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1998-99 UAF Catalog

Degrees and Programs


Maintenance Technology

College of Rural Alaska

Tanana Valley Campus

(907) 474-5081

Certificate; Degree: A.A.S.

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

Maintenance technology offers an A.A.S. degree and four certificate programs. Students may earn a certificate in airframe, powerplant, aviation maintenance technology, or ground vehicle maintenance technology.

After receiving an aviation maintenance technology certificate or ground vehicle maintenance technology certificate, stdents may elect to complete the A.A.S. degree in maintenance technology. To enhance employability, students are encouraged to complete the A.A.S. degree program.

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. While the aviation maintenance 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.

Students interested in qualifying for an FAA airframe mechanics certificate may choose to earn only the airframe certificate. Students interested in qualifying for an FAA powerplant mechanics certificate may choose to earn only the powerplant 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.

Admission to the maintenance technology program is at the discretion of the program faculty and requires an interview with the faculty advisor.

Undergraduate Program

Major

Aviation Maintenance Technology -- Certificate

1. Complete the general university requirements.
2. Complete the certificate requirements.
3. Complete the following general requirements:

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 -- Ground Operations and Servicing 0.5
4. Complete the following airframe structures requirements:
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
5. Complete the following airframe systems and components requirements:
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 -- Communications and 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
6. Complete the following powerplant theory and maintenance requirements:
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
7. Complete the following powerplant systems and components requirements:
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
8. Complete the following combined systems and components requirements:
AFPM 251 -- Fuel Systems 1.5
AFPM 255 -- Fire Protection Systems 0.5
AFPM 257 -- Instrument Systems 0.5
9. Minimum credits required 49.0
Note: 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.

Note: 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.

Airframe -- Certificate

1. Complete the general university requirements.
2. Complete the certificate requirements.
3. Complete the following general requirements:

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 -- Ground Operations and Servicing 0.5
4. Complete the following airframe structures requirements:
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
5. Complete the following airframe systems and components requirements:
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 -- Communications and 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
6. Complete the following combined systems and components requirements:
AFPM 251 -- Fuel Systems 1.5
AFPM 255 -- Fire Protection Systems 0.5
AFPM 257 -- Instrument Systems 0.5
7. Minimum credits required 31.0
Powerplant -- Certificate

1. Complete the general university requirements.
2. Complete the certificate requirements.
3. Complete the following general requirements:

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 -- Ground Operations and Servicing 0.5
4. Complete the following powerplant theory and maintenance requirements:
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
5. Complete the following powerplant and systems components requirements:
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
6. Complete the following combined systems and components requirements:
AFPM 251 -- Fuel Systems 1.5
AFPM 255 -- Fire Protection Systems 0.5
AFPM 257 -- Instrument Systems 0.5
7. Minimum credits required 31.0
Ground Vehicle Maintenance -- Certificate

Concentrations: Automotive, Diesel/Heavy Equipment, Power Generation

1. Complete the general university requirements.
2. Complete the certificate requirements.
3. Complete the following:

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)
4. Complete and pass an applied math proficiency exam to complete certificate requirements, or complete AFPM 145.
5. Complete 1 of the following concentrations:*

Automotive

a. Complete the following:
AUTO 104 -- Emission Control Systems 2.0
AUTO 105 -- Engine Analyzer and Scopes 1.0
AUTO 110 -- Automotive Systems Electronics 4.0
AUTO 111 -- Advanced Computer Control Systems 4.0
AUTO 203 -- Advanced Gasoline Fuel Injection and 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/MECN electives** 2.5
b. Minimum credits required (36 credits)

Diesel/Heavy Equipment

a. Complete the following:
DSLT 121 -- Drive Axles 1.0
DSLT 122 -- Heavy Duty 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
DSLT 253 -- Electronic Diesel Injection 1.5
DSLT 255 -- Final Drives, Tracked Vehicles (2 credits)
MECN 235 -- Internal Combustion Engines 4.5
WMT 103 -- Welding I 3.0
WMT 105 -- Welding II 3.0
AUTO/DSLT/MECN/WMT electives** 0.5
b. Minimum credits required (36 credits)

Power Generation

a. Complete the following:
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
b. Minimum credits required (36 credits)
* Other specific course selections must be on the advice of department advisor.

** Suggested courses for elective credit: AUTO 101, DSLT 254, MECN 210.

Note: A student may request credit by examination for any DSLT, MECN or AUTO class. See the division for details.

Maintenance Technology -- A.A.S. Degree

Concentrations: Aviation Maintenance Technology, Ground Vehicle Maintenance Technology

1. Complete the general university requirements.
2. Complete the A.A.S. degree requirements.
3. Complete 1 of the following concentrations:*

Aviation Maintenance Technology

a. Complete the requirements for the Aviation Maintenance Technology Certificate (49 credits)
b. Minimum credits required (64 credits)

Ground Vehicle Maintenance Technology

a. Complete the requirements for the Ground Vehicle Maintenance Technology Certificate (36 credits)
b. Complete the following maintenance technology A.A.S. degree core courses:
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
Departmental electives approved by advisor 5.5
c. Minimum credits required (64 credits)
* Student must earn a "C" grade or better in each course.


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