GENERAL CLASSES Mathematics

This subject area is the study of the theory and practical application of mathematics. The student will solve mathematical problems consisting of volume, area, ratio, percentage, and extract roots. They also perform algebraic operations involving algebraic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of positive and negative numbers.

  Weight and Balance

This subject area is the study of the theory and practical application of aircraft weight and balance. Topics include weighting an aircraft, calculating the center of gravity, and revising the weight and balance after equipment changes.

  Maintenance Records and Regulations

This subject area is the study of the theory and practical application of maintenance forms and records, maintenance publications, and mechanic privileges and limitations. The topics include recording logbook entries for minor repair, major repair, inspection, Airworthiness Directive compliance, and Service Bulletin compliance, obtaining information from type certificate data sheets, listing information from a  supplemental type certificate, identifying selected Federal Aviation Regulations, determining the  applicability of Airworthiness Directives, and demonstrating the use of Advisory Circulars, using aircraft manuals and publications to locate maintenance information, researching the requirements to qualify for an airframe and/or powerplant technician certificate, and determining the privileges of an airframe and powerplant technician.

  Non Destructive Testing

This subject area is the study of the theory and practical application of non-destructive testing. The topics include performing visual, dye penetrant, magnetic particle, eddy current, and ultrasonic non-destructive testing. Emphasis will be placed on inspecting welds on selected materials and making precision measurements using a micrometer.

 

Material and Processes

This subject area is the study of the theory and practical application of tools, materials and processes used on the aircraft. The topics include demonstrating proper use of a ruler, selecting and using a torque wrench, performing safety wiring, identifying aircraft hardware, explaining metal numbering system, and determining proper heating treatment methods.

 

Aircraft Drawing

This subject area is the study of the theory and practical application of aircraft drawing, The topics include identifying symbols to interprets diagram information, interpreting dimensions and tolerances using drawings, making a sketch of repairs/alterations made to an aircraft, and locating specific data using graphs and charts.

 

Ground Handling

This subject area is the study of the theory and practical application of aircraft ground handling. The student will tie down an aircraft, determine aircraft fuel quantity, prepare an aircraft for towing, and start and ground operate an aircraft.

  Basic Electricity

This subject area is the study of the theory and practical application of basic electricity. The student will determine resistor value by using color code, identify electrical symbols, calculate voltage drop, demonstrate the use of test equipment, and troubleshoot an electrical fault.

  Physics

This subject area is the study of the theory and practical application of physics. The student will calculate force, pressure, and area problems; determine the effects of temperature on aircraft performance and mechanical advantage of pulleys and gear; and explain Bernoulli's principal as applied to wing aerodynamics.

 

Fluid Lines and Fittings

This subject area is the study of the theory and practical application of the aircraft fluid line and fittings. The student will bend tubing to specifications; form a bead on tubing; identify tubing defects; and fabricate, test, and install a hose and a line.

  Corrosion Control

This subject area is the study of the theory and practical application of corrosion control. The student will identify different types of corrosion, demonstrate corrosion removal, and perform corrosion prevention treatment.

  Employability Skills

This subject area is the study of the practical applications of obtaining employment. Topics include securing information about aviation employment opportunities, formulating a letter of introduction, completing an employment application, preparing a resume, completing a letter of resignation, participating in a job interview, and preparing a portfolio. mechanic privileges and limitations. The topics include recording logbook entries for minor repair, major repair, inspection, Airworthiness Directive compliance, and Service Bulletin compliance, obtaining information from type certificate data sheets, listing information from a supplemental type certificate, identifying selected Federal Aviation Regulations, determining the applicability of Airworthiness Directives, and demonstrating the use of Advisory Circulars, using aircraft manuals and publications to locate maintenance information, researching the requirements to qualify for an airframe and/or powerplant technician certificate, and determining the privileges of an airframe and powerplant technician.

AIRFRAME CLASSES Flight Theory

The student will be able to explain the factors that affect lift, the aerodynamic laws of physics, how lift occurs over an airfoil, list and explain types of drag, explain difference between symmetrical and asymmetrical airfoils, and define and demonstrate Bernoulli's principle and Newton's third law.

 

Assembly and Rigging

This subject area is the study of the theory and practical application of the flight control assembly and rigging for fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft. The student will fabricate a control cable, jack an aircraft, inspect, balance, and rig primary and secondary control surfaces, demonstrate the use of a tension correction temperature conversion chart, and use proper tools and equipment to assemble the components of a cable and rod operated flight control system.

  Wood, Fabric and Finishes

This subject area is the study of the theory and practical application of aircraft wood structures, aircraft fabric covering and aircraft finishes. The student will identify woods used for structures, identify wood defects, repair wood structures. The students will inspect, test, and repair fabric and fiberglass, and demonstrate the technique used to test fabric and fiberglass for strength. The student will identify and apply aircraft finishing materials, determine proper location of aircraft registration markings, inspect aircraft finishes and demonstrate methods to correct defects, and identify parts and proper care of spray equipment.

  Aircraft Inspection

This subject area is the study of the theory and practical application of aircraft inspections. The student will perform an airframe conformity and airworthiness inspection, complete a 100-hour inspection and make proper maintenance record entries, and determine maintenance procedures required to return the aircraft to service.

  Sheetmetal

This subject area is the study of the theory and practical application of the aircraft sheetmetal structures and how they are fabricated. The student will form, layout, bend, and rivet sheetmetal structures; select, install, and remove special sheetmetal fasteners; use drawings, bend allowance formulas, and required tools to layout and fabricate a specified project; and inspect, check, service, and repair doors, windows, and interior furnishings.

  Composites

This subject area is the study of the theory and practical application of composite materials used in aircraft structures and repairs. The student will inspect, test and repair fiberglass, honeycomb, composite, and laminated primary and secondary structures; install and remove fasteners in composite material; inspect, test, and repair plastics; and perform window repairs.

  Welding

This subject area is the study of the theory and practical application of welding aircraft structures. The student will demonstrate metal cleaning methods, select appropriate welding equipment, setup welding equipment, demonstrate a butt weld, and select the correct repair method for the repair of a tubular structure.

 

Hydraulics and Penumatics

This subject area is the study of the theory and practical application of the hydraulic and pneumatic power supply systems and components. The student will identify hydraulic fluids, perform hydraulic and pneumatic power systems components inspections, service, troubleshoot, and repair components.

  Landing Gear

This subject area is the study of the theory and practical application of the landing gear systems, shock struts, brakes, wheels, tires, and nose wheel steering systems. The student will perform a landing gear retraction test, check landing gear alignment, service a strut, overhaul a brake master cylinder, service a nose gear steering system, and inspect and assemble a wheel assembly.

  Communication and Navigation

This subject area is the study of the theory and practical application of the communications and navigation systems, autopilot, approach and  coupling systems, radar beacon transponders, flight management computers, antennas, emergency locator system (ELT), and ground proximity warning systems (GPWS). The student will identify antenna types, inspect antenna installations, check and service ELT batteries, and inspect and installed communication and navigation equipment.

  Fire Protection and Fuel systems

This subject area is the study of the theory and practical application of fire extinguisher, fire, smoke, carbon monoxide detection systems, aircraft fuel systems, fuel quantity indicating systems, fuel pressure and temperature warning systems. The student will inspect a bi-metallic thermal fire/overheat warning switches, check a thermocouple fire detector, troubleshoot a continuous loop fire/overheat detector, inspect smoke detectors, check carbon monoxide detectors, and inspect and installed fire extinguisher agent container and associated plumbing. The student will inspect integral, bladder, and metal fuel tanks; troubleshoot a fuel pressure warning system; service a fuel strainer; remove and inspect fuel boost pump; and inspect and repair a fluid quantity indicating system.

  Instrument Systems

This subject area is the study of the theory and practical application of heading, speed, altitude, and temperature pressure; position indicating on board test equipment; and directional position indicating instrument systems. The student will perform a pitot static check; determine correct instrument range markings; service vacuum system filter; swing a magnetic compass; remove, inspect, and reinstall cockpit instruments, and mechanical and electrical heading speed; altitude, temperature, pressure, and position indicating systems to include the use of built-in test equipment. The installation of instruments and perform a static pressure system leak test.

  Airframe Electrical Systems

This subject area is the study of the theory and practical application of electrical systems and components. The student will perform electrical system operational checks and use prescribed test equipment to locate system faults. Demonstrate the use of growler and proper test equipment to measure generator output. The student will demonstrate the how to use a wire load chart to select and install switches, circuit breakers, terminals, connectors, and wiring; and check and service landing lights, anti-collision lights, and navigation lights.

  Position and Warning

This subject area is the study of the theory and practical application of the speed, landing gear and flight control position and warning systems. The student will troubleshoot a landing gear position and warning system, check an ant-skid system, inspect stall warning and airspeed warning systems.

  Cabin Atmosphere

This subject area is the study of the theory and practical application of the pressurization oxygen systems, combustion heaters, air cycle air conditioning and vapor cycle air conditioning systems. The student will inspect components of a vapor cycle air conditioning system; troubleshoot an air cycle air conditioning system; repair a combustion heater system; perform oxygen system repairs; inspect the outflow valve; and remove, inspect, and reinstall pressurization system components.

  Ice and Rain Removal

This subject area is the study of the theory and practical application of de-ice, anti-ice, and rain control systems. Student will check a thermal anti-icing system, inspect a heated windshield, troubleshoot a pitot heater system, service a windshield rain clearing system, and determine the proper operation of a de-ice system. The student will inspect a bi-metallic thermal fire/overheat warning switches, check a thermocouple fire detector, troubleshoot a continuous loop fire/overheat detector, inspect smoke detectors, check carbon monoxide detectors, and inspect and installed fire extinguisher agent container and associated plumbing. The student will inspect integral, bladder, and metal fuel tanks; troubleshoot a fuel pressure warning system; service a fuel strainer; remove and inspect fuel boost pump; and inspect and repair a fluid quantity indicating system. inspect and installed communication and navigation equipment.

POWERPLANT CLASSES Reciprocating Engine Theory

This subject area is the study of the theory and practical application of reciprocating engine operation. The student will be able to identify engine types, list the events of the Otto cycle, compute cubic inch displacement and compression ratio, determine valve overlap, and cylinder position, and calculate indicated horsepower and brake horsepower.

  Reciprocating Engine Overhaul

This subject area is the study of the theory and practical application of reciprocating engine overhaul. The student will service and check an engine in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications and determine its condition; disassemble, inspect, clean, measure, and repair a reciprocating engine; reassemble a reciprocating engine to manufactures specifications and complete a test run.

 

Turbine Engine Theory

This subject area is the study of the theory and practical application of turbine engine operation. The student will be able to explain the operation of a turbine engine, list the elements of the Brayton cycle, explain the difference between the types of turbine engines, identify the sections of a turbine engine, compute the thrust output of a turbine engine, and check a turbine driven auxiliary power unit.

 

Turbine Engine Overhaul

This subject area is the study of the theory and practical application of the overhaul of a turbine engine. The student will disassemble, clean, inspect, and repair a turbine engine; reassemble the engine maintaining the required tolerance; and check the engine in accordance with manufacturer's specifications.

 

Engine Removal and Installation

This subject area is the study of the theory and practical application of engine removal and installation. The student will remove an engine from an aircraft, prepare an engine for installation, install an engine, inspect engine mounts, rig engine controls, perform an engine operational check, and make necessary log book entries after engine change.

 

Troubleshooting

This subject area is the study of the theory and practical application of engine operation, troubleshooting, and repair. The student will check, troubleshoot, and repair a turbine engine; check compression; set idle mixture; make a cold cylinder check; measure crankshaft runout on a reciprocating engine; perform an operational check of an engine; and check propeller for proper tracking.

 

Engine Inspection

This subject area is the study of the theory and practical application of engine inspections. The student will perform powerplant conformity and airworthiness, prepare inspection checklist, perform an inspection, prepare an inspection report for a reciprocating and turbine engine, inspect an engine for sudden stoppage, inspect a propeller, and make proper log book entries.

 

Ignition Systems

This subject area is the study of the theory and practical application of reciprocating and turbine ignition systems and components. The student will overhaul a magneto; check ignition leads; install, and time a magneto; determine the correct spark plugs for an engine; remove, clean, and reinstall a set of spark plug; and check a turbine ignition system.

 

Fuel and Metering Systems

This subject area is the study of the theory and practical application of reciprocating and turbine engine fuel systems and components. The student will overhaul a carburetor, install a carburetor, adjust carburetor idle speed and mixture, inspect a turbine engine fuel system and fuel control for security and leaks, and rig fuel turbine engine fuel control.

 

Lubrication Systems

This subject area is the study of the theory and practical application of engine lubrication systems. The student will troubleshoot, repair, drain, and service an oil system; disassemble, clean, inspect, and reassemble an oil pump; inspect an oil screen; replace an oil filter; and adjust an oil pressure relief valve.

 

Engine Electrical

This subject area is the study of the theory and practical application of engine electrical systems. The student will perform electrical load analysis; select correct circuit protector; select proper size wire for a given electrical circuit; fabricate a wire bundle; secure a wire bundle; overhaul an electrical starter; remove, inspect, and reinstall an engine driven generator/alternator; and inspect, service, troubleshoot, and repair turbine engine starter system.

 

Engine Instruments

This subject area is the study of the theory and practical application of engine instruments. The student will convert the percent of revolutions per minute to revolutions per minute, check thermocouple leads values, check instrument range markings, remove and reinstall engine instruments, troubleshoot a rate of flow indicating system, and check a manifold pressure gauge for correct static pressure.

 

Propellers 

This subject area is the study of the theory and practical application of propellers. The student will demonstrate the use of a protractor; inspect a propeller; repair propeller damage; lubricate a propeller; balance a propeller; remove, service, install, and adjust a propeller governor; and perform an operational check on a constant speed propeller.

 

Engine Cooling, Induction, and Exhaust Systems

This subject area is the study of the theory and practical application of engine cooling systems, induction systems, exhaust systems and thrust reverser systems. The student will troubleshoot engine cooling systems, check engine cowl flap operation, inspect cylinder baffles, and troubleshoot engine cooling system malfunctions and determine corrective action. The student will service an induction filter; inspect an induction manifold; explain the operation of supercharger systems; inspect heat exchangers, superchargers, and turbine engine airflow and temperature control systems; and run engine and check carburetor heat. The student will inspect, check, troubleshoot, service, and repair an exhaust system; inspect exhaust cones for defects and check a trust reverser for proper operation.

 

Fire Protection

The student will inspect, check, service, troubleshoot, and repair an engine fire detection; check proper pressure; correct hydrostatic inspection date, and installation security of an on-board fire extinguisher bottle.

ELECTRONICS/ AVIONICS CLASSES Soldering and Basic Laboratory Practices

This block of instruction is a study of the basic skills associated with safety in all areas of electronics, laboratory practices, tool usage, and soldering techniques.

 

Employability Skills

This block of instruction is a study of employment search techniques, resume writing, interviewing skills, work ethics and follow up procedures.

 

Entrepreneurial Skills

This block of instruction is a study of the basic concepts for starting and operating a small business. Areas included are licensing a business, identifying start up capitol, preparing a business plan, employee relations, and business management.

 

Direct Current Circuits

This block of instruction is a study of the theory of Direct Current Circuits (DC Circuits) and participation in laboratory experiments using DC Circuits.

 

Basic Computer Usage

This block of instruction is the study of basic concepts of the microcomputers including the operating system and software programs such as word processing, database, programming language, and spreadsheets.

 

Alternating Current Circuits

This block of instruction is the study of the theory and application of Alternation Current (AC) in electronic circuits. The laboratory projects demonstrate the operation of AC circuits.

 

Solid State Devices

This block of instruction is the study of the theory of solid-state electronic devices used in modern day electronic circuits. The laboratory projects require developing and testing various circuits.

 

Digital Circuits

This block of instruction is the study of digital circuits, which is the present technology, used in pulse circuits and in the operation of the computer. The laboratory requires developing and testing various circuits.

 

Microprocessors 

This block of instruction is the study of digital circuits used in industrial and consumer equipment, and microprocessors. Areas of focus include microcomputers, and industrial micro controllers used in dedicated computer applications.

 

Analog Circuits

This block of instruction, we will apply the skills acquired in the preceding areas of study to Analog Circuits. Laboratory projects require building circuits used in common electronic equipment, analyzing and testing circuits, and developing the skills to correct problems.

 

Radio Repair Stations

This block of instruction is the study of FAA regulations that set the standards and operation procedures to be followed when establishing a business that will be involved in the repair of aircraft electronics or electrical equipment.

 

Aircraft Electrical Systems

This block of instruction is the study of the design, operation, trouble shooting, and repair of the aircraft electrical systems.

 

Line and Bench Maintenance

This block of instruction is the study of the techniques used in the basic operation, trouble shooting, and repair of aircraft communication and navigation electronic equipment.

 

Installing Avionics Systems

This block of instruction is the study of basic aircraft structures as related to the location and mounting of the electronic equipment used in aircraft. The student will study the fabrication of interconnect cables, connectors, hardware, FAA regulations, weight and balance, and installation of antennas.

 

Calibration of Test Equipment

This block of instruction is the study of the testing and calibration of the test equipment used in the repair and certification of the electronic equipment used in aviation.

 

AM & FM Transmitter

This block consists of instruction in the study of theory, operation, trouble shooting, and repair of basic types of radio transmitters used in communication and repair of basic types of radio transmitters used in communication and navigation equipment installed on aircraft.

 

AM & FM Receiver

This block consists of instruction in the study of theory, operation, trouble shooting, and repair of basic types of radio receivers used in communication and navigation equipment installed on aircraft.

 

AM & FM Transceiver

This block consists of instruction in the study of theory, operation, trouble shooting, and repair of basic types of radio transceivers used in communication and navigation equipment installed on aircraft

 

Electromagnetic Wave Emissions

This block of instruction is the study of the theory and operation of antennas and the transmission of the electromagnetic wave in the atmosphere.

 

Line and Bench Maintenance of Radio Navigation Systems 

This block of instruction is the study of the techniques used in the basic operation, trouble shooting, and repair of aircraft radio communication and navigation electronic systems and equipment.

 

Line and Bench Maintenance of Radar Systems

This block of instruction is the study of the techniques used in the basic operation, trouble shooting, and repair of aircraft weather radar, global positioning systems, and active radar tracking systems used in aviation.

 

Operation of Area Navigation Systems

This block of instruction is the study of the theory and operation of area navigation systems, very high frequency omni range direction finders, distance measuring equipment and global positioning systems.