PCC/ CCOG / AMT

Course Content and Outcome Guide for AMT 117

Course Number:
AMT 117
Course Title:
Reciprocating Engine Theory & Maintenance
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
90
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
$24.00

Course Description

Covers aircraft reciprocating engine theory and various maintenance procedures and techniques. Includes the use of manufacturer's publications. 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. Apply knowledge of construction and operation to the maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of aircraft reciprocating engines.
  2. Identify, analyze and apply strategies for the research of all current manufacturer service information, and other airworthiness requirements including airworthiness directives, prior to the maintenance, repair or overhaul of aircraft reciprocating engines.
  3. Determine the conformity status of aircraft reciprocating engines and components through research and analysis of applicable airworthiness directives and service bulletins.

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

A. Reciprocating Engines

Inspect and repair a radial engine.
Overhaul reciprocating engine (in part).
Inspect, check, service and repair reciprocating engines and engine installations (in part).
Install, troubleshoot, and remove reciprocating engines (in part).

D. Lubrication Systems

Identify and select lubricants (in part).
Repair engine lubrication system components (in part).
Inspect, check, service, troubleshoot, and repair engine lubrication systems (in part).

F. Fuel Metering Systems

Inspect, check, service, troubleshoot, and repair reciprocating and turbine engine fuel metering systems (in part).

H. Induction and Engine Airflow Systems

Inspect, check, service, troubleshoot, and repair heat exchangers, superchargers, and turbine engine airflow and temperature control systems (in part).

I. Engine Cooling Systems

Repair engine cooling system components (in part).
Inspect, check, troubleshoot, service, and repair engine cooling systems (in part).

J. Engine Exhaust and Reverser Systems

Inspect, check, troubleshoot, service, and repair engine exhaust systems (in part).

K. Propellers

Inspect, check, service, and repair fixed-pitched, constant-speed, and feathering propellers, and propeller governing systems (in part).

Related Instruction

Communication
Hours: 23

Upon completion of this Course, the student should be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of construction and operation to the maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of aircraft reciprocating engines.
  2. Identify, analyze and apply strategies for the research of all current manufacturer service information, and other airworthiness requirements including airworthiness directives, prior to the maintenance, repair or overhaul of aircraft reciprocating engines.
  3. Determine the conformity status of aircraft reciprocating engines and components through research and analysis of applicable airworthiness directives and service bulletins.


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

  •   Students research all applicable data, in the form of Airworthiness Directives, Service Bulletins, Service Instructions, and Service Letters, in preparation for an Aircraft Engine Overhaul, and submit a written, categorized report.
  • Students explain, both verbally and in written form, the theory, operation, and maintenance of Aircraft Reciprocating Engines.

Human Relations
Hours: 6

Program Outcome:
 

2. Identify, analyze and apply strategies for the research of all current manufacturer service information, and other airworthiness requirements
 

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

  •   Students to work together in teams to complete various assigned projects.