Aviation Maintenance Technology: Powerplant Maintenance

Certificate

Program Disclosures

Possible occupations for graduates:entry-level positions as general aircraft engine-overhaul mechanic, accessory mechanic, electric-shop mechanic, and general engine mechanic. After obtaining experience and further training, graduates may advance to positions such as powerplant technician (licensed), supervisor and inspector.

Curriculum:  On-Campus Program

See curriculum notes; catalog has additional information.

Recommended sequence for courses (Course Number, Course Title, Credits)

Prerequisites

  • MTH 103 Applied Technical Math, 3 cr
  • Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport Security Screening

First Semester

  • AMT 103 Basic Electricity, 2 cr
  • AMT 105 Aviation Science for Mechanics, 2 cr
  • AMT 106 Aviation Science for Mechanics Lab, 2 cr
  • AMT 107 Aircraft Drawings, 1 cr
  • AMT 109 Materials and Processes, 1 cr
  • AMT 110 Materials and Processes Lab, 1 cr
  • AMT 111 Federal Aviation Regulations, 1 cr
  • AMT 261 Aircraft Electrical Systems, 1 cr
  • AMT 262 Aircraft Electrical Systems Lab, 2 cr
  • AMT 263 Fuel, Fire, and Instrument Systems, 1 cr
  • AMT 264 Fuel, Fire, and Instrument Systems Lab, 2 cr

Semester Credits: 16

Second Semester

  • AMT 241 Reciprocating Engines, 2 cr
  • AMT 242 Reciprocating Engines Lab, 2 cr
  • AMT 251 Lubrication Systems and Propellers, 1 cr
  • AMT 252 Lubrication Systems and Propellers Lab, 2 cr
  • AMT 253 Ignition Systems, 1 cr
  • AMT 254 Ignition Systems Lab, 1 cr
  • ENG 111 College Composition I, 3 cr
    or
    ENG 115 Technical Writing, 3 cr
    or
    ENG 116 Writing for Business , 3 cr

Semester Credits: 12

Third Semester

  • AMT 243 Turbine Engines, 2 cr
  • AMT 244 Turbine Engines Lab, 2 cr
  • AMT 245 Powerplant Inspection, 1 cr
  • AMT 246 Powerplant Inspection Lab, 1 cr
  • AMT 255 Fuel Metering Systems, 1 cr
  • AMT 256 Fuel Metering Systems Lab, 2 cr

Semester Credits: 9

Total credits required: 40

Notes

  • MTH 103 is recommended, but any math listed in the Approved General Education Courses for A.A.S. Degrees, except MTH 141, will fulfill this requirement.
  • MTH 103 is required to be completed before entry into the AMT Certificate program in either Airframe Maintenance, Power plant Maintenance or the A.A.S. degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology.