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Course Number:
AMT 203
Course Title:
Aircraft Electricity II
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
90
Lab Hours:
0

Course Description

Presents basic electronic theory; inspection and servicing of aircraft batteries; study of electrical system components; the installation and servicing of airframe/engine electrical wiring, controls, switches, indicators and protective devices; and electrical system inspection and troubleshooting. 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:
    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. Inspect and service aircraft batteries with an understanding of their function in an aircraft electrical circuit.
  2. Identify and apply the operating principles of transformers and rectifiers when accomplishing aircraft maintenance.
  3. Identify and apply aviation industry standards during the installation, inspection and repair of aircraft electrical wiring and circuit devices.
  4. Identify and implement acceptable strategies for analyzing and troubleshooting aircraft electrical circuits including position and warning systems, power distribution circuits, and basic solid state devices using logic functions.
  5. 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 “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)

A. Basic Electricity
  • Read and interpret aircraft electrical circuit diagrams including solid state devices and logic functions (in part).
  • Inspect and service batteries.
G. Cleaning and Corrosion Control
  • Inspect, identify, remove, and treat aircraft corrosion and perform aircraft cleaning (in part).
E. Welding
  • Solder, braze, gas-, and arc-weld steel (in part).
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).
  • Install, check, and service airframe electrical wiring, controls, switches, indicators, and protective devices.
  • Install, check, and service engine electrical wiring, controls, switches, indicators, and protective devices.
  • Inspect, check, troubleshoot, service, and repair alternating and direct current electrical systems (in part).
  • Repair engine electrical system components (in part).
  • Read and interpret aircraft electrical circuit diagrams for various aircraft systems.

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 4

  1. Inspect and service aircraft batteries with an understanding of their function in an aircraft electrical circuit.
  2. Identify and apply the operating principles of transformers and rectifiers when accomplishing aircraft maintenance.

  1. Direct instruction, student skill development, and lab practice in the measuring of battery voltage and specific gravity. Calculations also include computing for internal resistance.
  2. Direct instruction, student skill development, and lab practice in calculating transformer power variables.

Communication
Hours: 8

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

4. Identify and implement acceptable strategies for analyzing and troubleshooting aircraft electrical circuits including position and warning systems, power distribution circuits, and basic solid state devices using logic functions.

  1. Direct instruction, student skill development, and lab practice in identifying and utilizing electrical symbols used in aircraft electrical circuit diagrams.

  2. Development of skill related to purchasing from colleagues or vendors when ordering aircraft electrical components used in the repair of electrical systems