Aviation Technology

AVIT 1111 – Aircraft Operations & Preservation

5 credits

In this course the student will learn the proper way to move, receive and launch aircraft which will include taxiing, towing, tugging and marshaling. The student will learn how to service, fuel, oil and various other serviceable items. The student will also learn how to jack aircraft and how to perform weight and balance calculations. This course covers aircraft corrosion and corrosive materials identification and how to protect, clean and preserve aircraft.

AVIT 1112 – Basic Aircraft Electricity

5 credits

In this course the student will learn the basis of electron flow. The student will study the relationship between voltage, current and resistance. The student will use the understanding of Ohm’s Law and Kirkoff’s Law relating to voltage, current and resistance to solve series, parallel and complex electrical circuits. The student will be introduced to battery theory, including lead acid and nickel-cadmium and their use in aircraft. This course will cover direct and alternating currents, wiring, switches, control devices, wiring diagrams, generators, alternators and motors used on aircraft.

AVIT 1113 – Aircraft Materials, Processes & Fluid Lines

5 credits

This course will introduce the student to the hardware used to build aircraft. The student will use basic hand tools and measuring devices to fabricate rigid and flexible fluid lines. The student will identify appropriate uses for industry standard nondestructive testing including dye penetrant, eddy current, ultrasonic and magnetic particle inspection.

AVIT 1121 – Aircraft Maintenance Publications & Regulations

3 credits

This course will introduce the student to aircraft publications and regulations. The student will become familiar with the use of the aircraft manufacture maintenance and structural repair manuals and illustrated parts catalog. The student will learn basic drawing skills and will learn to read blue prints and wire schematics required to complete aircraft maintenance. The student will investigate the Federal Aviation Regulations, Airworthiness Directives and Advisory materials related to aircraft maintenance and paperwork required by the FAA.

AVIT 2221 – Aircraft Metallic Structures

6 credits | Prerequisite: AVIT 1113

This course will introduce the student to aircraft structures and structural repair. The student will become familiar with the materials used in all aspects of aircraft construction. This course is a hands-on course in which the student will learn to identify different aircraft materials and their uses. Students will fabricate aircraft structures using aluminum by forming, bending, installing and removing aircraft hardware and fasteners. Students will also investigate welding and inspect welded aircraft structures including soldering, brazing, gas and arc-welding.

AVIT 2222 – Aircraft Fuel Systems

2 credits | Prerequisite: AVIT 1113

This course will introduce the student to aircraft fuels and fuel systems. The student will identify different aircraft fuels, tanks and types of fuel systems used in aircraft. The student will remove, inspect and install aircraft rigid and bladder type cell tanks. Students will learn the effects that atmospheric conditions have on fuel and how aircraft fuel systems manage these effects.

AVIT 2231 – Aircraft Non-Metallic Structures

5 credits | Prerequisite: AVIT 1113

This course will introduce the student to aircraft fabrics, woods, composites, acrylics and painting. The students will peform hands-on wet-layup and vacuum bagging on composite structures used in aircraft. Students will inspect, test, fabricate and repair fiberglass, bonded honeycomb and fabric panels. Students will learn how to apply paint, trim and letters to aircraft finishes.

AVIT 2232 – Airframe Electrical Systems

5 credits | Prerequisite: AVIT 1112

This course will introduce the student to the components and techniques used in aircraft airframe wiring. The student will learn basic aircraft wiring and installation of wiring components. Students will investigate and understand how to determine wire size, wire load, circuit components, methods of wiring aircraft for 12 volt DC, 24 volt DC and 115 volt AC systems. Students will crimp, splice and solder using the methods developed for aircraft to inspect, repair and fabricate aircraft wiring systems.

AVIT 2233 – Aircraft Landing Gear & Fluid Power

5 credits | Prerequisite: AVIT 1113

This course will introduce the student to hydraulic, pneumatic and landing gear systems used in a variety of different types of aircraft. Students will inspect, check, service and repair aircraft landing gear systems and their component. Students will remove, disassemble, inspect and replace hydraulic and pneumatic systems components uses in different aircraft systems.

AVIT 2241 – Aircraft Instrumentation, Navigation & Communication

4 credits | Prerequisite: AVIT 1112

This course will introduce the student to aircraft instrumentation, communication radios, navigation equipment and position/warning systems. The student will understand how to inspect, check, troubleshoot and service aircraft flight instrumentation systems both mechanical and electronic. Students will learn about the different types of position and warning systems for landing gear, airspeed, takeoff, landing, brake control and wheel anti-skid. Students will investigate VHF and HF communication radios, navigation equipment and GPS used on today’s aircraft. In lab, students will remove and install flight instrument radio equipment and perform pitot-static system leak checks. Students will test and service stall warning, gear warming and ant-skid brake systems.

AVIT 2242 – Aircraft Atmospheric & Protection Systems

3 credits | Prerequisite: AVIT 1111

This course will introduce the student to fire protection, ice, rain and cabin atmospheric control systems. Students will inspect, check, troubleshoot and service smoke, carbon monoxide, fire detection and fire extinguishing systems. Students will investigate cabin atmosphere control systems which include heating and air conditioning both vapor cycle and air cycle. Students will inspect, check, troubleshoot and service aircraft oxygen systems.

AVIT 2243 – Aircraft Assembly & Rigging

4 credits | Prerequisite: AVIT 1113

This course will introduce the student to aircraft assembly and rigging of the wings, tail and flight controls. Students will disassemble an entire aircraft, removing primary and secondary flight controls, empennage and wing assemblies. Students will balance all primary flight controls. Students will reassemble aircraft and rig aircraft for flight in accordance with the manufacture’s data.

AVIT 2244 – Airframe Inspection

3 credits | Prerequisite: AVIT 1121

This course will introduce the student to aircraft inspection process and programs. Students will open and inspect an aircraft following the prescribe 100 hr or annual inspection check. Students will write discrepancies found on aircraf on appropriate inspection paperwork. Students will perform necessary repairs to correct the discrepancies on aircraft inspected and return aircraft to an airworthy condition. The inspection process will be performed to conformity and airworthiness standards.

AVIT 2351 – Aircraft Reciprocating Engines I

6 credits | Prerequisite: AVIT 1113

This course will introduce the student to theory, operation, construction, overhaul, repair and assembly of reciprocating aircraft engines. The students will learn how a four stroke five event engine operates and how they are mounted and operated on aircraft. Students will remove and install engines on aircraft. Lab is hands on where the students will disassembly, inspect, assemble and troubleshoot four and six cylinder horizontally opposed air-cooled engines. Students will also investigate the operation, construction and overhaul of radial aircraft engines.

AVIT 2352 – Aircraft Reciprocating Engines II

6 credits | Prerequisite: AVIT 1113

This course will introduce the student to the ignition, electrical, fire protection and induction/exhaust used on reciprocating aircraft engines. The student will overhaul aircraft engine magnetos. This will include inspection, servicing and troubleshooting the ignition and ignition harness. Student will remove, disassemble, inspect and install starters, generators, alternators and engine instruments. Students will investigate induction and exhaust systems including superchargers and turbochargers which will involve the servicing and troubleshooting of these systems.

AVIT 2353 – Aircraft Fuel Metering

5 credits | Prerequisite: AVIT 1111

This course will introduce the student to aircraft fuel systems used on reciprocating and turbine aircraft engines. Students will inspect, check, service, troubleshoot and repair float carburetors, pressure carburetors, fuel injection and turbine fuel control units.

AVIT 2361 – Aircraft Turbine Engines I

6 credits | Prerequisite: AVIT 1111

This course will introduce the student to theory, operation, construction, overhaul, repair and assembly of turbine aircraft engines. Students will learn the different types of turbine engines used in aircraft for flight and auxiliary power. Students will remove and install turbine engines on aircraft. Lab is hands on where the students will disassemble, inspect, assemble and troubleshoot axial and centrifugal flow turbine engines.

AVIT 2362 – Aircraft Turbine Engines II

6 credits | Prerequisite: AVIT 1113

This course will introduce the student to the ignition, electrical, fire protection and induction/exhaust used on turbine aircraft engines. Students will inspect, service and troubleshoot the ignition and ignition harness used on turbine engines. Students will remove, disassemble, inspect and install starters, generators, alternators and engine instruments. Students will investigate induction and exhaust systems which will involve servicing and troubleshooting.

AVIT 2363 – Aircraft Propellers & Cooling Systems

5 credits | Prerequisite: AVIT 2351

This course will introduce the student to aircraft propellers, engine lubrication and cooling systems. Students will identify and select the proper lubricates used in aircraft engines. Students will inspect, check, service and troubleshoot engine lubrications and cooling systems. Students will remove, inspect, service and install aircraft fixed-pitch, constant-speed, feathering propellers and propeller governing systems. Students will repair aluminum alloy propeller blades in accordance with appropriate manufacture’s data.

AVIT 2364 – Aircraft Powerplant Inspection

3 credits | Prerequisite: AVIT 2351 and AVIT 2361

This course will introduce the student to the engine inspection process and programs. Students will open and inspect an engine following the prescribe 100 hr or annual inspection check. Students will write discrepancies found on engines on appropriate inspection paperwork. Students will perform necessary repairs to correct the discrepancies on the engine inspected and return the engine to an airworthy condition. The inspection process will be performed to conformity and airworthiness standards.