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Course Number:
AMT 102
Course Title:
Aircraft Electricity I
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
90
Lab Hours:
0

Course Description

Includes basic electrical theory, interpretation of electrical schematics, principles of component operation, and alternating current theory. Prerequisites: 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 completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Identify and apply the factors affecting voltage, resistance and current to aircraft electrical circuits.
  2. Identify and use common electrical symbols during the basic analysis of basic electrical circuits.
  3. Identify and apply by measurement or mathematical calculation the values of power, voltage, current and resistance in aircraft electrical circuits.
  4. Identify and apply the use of magnetism and electromagnetism during the analysis of basic aircraft electrical circuits.
  5. Identify and apply basic strategies for the use of electrical test or monitoring instruments during the testing, monitoring and troubleshooting of basic aircraft electrical circuits.
  6. Identify and apply the factors that affect both the combined resistive forces and the power of an alternating current circuit.

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 “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)

  1. BASIC ELECTRICITY
    • Calculate and measure capacitance and inductance.
    • Calculate and measure electrical power.
    • Measure voltage, current, resistance, and continuity.
    • Determine the relationship of voltage, current, and resistance in electric circuits.
    • Read and interpret aircraft electrical circuit diagrams including solid state devices and logic functions.
  2. AIRCRAFT DRAWINGS
    • Use aircraft drawings, symbols, and system schematics.
    • Use graphs and charts.

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 45

1. Identify and apply the factors affecting voltage, resistance and current to aircraft electrical circuits.
3. Identify and apply by measurement or mathematical calculation the values of power, voltage, current and resistance in aircraft electrical circuits.
6. Identify and apply the factors that affect both the combined resistive forces and the power of an alternating current circuit.

  1. Direct instruction and student skill development and practice in:

    1. Measuring wire resistance and calculating approximate length using AWG chart.

    2. Measuring composition resistors

    3. Measuring and calculating DC series circuit problems.

    4. Computing power variables.

    5. Calculating motor and generator efficiencies.

    6. Identifying and calculating rheostat loads.

    7. Calculating DC parallel circuit problems.

    8. Calculating DC series-parallel circuit problems.

    9. Calculating aircraft electrical loads

    10. Identifying and calculating potentiometer loads

    11. Calculating capacitance and inductance.

    12. Measuring switches for continuity and voltage drop under load.

    13. Measuring capacitance of capacitor.

Communication
Hours: 5

2. Identify and use common electrical symbols during the basic analysis of basic electrical circuits.

Direct instruction, student skill development, and practice in the proper use of electrical symbols used to communicate aircraft electrical circuits diagrams.