Aviation Maintenance Technology

email: amt@bigbend.edu

The Aviation Maintenance Technology program at BBCC is designed to prepare students for FAA airframe and powerplant maintenance certification and for employment in aviation maintenance careers. Courses offer quality training to serious and motivated students through a structured competency-based curriculum provided by industry experienced instructors. Instruction includes the basics of maintenance, servicing, inspection, repair, troubleshooting, and overhaul of aircraft airframes, powerplants, and their related systems and components associated with general and commercial aviation in the proper environment in which students may become professional aviation maintenance technicians.

Students are required to furnish their own hand tools and purchase their own texts; estimated cost of tools and books is $1,500 to $2,500.

Note: All aviation maintenance courses are subject to change as required by the Federal Aviation Administration. BBCC courses and programs are suggested curricula to meet the current FAA rules and regulations.

Degrees and Certificates

Courses

AMT 148: AMT General Electricity

Credits 2 Max Credits 7
This course covers the theory of basic electricity and applied Physics. This course is FAA approved under 14 CFR Part 147.

AMT 149: AMT Airframe Electricity

Credits 3
Student will perform operation of AC and DC electrical systems used on large and small aircraft, generating and starting systems, AC and DC electric motors, wiring, controls, switches, indicators, and protective devices, and constant speed and integrated drive generators

AMT 150: AMT General

Credits 4 Max Credits 16
This course will cover aviation applied physics, application of aircraft drawing, function of weight and balance control, operation and cleaning of aircraft, identification and application of aircraft materials. The use of maintenance forms and publications in the aviation industry. This course is approved under FAA Part 147.

AMT 151: Airframe Mechanic I

Credits 4 Max Credits 22
This course will cover aircraft airframe structures, including wood, fabric and sheet metal, airframe inspection, application of finishes and assembly of fixed wing and rotary wing components and structures, balancing and rigging of airframe structures and components. This course is FAA approved under 14 CFR Part 147.

AMT 152: Airframe Mechanic II

Credits 4 Max Credits 21
This course will cover aircraft airframe systems and components. To provide the skills in checking, overhaul, repairs, installation, removal, servicing, inspection, and troubleshooting of landing gear systems, hydraulic and pneumatic power systems, cabin atmosphere control systems, aircraft instruments, communication and navigation system lab, aircraft fuel systems, aircraft electrical systems, position and warning systems, ice and rain control systems, and fire protection systems. This course is approved under FAA Part 147.

AMT 153: Airframe Mechanic III

Credits 4 Max Credits 24
As required by the Federal Aviation Administration, the airframe program is a minimum of750 hr. of instruction with approximately 25% of the instruction in a class room environment and 75% of the instruction in a lab environment. AMT 153 is designed to allow students more time to achieve FAA required proficiency levels and to allow students to further their proficiency levels in aviation airframe related studies. This course will cover any area of the FAA required airframe curriculum that the student is deficient in, or if all required competencies have been met, the student may further their proficiency levels in any airframe related area of study. This course is FAA approved under 14 CFR Part 147.

AMT 249: AMT Powerplant Electricity

Credits 2
Students will develop an understanding of the operation of generators, alternators, DC motors, and AC motors, and their repair and overhaul. Students will also learn the special requirements of electrical components operating in high temperature areas and how to install wiring, controls, switches, and indicators and protect them from its effects. This course is FAA approved under, 14 CFR Part 147.

AMT 253: Powerplant Mechanics III

Credits 4 Max Credits 16
As required by the Federal Aviation Administration, the Powerplant program is a minimum of 750 hr. of instruction with approximately 25% of the instruction in a class room environment and 75% of the instruction in a lab environment. There is approximately 30 hours of extra time at the end of the Powerplant program, which is to be used for make-up time or for further competency enhancement. This course is FAA approved under 14 CFR Part 147. This course will cover two areas: (1) Powerplant theory and maintenance, including the inspection, repair, overhaul, service, troubleshooting, removal, and installation of aircraft reciprocating and turbine engines. (2) Powerplant systems and components, including the inspection, repair, overhaul, service, troubleshooting, removal, and installation of aircraft reciprocating and turbine engine instrument, fire protection, electrical, lubrication, ignition, starting, fuel metering, induction, airflow, cooling, exhaust, propellers, unducted fans, and auxiliary power unit systems.

AMT 254: Powerplant Mechanic IV

Credits 4 Max Credits 16
As required by the Federal Aviation Administration, the Powerplant program is a minimum of 750 hr. of instruction with approximately 25% of the instruction in a classroom environment and 75% of the instruction in a lab environment. AMT 254 is designed to allow students more time to achieve FAA required proficiency levels and to allow students to further their proficiency levels in aviation. Powerplant related studies. This course will cover any area of the FAA required Powerplant curriculum that the student is deficient in, or if all required competencies have been met, the student may further their proficiency levels in any Powerplant related area of study. This course is FAA approved under 14 CFR Part 147.