PCC/ CCOG / AMT

Course Content and Outcome Guide for AMT 115

Course Number:
AMT 115
Course Title:
Aircraft Structures & Inspection
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
90
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
$24.00

Course Description

Examines structural designs and methods of inspecting the aircraft to assure continued operation in the "as engineered" configuration. Emphasizes the interpretation of airworthiness directives, service bulletins and other maintenance documents. Technical writing skills required to complete FAA forms and records. Prerequisites: AMT 102, AMT 203, AMT 204, AMT 105, AMT 106 and AMT 107. 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 successful completion students should be able to:
 

  1. Inspect, and make independent airworthiness judgments of aircraft structures based on the knowledge of applicable airworthiness requirements and airframe stresses.
  2. Identify and implement a strategy for accurate and timely maintenance research.
  3. Identify and implement record keeping strategies that are intelligible, accurate, and in compliance with applicable regulations.
  4. Communicate effectively with employers, co-workers and customers in a professional manner.

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)

Course Content

D. Sheet Metal and Non-Metallic structures

Inspect, check, service, and repair windows, doors, and interior furnishings (in part).
Inspect and repair sheet metal structures (in part).

G. AIRFRAME INSPECTION

Perform airframe conformity and airworthiness inspections.

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 2

Outcomes:

3. Identify and implement record keeping strategies that are intelligible, accurate, and in compliance with applicable regulations.
 

Activities:

Content (Activities, Skills, Concepts, etc.): provide details or specifics
Students research, compute, verify, and record on the proper form and in correct manner, sample aircraft times, including aircraft time in service and time remaining on life limited components.

Communication
Hours: 10

Outcomes:

1. Inspect, and make independent airworthiness judgments of aircraft structures based on the knowledge of applicable airworthiness requirements and airframe stresses.
2. Identify and implement a strategy for accurate and timely maintenance research.
3. Identify and implement record keeping strategies that are intelligible, accurate, and in compliance with applicable regulations.
 

Activities:

Content (Activities, Skills, Concepts, etc.): provide details or specifics
? Students develop a comprehensive Airframe inspection Checklist, including at least those items identified in 14 CFR Part 43, Appendix D as minimum scope and detail of an inspection.
? Students develop a discrepancy form for the listing of all unairworthy items found during the airframe inspection
? Students read, interpret and present orally, various applicable Airworthiness Directives, Instructions for Continued Airworthiness and associated service documents.
? Students develop an oral, class presentation of a given Airworthiness Directive, identifying key elements of labor and parts costs, a method of communicating the scope and detail of the AD to the aircraft €œowner€ and methods and techniques for use by €œother€ technicians.

Human Relations
Hours: 10

Outcomes:

1. Inspect, and make independent airworthiness judgments of aircraft structures based on the knowledge of applicable airworthiness requirements and airframe stresses.
2. Identify and implement a strategy for accurate and timely maintenance research.
3. Identify and implement record keeping strategies that are intelligible, accurate, and in compliance with applicable regulations.
4. Communicate effectively with employers, co-workers and costumers in a professional manner.
 

Activities:

Content (Activities, Skills, Concepts, etc.): provide details or specifics
? Students develop a written document to communicate airworthiness discrepancies to the aircraft €œowner€.
? Students develop and make a concise oral presentation for presentation to the aircraft €œowner€ regarding corrective action needed as to aircraft discrepancies discovered during the inspection.
? Students develop and present orally, work instructions for subordinate technicians.