PCC/ CCOG / AMT

Course Content and Outcome Guide for AMT 106

Course Number:
AMT 106
Course Title:
Aircraft Applied Science
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
90
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Covers aircraft weight and balance procedures and associated record keeping. Also covers aircraft drawings, precision measuring tools and some basic principles of physics. Prerequisites: Placement into RD 90 or higher; placement into WR 90 or higher; AMT 101 with a minimum grade of "C" or higher and MTH 60 or with AMT Department Chair permission, the AMT Department Math test with a 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 TECHNICIAN€”GENERAL, 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 completion of this Course, the student should be able to:

  • Use aircraft drawings and other graphic information in performing aircraft maintenance and alteration including preparing sketches of work completed.
  • Perform a complete aircraft weight and balance procedure including preparation of required documentation and records.
  • Apply math and physics principles in solving problems associated with aviation maintenance.
  • Demonstrate an ability to properly use precision measuring tools.

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 €œC€ (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)

B. AIRCRAFT DRAWINGS

Use aircraft drawings, symbols, and system schematics.

Draw sketches of repairs and alterations.

Use blueprint information.

Use graphs and charts.

C. WeIGHT AND BALANCE

Weigh aircraft.

Perform complete weight-and-balance check and record data.

E. MATERIALS AND PROCESSES

Perform precision measurements.

H. MATHEMATICS

Perform weight and balance algebraic operations involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of positive and negative numbers.

J. BASIC PHYSICS

Use and understand the principles of simple machines; sound, fluid, and heat dynamics; basic aerodynamics; aircraft structures; and theory of flight.

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 60

Outcomes:

? Use aircraft drawings and other graphic information in performing aircraft maintenance and alteration including preparing sketches of work completed.
? Perform a complete aircraft weight and balance procedure including preparation of required documentation and records.
? Apply math and physics principles in solving problems associated with aviation maintenance.
? Demonstrate an ability to properly use precision measuring tools.
 

Activities:

Content (Activities, Skills, Concepts, etc.): provide details or specifics
? Students will, provided classroom review and text readings, be able to solve various math problems regarding physics principles of work and power.
? Students will, be able to solve various math problems regarding the weight and center of gravity of loaded and empty aircraft.
? Students will, be able to solve various math problems regarding atmospheric conditions, using temperature conversion and lapse rate tables.
? Students will measure, with repeatability, various standard aircraft components and hardware, determining out-of-round, run-out, and fit dimensions.
? Students will choose the correct data from various charts or diagrams, solving for brake horsepower, specific fuel consumption, engine speed, wire size, voltage drop, wire length, circuit amperage, and cable tension.

Communication
Hours: 10

Outcomes:

? Use aircraft drawings and other graphic information in performing aircraft maintenance and alteration including preparing sketches of work completed.
? Perform a complete aircraft weight and balance procedure including preparation of required documentation and records.
? Apply math and physics principles in solving problems associated with aviation maintenance.
? Demonstrate an ability to properly use precision measuring tools.
 

Activities:

Content (Activities, Skills, Concepts, etc.): provide details or specifics
? Students will record data obtained by use of precision measuring tools on a given form, in a manner such that the data can be interpreted correctly by future readers of the document.
? Students will develop a sketch or drawing of a given item, such that the information can be read and used to compare the taken dimensions to the measured item.
? Students will develop a form adequate to record all necessary data for an aircraft empty weight and center of gravity permanent record.