- Course Number:
- AMT 102
- Course Title:
- Aircraft Electricity I
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Course DescriptionIncludes basic electrical theory, interpretation of electrical schematics, principles of component operation, and alternating current theory. Prerequisites: Placement into RD 90 or higher; WR 90 or higher; AMT 101 with a minimum grade of "C" or higher and MTH 60 or with AMT Department Chair permission, the department Math test with 70% or higher. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
This course is part of a Program designed to meet some of the requirements of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) for certification of Aviation Mechanics, and approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Upon completion of the Program, the student should be able to:
1. Meet the identified Degree and Certificate Outcomes identified in the document found at
http://www.pcc.edu/resources/academic/degree-outcome/amt.html as appropriate for coursework level completed.
2. Successfully complete FAA Knowledge testing, in a written test format, as identified in the document:
FAA-G-8082-3A - AVIATION MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANGENERAL, AIRFRAME, AND POWERPLANT KNOWLEDGE TEST GUIDE
3. Successfully complete FAA Knowledge and Skill testing, in an oral and practical test format, as identified in the following documents, as appropriate:
a. FAA-S-8081-26 -AVIATION MECHANIC GENERAL - Practical Test Standards
b. FAA-S-8081-27 AVIATION MECHANIC AIRFRAME Practical Test Standards
c. FAA-S-8081-28 AVIATION MECHANIC POWERPLANT Practical Test Standards
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion students should be able to:
- Identify and apply the factors affecting voltage, resistance and current to aircraft electrical circuits.
- Identify and use common electrical symbols during the basic analysis of basic electrical circuits.
- Identify and apply by measurement or mathematical calculation the values of power, voltage, current and resistance in aircraft electrical circuits.
- Identify and apply the use of magnetism and electromagnetism during the analysis of basic aircraft electrical circuits.
- Identify and apply basic strategies for the use of electrical test or monitoring instruments during the testing, monitoring and troubleshooting of basic aircraft electrical circuits.
- Identify and apply the factors that affect both the combined resistive forces and the power of an alternating current circuit
Course Activities and Design
Lecture/discussion/demonstration sessions and lab projects, supported by written instructional materials, will present to the student background knowledge needed at entry level for related aviation maintenance employment, and to perform the written, oral, and practical tests which are required for FAA certification of Aviation Mechanics. The assignment of four credit hours to this course indicates that students will be involved with the course content for approximately 120 hours. Class participants will be expected to invest time outside of the official scheduled class hours in their efforts to master the course content. For this course to be creditable toward the FAA authorized Certificate of Completion, the total hours recorded for the course must not be less than 90% of the hours offered during the module (typically 90 hours). Material missed by students during allowed absence will be made available to them in one or more ways, as selected by the instructor. The student is responsible for checking with the instructor following any absence, and for accessing the missed material that is made available.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Evaluation methods include written and oral testing, attendance and class participation, and satisfactory completion of class projects. Evaluation levels will be at least those defined in 14 CFR Part 147 Appendices and in this Course Content & Outcome Guide. A letter grade of C (minimum 76%) or higher is required for this course to be creditable toward the FAA authorized Certificate of Completion.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- BASIC ELECTRICITY
- Calculate and measure capacitance and inductance.
- Calculate and measure electrical power.
- Measure voltage, current, resistance, and continuity.
- Determine the relationship of voltage, current, and resistance in electric circuits.
- Read and interpret aircraft electrical circuit diagrams including solid state devices and logic functions.
- AIRCRAFT DRAWINGS
- Use aircraft drawings, symbols, and system schematics.
- Use graphs and charts.
1. Identify and apply the factors affecting voltage, resistance and current to aircraft electrical circuits.
3. Identify and apply by measurement or mathematical calculation the values of power, voltage, current and resistance in aircraft electrical circuits.
6. Identify and apply the factors that affect both the combined resistive forces and the power of an alternating current circuit
Measure wire resistance and calculate length using AWG chart.
Calculate DC series circuit problems.
Compute power variables.
Calculate motor and generator efficiency.
Identify and calculate rheostat loads.
Calculate DC parallel circuit problems.
Calculate DC series-parallel circuit problems.
Calculate the electrical load of an aircraft.
Identify and calculate potentiometer loads.
Calculate capacitance and inductance.
2. Identify and use common electrical symbols during the basic analysis of basic electrical circuits.
Identify electrical symbols.
Human RelationsHours: 1
5. Identify and apply basic strategies for the use of electrical test or monitoring instruments during the testing, monitoring and troubleshooting of basic aircraft
Develop and act upon a personal attitude and plan of "Safety Awareness" and compliance that includes ones self, ones co-workers, the work area, and the aircraft.
Construct and test a simple DC circuit.