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Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT)

Credentials:

  • Associate in Applied Science: 
    • Aviation Maintenance Technology:
      • 75-76 credit hours
  • Diploma: 
    • Airframe and Powerplant Maintenance Technician: 
      • 66-67 credit hours
  • Certificate: 
    • Airframe Maintenance Technician: 
      • 36-37 credit hours
    • Powerplant Maintenance Technician: 
      • 36-37 credit hours

Description:

Expertise in the inspection, repair, service and overhaul of aircraft and engines is the goal of this program certified by the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA). Interpreting specifications from service and technical manuals, using testing procedures and equipment, diagnosing problems and making necessary repairs are the skills taught in aircraft maintenance. To work in the aircraft industry, the FAA must certify students completing this program.

Students enrolled in the Aviation Maintenance Technology program must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in each AMT course.

* Computer literacy must be demonstrated either by competency exam or by completing a computer literacy course prior to admission to the AMT courses.

Implementation: Fall 2009

Competencies:

  • Associate in Applied Science in Aviation Maintenance Technology (Also Diploma)
  • Competencies will be met at the level appropriate to the credential.

Upon completion of this program, the graduate can:

General Education Competencies:

  1. Communicate Effectively
    1. Read and listen with comprehension.
    2. Speak and write clearly using standard English.
    3. Interact cooperatively with others using both verbal and non-verbal means.
    4. Demonstrate information processing through basic computer skills.
  2. Think Critically
    1. Make connections in learning across the disciplines and draw logical conclusions.
    2. Demonstrate problem solving through interpreting, analyzing, summarizing, and/or integrating a variety of materials.
    3. Use mathematics to organize, analyze, and synthesize data to solve a problem.
  3. Learn Independently
    1. Use appropriate search strategies and resources to find, evaluate, and use information.
    2. Make choices based upon awareness of ethics and differing perspectives/ideas.
    3. Apply learning in academic, personal, and public situations.
    4. Think creatively to develop new ideas, processes, or products.
  4. Examine Relationships in Diverse and Complex Environments
    1. Recognize the relationship of the individual to human heritage and culture.
    2. Demonstrate an awareness of the relationship of the individual to the biological and physical environment.
    3. Develop an awareness of self as an individual member of a multicultural global community.

Technical Competencies: (also Diploma in AMT)

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge necessary to maintain, repair, troubleshoot or alter aircraft, powerplant or equipment of the aviation business.
  2. Properly record maintenance, alterations, or repairs as outlined by the FAA.
  3. Read, write, and understand technical data on aircraft related objects.
  4. Employ basic skills and knowledge to further enhance learning in an aviation maintenance environment.
  5. Pass all required FAA tests.
  6. Obtain the Airframe and Powerplant rating.

Certificates:

Powerplant Maintenance Technician

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge necessary to maintain, repair, troubleshoot or alter aircraft, Powerplant or equipment of the aviation business.
  2. Properly record maintenance, alterations, or repairs as outlined by the FAA.
  3. Read, write, and understand technical data on aircraft related objects.
  4. Employ basic skills and knowledge to further enhance learning in an aviation maintenance environment.
  5. Pass all required FAA tests.
  6. Obtain the Powerplant rating.

Airframe Maintenance Technician

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge necessary to maintain, repair, troubleshoot or alter aircraft, or equipment of the aviation business.
  2. Properly record maintenance, alterations, or repairs as outlined by the FAA.
  3. Read, write, and understand technical data on aircraft related objects.
  4. Employ basic skills and knowledge to further enhance learning in an aviation maintenance environment.
  5. Pass all required FAA tests.
  6. Obtain the Airframe rating.

Outlines: 

AAS Aviation Maintenance Technology

 Course Number   Course name   Credit hour
General Education:    
ENG 101 Writing I 3
  Mathematics 3
  Science 3
  Heritage/Humanities/Foreign Language 3
  Social Interaction 3
  Subtotal 15
     
Technical Courses:    
AMT 100 Mathematics 1
AMT 101 Theory of Flight* 0-1
AMT 102 Aircraft Weight & Balance 1
AMT 103 Cleaning and Corrosion Control 1
AMT 104 Basic Electricity 1
AMT 105 Fluid Lines & Fittings 1
AMT 106 Aircraft Drawing & Blueprint Reading 1
AMT 107 Physics 1
AMT 108 Ground Handling & Service 1
AMT 109 Maintenance Publications 1
AMT 111 Mechanic Privileges & Limitations 1
AMT 112 Maintenance Forms & Records 1
AMT 113 Materials & Processes 1
AMT 201 Wood Structures 1
AMT 203 Aircraft Welding 3
AMT 205 Non-Metallic Structures 1
AMT 207 Sheet Metal Structures 3
AMT 209 Aircraft Covering 1
AMT 211 Aircraft Finishes 1
AMT 213 Assembly & Rigging 1
AMT 215 Airframe Inspection 1
AMT 221 Hydraulic & Pneumatic Power Systems 2
AMT 223 Aircraft Landing Gear Systems 1
AMT 225 Aircraft Electrical Systems 2
AMT 227 Communication & Navigation Systems 1
AMT 229 Aircraft Fuel Systems 1
AMT 231 Cabin Atmospheric Control Systems 1
AMT 233 Ice & Rain Control Systems 1
AMT 235 Fire Protection Systems 1
AMT 237 Position & Warning Systems 1
AMT 239 Aircraft Instrument Systems 1
AMT 241 Turbine Engines 4
AMT 243 Reciprocating Engine Theory & Operation  3
AMT 245 Engine Inspection 1
AMT 247 Reciprocating Engine Overhaul 4
AMT 251 Engine Fuel System Components 1
AMT 253 Engine Fuel Metering System 1
AMT 255 Induction Systems 1
AMT 257 Engine Cooling Systems 1
AMT 259 Engine Exhaust Systems 1
AMT 261 Engine Instrument Systems 1
AMT 263 Fire Protection System 1
AMT 265 Engine Electrical Systems 2
AMT 267 Engine Ignition Systems 1
AMT 269 Lubrication Systems 1
AMT 271 Propellers 1
  Subtotal 60-61
  Total Credits 75-76

NOTE: Computer literacy must be demonstrated either by competency exam or by completing a computer literacy course prior to admission to the AMT courses.

  • *AMT 101 – Theory of Flight is not required at Jefferson Community and Technical College but is a requirement at Somerset CC.

Diploma:  Airframe and Power Plant Maintenance Technician

Course Number Course name Credit hour
General Education:    
Area 1 Writing/Accessing Information, Oral Communications, Humanities, Heritage, or Foreign Language 3
Area 2 Social Science, Behavioral Science, Science, or Mathematics 3
  NOTE: Computer literacy must be demonstrated either by competency exam or by completing a computer literacy course prior to admission to the AMT courses.  
  Subtotal 6
Technical Courses:    
AMT 100 Mathematics 1
AMT 101 Theory of Flight* 0-1
AMT 102 Aircraft Weight & Balance 1
AMT 103 Cleaning and Corrosion Control 1
AMT 104 Basic Electricity 1
AMT 105 Fluid Lines & Fittings 1
AMT 106 Aircraft Drawing & Blueprint Reading 1
AMT 107 Physics 1
AMT 108 Ground Handling & Service 1
AMT 109 Maintenance Publications 1
AMT 111 Mechanic Privileges & Limitations 1
AMT 112 Maintenance Forms & Records 1
AMT 113 Materials & Processes 1
AMT 201 Wood Structures 1
AMT 203 Aircraft Welding 3
AMT 205 Non-Metallic Structures 1
AMT 207 Sheet Metal Structures 3
AMT 209 Aircraft Covering 1
AMT 211 Aircraft Finishes 1
AMT 213 Assembly & Rigging 1
AMT 215 Airframe Inspection 1
AMT 221 Hydraulic & Pneumatic Power Systems 2
AMT 223 Aircraft Landing Gear Systems 1
AMT 225 Aircraft Electrical Systems 2
AMT 227 Communication & Navigation Systems 1
AMT 229 Aircraft Fuel Systems 1
AMT 231 Cabin Atmospheric Control Systems 1
AMT 233 Ice & Rain Control Systems 1
AMT 235 Fire Protection Systems 1
AMT 237 Position & Warning Systems 1
AMT 239 Aircraft Instrument Systems 1
AMT 241 Turbine Engines 4
AMT 243 Reciprocating Engine Theory & Operation 3
AMT 245 Engine Inspection 1
AMT 247 Reciprocating Engine Overhaul 4
AMT 251 Engine Fuel System Components 1
AMT 253 Engine Fuel Metering System 1
AMT 255 Induction Systems 1
AMT 257 Engine Cooling Systems 1
AMT 259 Engine Exhaust Systems 1
AMT 261 Engine Instrument Systems 1
AMT 263 Fire Protection System 1
AMT 265 Engine Electrical Systems 2
AMT 267 Engine Ignition Systems 1
AMT 269 Lubrication Systems 1
AMT 271 Propellers 1
  Subtotal 60-61
  Total Credits 66-67

*AMT 101 – Theory of Flight is not required at Jefferson Community and Technical College but is a requirement at Somerset CC.

Certificate:  Powerplant Maintenance Technician

Course Number Course name Credit hour
AMT 100 Mathematics 1
AMT 101 Theory of Flight* 0-1
AMT 102 Aircraft Weight & Balance 1
AMT 103 Cleaning and Corrosion Control 1
AMT 104 Basic Electricity 1
AMT 105 Fluid Lines & Fittings 1
AMT 106 Aircraft Drawing & Blueprint Reading 1
AMT 107 Physics 1
AMT 108 Ground Handling and Service 1
AMT 109 Maintenance Publications 1
AMT 111 Mechanic Privileges & Limitations 1
AMT 112 Maintenance Forms & Records 1
AMT 113 Materials and Processes 1
AMT 241 Turbine Engines 4
AMT 243 Reciprocating Engine Theory & Operation 3
AMT 245 Engine Inspection 1
AMT 247 Reciprocating Engine Overhaul 4
AMT 251 Engine Fuel System Components 1
AMT 253 Engine Fuel Metering System 1
AMT 255 Induction Systems 1
AMT 257 Engine Cooling Systems 1
AMT 259 Engine Exhaust System 1
AMT 261 Engine Instrument Systems 1
AMT 263 Fire Protection Systems 1
AMT 265 Engine Electrical Systems 2
AMT 267 Engine Ignition Systems 1
AMT 269 Lubrication Systems 1
AMT 271 Propellers 1
  Total Credits 36-37

*AMT 101 – Theory of Flight is not required at Jefferson Community and Technical College but is a requirement at Somerset CC.

Certificate:  Airframe Maintenance Technician

Course Number Course name Credit Hour
AMT 100 Mathematics 1
AMT 101 Theory of Flight* 0-1
AMT 102 Aircraft Weight & Balance 1
AMT 103 Cleaning & Corrosion Control 1
AMT 104 Basic Electricity 1
AMT 105 Fluid Lines & Fittings 1
AMT 106 Aircraft Drawing & Blueprint Reading 1
AMT 107 Physics 1
AMT 108 Ground Handling & Service 1
AMT 109 Maintenance Publications 1
AMT 111 Mechanic Privileges & Limitations 1
AMT 112 Maintenance Forms & Records 1
AMT 113 Materials and Processes 1
AMT 201 Wood Structures 1
AMT 203 Aircraft Welding 3
AMT 205 Non-Metallic Structures 1
AMT 207 Sheet Metal Structures 3
AMT 209 Aircraft Covering 1
AMT 211 Aircraft Finishes 1
AMT 213 Assembly & Rigging 1
AMT 215 Airframe Inspection 1
AMT 221 Hydraulic & Pneumatic Power Systems 1
AMT 223 Aircraft Landing Gear Systems 1
AMT 225 Aircraft Electrical Systems 2
AMT 227 Communication & Navigation System 1
AMT 229 Aircraft Fuel Systems 1
AMT 231 Cabin Atmospheric Control Systems 1
AMT 233 Ice & Rain Control Systems 1
AMT 235 Fire Protection Systems 1
AMT 237 Position & Warning Systems 1
AMT 239 Aircraft Instrument Systems 1
  Total Credits 36-37

 

*AMT 101 – Theory of Flight is not required at Jefferson Community and Technical College but is a requirement at Somerset CC.

Dates of Actions:

  • Approved: 1997 Revised: October 1999, Spring 2003, October 2003, October 2008