Aviation Technology (AVI)

AVI 101. General Mechanics, Drawings and Safety. 2 Credit Hours.

This course covers several foundational topics for studying aviation maintenance. Safety in the work environment and mechanical drawings are covered, along with weight and balance requirements and working with pressurized fluid lines in a variety of aircraft systems. The general curriculum subjects included in this course and required by Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 147, Appendix B, are Aircraft Drawings, Weight and Balance, and Fluid Lines and Fittings. Additional lab hours required.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

AVI 102. Basic Electricity for Aviation Technicians. 2 Credit Hours.

This course covers principles of electricity needed for aviation technicians. Corse material includes static and current electricity, terminology, magnetism, and circuits. Theory, testing and maintenance of batteries are included and solid state devices are introduced. The general curriculum subject included in this course and required by Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 147, Appendix B, is Basic Electricity. Additional lab hours required.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

AVI 103. Structural Materials and Corrosion Control. 2 Credit Hours.

In this course, students learn materials identification, metalworking and fabrication processes. They also learn nondestructive testing procedures, corrosion treatment and prevention. The general curriculum subjects in this course and required by Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 147, Appendix B, are Materials and Processing, and Cleaning and Corrosion Control. Additional lab hours required.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

AVI 104. Federal Regulations and Ground Operations. 2 Credit Hours.

This course concerns the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) governing aircraft maintenance and mechanics' privileges and responsibilities regarding maintenance. Students learn research techniques, the correct use of FAA forms and how to make maintenance record entries. Ground operations encompasses shop and flight line safety, including fire, jacking and hazardous materials procedures, towing, taxiing and tie-down procedures, fueling procedures and standard hand signals. The general curriculum subjects in this course and required by Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 147, Appendix B are Maintenance Publications, Mechanic Privileges and Limitations, Maintenance forms and Records and Ground Operations and Servicing. Additional lab hours required.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

AVI 105. Basic Physics for Aviation. 2 Credit Hours.

This course covers principles of physics with applications in aviation maintenance. Topics include matter, energy, work, power, force, motion, and gas/fluid mechanics. The course introduces aerodynamics for fixed and rotor wing aircraft. The general curriculum subject included in this course and required by Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 147, Appendix B, is Basic Physics. Additional lab hours required.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

AVI 106. Quantitative Applications. 2 Credit Hours.

In this course important principles of aerodynamics and computational skills essential for aviation technicians are reinforced through mathematical applications. Applications include topics such as weight, center of gravity, cylinder displacement and compression ratio. The general curriculum subject included in this course are required by Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 147, Appendix B, is Mathematics. Additional lab hours required.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

AVI 121. Aircraft Non-metallic Structures and Finishes. 2 Credit Hours.

This course covers aircraft maintenance principles that apply to the exterior surfaces and internal structures of an aircraft. Students learn about wooden structures, fabric coverings and the various paints and sealants that are used to protect them. The airframe curriculum subjects included in this course and required by Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 147, Appendix C, are Aircraft Coverings, Aircraft Finishes and Wood Structures. Additional lab hours required.
Prerequisites: AVI 103 and Reading Proficiency.

AVI 122. Aviation Welding. 2 Credit Hours.

Various types of welding, soldering and brazing used in aircraft structural materials are introduced in this course. Students will work with sheet steel, tube steel and other metals. The airframe curriculum subject in this course and required by Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 147, Appendix C, is Welding. Additional lab hours required.
Prerequisites: AVI 101 and Reading Proficiency.

AVI 123. Airframe Fuel Systems and Fire Detection. 1 Credit Hour.

Students learn about the inspection, service and repair of fuel systems and components, and aircraft fire detection and extinguishing systems. The airframe curriculum subjects included in this course and required by Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 147, Appendix C, are Aircraft Fuel Systems and Fire Protection. Additional lab hours required.
Prerequisite: AVI 101 and Reading Proficiency.

AVI 124. Aircraft Metallic Structures. 4 Credit Hours.

This course covers sheet metal and non-metallic aircraft structures introducing student to various materials used in fabrication and repair including fasteners, rivets, and sheet metal flat layouts. Students study composite structures, inspection methods, fabrication and repair procedures. The airframe curriculum subject included in this course and required by Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 147, Appendix C, is Sheet Metal and Non-metallic Structures. Additional lab hours required.
Prerequisites: AVI 103 and Reading Proficiency.

AVI 125. Aircraft Fluid and Pneumatic Power Systems. 2 Credit Hours.

This course covers the principles of hydraulic and pneumatic systems in aircraft and their purpose, inspection, service and repair. This includes in depth study of various landing gear and components, braking systems, wheels, tires and struts with emphasis on disassembly, inspection, removal and replacement of these systems and components. The airframe curriculum subjects included in this course and required by Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 147, appendix C, are Aircraft Landing Gear Systems and Hydraulic and Pneumatic Power Systems. Additional lab hours required.
Prerequisites: AVI 101 and Reading Proficiency.

AVI 126. Rigging, Inspection, Cabin Environment, Ice and Rain. 3 Credit Hours.

In this course students learn assembly procedures for aircraft components including flight control systems. They also learn about ice and rain control systems, and cabin temperature and pressure systems. The FAA regulations and procedures for inspecting an aircraft airframe are also included. The airframe curriculum subjects included in this course and required by Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 147, Appendix C, are cabin Atmosphere Control Systems, Ice and Rain Control Systems, Assembly and Rigging, and Airframe Inspection. Additional lab hours required.
Prerequisites: AVI 101 and Reading Proficiency.

AVI 127. Communication/Navigation Systems. 3 Credit Hours.

In this course students learn how aircraft communication and navigation systems work and how to install, inspect and check system components. The airframe curriculum subjects included in this course are required by Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 147, Appendix C, are Communication and Navigation Systems, Position Warning Systems and Aircraft Instrument Systems. Additional lab hours are required.
Prerequisites: AVI 101 and Reading Proficiency.

AVI 128. Aircraft Electrical Systems. 4 Credit Hours.

This course covers the operation and maintenance of electrical and power distribution systems on aircraft as well as the fabrication and installation of electrical wiring or components. The airframe curriculum subject included in this course and required by Federal Regulations (FAR) Part 147, Appendix C, is Aircraft Electrical Systems. Additional lab hours required.
Prerequisites: AVI 102 and Reading Proficiency.

AVI 131. Power Plant Electrical Systems. 1 Credit Hour.

Students learn the principles and procedures governing charging systems and motors. The course will emphasize inspecting, servicing and repairing electrical system components in an aircraft power plant. The power plant curriculum subject included in this course and required by Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 147, Appendix D is Engine Electrical Systems. Additional lab hours required.
Prerequisites: AVI 102 and Reading Proficiency.

AVI 132. Ignition and Starting Systems. 2 Credit Hours.

Student learn the principles and procedures governing ignition and starting systems. Course material will include inspecting, servicing and repairing ignition and starting system components in an aircraft power plant. The power plant curriculum subject included in this course and required by Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 147, Appendix D is Ignition and Starting. Additional lab hours required.
Prerequisites: AVI 102 and Reading Proficiency.

AVI 133. Airflow, Exhaust, Lubrication and Engine Instruments. 3 Credit Hours.

This course covers the inspection, service and maintenance of non-engine accessory systems and instruments critical for the proper operation of reciprocating and turbine engines. The power plant curriculum subjects included in this course and required by Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 147, Appendix D, are Induction and Engine Airflow Systems, Engine Cooling Systems, Engine Exhaust and Reversing Systems, Lubrication Systems and Engine Instrument System. Additional lab hours required.
Prerequisites: AVI 101 and Reading Proficiency.

AVI 134. Reciprocating Engines. 4 Credit Hours.

This course addresses the theory, development and maintenance of reciprocating engines for aircraft. Projects will include disassembly, re-assembly, overhaul, repair, inspection, removal, installation and testing engine components. Students will further develop skills in the use of maintenance publications and documentation of maintenance activities. The power plant curriculum subject included in this course and required by Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 147, appendix D is Reciprocating Engines.
Prerequisites: AVI 101 and Reading Proficiency.

AVI 135. Propeller Systems. 3 Credit Hours.

The development and application of fixed-pitch through constant speed propellers is presented in this course. Students inspect, replace, service or repair propellers, their accessories or auxiliary systems. The use of maintenance publications and appropriate documentation of maintenance activities will be emphasized. The power plant curriculum subject include in this course and required by Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 147, Appendix D is Propellers. Additional lab hours required.
Prerequisites: AVI 101 and Reading Proficiency.

AVI 136. Power Plant Fuel and Fire Protection Systems. 3 Credit Hours.

Students learn about aircraft fuel, engine fuel systems and components, and fuel metering devices. Carburetors and injection systems are covered along with fuel systems, fire protection systems, pumps valves, filters and metering units. The power plant curriculum subjects included in the course and required by Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 147, Appendix D are Fuel Metering Systems, Engine Fuel Systems and Engine Fire Protection Systems. Additional lab hours required.
Prerequisites: AVI 101 and Reading Proficiency.

AVI 137. Turbine Engines. 4 Credit Hours.

Theory and application of various types of turbine engines are provided in this course. Course material includes removal, replacement, installation, inspection, overhaul, repair and adjustment of turbine engines. The power plant curriculum subjects included in this course and required by Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 147, Appendix D, are Turbine Engines, Auxiliary Power Systems and Unducted Fans. Additional lab hours required.
Prerequisites: AVI 101 and Reading Proficiency.

AVI 138. Power Plant Inspections. 1 Credit Hour.

This course requires students use skills developed in the power plant courses to inspect turbine or reciprocating engines, propellers, engine accessories and auxiliary systems. Students will use extensive research of maintenance publications and effective documentation of inspection activities. The power plant curriculum subject included in this course and required by Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 147, Appendix D, is Engine Inspection. Additional lab hours required.
Prerequisites: AVI 131 and Reading Proficiency.