The University of Alaska Fairbanks

1997-98 UAF Catalog

Degrees and Programs


Course Description Index

Maintenance Technology

College of Rural Alaska
Tanana Valley Campus (907) 474-5081

Certificate; Degree: A.A.S.
Minimum Requirements for Degree: 64 credits; Certificate: 31-49 credits

The Industrial and Service Technology Division offers an associate of applied science degree (A.A.S.) and four certificate programs. Students may choose to earn a certificate in airframe, powerplant, aviation maintenance technology, or ground vehicle maintenance technology. Admission to this program is at the discretion of the program faculty and requires an interview with the faculty advisor.

After receiving an aviation maintenance technology certificate or a certificate in ground vehicle maintenance technology, students may elect to complete the associate of applied science degree in Maintenance Technology. In order to enhance employability, students are encouraged to complete the associate degree program.

Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Maintenance Technology -- A.A.S. Degree

1. Complete the following general university and A.A.S. requirements:
Communications:
ENGL 111X and ENGL 211X, 212*, or 213X (6 credits)
COMM 131X or 141X (3 credits)
Mathematics or Natural Science:
A math or natural science course at the 100 level or above (3 credits)
Humanities, social sciences, mathematics, natural science
or Perspective on the Human Condition (3 credits)
2. Complete the following major degree requirements:
Option A: Aviation Maintenance Technology Certificate
Program (49 credits)
Option B: Ground Vehicle Maintenance Technology
Certificate Program (36 credits)
Plus Maintenance Technology A.A.S. Degree Core:
AFPM 145 -- Basic Mathematics 1.0
AFPM 146 -- Basic Electricity 2.0
AFPM 147 -- Physics for Mechanics 0.5
AFPM 148 -- Aircraft Drawing 1.0
AFPM 149 -- Fluid Lines and Fitting 0.5
AFPM 150 -- Materials and Processes 2.0
AFPM 151 -- Cleaning and Corrosion Control 1.0
Plus departmental electives as approved by advisor 5.5
Option B total (49 credits)
3. Degree Total (64 credits)
*ENGL 212 does not fulfill the second half of the written communication requirement for the baccalaureate degree.

Aviation Maintenance Technology -- Certificate

The aviation maintenance technology certificate program allows students to complete requirements for the Federal Aviation Administration mechanics certificate with both airframe and powerplant ratings in as little as one year. This program is a one-year course, usually starting at the end of May or beginning of June. Entry at other times is allowed only with departmental approval.

While this program covers many major subject areas, special emphasis is placed on those skills most sought after in the Alaska job market. This intensive curriculum uses classroom and "hands on" laboratory instruction to prepare students for entry into the aviation field. After completing the program, students are eligible to take the Federal Aviation Administration examinations for the airframe and powerplant ratings. This qualifies program graduates for entry level positions in the maintenance, repair, overhaul and modification of aircraft. A student may request credit by examination for some AFPM class. See the department for details.

NOTE: Most courses are scheduled between 7:40 a.m. and 4:10 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Aviation Maintenance Technology Certificate Program

General Credits
AFPM 145 -- Basic Mathematics 1.0
AFPM 146 -- Basic Electricity 2.0
AFPM 147 -- Physics for Mechanics 0.5
AFPM 148 -- Aircraft Drawing 1.0
AFPM 149 -- Fluid Lines and Fitting 0.5
AFPM 150 -- Materials and Processes 2.0
AFPM 151 -- Cleaning and Corrosion Control 1.0
AFPM 152 -- Federal Aviation Regulations 1.0
AFPM 153 -- Weight and Balance 1.0
AFPM 154 -- Aircraft Ground Operations and Servicing 0.5
Total 10.5

Airframe Structures

AFPM 261 -- Non-Metallic Structures 1.0
AFPM 262 -- Aircraft Coverings 1.0
AFPM 263 -- Aircraft Finishes 0.5
AFPM 264 -- Sheet Metal Structures 3.0
AFPM 265 -- Aircraft Welding 1.5
AFPM 266 -- Assembly and Rigging 1.5
AFPM 267 -- Airframe Inspections 0.5
AFPM 270 -- Airframe Testing 0.5
Total 9.5

Airframe Systems and Components

AFPM 230 -- Aircraft Electrical Systems 2.5
AFPM 253 -- Transport Category Aircraft 1.0
AFPM 254 -- Ice and Rain Control Systems 0.5
AFPM 256 -- Communication/Navigation Systems 0.5
AFPM 258 -- Cabin Atmosphere Control Systems 1.0
AFPM 259 -- Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems 1.5
AFPM 260 -- Aircraft Landing Gear Systems 1.5
Total 8.5

Powerplant Theory and Maintenance

AFPM 235 -- Aircraft Reciprocating Engines 4.5
AFPM 240 -- Turbine Engines 2.0
AFPM 271 -- Powerplant Inspections 0.5
AFPM 272 -- Powerplant Testing 0.5
Total 7.5

Powerplant Systems and Components

AFPM 231 -- Powerplant Electrical Systems 1.5
AFPM 244 -- Lubrication Systems 1.5
AFPM 245 -- Ignition Systems 2.0
AFPM 246 -- Fuel Metering Systems 2.0
AFPM 248 -- Induction Systems 0.5
AFPM 249 -- Powerplant Cooling Systems 0.5
AFPM 250 -- Powerplant Exhaust Systems 0.5
AFPM 252 -- Propellers 2.0
Total 10.5

Combined Systems and Components

AFPM 251 -- Fuel Systems 1.5
AFPM 255 -- Fire Protection Systems 0.5
AFPM 257 -- Instrument Systems 0.5
Total 2.5
Certificate Total 49.0

Airframe Certificate Program

Students interested in qualifying for an FAA airframe mechanics certificate may choose to earn only the airframe certificate. However, in order to enhance employability, students are encouraged to complete the associate degree program.

General Credits
AFPM 145 -- Basic Mathematics 1.0
AFPM 146 -- Basic Electricity 2.0
AFPM 147 -- Physics for Mechanics 0.5
AFPM 148 -- Aircraft Drawing 1.0
AFPM 149 -- Fluid Lines and Fitting 0.5
AFPM 150 -- Materials and Processes 2.0
AFPM 151 -- Cleaning and Corrosion Control 1.0
AFPM 152 -- Federal Aviation Regulations 1.0
AFPM 153 -- Weight and Balance 1.0
AFPM 154 -- Aircraft Ground Operations and Servicing 0.5
Total 10.5

Airframe Structures

AFPM 261 -- Non-Metallic Structures 1.0
AFPM 262 -- Aircraft Coverings 1.0
AFPM 263 -- Aircraft Finishes 0.5
AFPM 264 -- Sheet Metal Structures 3.0
AFPM 265 -- Aircraft Welding 1.5
AFPM 266 -- Assembly and Rigging 1.5
AFPM 267 -- Airframe Inspections 0.5
AFPM 270 -- Airframe Testing 0.5
Total 9.5

Airframe Systems and Components

AFPM 230 -- Aircraft Electrical Systems 2.5
AFPM 253 -- Transport Category Aircraft 1.0
AFPM 254 -- Ice and Rain Control Systems 0.5
AFPM 256 -- Communication/Navigation Systems 0.5
AFPM 258 -- Cabin Atmosphere Control Systems 1.0
AFPM 259 -- Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems 1.5
AFPM 260 -- Aircraft Landing Gear Systems 1.5
Total 8.5

Combined Systems and Components

AFPM 251 -- Fuel Systems 1.5
AFPM 255 -- Fire Protection Systems 0.5
AFPM 257 -- Instrument Systems 0.5
Total 2.5
Certificate Total 31.0

Powerplant Certificate Program

Students interested in qualifying for an FAA powerplant mechanics certificate may choose to earn only the powerplant certificate. However, in order to enhance employability, students are encouraged to complete the associate degree program.

General Credits
AFPM 145 -- Basic Mathematics 1.0
AFPM 146 -- Basic Electricity 2.0
AFPM 147 -- Physics for Mechanics 0.5
AFPM 148 -- Aircraft Drawing 1.0
AFPM 149 -- Fluid Lines and Fitting 0.5
AFPM 150 -- Materials and Processes 2.0
AFPM 151 -- Cleaning and Corrosion Control 1.0
AFPM 152 -- Federal Aviation Regulations 1.0
AFPM 153 -- Weight and Balance 1.0
AFPM 154 -- Aircraft Ground Operations and Servicing 0.5
Total 10.5

Powerplant Theory and Maintenance

AFPM 235 -- Aircraft Reciprocating Engines 4.5
AFPM 240 -- Turbine Engines 2.0
AFPM 271 -- Powerplant Inspections 0.5
AFPM 272 -- Powerplant Testing 0.5
Total 7.5

Powerplant Systems and Components

AFPM 231 -- Powerplant Electrical Systems 1.5
AFPM 244 -- Lubrication Systems 1.5
AFPM 245 -- Ignition Systems 2.0
AFPM 246 -- Fuel Metering Systems 2.0
AFPM 248 -- Induction Systems 0.5
AFPM 249 -- Powerplant Cooling Systems 0.5
AFPM 250 -- Powerplant Exhaust Systems 0.5
AFPM 252 -- Propellers 2.0
Total 10.5

Combined Systems and Components

AFPM 251 -- Fuel Systems 1.5
AFPM 255 -- Fire Protection Systems 0.5
AFPM 257 -- Instrument Systems 0.5
Total 2.5
Certificate Total 31.0

Ground Vehicle Maintenance -- Certificate

The ground vehicle maintenance technology certificate program offers students training in the maintenance and repair of trucks, buses, light duty trucks, automobiles and heavy equipment. This one-year certificate program emphasizes "hands-on" training and in-class experience as students perform preventive maintenance inspections, determine causes of equipment problems and make necessary repairs and adjustment from tune-ups to complete engine and equipment overhauls. Students work on large truck, small truck and passenger car fuel, electrical and air systems, diesel engines, gasoline engines, transmissions, differentials, and crawler tractor undercarriages, steering and final drives. An applied math proficiency exam must be passed to complete certificate requirements or the student may complete AFPM 145. A student may request credit by examination for any DSLT, MECN or AUTO class. See the division for details.

Ground Vehicle Maintenance Core Credits
MECN 103 -- Starting and Charging Systems (1 credit)
MECN 104 -- Mobile Equipment Maintenance (1 credit)
MECN 105 -- Preventative Maintenance for Winter (1 credit)
MECN 106 -- Heating and Air Conditioning Systems (1 credit)
MECN 107 -- Hydraulic Brake Systems (1 credit)
MECN 108 -- Suspension and Steering (2 credits)
MECN 109 -- The Auto Repair Business, Shop Operations (2 credits)
TTCH 300 -- Internship in Technology (3 credits)
Total Credits (12 credits)
In addition to completing the above 12 credits, the student must select one of the areas of emphasis noted below to complete the required certificate credits. Other specific course selections must be on the advice of department advisor.
Certificate Total (36 credits)

Automotive Emphasis

AUTO 104 -- Emission Control Systems 2.0
AUTO 105 -- Analyzers and Scopes 1.0
AUTO 110 -- Automotive Systems Electronics 4.0
AUTO 111 -- Advanced Computer Control Systems 4.0
AUTO 203 -- Adv. Gasoline Fuel Injection & Ignition 2.0
MECN 159 -- Manual Transmissions and Clutches 2.0
MECN 209 -- Automatic Transmissions 2.0
MECN 235 -- Internal Combustion Engines 4.5
AUTO/DSLT/MECH Electives 2.5
Total Credits 24.0

Diesel/Heavy Equipment Emphasis

WMT 103 -- Welding I 3.0
WMT 105 -- Welding II 3.0
DSLT 121 -- Drive Axles 1.0
DSLT 122 -- Drivelines 1.0
DSLT 123 -- Heavy Duty Breaking Systems 1.0
DSLT 154 -- Diesel Fuel Injection 2.0
DSLT 160 -- Diesel Engine Emission Control Systems 0.5
DSLT 201 -- Manual Transmissions and Clutches 2.0
DSLT 202 -- Heavy Duty Automatic Transmissions 2.0
MECN 235 -- Internal Combustion Engines 4.5
DSLT 253 -- Electronic Diesel Injection 1.5
DSLT 255 -- Final Drives, Tracked Vehicles (2 credits)
AUTO/DSLT/MECN/WMT Electives 0.5
Total Credits 24.0

Power Generation Emphasis

MECN 201 -- Advanced Mobile Equipment Electronics 2.0
MECN 202 -- Principles of Electric Drive Vehicles 2.0
MECN 203 -- Basic Power Generation 2.0
MECN 204 -- Basic Alternating Current Electrician Skills 2.0
MECN 205 -- Uninterruptable Power Supplies 1.0
MECN 206 -- Emergency Backup Power Generation 1.0
MECN 207 -- Power Generation Governors 2.0
MECN 208 -- Alternative Fuels 2.0
MECN 235 -- Internal Combustion Engines 4.5
AUTO/DSLT/MECN Electives 5.5
Total Credits 24.0

Maintenance Technology Electives

AUTO 101 -- Automotive System Fundamentals 4.0
DSLT 254 -- Advanced Engine Overhaul 4.0
MECN 210 -- Hydraulics 2.0

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