Aviation Practices I

AVI100

Introduction to various techniques and processes used by aviation maintenance technicians. Study includes materials and processes used in aircraft construction, precision measuring equipment, hardware identification, common tools, torque procedures, and safety devices. Fall Only.

2 Credits: 1 Lecture, 3 Lab

Corequisites:
AVI105

Prerequisites:
Placement by Examination; or
MTH004 and Placement by Examination; or
RDG001

Aviation Practices II

AVI105

Introductory topics including selection and use of proper cleaning materials and procedures, nondestructive inspection methods, and the inspection and fabrication of fluid carrying hoses and tubing. Fall Only.

2 Credits: 1 Lecture, 3 Lab

Corequisites:
AVI100

Prerequisites:
Placement by Examination; or
MTH004 and Placement by Examination; or
RDG001

Aviation Fundamentals I

AVI110

Introduction to the aviation industry and Federal Aviation Regulations as they apply to the aviation maintenance technicians. Topics also include mechanic privileges and limitations, use and completion of aircraft maintenance forms and records, inspection programs, human factors, and safety practices. Fall Only.

2 Credits: 1 Lecture, 3 Lab

Corequisites:
AVI115

Prerequisites:
Placement by Examination; or
MTH004 and Placement by Examination; or
RDG001

Aviation Fundamentals II

AVI115

Introduction to fundamental aviation operations and publications. Topics include specific aircraft fuels, ground movement procedures, operation practices, and safety precautions. Skills learned include identifying and using aircraft maintenance publications published by the Federal Aviation Administration. Fall Only.

2 Credits: 1 Lecture, 3 Lab

Corequisites:
AVI110

Prerequisites:
Placement by Examination; or
MTH004 and Placement by Examination; or
RDG001

Aviation Science I

AVI120

Theory and application of basic science principles as they relate to aviation maintenance and flight. Emphasis on the applications of physical laws and mathematical concepts within the industry. Fall Only.

2 Credits: 1 Lecture, 3 Lab

Corequisites:
AVI125

Prerequisites:
Placement by Examination; or
MTH004 and Placement by Examination; or
RDG001

Aviation Basic Electricity I

AVI125

Basic electrical theory as it applies to aircraft, including Ohm's Laws, principles of electrical components, applications of aircraft electrical components, batteries, DC circuits, the proper use of electrical measuring instruments, and diagrams. Fall Only.

2 Credits: 1 Lecture, 3 Lab

Corequisites:
AVI120

Prerequisites:
Placement by Examination; or
MTH004 and Placement by Examination; or
RDG001

Aviation Science II

AVI130

Aircraft blueprint reading for aviation maintenance technicians with emphasis on reading and interpreting multi-view drawings. Includes installation, diagrams, schematics, and the use of charts and graphs. Course work includes producing three-dimensional sketches for repair and alterations to aircraft. Skill development includes weighing aircraft, computing the various weights for proper balance, and recording data. Spring Only.

2 Credits: 1 Lecture, 3 Lab

Prerequisites:
AVI120

Aviation Basic Electricity II

AVI135

Basic electrical theory as it applies to capacitive and inductive AC circuits. Study includes AC troubleshooting theory. Basic solid state devices theory as it applies to diodes and transistors. Students will examine basic logic gate theory. Spring Only.

2 Credits: 1 Lecture, 3 Lab

Corequisites:
AVI155, AVI160

Prerequisites:
AVI120 and AVI125

Aircraft Reciprocating Engines

AVI140

Theory and operating principles of aircraft reciprocating engines. Topics focus on disassembly, inspection of parts, reassembly, and the proper procedures for servicing and repairing the lubrication and cooling systems.

4 Credits: 2 Lecture, 6 Lab

Corequisites:
AVI105, AVI115, AVI120

Aircraft Turbine Engines

AVI145

Theory and operating principles of aircraft gas turbine engines and the functions of engine components. Topics include engine design and construction; inspection requirements; Auxiliary Power Units; borescope process; and the procedures for servicing and repairing the lubrication and cooling systems.

4 Credits: 2 Lecture, 6 Lab

Corequisites:
AVI105, AVI115, AVI120

Aircraft Engine Fuel Metering Systems

AVI150

Theory, operating principles, and maintenance of reciprocating and turbine engine fuel metering systems. Topics include carburetors, fuel injection, and fuel controls. Spring Only.

2 Credits: 1 Lecture, 3 Lab

Prerequisites:
AVI105 and AVI115 and AVI120

Aircraft Engine Ignition Systems

AVI155

Inspection, service, troubleshooting, repair, and theory of reciprocating and turbine engine ignition systems and various related components. Spring Only.

2 Credits: 1 Lecture, 3 Lab

Corequisites:
AVI135, AVI160

Prerequisites:
AVI105 and AVI115 and AVI125

Aircraft Engine Systems

AVI160

Theory and practical examination of engine induction, ice and rain control, heat exchangers, superchargers, and turbo chargers, air intake, exhaust and induction manifolds, and propellers. Includes the theory, inspection, troubleshooting, and repair of these components. Spring Only.

4 Credits: 2 Lecture, 6 Lab

Corequisites:
AVI135, AVI155

Prerequisites:
AVI105 and AVI115 and AVI120

Engine Electrical Systems

AVI165

Study of engine electrical systems and instruments used on turbine powered and reciprocating engine powered aircraft. Emphasis on mechanical power generating and engine starting systems, including hands-on experience with removal, installation, disassembly, troubleshooting, and adjustment of generating, starting, regulating, and monitoring devices. Fall Only.

4 Credits: 2 Lecture, 6 Lab

Corequisites:
AVI170

Prerequisites:
AVI105 and AVI115 and AVI120 and AVI135

Aircraft Engine Troubleshooting and Inspection

AVI170

Introduction to reciprocating engine installation and operation and an exploration of various engine systems. Topics include adjustment of fuel metering components, propellers, magnetos and other components to ensure safe and efficient operation; identification of the various components associated with fuel systems; fire protection and extinguishing systems; and engine airworthiness inspection procedures. Fall Only.

4 Credits: 2 Lecture, 6 Lab

Corequisites:
AVI165

Prerequisites:
AVI140 and AVI145 and AVI150 and AVI155 and AVI160

Vintage Aircraft Structures

AVI200

Study of aircraft wood and steel tubing structures and their covering materials. Topics include inspection and repair of wood structure; applied welding theory and methods; fabric restoration and repair; and application of paints and finishes. Fall Only.

2 Credits: 1 Lecture, 3 Lab

Prerequisites:
AVI105 and AVI115 and AVI120

Sheet Metal Aircraft Structures

AVI205

Study of methods and materials used in the construction, design, and repair of aircraft metallic structures. Topics include approved methods, processes, and procedures used in inspection, repair, manufacture, and fabrication of sheet metal structures. Fall Only.

4 Credits: 2 Lecture, 6 Lab

Prerequisites:
AVI105 and AVI115 and AVI120 and AVI130

Composite Aircraft Structures

AVI210

Study of nonmetallic aircraft structures, including inspection and repair of composite, fiberglass, plastic, and honeycomb materials used in manufacture and repair of aircraft structures. Topics include application of industry-accepted standards, methods, processes, and procedures used for inspection, repair, compatibility, manufacture, and fabrication of nonmetallic structures with a focus on safety procedures. Fall Only.

2 Credits: 1 Lecture, 3 Lab

Prerequisites:
AVI105 and AVI115 and AVI120 and AVI130

Airframe Systems I

AVI215

Inspection, operation, service, and repair of aircraft landing gears, and hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Topics related to landing gears include, retraction systems, shock struts, brakes, wheels, tires, and steering systems. Topics related to hydraulic and pneumatic systems include power and control systems, pumps, actuators, and special equipment. Spring Only.

4 Credits: 2 Lecture, 6 Lab

Corequisites:
AVI240 or AVI340

Prerequisites:
AVI105 and AVI115 and AVI130

Airframe Systems II

AVI220

Study of various types of systems on modern aircraft, including atmosphere control systems, pressurization, heating, cooling and ventilation, and oxygen systems. Various pneumatic and electrical operated ice and rain control systems will be explored. Topics also include the theory and operation of various fuel and fire protection systems currently in use on aircraft; identification of the various components and subsystems associated with the fuel systems, including fuel tanks, selector valves, and means of controlling the flow and storage of fuels; and fire protection systems, including detection, warning and extinguishing of airframe and engine fires. Spring Only.

2 Credits: 1 Lecture, 3 Lab

Corequisites:
AVI215, AVI240 or AVI215, AVI340

Prerequisites:
AVI105 and AVI115 and AVI130

Rotary Wing Systems & Maintenance

AVI225

Study of rotary wing aircraft and the theory of flight and the laws of physics that apply to the operation of helicopters. Topics include primary flight controls and rotor systems, flight control adjustment, and track and balance procedures, with a focus on special safety precautions for helicopter operation. Spring Only.

2 Credits: 1 Lecture, 3 Lab

Prerequisites:
AVI105 and AVI115 and AVI130

Advanced Aircraft Electrical Systems

AVI230

Operation, installation, and repair of engine and airframe electrical components. Electrical topics include wiring, controls, switches, protective devices, and generating and starting units. Airframe topics include wiring, controls, switches, protective devices, and lighting systems as well as AC/DC circuits and related electrical accessories. Position and warning system topics include speed and take-off, anti-skid, and landing gear positions sensing. Spring Only.

4 Credits: 2 Lecture, 6 Lab

Corequisites:
AVI215, AVI220, AVI235, AVI240 or AVI215, AVI220, AVI335, AVI340

Prerequisites:
AVI105 and AVI115 and AVI130 and AVI135

Aircraft Electronic and Instrument Systems

AVI235

Theory and application of electronic flight instrument and avionics systems as found in modern aircraft. Topics include the markings and operation of gyroscopic, temperature, direction, and pressure-operated instrument systems. Skills developed include installing, inspecting, and servicing of aircraft instruments and their systems. Theory and operation of aircraft communication and navigation systems, including cockpit displays and integration of the autopilot. Advanced BITE testing and troubleshooting concepts. Spring Only.

2 Credits: 1 Lecture, 3 Lab

Corequisites:
AVI215, AVI220, AVI230, AVI240 or AVI215, AVI220, AVI230, AVI340

Prerequisites:
AVI105 and AVI115 and AVI130 and AVI135

Aircraft Inspection

AVI240

Advanced study of the theory of flight applications and airframe inspection. Topics focus on wing and flight control assembly and adjustment; flight control balance procedures and airframe inspection procedures. Spring Only.

2 Credits: 1 Lecture, 3 Lab

Corequisites:
AVI215, AVI220, AVI230, AVI235 or AVI215, AVI220, AVI230, AVI335

Prerequisites:
AVI200 and AVI205 and AVI210

Airframe Electronic and Instrument Systems

AVI335

Theory and application of electronic flight instrument and avionics systems as found in modern aircraft, including emerging technologies. Topics include the markings and operation of gyroscopic, temperature, direction, and pressure operated instruments systems. Skills developed include installing, inspecting, and servicing of aircraft instruments and their systems. Additional skill development in conducting research. Theory and operation of aircraft communication systems. Theory and operation of aircraft navigation systems, including cockpit displays and integration of the autopilot. Theory of emerging avionic and instrument technologies. Advanced BITE testing and troubleshooting concepts. Spring Only.

2 Credits: 1 Lecture, 3 Lab

Corequisites:
AVI230, AVI340

Prerequisites:
AVI105 and AVI115 and AVI130 and AVI135

Airframe Inspection

AVI340

Advanced study of the theory of aircraft flight characteristics, applications and airframe inspection requirements and procedures. Topics focus on wing and flight control assembly and adjustment; flight control balance procedures and airframe inspection procedures. Spring Only.

2 Credits: 1 Lecture, 3 Lab

Corequisites:
AVI215, AVI220, AVI230, AVI335

Prerequisites:
AVI200 and AVI205 and AVI210

Aviation Internship I

AVI390

Flexible work experience of 30 hours per week, or 240 hours over the summer session, minimum, that adapts to the student and the company offering the internship. The internship must meet a basic set of common outcomes, as well as a unique set of outcomes determined by the aviation organization. Summer Only.

3 Credits: 0 Lecture, 15 Internship

Prerequisites:
AVI170 and AVI340

Aviation Internship II

AVI490

Flexible work experience of at least 30 hours per week, or 240 hours over the summer session, that adapts and incorporates previous internship experience to both the student and the company offering the internship. The internship must meet a basic set of common outcomes, as well as a unique set of outcomes determined by the aviation organization. The course will compare and contrast the company policies, procedures, expectations, safety culture, and overall working conditions, concentrating on the differences between the first and second internship location. Summer Only.

3 Credits: 0 Lecture, 15 Internship

Prerequisites:
AVI390

Aviation Capstone Internship

AVI492

Capstone level work experience of at least 30 hours per week, or 240 hours over the summer session, that adapts to the student and the company offering the internship. The internship must meet a basic set of common outcomes, as well as a unique set of outcomes determined by the aviation organization. The course makes a complete, in depth analysis, comparing multiple internship experiences at different locations, and how the competencies from a range of Penn College courses apply to all. As needed.

3 Credits: 0 Lecture, 15 Internship

Prerequisites:
AVC304 and AVC322 and AVC493 and AVI390