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 0100 Introduction to Aircraft Maintenance and Aviation Aerodynamics: 1 semester hour.
Familiarization of aircraft structures and forces that act upon an airframe in flight. F
AIRM 0101 Mathematics: 3 semester hours.
Math topics relevant to technical drawings, aircraft weight and balance, area calculations, volumes, ratios/proportions, and calculating physical forces on an aircraft. F
AIRM 0104 Materials and Processes: 5 semester hours.
Includes the use of non-destructive testing, selection of hardware and materials for repair, repair fittings/fluid lines, cleaning and corrosion testing, testing/inspection of repairs, and shop/tool safety. F
AIRM 0107 Forms and Regulations: 3 semester hours.
Familiarization with new electronically-based FAA forms and regulations to include: maintenance forms, inspections, airworthiness criteria, repairs/alterations, Title 14 CFRs, section 43 (preventative maintenance and rebuilding) and airman certification. F
AIRM 0108 Basic Electricity: 3 semester hours.
Provides knowledge of electrical voltage, current, resistance, continuity, and includes practical application of theory to repair of aircraft. Blueprints, wiring diagrams, and diagnostic procedures will be included in the lab. S
AIRM 0109 Fluid Systems: 4 semester hours.
Identification, uses, and safe handling of all fluids related to aircraft maintenance through practical application. Emphasis will be given to hydraulics, fuels, plumbing, and instrumentation associated with fluids. F
AIRM 0110 Landing Gear Systems: 2 semester hours.
Operational theory, services, component inspection/replacement, and comprehensive maintenance of landing gear. S
AIRM 0111 Auxiliary Systems: 2 semester hours.
Cabin pressure/atmospheric controls, ice/rain/snow/fire protection systems, inspection, troubleshooting, and service of systems. F
AIRM 0112 Aircraft Electrical Systems: 4 semester hours.
Installation, trouble-shooting, and servicing of aircraft electrical systems to include: wiring, controls, switches, speed indicators, alternators, generators, and generators. Su
AIRM 0113 Rigging and Inspection: 3 semester hours.
Proper rigging for fixed and rotary winged aircraft followed by inspection in accordance with FAA conformity and airworthiness standards. F
AIRM 0114 Metallic Structures: 3 semester hours.
Combination of welding skill development in SMAW, GMAW, and GTAW processes combined with joining structural airframe materials using multiple types of rivets and fasteners. F
AIRM 0115 Aircraft Instruments, Communications, and Navigation: 2 semester hours.
Service and inspection of electronic flight control instruments, communications systems, and navigation components. S
AIRM 0116 Non-Metallic Structures: 4 semester hours.
All non-metallic components of the airframe are covered from wood to composites, fabric coverings, and painting. Emphasis will be given to inspection of repaired components and bonded structures to include fiberglass, plastic, composite, and honeycomb structures. F
AIRM 0221 Reciprocating Engine Theory and Practice: 3 semester hours.
Engine design, engine purpose, functions, diagnostics, maintenance, services, and troubleshooting. F
AIRM 0222 Advanced Reciprocating Engine Inspection and Maintenance: 3 semester hours.
Repair/overhaul using approved FAA procedures used to check engines for conformity to manufacturer?s specifications, testing, and installation. F
AIRM 0223 Basic Turbine Engines: 4 semester hours.
Design, construction, operating principles, and materials used in turbine engines. Inspection, maintenance, and troubleshooting will be covered. S
AIRM 0224 Advanced Turbine Engines: 3 semester hours.
Testing of repaired engines to determine compliance with manufacturer?s specifications, airworthiness, and phased inspections. S
AIRM 0225 Powerplant Lubrication Systems: 3 semester hours.
Components of engine lubrication, system diagnosis, troubleshooting, and repair of lubrication systems. Concept of pressure maintenance, lubrication specifications, and overall preventative maintenance will be included. F
AIRM 0227 Engine Fuel Metering Systems: 3 semester hours.
Design, purpose, and function of carburetors, fuel injection, and hydro-mechanical fuel systems for reciprocating and jet engines. F
AIRM 0228 Engine Ignition Systems: 4 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 Propeller Systems: 4 semester hours.
Propeller design, purpose, and components will be covered to include controllable, reversing, and feathering propellers. Service, maintenance, and installation will be covered. F
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