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AVM101 Structural Repair I Credit Hours: 4.00
Structural repair of fuselage, wings and empennage groups. Includes safety, hand and machine cutting, and measuring tools. Also includes layout methods and structural repair processes.
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Recommendation: Completion of mathematics assessment above MAT 082 before enrolling in this course.
Information: Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall.
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AVM102 Structural Repair II Credit Hours: 4.00
Continuation of AVM 101. Includes safety, bend allowance, layout, fasteners, machine usage, patching techniques and structural repair techniques.
Prerequisite(s): AVM 101.
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Offered: Fall.
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AVM105 Aircraft Sheetmetal Repair Credit Hours: 5.00
Principles and procedures for fuselage, wing, and empennage sheetmetal repair. Includes safety, hand tools, layout methods, materials, fasteners, repair techniques, parts fabrication, and corrosion prevention and control.
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Offered: Spring, Summer.
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AVM109 English for Aviation Technology Credit Hours: 3.00
Aviation Technology related English for native and non-native speakers of English with high-intermediate language skills. Includes language skills needed for participation in Aviation Technology coursework, class activities, licensing exams, and workplace situations. Develops active use of field-related terms and concepts through contextualized practice. Also includes successful job-search skills, communication with supervisors and co-workers, employee rights and responsibilities, problem-solving strategies, and understanding the culture of the American Aviation Technology workplace.
Prerequisite(s): Placement into REA 091 or better.
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Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in ESL 088 or REA 091.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
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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Offered: Fall.
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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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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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AVM130 Aircraft Composite Repair Credit Hours: 5.00
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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Information: Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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AVM150 Structural Repair III Credit Hours: 4.00
Continuation of AVM 102. Includes repair publications, materials handling, cable fabrication, machining processes, protective coatings, hand forming and structural repair processes.
Prerequisite(s): AVM 102.
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Offered: Fall.
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AVM151 Structural Repair IV Credit Hours: 4.00
Continuation of AVM 150. Includes tube and hose fabrication, locking fasteners, damage classifications and structural repair processes.
Prerequisite(s): AVM 150.
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Offered: Spring.
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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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Offered: Spring.
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AVM202 Aviation Safety Credit Hours: 3.00
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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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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AVM203 Structural 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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Offered: Spring.
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AVM204 Structural 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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Offered: Spring.
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AVM205 Motion Dynamics Credit Hours: 3.00
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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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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AVM206 Materials and Processes Credit Hours: 3.00
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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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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AVM207 Weight and Balance Credit Hours: 3.00
Preparing aircraft for weight and balance. Includes referencing service and maintenance manuals, type certificate data sheets, terms, standard weight and balance practices, weighing an aircraft, principles of calculating center of gravity, correction of out of balance conditions, addition and subtraction of equipment, equipment list, flight manual updates, control surface balancing, identification and selection of standards hardware, installation and assembly of specialty hardware, and precision measuring equipment.
Prerequisite(s): GTM 105.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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AVM208 Basic Electricity Credit Hours: 5.00
Introduction to basic aircraft electricity. Includes study of the structure of matter, electron theory, current/ electron flow, direct current, alternating current, Ohm's Law, Kirchoff's laws, circuit elements, electrical calculation and measurements, interpreting schematics and other wiring diagrams, battery theory and maintenance, aircraft electrical systems, and introduction to communication and navigation radio systems.
Prerequisite(s): GTM 105.
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Offered: Fall.
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AVM209 Intermediate Electricity Credit Hours: 5.00
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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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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AVM210LB Advanced Composite Aircraft Repair I Lab Credit Hours: 1.00
Laboratory for AVM 210. Includes theory and application of composite materials utilized in aircraft construction. Also includes material types, handling and storage, manufacturing techniques, design criteria, safety, tool and equipment usage, damage and repair assessment, repair techniques, fastening systems, and documentation. Also includes a heavy emphasis on repair performance utilizing the Structural Repair Manuals for composite monolithic and sandwich core structures.
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Course Corequisites: AVM 210
Offered: Summer.
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AVM210 Advanced Composite Aircraft Repair I Credit Hours: 4.00
Theory and application of composite materials utilized in aircraft construction. Includes material types, handling and storage, manufacturing techniques, design criteria, safety, tool and equipment usage, damage and repair assessment, repair techniques, fastening systems, and documentation. Also includes a heavy emphasis on repair performance utilizing the Structural Repair Manuals for composite monolithic and sandwich core structures.
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Course Corequisites: AVM 210LB
Offered: Summer.
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AVM211 Alternate Structures Credit Hours: 5.00
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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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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AVM218 Airframe Rigging and Landing Gear Systems Credit Hours: 3.00
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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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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AVM219 Airframe Inspections Credit Hours: 3.00
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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Offered: Spring, Summer.
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AVM223 Hydraulic and Pneumatic Power Credit Hours: 3.00
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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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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AVM224 Atmospheric Controls Credit Hours: 3.00
Atmospheric controls and its elements that are of concern to flight. Includes ice and rain detection and control systems, types of operations and maintenance, physiological requirements for flight crews and passengers and the human support systems, oxygen systems, cabin pressurization system and their operations, and safety and maintenance requirements.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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AVM225 Fire, Ice, Rain, and Fuel Systems Credit Hours: 3.00
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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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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AVM226 Engine Electrical Credit Hours: 5.00
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.
Prerequisite(s): AVM 208.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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AVM227 Engine Air Flow Systems Credit Hours: 3.00
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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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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AVM228 Aircraft Propellers Credit Hours: 3.00
Basics of aircraft propellers. Includes propeller nomenclature, types, construction, theory, installations, and maintenance, constant speed systems, feathering systems, reversing systems, icing systems, synchronizing systems, and unducted fans.
Prerequisite(s): AVM 231.
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Offered: Fall, Summer.
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AVM229 Engine Support Systems Credit Hours: 3.00
Theory and application of support systems for gas turbine engines. Includes fire protection, fire detection systems, fire extinguishing agents, fire protection systems, fire detection system maintenance, turbine engine pneumatic systems, pneumatic starting systems, thrust reversers, auxiliary power units, turbine engine removal, turbine engine installation, and engine storage and transport.
Prerequisite(s): AVM 226, 231, and 234.
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Offered: Spring, Summer.
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AVM231 Engine Principles, Monitoring and Inspection Credit Hours: 5.00
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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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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AVM232 Reciprocating Engine Overhaul Credit Hours: 5.00
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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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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AVM233 Turbine Engines Credit Hours: 5.00
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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Offered: Fall, Summer.
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AVM234 Engine Fuel Metering and Operation Credit Hours: 5.00
Fundamentals of aircraft fuel systems. Includes fuel metering theory and requirements, aviation fuels, float type carburetion, float carburetor maintenance and installation; pressure carburetor maintenance and installation; fuel injection systems, Bendix fuel injection and maintenance, TCM fuel injection and maintenance, fuel metering system components and maintenance, turbine engine fuel systems maintenance, components, and jet fuel controls; and reciprocating, turbine, and turbo propeller engine operations.
Prerequisite(s): AVM 226, 228, and 231.
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Offered: Spring, Summer.
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AVM260IN Advanced Composite Aircraft Repair II Credit Hours: 4.00
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 210/210LB.
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Information: IN is the integrated version of the course with the lecture and lab taught simultaneously.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
AVM260LB Advanced Composite Aircraft Repair II Lab Credit Hours: 3.00
This is the Lab portion of AVM 260.
Prerequisite(s): AVM 210/210LB.
Course Corequisites: AVM 260
Offered: Summer.
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AVM260 Advanced Composite Aircraft 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 210/210LB.
Course Corequisites: AVM 260LB
Offered: Summer.
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