PCC/ CCOG / AMT

Course Content and Outcome Guide for AMT 204

Course Number:
AMT 204
Course Title:
Aircraft Electricity III
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
90
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Covers airframe/engine electrical components; inspection, check, service and repair of alternating and direct current electrical systems; the application of electrical principles used in sensing, indicating and control of airframe and powerplant systems. 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 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 successful completion students should be able to: 

  1. Inspect and repair aircraft electrical generators, alternators and motors.
  2. Identify and apply acceptable strategies for the testing and troubleshooting of aircraft electrical generating systems and their components.
  3. Identify and apply the principles of function of various airframe and powerplant sensing and indicating components and systems
  4. Identify and apply acceptable strategies for the safe operation of aircraft electrical components and systems.

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

G. Aircraft Electrical Systems

C. Engine Electrical Systems
 

  • Repair and inspect aircraft electrical system components; crimp and splice wiring to manufacturer's specifications; and repair pins and sockets of aircraft connectors (in part).   
     
  • Repair engine electrical system components.
  • Read and interpret aircraft electrical circuit diagrams for various aircraft systems.
  • Inspect, check, troubleshoot, service, and repair alternating and direct current electrical systems (in part).
  • Repair engine electrical system components (in part).
  • Inspect, check, troubleshoot, constant speed and integrated speed drive generators.
     

Related Instruction

Communication
Hours: 2

Outcomes:

1. Inspect and repair aircraft electrical generators, alternators and motors.
 

Activities:

Content (Activities, Skills, Concepts, etc.): provide details or specifics
? Overhaul a DC generator, including checking the condition of armature and field windings.
? Overhaul a DC alternator.

Human Relations
Hours: 8

Outcomes:

2. Identify and apply acceptable strategies for the testing and troubleshooting of aircraft electrical
generating systems and their components.
4. Identify and apply acceptable strategies for the safe operation of aircraft electrical components
and systems.
 

Activities:

Content (Activities, Skills, Concepts, etc.): provide details or specifics
The following activities include rotating machinery or electrical ground support equipment or aircraft batteries; therefore, safety is of significant concern.
? Overhaul a DC generator, including checking the condition of armature and field windings.
? Overhaul a DC alternator.