Aviation Power Plant Technician

Program Overview

This program will train students to serve as Aviation Power Plant Technicians to meet Industry and Federal Aviation Administration  (FAA) standards as specified in Federal Aviation Regulation Part 147. Upon completion of these requirements students will be eligible to sit for the FAA Aviation Maintenance Power Plant written, oral and practical examination. Requirements must be met under FAR Part 65 to receive their FAA Power Plant License.

Entrance Requirements

 Admissions Requirements:

  • Must be 16 years of age
  • Completion of high school diploma or GED and submission of official transcript required to apply
  • Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math
  • Transfer of previous post secondary credits will be determined by the registrar
  • Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate

 

Course Overview

Contact Hours
Credit Hours
Occupational Curriculum (51 hours)
2
30
Aviation Mathematics provides students with the knowledge necessary to use and apply mathematical procedures and processes that are applicable to aviation maintenance functions. Topics include: perform algebraic operations; extract roots and raise numbers to a given power; determine area and volume of geometrical shapes; and solve ratio, proportion, and percentage problems.
Aviation Mathematics provides students with the knowledge necessary to use and apply mathematical procedures and processes that are applicable to aviation maintenance functions. Topics include: perform algebraic operations; extract roots and raise numbers to a given power; determine area and volume of geometrical shapes; and solve ratio, proportion, and percentage problems.
5
115
Provides students with the fundamentals of aircraft materials and processes, ground operations and servicing, and aircraft cleaning and corrosion control.
Provides students with the fundamentals of aircraft drawings, weight and balance, and fluid lines and fittings.
Basic Electricity and Electronics provides a study of the relationships of voltage, current, and resistance in aircraft electrical systems, and the use of meters. Alternators; generators; starters; motors; charging systems; basic AC and DC systems; and semiconductor, solid state, and integrated circuit fundamentals are introduced. Topics include: basic electricity; determine the relationship of voltage, current, and resistance in electrical circuits; read and interpret electrical circuit diagrams; measure voltage, current, resistance, and continuity; calculate and measure electrical power; calculate and measure capacitance and inductance; inspect and service batteries; and solid state devices applications.
AVMT
1210
2
30
Provides students with an introduction to the theory and application of physics to aerospace vehicles and their subsystems. Topics include: temperature and heat; pressure, temperature, and volume of air mass; basic aerodynamics and theory of flight; physical factors affecting engine output; relationship of pressure, area, and force; origin of sound; principles of simple machines; and centrifugal and centripetal force.
This course provides a study of aircraft communication and navigation systems. Topics include: inspect, check, and troubleshoot autopilot servos and approach coupling systems; inspect, check, and service aircraft electronic communication and navigation systems including VHF passenger address interphones and static discharge devices, aircraft VOR, ILS LORAN, radar beacon transponders, flight management computers, and GPWS; and inspect and repair antenna and electronic equipment installations.
This course continues a study of piston engine theory and maintenance including air and water cooled aircraft engines. Topics include: overhaul a reciprocating engine; inspect, check, service, and repair reciprocating engines and engine installations; and install, troubleshoot, and remove reciprocating engines.
3
50
This course provides a study of the fundamentals and evolution of the jet engine and jet propulsion. Topics include: aircraft gas turbine engine theory, and inspect and troubleshoot unducted fan systems and components.
3
100
This course continues a study of the fundamentals and evolution of the jet engine and jet propulsion. Topics include: overhaul a turbine engine; install, troubleshoot, and remove turbine engines; and inspect, check, service, and repair turbine engines and turbine engine installations.
This course continues a study of the fundamentals and evolution of the jet engine and jet propulsion. Topics include: overhaul a turbine engine; install, troubleshoot, and remove turbine engines; and inspect, check, service, and repair turbine engines and turbine engine installations.
This course provides a study of aircraft engine fuel and fuel metering systems. Topics include: repair engine fuel system components; inspect, check, service, troubleshoot, and repair engine fuel systems; troubleshoot and adjust turbine engine fuel metering systems and electronic engine fuel controls; inspect check, service, troubleshoot, and repair reciprocating and turbine engine fuel metering systems; overhaul carburetors; repair engine fuel metering system components; and inspect, check, and service water injection systems.
This course provides a study of powerplant instruments, fire protection and electrical systems. Topics include: troubleshoot, service, and repair electrical and mechanical fluid rate-of-flow indicating systems; inspect, check, service, troubleshoot, and repair electrical and mechanical engine temperature, pressure, and r.p.m. indicating systems; inspect, check, service, troubleshoot, and repair engine fire detection and extinguishing systems; install, check, and service engine electrical wiring, controls, switches, indicators, and protective devices; and repair engine electrical system components.
This course provides a study of powerplant ignition and starting systems. Topics include: overhaul magneto and ignition harness; inspect, service, troubleshoot, and repair reciprocating and turbine engine ignition systems and components; inspect, service, troubleshoot, and repair turbine electrical starting systems; and inspect, service, and troubleshoot turbine engine pneumatic starting systems.
This course provides a study of aircraft powerplant accessory systems. Topics include: inspect and maintain aircraft engine lubrication systems; inspect and maintain aircraft engine induction systems; inspect and maintain aircraft engine cooling systems; and inspect and maintain aircraft engine exhaust systems.
This course provides a study of aircraft powerplant accessory systems. Topics include: inspect and maintain aircraft engine lubrication systems; inspect and maintain aircraft engine induction systems; inspect and maintain aircraft engine cooling systems; and inspect and maintain aircraft engine exhaust systems.