Aviation Maintenance: General 104A

Course Number: AMT 194A
Transcript Title: AM: General 104A
Created: March 19, 2021
Updated: March 19, 2021
Total Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 0
Lecture / Lab Hours: 66
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), audit
Repeats available for credit: 0

Prerequisites

Course Description

Explores airframe electrical components, including the inspection, service and repair of alternating and direct current electrical systems. Examines the application of electrical principles used in sensing, indicating and control of airframe systems. Prerequisites: AMT 193. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Repair and inspect aircraft electrical system components.
  2. Install, check, and service airframe electrical wiring, controls, switches, indicators, and protective devices.
  3. Read and interpret aircraft circuit diagrams.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Evaluations by exams, quizzes and lab work.

Texts and Materials

Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook, Federal Aviation Administration; Introduction to Aircraft Maintenance, 3rd Edition, Avotek

Course Activities and Design

The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Outcome #1: Repair and inspect aircraft electrical system components.
  • Crimp and splice wiring to manufacturers' specifications
  • Repair pins and sockets of aircraft connectors
  • Use a multi-meter for diode inspection
  • Select and install electrical bonding jumpers
Outcome #2: Install, check, and service airframe electrical wiring, controls, switches, indicators, and protective devices.
  • Explain switch, fuse and circuit breaker derating factors
  • Determine applicability of electrical wire size and current-carrying capacity
  • Install electrical wiring in conduits
  • Select and install electrical bonding jumpers
  • Install and remove terminals, pins and sockets
Outcome #3: Read and interpret aircraft circuit diagrams.
  • Trace electrical circuit logic in wiring diagrams
  • Utilize multi-meter for diode and transistor inspection
  • Apply principles of AC rectification with diodes
  • Utilize Zener diodes for voltage regulation