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Course Number:
AMT 101
Course Title:
Introduction to Aviation Maintenance Technology
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
10
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0

Course Description

Covers aviation maintenance technology careers, including program admission and completion requirements, continuing training and certification requirements, general industry safety standards, and career opportunities within the aviation maintenance industry. This course is a prerequisite for all other AMT courses.

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 the course students should be able to:

  1. Identify program requirements for both certification and graduation and determine appropriate action regarding continuance in the AMT program.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of human factors as it relates to safety and ethics in the aviation maintenance industry.
  3. Identify and use basic nomenclature for typical aircraft and aircraft powerplants.
  4. Identify and implement basic strategies for avoiding aircraft fire hazards and procedures for effective fire extinguishment.
  5. Recognize the proper application of various basic hand tools and differences in tool manufacturer’s tool kits in order to purchase tools for use while completing the AMT program.

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 one credit hour to this course indicates that students will be involved with the course content for approximately 30 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 “C” (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)

  • Know and use information regarding the organization and procedure for completing course work for a Completion Certificate and an Associate of Applied Science degree.
  • Identify and use all safety information and regulations-for the program.
  • Be familiar with aircraft component nomenclature, including engines and instruments.
  • Be able to identify tools.
  • Demonstrate responsible worker traits in classroom and shop areas.
  • Identify career opportunities in aviation maintenance technology.

Related Instruction

Communication
Hours: 3

  1. Identify program requirements for both certification and graduation and determine appropriate personal action regarding entrance into the AMT program.

  1. Direct instruction and reflective response in online writing assignments regarding personal reasons for choosing the aviation maintenance industry as a possible career path.

Human Relations
Hours: 6

2. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of human factors as it relates to safety and ethics in the aviation maintenance industry.

  1. Respond reflectively, in online writing assignments regarding personal reasons for choosing the aviation maintenance industry as a possible career path.
  2. Respond reflectively, in writing online and in-class groups to assigned articles and videos on human factors in aviation maintenance, particularly concepts of distraction, stress and fatigue.
  3. Direct instruction on the concept and need for personal integrity and ethics in the aviation maintenance industry and its relation to “Airworthiness.”
  4. Reflective written response to assigned articles regarding student understanding of personal and corporate safety practices.