(Effective Fall 2020)
This curriculum prepares students for employment as airframe and powerplant maintenance technicians. The major provides the student a unique combination of theory and practical applications on a wide variety of aircraft. The course work stresses practical application and troubleshooting of powerplant and airframe structures. Graduates will be eligible to take the required examinations for the Airframe and Powerplant Maintenance Certificate.
Employment as maintenance technicians for commercial aviation, general aviation, aviation repair stations and manufacturer's services. With work experience, a graduate may advance into a position such as maintenance supervisor, manufacturer service representative, product development technician, and accident/equipment failure investigator.
Recommended High School Subjects
Three years of English, one year of algebra, and one year of science.
Special Equipment Needs
See the Tool List on the Aviation Maintenance Technician major web page.
All incoming students must meet placement requirements in English, math, and reading. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies as explained in the College Catalog (see https://www.pct.edu/catalog/admissions-policy).
Students will not be allowed to enroll in any required AVI-designated courses until remediation of MTH004 is complete.
The sequence of remediation will be mathematics, reading, English.
This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/TransferringCredits ). Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.
Program GoalsA graduate of this major should be able to:
- master the theoretical knowledge and demonstrate the applied skills to successfully complete the requirements for the FAA General, Powerplant, and Airframe exams.
- demonstrate proper safety procedures and follow all applicable regulations, policies, and procedures.
- understand and demonstrate the professional and ethical standards appropriate in the aviation industry.
- be prepared for employment in the field of aviation maintenance and repair, employment in a related industry, or continuing education.
The following grading system is applied to all AVI-designated courses. There is no rounding of grades.
A = 90 – 100
B = 80 – 89.99
C = 72 – 79.99
D = 70 – 71.99
F = 69.99 and below
|FYE101||First Year Experience||1||.50||1.50||S||REQ|
|AVI100||Aviation Practices I||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|AVI105||Aviation Practices II||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|AVI110||Aviation Fundamentals I||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|AVI115||Aviation Fundamentals II||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|AVI120||Aviation Science I||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|AVI125||Aviation Basic Electricity I||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|AVI140||Aircraft Reciprocating Engines||4||2||6||M||REQ|
|ENL111||English Composition I||3||3||S||REQ|
|AVI130||Aviation Science II||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|AVI135||Aviation Basic Electricity II||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|AVI145||Aircraft Turbine Engines||4||2||6||M||REQ|
|AVI150||Aircraft Engine Fuel Metering Systems||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|AVI155||Aircraft Engine Ignition Systems||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|AVI160||Aircraft Engine Systems||4||2||6||M||REQ|
|AVI165||Engine Electrical Systems||4||2||6||M||REQ|
|AVI170||Aircraft Engine Troubleshooting and Inspection||4||2||6||M||REQ|
|AVI200||Vintage Aircraft Structures||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|AVI205||Sheet Metal Aircraft Structures||4||2||6||M||REQ|
|AVI210||Composite Aircraft Structures||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|AVI215||Airframe Systems I||4||2||6||M||REQ|
|AVI220||Airframe Systems II||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|AVI225||Rotary Wing Systems & Maintenance||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|AVI230||Advanced Aircraft Electrical Systems||4||2||6||M||REQ|
|AVI235||Aircraft Electronic and Instrument Systems||2||1||3||M||REQ|
Certification: Federal Aviation Administration, approved under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 147.