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CCOG for AMT 105 Fall 2022

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Course Number:
AMT 105
Course Title:
Aviation CFRs and Related Subjects
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
90
Lab Hours:
0

Course Description

Presents federal aviation regulations as they pertain to the aircraft mechanic, plus some "action" learning on servicing and operation of the aircraft on the ground. Prerequisites: AMT 101, placement into RD 90 and WR 90 or higher and (completion of MTH 58 or MTH 60 at PCC or 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:
    1. FAA-S-8081-26 – AVIATION MECHANIC GENERAL - Practical Test Standards
    2. FAA-S-8081-27 – AVIATION MECHANIC AIRFRAME – Practical Test Standards
    3. 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 implement a strategy for avoiding aircraft ground-operating hazards.
  2. Identify and implement aircraft type requirements for safe starting, ground operation and movement, servicing and securing.
  3. Select and use or compose entries for aircraft maintenance forms, records, reports and documents.
  4. Read, comprehend, and apply information contained in FAA and manufacturers aircraft maintenance publications and data.
  5. Interpret and apply the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) regarding mechanic privileges, limitations, and certification procedures required for aircraft maintenance.

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. GROUND OPERATION AND SERVICING
    • Identify and select fuels.
  2. MAINTENANCE FORMS AND RECORDS
    • Write descriptions of work performed including aircraft discrepancies and corrective actions using typical aircraft maintenance records.
    • Complete required maintenance forms, records, and inspection reports.
  3. MAINTENANCE PUBLICATIONS
    • Demonstrate the ability to read, comprehend, and apply information contained in FAA and manufacturer's aircraft maintenance specifications, data sheets, manuals, and publications, and related Federal Aviation Regulations, Airworthiness Directives, and advisory material.
    • Read technical data.
  4. MECHANIC PRIVILEGES AND LIMITATIONS
    • Exercise mechanic privileges within the limitations prescribed by Part 65 (of 14CFRs).

Related Instruction

Communication
Hours: 10

3. Select and use or compose entries for aircraft maintenance forms, records, reports and documents.
4. Read, comprehend, and apply information contained in FAA and manufacturer’s aircraft maintenance publications and data.

Direct instruction, skill development, and practice in:

  • Developing written aircraft discrepancy reports.

  • Developing written aircraft maintenance record entries following appropriate FAA regulations.

  • Developing written aircraft inspection checklists using appropriate FAA regulations.

  • Discerning and describing appropriate levels of certificate/rating privileges and limitations of  a mechanic certificate, based on interpretation of the applicable government regulations.

  • Reading, comprehending, and making appropriate application of information found in manufacturer’s documents and FAA publications.

Human Relations
Hours: 10

  1. Identify and implement a strategy for avoiding aircraft ground-operating hazards.
  2. Identify and implement aircraft type requirements for safe starting, ground operation and movement, servicing and securing.

Direct instruction, skill development, and practice in:

  • Acting as ground operations personnel by using hand signals appropriate for safe operation of an aircraft during:

    • Possible fire scenarios

    • Aircraft starting

    • Aircraft taxiing.

  • Ensuring personal, customer, and coworker safety while starting and operating aircraft engines.

  • Taxiing aircraft safely while receiving ground operating instructions from coworkers or other personnel.

  • Recognizing the human factors of “Norms” and “Complacency” associated with acting as return to service inspectors/mechanics following aircraft maintenance.