Academic Catalogs

Aviation Maintenance Technology

The Aviation Maintenance Technology program is divided into five areas: Airframe, Powerplant, Airframe and Powerplant, Avionics, and Helicopters.

The Aviation Maintenance Technology fields are of continuing growth and opportunity. The opportunities vary from field to field depending on the population’s need for travel, business, and pleasure. Overall, the opportunities and availability outlooks are good to excellent. Each program prepares students in a specific area of aviation maintenance and will enable them to seek entry-level or higher levels of employment for positions such as: aircraft technician, aircraft inspector, aircraft mechanic, airframe and/or powerplant mechanic, airframe and/or powerplant technician, aviation mechanic, avionics technician, engine overhaul mechanic, FAA repair station technician, general aviation maintenance mechanic, and helicopter mechanic.

Mission Statement

The Aircraft Maintenance Technology program mission, following counsel of local community and industry leaders, is to provide quality instruction to promote student success with comprehensive training for those interested in entering the aviation maintenance profession and for professionals in the aviation maintenance field striving to improve their knowledge and skills in the areas comprising of Airframe, Powerplant, Avionics and Helicopter Maintenance.

Note: Although the courses within the department’s degrees and certificates are sequenced, they may be started at any time.

Credit Courses

AMT A1403 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Helicopter Theory and Operations  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Rotary wing aircraft development, technology, and construction. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements for operation and maintenance. Survey of helicopter industry. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing AMT A140

    AMT A1504 Units (36 lecture hours; 90 lab hours)  
    General Maintenance Records - FAA  

    Grading Mode: Standard Letter

    Transfer Credit: CSU.

    Mechanic's privileges and limitations, maintenance forms and records, non-destructive testing, precision measurement, record keeping, and ground operation.

    Catalog Program Pages Referencing AMT A150

      AMT A1513 Units (36 lecture hours; 72 lab hours)  
      General Electricity - FAA  

      Grading Mode: Standard Letter

      Transfer Credit: CSU.

      Aircraft basic electricity, basic troubleshooting, and aircraft batteries.

      Catalog Program Pages Referencing AMT A151

        AMT A1522 Units (18 lecture hours; 72 lab hours)  
        General Airframe & Powerplant Fuel Systems - FAA  

        Grading Mode: Standard Letter

        Transfer Credit: CSU.

        Theory of fuel systems and lines and fittings. Practical experience in repair, check, service, overhaul, testing, and troubleshooting of fuel systems and system component parts.

        Catalog Program Pages Referencing AMT A152

          AMT A1533 Units (27 lecture hours; 94.5 lab hours)  
          General Materials, Processes & Welding - FAA  

          Grading Mode: Standard Letter

          Transfer Credit: CSU.

          Materials used in aircraft, cleaning of parts, hardware and other fastener identification, and aircraft welding.

          Catalog Program Pages Referencing AMT A153

            AMT A1543 Units (54 lecture hours; 9 lab hours)  
            General Weight & Balance, Math & Physics - FAA  

            Grading Mode: Standard Letter

            Transfer Credit: CSU.

            Theory and practical experience in a variety of aircraft math, physics, and weight and balance calculations, and varied problems. Practical experience in weight and balance of aircraft.

            Catalog Program Pages Referencing AMT A154

              AMT A1552 Units (27 lecture hours; 27 lab hours)  
              General Blueprint Reading & Drafting - FAA  

              Grading Mode: Standard Letter

              Transfer Credit: CSU.

              Fundamental theory of aviation blueprints and drafting. Practical experience in blueprint reading, drawing, sketches of repairs, alterations, schematics, and varied uses of graphs and charts.

              Catalog Program Pages Referencing AMT A155

                AMT A1606 Units (72 lecture hours; 144 lab hours)  
                Airframe & Powerplant Electricity - FAA  
                Advisory: AMT A151.

                Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                Transfer Credit: CSU.

                Fundamental theory relating to aircraft electrical systems, ice and rain, and fire protection systems. Practical experience in disassembly, repair, overhaul, inspection, testing of electrical components and systems.

                Catalog Program Pages Referencing AMT A160

                  AMT A1615.5 Units (54 lecture hours; 144 lab hours)  
                  Airframe Sheet Metal & Composite Structural Repair - FAA  
                  Advisory: AMT A153.

                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                  Transfer Credit: CSU.

                  Fundamental theory relating to aircraft structures. Practical experience in sheet metal, composites, wood, riveting, fabric, inspection, and painting.

                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing AMT A161

                    AMT A1623 Units (36 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                    Airframe Assembly & Rigging, Pneumatics & Environmental Control Systems - FAA  
                    Advisory: AMT A153.

                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                    Transfer Credit: CSU.

                    Fundamental theory of assembly, cabin control systems, and rigging. Practical experience in rigging, assembly, disassembly, repair, overhaul, testing, inspection, and operation of component parts.

                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing AMT A162

                      AMT A1634.5 Units (36 lecture hours; 126 lab hours)  
                      Airframe Hydraulics and Landing Gear - FAA  
                      Advisory: AMT A150 and AMT A152.

                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                      Transfer Credit: CSU.

                      Fundamental theory of hydraulic, pneumatic, and landing gear systems. Practical experience in disassembly, repair, overhaul, test, inspection, and operation of component parts.

                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing AMT A163

                        AMT A1706 Units (54 lecture hours; 171 lab hours)  
                        Powerplant Reciprocating Engines FAA  
                        Advisory: AMT A150 and AMT A153.

                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                        Transfer Credit: CSU.

                        Fundamental theory of aircraft reciprocating engines. Practical experience in overhauling, repair, assembly, testing, and troubleshooting various powerplants.

                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing AMT A170

                          AMT A1714 Units (45 lecture hours; 90 lab hours)  
                          Powerplant Fuel Metering, Exhaust & Induction Systems FAA  
                          Advisory: AMT A152.

                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                          Transfer Credit: CSU.

                          Aircraft reciprocating engine fuel metering, induction, cooling, and exhaust systems.

                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing AMT A171

                            AMT A1724 Units (45 lecture hours; 108 lab hours)  
                            Powerplant Propeller and Lubricating Systems FAA  
                            Advisory: AMT A170.

                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                            Transfer Credit: CSU.

                            Fundamental theory of propellers and lubrication system components. Practical experience in overhauling, repairing, testing, and troubleshooting different types of systems and components.

                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing AMT A172

                              AMT A1736 Units (63 lecture hours; 180 lab hours)  
                              Powerplant Gas Turbine Engines - FAA  
                              Advisory: AMT A150 and AMT A153.

                              Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                              Transfer Credit: CSU.

                              Fundamental theory and overhaul of turbine engines, starting systems, and system components. Practical experience in disassembly, repair, overhaul, inspection, and testing of turbine engines and components.

                              Catalog Program Pages Referencing AMT A173

                                AMT A1742.5 Units (27 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
                                Powerplant Ignition Systems - FAA  
                                Advisory: AMT A151.

                                Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                Fundamental theory of ignition systems and practical experience in disassembly, repair, overhaul, inspection, and testing of ignition components.

                                Catalog Program Pages Referencing AMT A174

                                  AMT A1802.5 Units (31.5 lecture hours; 45 lab hours)  
                                  Airframe and Powerplant Instrumentation FAA  

                                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                  Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                  A survey and limited practical experience of basic instrumentation systems used in private, corporate, and commercial aircraft. Included are aircraft nomenclature, acronyms, and use of computer-based training systems.

                                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing AMT A180

                                    AMT A1812 Units (27 lecture hours; 31.5 lab hours)  
                                    Airframe Communication and Navigation Systems - FAA  
                                    Advisory: AMT A180.

                                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                    Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                    Survey of avionic systems used in navigation and communication and use of computer-based flight management systems, flight deck orientation, and theory of flight.

                                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing AMT A181

                                      AMT A1824 Units (54 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
                                      Avionics Installation Practices  
                                      Advisory: AMT A151.

                                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                      Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                      Schematic reading, use of multimeter, Series and parallel circuits. Avionics terminology, system interfacing, Avionics install standard practices. Diagnostic test equipment and fault finding logic tree techniques to a systems level.

                                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing AMT A182

                                        AMT A1844 Units (54 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
                                        Avionics Installations and Troubleshooting  
                                        Advisory: AMT A182.

                                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                        Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                        A course in aircraft radio navigational and communication systems. Bench test, installation and ramp test of transmitter and receiver systems and their operating principles. Systems include VHF Comm, VOR, ILS, and Transponder. Students are required to bring hand tools.

                                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing AMT A184

                                          AMT A1881.5 Units (27 lecture hours)  
                                          G.R.O.L. and Avionics Rules and Regulations  

                                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                          Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                          Federal Communication Commission general radiotelephone operations license (G.R.O.L.) exam preparation. Federal Aviation Administration rules and regulations as they apply to the maintenance of avionic systems.

                                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing AMT A188

                                            AMT A2904 Units (36 lecture hours; 108 lab hours)  
                                            Helicopter Maintenance  

                                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                            Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                            Maintenance of helicopters, helicopter rotor systems, power trains, unique system features, instrumentation, and design construction. Practical experience in dismantling, inspection, repair, assembly, testing, and troubleshooting a variety of helicopters and system components.

                                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing AMT A290