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AVM100A Aircraft Maintenance Fundamentals: Module A Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the fundamental knowledge and skill requirements of an Airframe and Powerplant mechanic. Includes fasteners, safety and rigging, aircraft maintenance tools, aircraft types and construction, aircraft materials, theory of flight, and aircraft structures.
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Information: Constitutes approximately the first one-half of AVM 100. AVM 100A and 100B together constitute AVM 100.
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AVM100B Aircraft Maintenance Fundamentals: Module B Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the fundamental knowledge and skill requirements of an airframe and powerplant mechanic. Includes powerplant types, aircraft assembly, engine theory, aircraft repair, aircraft reciprocating engine overhaul/repair, aircraft maintenance, aircraft systems and components, rigging flight controls, and jacking aircraft.
Prerequisite(s): AVM 100A.
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Information: Constitutes approximately the second one-half of AVM 100. AVM 100A and 100B together constitute AVM 100.
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AVM100 Aircraft Maintenance Fundamentals Credit Hours: 6.00
Introduction to the fundamental knowledge and skill requirements of an Airframe and Powerplant mechanic. Includes fasteners, safety and rigging, aircraft maintenance tools, aircraft types and construction, aircraft materials, theory of flight, and aircraft structures. Also includes powerplant types, aircraft assembly, engine theory, aircraft repair, aircraft reciprocating engine overhaul/repair, aircraft maintenance, aircraft systems and components, rigging flight controls, and jacking aircraft.
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Information: AVM 100A and 100B together constitute AVM 100.
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AVM105 Aircraft Sheet Metal Repair I Credit Hours: 4.00
Principles and procedures for fuselage, wing, and empennage sheet metal repair. Includes safety, hand tools, layout methods, materials, fasteners, repair techniques, parts fabrication, and corrosion prevention and control.
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AVM106 Aircraft Sheet Metal Repair II Credit Hours: 4.00
Continuation of AVM 105. Includes safety, bend allowance, layout, fasteners, machine usage, patching techniques and structural repair techniques.
Prerequisite(s): AVM 105.
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AVM110 Aircraft Blueprint Reading Credit Hours: 3.00
Theory and application of aircraft blueprint reading. Includes types of aircraft drawings, measuring tools, drawing and lay-out equipment, types of views, projections, reference lines, drawing format, title block, manufacturing codes, symbology for fasteners, hardware, and materials. Also includes production of aircraft drawing, sketches, usage of aircraft schematics, graphs, charts, detail, assembly and exploded diagrams.
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AVM114 Regulatory Requirements Credit Hours: 3.00
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulatory requirements. Includes certification of aircraft and components, FAA regulations for aircraft maintenance, FAA publications, manufacturing standards, inspection requirements, maintenance, mechanic certification, maintenance publications and forms, and aircraft logs.
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AVM130 Aircraft Composite Repair I Credit Hours: 4.00
Construction and repair processes using advanced composite materials. Includes reinforcing fibers, matrix and core materials, manufacturing of components, composite safety, curing wet layup and prepreg repairs, tools and equipment, and inspection and damage assessment.
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AVM150 Aircraft Sheet Metal Repair III Credit Hours: 4.00
Continuation of AVM 106. Includes repair publications, materials handling, cable fabrication, machining processes, protective coatings, hand forming and structural repair processes.
Prerequisite(s): AVM 106.
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AVM151 Aircraft Sheet Metal Repair IV Credit Hours: 4.00
Continuation of AVM 150. Includes locking fasteners, damage classifications, and structural repair processes.
Prerequisite(s): AVM 150.
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AVM165 Aircraft Hardware and Fasteners Credit Hours: 3.00
Aircraft structural repair hardware and fasteners. Includes specifications and standards, types, control linkages, tubing, hose and packings.
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AVM202 Aviation Safety Credit Hours: 2.50
Introduction to aviation safety procedures. Includes personal safety issues, human factors, accident avoidance, facility fire protection, hazardous materials safety and handling procedures, ramp procedures for movement, and securing and servicing of aircraft and ramp support equipment. Also includes forklift and scissors lift training.
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AVM203 Aircraft Sheet Metal Repair V Credit Hours: 4.00
Continuation AVM 151. Includes jigging, shoring and alignment, corrosion and heat treatment and structural repair processes.
Prerequisite(s): AVM 151.
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AVM204 Aircraft Sheet metal Repair VI Credit Hours: 4.00
Continuation of AVM 203. Includes sealants and sealant applications, heat treatment, plastics and plastic repairs and structural repair processes.
Prerequisite(s): AVM 203.
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AVM205 Motion Dynamics Credit Hours: 2.50
Principles of hydraulic power. Includes basic physics, basic mechanics, heat and fluid dynamics, fabrication and installation of fluid lines and fittings, laws of motion, basic aerodynamics, and aircraft nomenclature.
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AVM206 Materials and Processes Credit Hours: 2.50
Introduction to non-metallic and metallic structural materials for comparison of their structural properties. Includes structural materials, metal processing, heat treatment, heat treatment of alloys or limited use metals, non-destructive testing/inspection, corrosion, corrosion types and factors, corrosion-prone areas, corrosion control: steel, aluminum, and limited use metals, processes and materials for corrosion control, aircraft cleaning, and aircraft cleaning agents.
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AVM207 Weight and Balance Credit Hours: 2.50
Preparation of aircraft for weight and balance. Includes service and maintenance manuals, type certificate data sheets, standard weight and balance practices, weighing an aircraft, calculating center of gravity, and correction of out of balance conditions. Also includes addition and subtraction of equipment, equipment lists, flight manual updates, control surface balancing, identification and selection of standard hardware, installation and assembly of specialty hardware, and use of precision measuring equipment.
Prerequisite(s): GTM 105V.
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AVM208 Basic Electricity Credit Hours: 4.00
Introduction to basic aircraft electricity. Includes the study of matter, electron theory, current/electron flow, direct and alternating current, Ohm's Law, Kirchoff's laws, circuit elements, use of testing equipment, and electrical calculation and measurements. Also includes interpretation of schematics and other wiring diagrams, battery theory and maintenance, aircraft electrical systems, and introduction to communication and navigation radio systems.
Prerequisite(s): GTM 105V.
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AVM209 Intermediate Electricity Credit Hours: 4.00
Intermediate electricity includes the study of aircraft airframe electrical components as well as airframe and powerplant electrical systems. Includes electric motors, generators and generator controls, alternators, inventers and related controls, power distribution systems, design and maintenance of aircraft electrical systems, digital electronics, analog electronics, communication and navigation systems, communications, weather warning systems, and electric instruments and autoflight systems.
Prerequisite(s): AVM 208.
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AVM211 Alternate Structures Credit Hours: 4.00
Aircraft structural fabrication using wood, tube steel and fabric processes and techniques. Includes structural types, wood and welded tube steel fabrication methods, welding of typical metals used in aircraft construction, fabric covering processes, inspection and maintenance typical repair procedures, and aircraft finishings.
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AVM218 Airframe Rigging and Landing Gear Systems Credit Hours: 2.50
Identification, assembly, alignment, balancing and rigging of aircraft rigging and landing gear systems. Includes aircraft nomenclature, characteristics of flight, flight control system, airframe assembly, rigging, structural alignments, control surface balancing, landing gear, shock struts, landing gear retraction, wheel alignment and steering, brake system servicing, brake assemblies, wheels, tires, warning systems, and anti-skid system.
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AVM219 Airframe Inspections Credit Hours: 2.50
Conformity inspections of airframes. Includes inspections of incoming spare parts and stock items, airframe and equipment conformity inspections, airframe and systems airworthiness and conformity inspections, conformity inspections of installed equipment, annual and 100-hour inspections of small aircraft, including research of all pertinent inspection documents, service or maintenance manuals, type certificate data sheets, airworthiness directives, service bulletins and additional instructions for continued airworthiness, inspection procedures for large aircraft work orders, non-routine job cards used by local aviation maintenance companies.
Prerequisite(s): AVM 114.
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AVM223 Hydraulic and Pneumatic Power Credit Hours: 2.50
Hydraulic and pneumatic system components. Includes system operating principles, fluids, pressures, hydraulic powered flight controls, landing gear, braking and accessory power systems, pneumatically powered or assisted accessories, and system and component inspection servicing and repairs.
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AVM224 Atmospheric Controls Credit Hours: 2.50
Atmospheric controls and its elements that are of concern to flight includes control systems; types of operations and maintenance; physiological requirements for flight crews, passengers, and the human support systems. Also includes oxygen systems; cabin pressurization system and their operations; and safety and maintenance requirements.
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AVM225 Fire, Ice, Rain, and Fuel Systems Credit Hours: 2.50
Theory and application of fire, ice, rain and fuel systems. Includes fire detection terms, extinguishing and protection systems, smoke detection, fire warning, fire extinguishing system components used, how systems function, inspection testing and maintenance, ice and rain protection terms, formation and conditions for icing of aircraft, ice and rain detection, protection systems components, functions, inspection and maintenance, fuel system terms, safety system requirements, fuel tank types and construction, indicating, fueling, and defueling inspection and maintenance.
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AVM226 Engine Electrical Systems Credit Hours: 4.00
Inspection, repair, and modification of engine electrical systems. Includes magneto(s) (components, tooling, wiring, and drives), ignition switches, ignition harness, ignition booster system, spark plugs, engine ignition analyzers, turbine engine (ignition transformers and igniter plugs), engine electrical controls (switches, fuses and circuit breaker, circuits, wiring, installation, and engine bulkhead), and technical data manuals and catalogs.
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AVM227 Engine Air Flow Systems Credit Hours: 2.50
Fundamentals of engine air flow systems. Includes reciprocating engine induction systems, alternate induction air systems, induction systems maintenance, superchargers, turbochargers, turbo compound systems, reciprocating engine exhaust systems, exhaust subsystems, exhaust system maintenance, reciprocating engine cooling, turbine engine induction systems, turbine engine cooling, turbine engine exhaust systems, turbine engine exhaust systems maintenance, and turbine engine airflow subsystems.
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AVM228 Aircraft Propellers Credit Hours: 2.50
Basics of aircraft propellers. Includes propeller theory, nomenclature, types, construction, and installation and maintenance. Also includes constant speed systems, feathering systems, reversing systems, icing systems, synchronizing systems, and unducted fans.
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AVM229 Engine Support Systems Credit Hours: 2.50
Theory and application of support systems for gas turbine engines. Includes fire protection, fire detection systems, fire extinguishing agents and systems, and fire detection and extinguishing system maintenance. Also includes turbine engine pneumatic systems, pneumatic starting systems, thrust reversers, auxiliary power units, turbine engine removal and installation, and engine storage and transport.
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AVM231 Engine Principles, Monitoring and Inspection Credit Hours: 4.00
Principles, monitoring, and inspection of engines. Includes theory and construction of powerplants, requirements, types of engines, reciprocating engine design and construction, radial engine design and construction, reciprocating engine operating principles, engine power and efficiencies, turbine engine construction, turbine engine sub-assemblies, turbo prop engines, turbine engine operation principles, engine instrumentation, instrument principles of operation, maintenance of instruments and systems, and engine inspection requirements.
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AVM232 Reciprocating Engine Overhaul Credit Hours: 4.00
Basic aircraft reciprocating engine overhaul. Includes engine components, wrist pins, connection rods, crankshafts, case, cam shafts, lifters, valves, push rods and tubes, rocker assemblies, accessories, lubrication, overhaul options overhaul credentials, overhaul procedures, reassembly after overhaul, engine installations, engine break-in, and test cell procedures.
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AVM233 Turbine Engines Credit Hours: 4.00
Basic gas turbine engine and turbo propeller component makeup and repair. Includes inspection, servicing, and repairs performed on engine components: compressor, diffuser, combustion, accessory drive, and lubricating system. Also includes a reassembly overhaul.
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AVM234 Engine Fuel Metering and Operation Credit Hours: 4.00
Fundamentals of aircraft fuel systems. Includes fuel metering theory and requirements, aviation fuels, float type carburetion, float carburetor maintenance and installation, and pressure carburetor maintenance and installation. Also includes fuel injection systems, Bendix fuel injection and maintenance, and Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) fuel injection and maintenance. Also includes fuel metering system components and maintenance, turbine engine fuel systems components and maintenance, jet fuel controls; and reciprocating, turbine, and turbo propeller engine operations.
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AVM260LB Aircraft Composite Repair II Lab Credit Hours: 3.00
This is the Lab portion of AVM 260.
Prerequisite(s): AVM 130.
Course Corequisites: AVM 260
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AVM260 Aircraft Composite Repair II Credit Hours: 1.00
Theory and application of composite and bonded metal structures utilized in aircraft construction. Includes repair methods selection, source documents, repair methods and design criteria, bonded metal repairs, tank and non-tank processing, priming, and environmental considerations. Also includes a heavy emphasis on repair performance utilizing the Structural Repair Manuals for composite monolithic and sandwich core, and bonded metal structures.
Prerequisite(s): AVM 130.
Course Corequisites: AVM 260LB
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