Airframe and Powerplant (AFPM)

AFPM F111      General Airframe and Powerplant
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Shop practices, basic math, applied physics, FAA regulations, basic electricity, aircraft weight and balance, ground operations and servicing, cleaning and corrosion control, and materials and process. Preparation for the FAA Mechanics Airframe Structures Written, Oral and Practical Exam.

Prerequisites: Experience requirements of FAR 65.77 or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

AFPM F145      Basic Mathematics
1 Credit

Offered As Demand Warrants

Review of applied and technical mathematics related to the construction and engines of aircrafts. Common, decimal, fractions and mixed numbers; extracting square roots and raising numbers to a given power; solving ratios, proportions and percentage problems; fundamental algebraic operations.

Prerequisites: Admission to A & P program; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 0 + 0

AFPM F146      Basic Electricity
2 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Electrical theory and concepts for the aviation mechanic. Ohm's law, electrical circuits, diagrams, batteries and a variety of electrical components.

Prerequisites: Admission to A & P Program; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 2 + 0 + 0

AFPM F147      Physics for Mechanics
0.5 Credit

Offered As Demand Warrants

Applications of mechanics; levers, sound, fluid and heat dynamics. Basic aircraft structures and aerodynamics. (Course does not fulfill natural science requirements for any degree.)

Prerequisites: Admission to A & P Program; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0.5 + 0 + 0

AFPM F148      Aircraft Drawing
1 Credit

Offered As Demand Warrants

Basic drafting. Drawings, symbols and schematic diagrams, sketches of repairs and alterations, blueprint information, graphs and charts.

Prerequisites: Admission to A & P Program; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 0 + 0

AFPM F149      Fluid Lines and Fittings
0.5 Credit

Offered As Demand Warrants

Rigid and flexible fluid lines and fittings, fabrication and installation.

Prerequisites: Admission to A & P Program; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0.5 + 0 + 0

AFPM F150      Materials and Processes
2 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Basic shop practices, including selection, identification and installation of aircraft hardware and materials, precision measuring tools and operations, basic heat treating processes, forms of nondestructive inspections.

Prerequisites: Admission to A & P Program; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 2 + 0 + 0

AFPM F151      Cleaning and Corrosion Control
1 Credit

Offered As Demand Warrants

Basic aircraft cleaning materials, methods and corrosion control.

Prerequisites: Admission to A & P Program; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 0 + 0

AFPM F152      Federal Aviation Regulations
1 Credit

Offered As Demand Warrants

Federal Aviation Regulations for maintenance of aircraft. Maintenance forms and records, publications, privileges and limitations of aircraft mechanics.

Prerequisites: Admission to A & P Program; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 0 + 0

AFPM F153      Weight and Balance
1 Credit

Offered As Demand Warrants

Weighing procedures, weight, arms, moments, center of gravity computations and placarding. Aircraft loading, required forms, weighing.

Prerequisites: Admission to A & P Program; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 0 + 0

AFPM F154      Ground Operations and Servicing
0.5 Credit

Offered As Demand Warrants

Starting, moving, servicing, securing and fueling aircraft.

Prerequisites: Admission to A & P Program; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0.5 + 0 + 0

AFPM F205      Airframe Structures
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Aircraft wood, dope, fabric finishes, welding, sheet metal, assembly and rigging and inspection. Preparation for the FAA Mechanics Airframe Structures written, oral and practical exam.

Prerequisites: Experience requirements of FAR 65.77; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

AFPM F206      Airframe System and Components
2 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Aircraft electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Landing gear, instruments, fuel, communication and navigation, cabin atmosphere control, and fire protection systems. Inspection, checking, troubleshooting, repair and servicing. Preparation for the FAA Mechanics Airframe Structures written, oral and practical exam.

Prerequisites: Experience requirements of FAR 65.77; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 2 + 0 + 0

AFPM F215      MOS Powerplant Theory/Maintenance
2 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Jet engine fundamentals, analysis and testing. Inspecting turbo jets, turbo shaft and turbo fan engines. Overhaul, inspection and fundamentals of reciprocating engines. Preparation for the FAA Mechanics Airframe Structures written, oral and practical exam.

Prerequisites: Experience requirements of FAR 65.77; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 2 + 0 + 0

AFPM F216      MOS Powerplant System/Components
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Fuel metering, induction systems, propellers, control systems and powerplant electricity. Repair, inspection, service and troubleshooting. Preparation for the FAA Mechanics Airframe Structures written, oral and practical exam.

Prerequisites: Experience requirements of FAR 65.77; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

AFPM F230      Aircraft Electrical Systems
2.5 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Wiring, control, indication and protection devices for AC and DC systems. Inspection, troubleshooting service and repair of these systems.

Prerequisites: Admission to A & P Program; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 2.5 + 0 + 0

AFPM F231      Powerplant Electrical Systems
1.5 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Installation, inspection, testing, servicing engine electrical system wiring, controls, indicators and protective devices. Repair and service of electrical generating systems.

Prerequisites: Admission to A&P program; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1.5 + 0 + 0

AFPM F235      Aircraft Reciprocating Engines
4.5 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

History and development of the aircraft reciprocating engine. Repair, overhaul and inspection of various types of engines. Operation and troubleshooting of engines.

Prerequisites: Admission to A & P Program; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 4.5 + 0 + 0

AFPM F240      Turbine Engines
2 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Development, theory and operation of turbine engines. Engine design, performance, accessories and subsystems. Engine maintenance and overhaul.

Prerequisites: Admission to A & P Program; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 2 + 0 + 0

AFPM F244      Lubricating Systems
1.5 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Identification and selection of lubricants for aircraft powerplants. Inspection, service, troubleshooting and repair of the lubrication systems and components.

Prerequisites: Admission to A & P Program; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1.5 + 0 + 0

AFPM F245      Ignition Systems
2 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Overhaul, inspection and troubleshooting of reciprocating and gas turbine ignition systems. Repair and bench testing of components.

Prerequisites: Admission to A & P Program; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 2 + 0 + 0

AFPM F246      Fuel Metering Systems
2 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Fundamental operation of fuel metering systems in aircraft powerplants. Technical data to repair and overhaul carburetors and components. Inspecting, troubleshooting and adjusting turbine engine fuel metering systems and electronic fuel controls.

Prerequisites: Admission to the A & P Program; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 2 + 0 + 0

AFPM F248      Induction Systems
0.5 Credit

Operation and service of aircraft induction, preheat, anti-ice and supercharger systems.

Prerequisites: Admission to A&P program; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0.5 + 0 + 0

AFPM F249      Powerplant Cooling Systems
0.5 Credit

Inspection, service and repair of engine cooling systems -- both air and liquid cooled installations.

Prerequisites: Admission to A & P Program; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0.5 + 0 + 0

AFPM F250      Powerplant Exhaust Systems
0.5 Credit

Inspection, service and repair of engine exhaust systems. Includes operations of turbo compounded engines, thrust reversers and noise suppressors.

Prerequisites: Admission to A & P Program; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0.5 + 0 + 0

AFPM F251      Fuel Systems
1.5 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Inspection, servicing, troubleshooting and repair of aircraft and engine fuel systems and components.

Prerequisites: Admission to A & P Program; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1.5 + 0 + 0

AFPM F252      Propellers
2 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Identification and nomenclature of aircraft propellers. Operation, control and repair of both reciprocating and turbine engine installations.

Prerequisites: Admission to A & P Program; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 2 + 0 + 0

AFPM F253      Transport Category Aircraft
1 Credit

Offered As Demand Warrants

Introduction to transport category aircraft systems and components.

Prerequisites: Admission to A & P Program; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 0 + 0

AFPM F254      Ice and Rain Control Systems
0.5 Credit

Offered As Demand Warrants

Inspection, operation and troubleshooting of de-ice and anti-ice systems.

Prerequisites: Admission to A&P program; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0.5 + 0 + 0

AFPM F255      Fire Protection Systems
0.5 Credit

Offered As Demand Warrants

Inspection, servicing, troubleshooting and repair of aircraft and engine fire detection and extinguishing systems.

Prerequisites: Admission to A & P Program; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0.5 + 0 + 0

AFPM F256      Communications and Navigation Systems
0.5 Credit

Offered As Demand Warrants

Operation of aircraft avionics, autopilots and antennas, including inspection and installation.

Prerequisites: Admission to A&P program; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0.5 + 0 + 0

AFPM F257      Instrument Systems
0.5 Credit

Offered As Demand Warrants

Inspection, troubleshooting, removal and replacement of aircraft and engine instruments and indicating systems.

Prerequisites: Admission to A & P Program; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0.5 + 0 + 0

AFPM F258      Cabin Atmosphere Control Systems
1 Credit

Offered As Demand Warrants

Aircraft pressurization, air conditioning, heating and oxygen systems. Operation, inspection, troubleshooting, service and repair.

Prerequisites: Admission to A&P program; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 0 + 0

AFPM F259      Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems
1.5 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Operation of hydraulic and pneumatic systems and uses in aircraft. Identification of hydraulic fluids, seals, hydraulic and pneumatic control devices, inspection and servicing and troubleshooting.

Prerequisites: Admission to A&P program; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1.5 + 0 + 0

AFPM F260      Aircraft Landing Gear Systems
1.5 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Simple and complex landing gear systems. Operation, service and repair of mechanical and hydraulic retraction mechanisms. Wheel, tire and brake service. Aircraft speed and configuration warning systems, electric brake controls, anti-skid systems, landing gear position and warning systems.

Prerequisites: Admission to A & P Program; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1.5 + 0 + 0

AFPM F261      NonMetallic Structures
1 Credit

Offered As Demand Warrants

Inspection, service and repair of wood structures. Preliminary and secondary repair of interior and service of plastic, honeycomb, bonded, and composite and laminated structures.

Prerequisites: Admission to A & P Program; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 0 + 0

AFPM F262      Aircraft Coverings
1 Credit

Offered As Demand Warrants

Selection, application, inspection and testing of fabric and fiberglass coverings and methods of repair.

Prerequisites: Admissions to A & P Program; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 0 + 0

AFPM F263      Aircraft Finishes
0.5 Credit

Offered As Demand Warrants

Identification and selection of aircraft finishing materials. Application of paints, dopes, primers and trim.

Prerequisites: Admission to A & P Program; permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0.5 + 0 + 0

AFPM F264      Sheet Metal Structures
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Aircraft sheet metal fabrication, inspection and repair, including rivets and fasteners.

Prerequisites: Admission to A & P Program; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

AFPM F265      Aircraft Welding
1.5 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Contemporary welding methods on aircraft structures. Oxyacetylene, arc, inert gas and brazing techniques. Inspection of welded structure and safety procedures.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1.5 + 0 + 0

AFPM F266      Assembly and Rigging
1.5 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Aerodynamic theory and function of aircraft control surfaces. Fabrication and installation of control devices for fixed and rotary wing aircraft; jacking and control surface balance.

Prerequisites: Admission to A & P Program; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1.5 + 0 + 0

AFPM F267      Airframe Inspections
0.5 Credit

Offered As Demand Warrants

Inspection and return of aircraft to service. Procedural and legal aspects of 100 hour, annual and periodic inspections.

Prerequisites: Admission to A & P Program; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0.5 + 0 + 0

AFPM F270      Airframe Testing
0.5 Credit

Offered As Demand Warrants

Preparation for the Federal Aviation Administration written, oral and practical exams for the powerplant mechanics' license.

Prerequisites: Admission to A & P Program; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0.5 + 0 + 0

AFPM F271      Powerplant Inspections
0.5 Credit

Offered As Demand Warrants

Methodology and record keeping for inspection of aircraft reciprocating and gas turbine engines.

Prerequisites: Admission to A & P Program; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0.5 + 0 + 0

AFPM F272      Powerplant Testing
0.5 Credit

Offered As Demand Warrants

Preparation for the Federal Aviation Administration written, oral and practical exams for the powerplant mechanics' license.

Prerequisites: Admission to A & P Program; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0.5 + 0 + 0

AFPM F325      Inspection Authorization Preparation
2 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Technical background training for the working airframe and powerplant mechanic in selecting, reviewing and utilizing the appropriate federal regulatory and advisory information as well as the manufacturer's maintenance information to inspect and return to service aircraft, engines, propellers, appliances and related parts in accordance with FAR Part 65.95. Final exam is the FAA Inspection Authorization exam administered by an FAA airworthiness inspector.

Prerequisites: FAA A & P Certificate, meet additional requirements of FAR 65.91.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 2 + 0