PCC/ CCOG / AMT

Course Content and Outcome Guide for AMT 107

Course Number:
AMT 107
Course Title:
Materials & Processes
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
90
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
$24.00

Course Description

Covers several general aircraft maintenance subjects including power tools, shop equipment, aircraft hardware, fluid lines and fittings, non-destructive testing methods, heat treatment, aircraft cleaning, and corrosion control. 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:

  • Identify and select aircraft hardware, and the equipment/materials used in performing aircraft cleaning and corrosion control, fluid line maintenance, and non-destructive inspection of ferrous and non ferrous materials.
  • Use acceptable methods, techniques, and practices during the following maintenance operations: selection and installation of aircraft hardware, use of power tools and shop equipment, fabrication and installation of fluid lines and fittings, non-destructive testing, heat treatment, aircraft cleaning and corrosion control.

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 14CFR Part 147 Appendices and in this Course Content 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)

D. FLUID LINES AND FITTINGS

  • Fabricate and install rigid and flexible fluid lines and fittings.

G. CLEANING AND CORROSION CONTROL

  • Identify and select cleaning materials. Inspect, identify, remove, and treat aircraft corrosion and perform aircraft cleaning.

E. MATERIALS AND PROCESSES

  • Identify and select appropriate nondestructive testing methods.
  • Perform dye penetrate, eddy current, ultrasonic, and magnetic particle inspections.
  • Perform basic heat-treating processes.
  • Identify and select aircraft hardware and materials.
  • Inspect and check welds.
  • Demonstrate ability to identify, select, and use correct tools.

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 4

Outcomes:

  • Use acceptable methods, techniques, and practices during the following maintenance operations: selection and installation of aircraft hardware, use of power tools and shop equipment, fabrication and installation of fluid lines and fittings, non-destructive testing, heat treatment, aircraft cleaning and corrosion control.

 Activities:

Content (Activities, Skills, Concepts, etc.): provide details or specifics
Project #2. Students flare, bend and bead aluminum tubing.
Students measure 17€ of tubing and make 2 90° bends within a 1° tolerance. They cut the tube to correct lengths within a (+) or (-) .003 tolerance. They use precision measuring tools and math to calculate whether their flares and beads are with the specification standard.

Communication
Hours: 5

Outcomes:

  • Use acceptable methods, techniques, and practices during the following maintenance operations: selection and installation of aircraft hardware, use of power tools and shop equipment, fabrication and installation of fluid lines and fittings, non-destructive testing, heat treatment, aircraft cleaning and corrosion control.

Activities:

Content (Activities, Skills, Concepts, etc.): provide details or specifics

  • Students perform the process for Dye Penetrant (Project #4), Zyglo (Project #5), Magnetic Particle (Project #6) and Borescope (Project #7). They also are required to explain how each one works.
  • Students explain orally, the following processes: Eddy Current (Project #8), Ultrasonic (Project #9), Inspect Sample Welds (Project #10) and Effect of welding over brazing (Project #11).

Human Relations
Hours: 5

Outcomes:

  • Identify and select aircraft hardware, and the equipment/materials used in performing aircraft cleaning and corrosion control, fluid line maintenance, and non-destructive inspection of ferrous and non ferrous materials.

Activities:

Content (Activities, Skills, Concepts, etc.): provide details or specifics
Project #12 - Students wash an aircraft in teams. This involves classroom instruction on the Team Concept. Team interaction occurs as team members coordinate their efforts to perform both the aircraft wash job and the after-wash aircraft lubrication.