Pulaski Technical College

Aviation Maintenance Technology

Associate of Applied Science degree:

The Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded to students completing the requirements of one of the career programs that contain a minimum of 62 semester hours. Although this is not intended to be a transfer degree, many of the required courses will transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Transfer information is available from the Director of Admissions and Records.

Aviation Maintenance Technology degree plan (PDF)


Degree Requirements

General Education (18 credit hours)

AVA 1110. Aviation General
This course is a study of general aviation maintenance policies and procedures. Items covered include basic electricity, aircraft drawings and interpretations, aircraft weight and balance calculations, aviation materials and processes, fluid lines and fittings. Other areas covered are aircraft cleaning and corrosion control and ground operation and servicing. An in-depth overview of use of maintenance publications, maintenance forms and records, and the mechanics privileges and limitations as they pertain to aircraft maintenance are also covered. 6 lecture hours, 13 lab hours. (10 credit hours/special course fee)

Aircraft Powerplant Theory, Systems, and Operations I
This course is a study of aircraft reciprocating engine maintenance, including engine overhaul and repair, engine removal/installation and checkout procedures including troubleshooting techniques. Use of precision measurement equipment, valve reconditioning equipment, non-destructive test equipment, special tools, ignition system checkout equipment and procedures is emphasized. 4 lecture hours, 12 lab hours. (10 credit hours/special course fee)

AVP 1205. Aircraft Powerplant Theory, Systems, and Operations II
This course is an in-depth study of power plant-related systems in the areas of operation, troubleshooting, servicing, repair and overhaul. Specific areas covered are engine instruments, air induction systems, exhaust systems, cooling systems, fuel and fuel metering systems and engine inspection procedures. 4 lecture hours, 6 lab hours. (5 credit hours/special course fee)

AVP 1307. Aircraft PowerplantTheory, Systems, and Operations III
This course is a study of aircraft turbine engines, applicable maintenance procedures and required inspections. Power plant lubrication systems and electrical systems are covered in detail in specific areas such as systems maintenance, troubleshooting and checkout procedures unique to the reciprocating and turbine engines. 4 lecture hours, 12 lab hours. (7 credit hours/special course fee)

AVP 1407. Aircraft Powerplant Theory, Systems, and Operations IV
This course is a study of aircraft power plant sub-systems in the areas of operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and check-out procedures. Sub-systems discussed include the ignition and starting system, fire protection system, aircraft propellers (turbine and reciprocating applications), un-ducted fans and auxiliary Power units. 4 lecture hours, 12 lab hours. (7 credit hours/special course fee)

AVA 2105. Airframe Sheet Metal
This course is a study of conventional and special rivets and fasteners, including installation and inspection. Students hand form, layout, and bend sheet metal, and inspect and repair sheet metal structures, windows, doors and interior furnishings. 3 lecture hours, 6 lab hours. (5 credit hours/special course fee)

AVA 2207. Airframe Systems and Components I
This course is a study of airframe construction, including wood structures, fabric coverings and aircraft finishes. 4 lecture hours, 6 lab hours. (7 credit hours/special course fee)

AVA 2304. Airframe Systems and Components II
This course is a study of airframe maintenance practices, including aircraft welding, assembly and rigging and airframe inspections. 3 lecture hours, 3 lab hours. (4 credit hours/special course fee)

AVA 2404. Aircraft Electrical Systems
This course is a study of electrical equipment installation, electronic circuitry, AC/DC motors, electric actuators and aircraft lighting. Electrical component inspection, maintenance and operational testing are covered. 3 lecture hours, 3 lab hours. (4 credit hours/special course fee)

AVA 2508. Airframe Systems and Components III
This course offers an in-depth study of aircraft systems including the operation and maintenance of hydraulic/pneumatic Power systems, cabin atmosphere control systems, ice and rain control systems and aircraft landing gear systems. 6 lecture hours, 6 lab hours. (8 credit hours/special course fee)

AVA 2604. Aircraft/Avionics Systems and Components
This course is a study of aircraft avionics/electronic system components including component installation, maintenance and systems operation. Systems covered are aircraft position and warning systems, communication and navigation systems, aircraft instrument systems, aircraft fuel systems and fire protection systems. 3 lecture hours, 3 lab hours. (4 credit hours/special course fee)

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