Aircraft Maintenance Technology

Aircraft Maintenance Technology

(1 to 2 Years)

One Intermediate Technical Certificate, one Advanced Technical Certificate, one Associate of Applied Science degree and one Bachelor of Applied Science degree are ­available.

Objective

To prepare graduates for entry-level employment in airframe and powerplant maintenance in compliance with FAA regulations as they begin their careers as technicians.

For a Program Information Packet showing descriptions of each option, course descriptions, lists of course sequences, and the cost of books, tools, uniforms, fees, and other expenses, go online to http://www.isu.edu/ctech/aircraftmaintenance/.

This program requires students to achieve certain grades in order to advance each semester. Specific information is available in the program’s student handbook.

Intermediate Technical Certificate: Airframe

(1 Year)

AIRM 0101Mathematics3
AIRM 0102Aircraft Drawing1
AIRM 0103Truss Structures3
AIRM 0104Materials and Processes7
AIRM 0105Sheetmetal Structures6
AIRM 0107Forms and Regulations3
AIRM 0108Basic Electricity3
AIRM 0109Fluid Systems5
AIRM 0110Landing Gear Systems4
AIRM 0111Utility Systems3
AIRM 0112Electrical Systems5
AIRM 0120Structural Welding2
Total Hours45

Advanced Technical Certificate: Power Plant

(2 Years)

AIRM 0101Mathematics3
AIRM 0102Aircraft Drawing1
AIRM 0103Truss Structures3
AIRM 0104Materials and Processes7
AIRM 0105Sheetmetal Structures6
AIRM 0107Forms and Regulations3
AIRM 0108Basic Electricity3
AIRM 0109Fluid Systems5
AIRM 0110Landing Gear Systems4
AIRM 0111Utility Systems3
AIRM 0112Electrical Systems5
AIRM 0120Structural Welding2
AIRM 0221Basic Reciprocating Engines3
AIRM 0222Advanced Reciprocating Engines2
AIRM 0223Basic Turbine Engines3
AIRM 0224Advanced Turbine Engines2
AIRM 0225Engine Lubrication Systems2
AIRM 0226Induction and Exhaust Systems2
AIRM 0227Engine Fuel Systems3
AIRM 0228Ignition and Cooling Systems5
AIRM 0229Engine Electrical and Instrument Systems4
AIRM 0230Engine Propellers4
Total Hours75

Associate of Applied Science Degree: Airframe and Powerplant

(2 Years)

AIRM 0101Mathematics3
AIRM 0102Aircraft Drawing1
AIRM 0103Truss Structures3
AIRM 0104Materials and Processes7
AIRM 0105Sheetmetal Structures6
AIRM 0107Forms and Regulations3
AIRM 0108Basic Electricity3
AIRM 0109Fluid Systems5
AIRM 0110Landing Gear Systems4
AIRM 0111Utility Systems3
AIRM 0112Electrical Systems5
AIRM 0120Structural Welding2
AIRM 0221Basic Reciprocating Engines3
AIRM 0222Advanced Reciprocating Engines2
AIRM 0223Basic Turbine Engines3
AIRM 0224Advanced Turbine Engines2
AIRM 0225Engine Lubrication Systems2
AIRM 0226Induction and Exhaust Systems2
AIRM 0227Engine Fuel Systems3
AIRM 0228Ignition and Cooling Systems5
AIRM 0229Engine Electrical and Instrument Systems4
AIRM 0230Engine Propellers4
General Education courses 1
COMM 1101Principles of Speech 23
Additional General Education courses12
Total Hours90
1

See General Education Requirements (minimum 15 credits) for A.A.S. Degree at the start of the College of Technology section of the catalog.

2

Contributes to a General Education requirement.

How to Read Course Descriptions

Courses

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

Faculty

Coordinator/Instructor

Evans

Instructors

Everett, Jr.

Roberts

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