Course Content and Outcome Guide for AMT 225

Course Number:
AMT 225
Course Title:
AMT Practicum/Powerplant
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Course Description

Provides further development of students' skills through practical application before graduating from the FAA-approved Powerplant curriculum. This course is used as a comprehensive tool to evaluate student strengths and weaknesses. Prerequisite: AMT 108 Prerequisites/concurrent: AMT 117, AMT 218, AMT 219, AMT 120, AMT 121, AMT 222, AMT 123, AMT 124. 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:    
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

  • When eligible, competently sit for the FAA written, oral and practical certification testing for the Powerplant Subject Area content.
  • Utilize skills that are expected of those entering the aviation maintenance industry as a certificated Aircraft Mechanic with a powerplant rating.
  • Make independent and accurate airworthiness judgments appropriate to Powerplant Subject Area content.


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 needed to perform the written, oral, and practical tests which are required for FAA certification of Aviation Mechanics. The assignment of two credit hours to this course indicates that students will be involved with the course content for approximately 60 hours. Class participants will be expected to invest time outside of the official scheduled class hours in their efforts to master the course content. FAA testing standards and procedures established in FAA Order 8610.4 will be reviewed and utilized during the course. Practical projects will include evaluation for both planning and execution. 
Students review all subjects for the Powerplant test sections during this module in preparation for the complex testing procedures that are required during the certification process for Aviation Mechanics. All FAA written test questions are answered by the student for use in developing an individualized study and research plan to improve performance in the identified areas of weakness. Oral and practical test practice sessions are used to check progress and to provide recent experience prior to FAA examinations.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Evaluation methods include written and oral testing, attendance and class participation, and satisfactory completion of class projects. If oral or practical skills do not meet expected testing standards, then additional skill development is required. Evaluation levels will be at least those defined in FAR Part 147 Appendices and in this Course Content & Outcome Guide. Final written test section scores are expected to be above 90%. Individual subject scores less that 80% are subject to oral review with satisfactory results.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will have satisfactorily accomplished these goals and objectives. Course Content & Outcome Guides are prepared by the Aviation Maintenance Technology Subject Area Curriculum Committee and approved by the FAA and College management.


  • Identification of student weakness through comprehensive testing.
  • Appraisal of student strengths and weaknesses through interaction with the instructor.
  • Demonstration of adequate improvement in areas of weakness through selective exit testing, by written, oral, and practical methods and for the purpose of demonstrating the Core Competencies as defined by the FAA Practical Test Standards (PTS).
  • Perform practical projects as assigned by the instructor for additional training and/or in areas of deficiency.
  • Demonstrate awareness of work skills and practices relative to the Aviation Maintenance industry.





Provide a comprehensive method for students to identify strengths and weaknesses in understanding of the General and Powerplant curricula content prior to entrance into the workplace.


Instructional Goal:

Provide a comprehensive method for students to identify strengths and weaknesses in understanding of the General and Powerplant curricula content prior to entrance into the workplace.