRM 0298 Special Topics: 1-8 semester hours.
Addresses the specific needs of industry, enabling students to upgrade technical skills that are not included in the current program curriculum. PREREQ: Permission of the instructor. D