Aviation Maintenance Tech (AERM)

AERM-102 Basic Electricity
3 Credits

Lecture: 1 hour per week, Lab: 6 hours per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course will provide students with a study of aircraft electrical systems and their requirements including the use of the ammeter, voltmeter, and ohmmeter; series and parallel circuits; inductance and capacitance; magnetism; converting alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC); controlling devices; maintenance and servicing of aircraft batteries; and reading and interpreting aircraft electrical diagrams to solid state devices and logic functions.

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AERM-103 Weight and Balance
2 Credits

Lecture: 1 hour per week, Lab: 3 hours per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course will provide students with an introduction to the study of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) required subjects relating to the weighing of aircraft, weight and balance calculations and appropriate maintenance record entries.

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AERM-104 Shop Practices
3 Credits

Lecture: 2 hours per week, Lab: 3 hours per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course will provide students with an introduction to shop safety, the correct use of hand tools, equipment and precision measurement, identification of aircraft hardware, and the fabrication of fluid lines and tubing. Procedures for testing, heat treating, and inspection of aircraft structures will also be addressed.

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AERM-105 Ground Operations
3 Credits

Lecture: 2 hours per week, Lab: 3 hours per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course will provide students with an introductory course in fuels, servicing methods, safety procedures, aircraft movement, securing and operations of aircraft, external power equipment, aircraft cleaning, and corrosion control.

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AERM-106 Federal Aviation Regulations
2 Credits

Lecture: 1 hour per week, Lab: 3 hours per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course will provide students with a study in the use and understanding of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and aircraft manufacturers' publications, forms, and records. Students will learn data research and exercise and understand mechanic privileges and limitations.

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AERM-201 Wood, Fabric, and Finishes
2 Credits

Lecture: 1 hour per week, Lab:

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course will provide students with a study in the use and care of various covering materials, finishes and wood structures including approved methods and procedures with emphasis on the correct use of chemicals.

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AERM-202 Aircraft Sheet Metal
5 Credits

Lecture: 2 hours per week, Lab: 9 hours per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course will provide students with the skill development in inspection and repair of sheet metal structures including forming, lay out, and bending of sheet metal and identification, selection, and installation of rivets and fasteners.

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AERM-203 Aircraft Composites
2 Credits

Lecture: 1 hour per week, Lab: 3 hours per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course will provide students with a study of comprehensive concepts of the inspection and repair of composite, fabric, core, and laminated structural materials including doors, windows, bonded structures, and interior furnishings. Safety procedures to include the handling and storage of composite materials will also be addressed.

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AERM-204 Aircraft Welding
2 Credits

Lecture: 1 hour per week, Lab: 3 hours per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course will provide students with the skill development in repair procedures for steel, magnesium, brass, and aluminum materials. The selection and application of appropriate methods of welding, brazing, and soldering will be covered.

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AERM-205 Assembly and Rigging
2 Credits

Lecture: 1 hour per week, Lab: 3 hours per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course will provide students with a comprehensive study of the assembly and rigging of fixed and rotary-wing aircraft including structural alignment, balancing and rigging of control systems and assembly of aircraft components.

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AERM-206 Airframe Inspection
2 Credits

Lecture: 1 hour per week, Lab: 3 hours per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course will provide students with an in-depth coverage of methods and procedures to perform airframe conformity and air worthiness inspections (including One Hundred Hour Inspections) in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulations and manufacturer's service information.

Pre/Corequisites: AERM-201, AERM-202, AERM-203, AERM-204, AERM-205, AERM-211, AERM-212, AERM-213, AERM-215

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AERM-211 Landing Gear Systems
3 Credits

Lecture: 2 hours per week, Lab: 3 hours per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course will provide students with a study of the general principles of inspection, servicing, overhaul, and repair of fixed and retractable landing gear systems and the operation and repair of position and warning systems.

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AERM-212 Hydraulics, Pneumatics and Fuel Systems
3 Credits

Lecture: 1 hour per week, Lab: 6 hours per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course will provide students with the skill development in inspecting, servicing and maintaining aircraft fluid systems including hydraulics, pneumatics, and fuel. Application of basic concepts through detailed maintenance procedures will be addressed.

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AERM-213 Airframe Auxiliary Systems
3 Credits

Lecture: 2 hours per week, Lab: 3 hours per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course will provide students with a comprehensive study of airframe auxiliary systems including cabin atmospheric control systems, ice and rain control systems for aircraft and engines and fire detection and protection systems.

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AERM-214 Instruments, Navigation and Communication Systems
2 Credits

Lecture: 1 hour per week, Lab: 3 hours per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course will provide students with a study of aircraft instruments and electronic flight instrument systems including testing and installing instruments; inspecting, checking, and troubleshooting navigation and communication systems; and inspecting and repairing antennas and electronic equipment installations.

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AERM-215 Airframe Electrical Systems
3 Credits

Lecture: 1 hour per week, Lab: 6 hours per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course will provide students with a study of airframe electrical systems including installation, removal, disassembly, and repair of electrical components and related wiring.

Prerequisites: AERM-102

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