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1999-2000 UAF Catalog

Course Descriptions


Degrees and Programs Index

Airframe and Powerplant

AFPM 111 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
General Airframe and Powerplant (4+0)
Shop practices, basic math, applied physics, FAA regulations, basic electricity, aircraft weight and balance, ground operations and servicing, cleaning and corrosion control, and materials and process. Preparation for the FAA Mechanics Airframe Structures Written, Oral and Practical Exam. Materials fee: $20.00. (Prerequisite: Experience requirements of FAR 65.77 or permission of the instructor.)
AFPM 145 (1 Credit) As Demand Warrants
Basic Mathematics (1+0)
Review of applied and technical mathematics related to the construction of aircraft and their engines. Common and decimal, fractions and mixed numbers; extracting square roots and raising numbers to a given power; solving ratios, proportions and percentage problems; fundamental algebraic operations. Materials fee: $10.00. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.)
AFPM 146 (2 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Basic Electricity (2+0)
Electrical theory and concepts for the aviation mechanic. Ohm's law, electrical circuits, diagrams, batteries, and a variety of electrical components. Materials fee: $25.00. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of the instructor.)
AFPM 147 (0.5 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Physics for Mechanics (.5+0)
Applications of mechanics; levers, sound, fluid and heat dynamics. Basic aircraft structures and aerodynamics. (Course does not fulfill Natural Science requirements for any degree.) Materials fee: $5.00. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.)
AFPM 148 (1 Credit) As Demand Warrants
Aircraft Drawing (1+0)
Basic drafting. Drawings, symbols and schematic diagrams, sketches of repairs and alterations, blueprint information, graphs and charts. Materials fee: $10.00. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.)
AFPM 149 (0.5 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Fluid Lines and Fittings (.5+0)
Rigid and flexible fluid lines and fittings, fabrication and installation. Materials fee: $5.00. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.)
AFPM 150 (2 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Materials and Processes (2+0)
Basic shop practices, including selection, identification and installation of aircraft hardware and materials, precision measuring tools and operations, basic heat treating processes, forms of nondestructive inspections. Materials fee: $75.00. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.)
AFPM 151 (1 Credit) As Demand Warrants
Cleaning and Corrosion Control (1+0)
Basic aircraft cleaning materials, methods, and corrosion control. Materials fee: $15.00. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.)
AFPM 152 (1 Credit) As Demand Warrants
Federal Aviation Regulations (1+0)
Federal Aviation Regulations for maintenance of aircraft. Maintenance forms and records, publications, privileges and limitations of aircraft mechanics. Materials fee: $10.00. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.)
AFPM 153 (1 Credit) As Demand Warrants
Weight and Balance (1+0)
Weighing procedures, weight, arms, moments, center of gravity computations, and placarding. Aircraft loading, required forms, weighing. Materials fee: $10.00. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.)
AFPM 154 (0.5 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Ground Operations and Servicing (.5+0)
Starting, moving, servicing, securing, and fueling aircraft. Materials fee: $55.00. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.)
AFPM 205 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Airframe Structures (FAA Test Preparation) (3+0)
Aircraft wood, dope, fabric finishes, welding, sheet metal, assembly and rigging and inspection. Preparation for the FAA Mechanics Airframe Structures Written, Oral and Practical Exam. Materials fee: $20.00. (Prerequisite: Experience requirements of FAR 65.77 or permission of the instructor.)
AFPM 206 (2 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Airframe System & Components (FAA Test Preparation) (2+0)
Aircraft electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Landing gear, instruments, fuel, communication and navigation, cabin atmosphere control, and fire protection systems. Inspection, checking, troubleshooting, repair and servicing. Preparation for the FAA Mechanics Airframe Structures Written, Oral and Practical Exam. Materials fee: $20.00. (Prerequisite: Experience requirements of FAR 65.77 or permission of the instructor.)
AFPM 215 (2 Credits) As Demand Warrants
MOS Powerplant Theory/Maintenance (FAA Test Preparation) (2+0)
Jet engine fundamentals, analysis, testing. Inspecting turbo jets, turbo shaft, and turbo fan engines. Overhaul, inspection, and fundamentals of reciprocating engines. Preparation for the FAA Mechanics Airframe Structures Written, Oral and Practical Exam. Materials fee: $20.00. (Prerequisite: Experience requirements of FAR 65.77 or permission of the instructor.)
AFPM 216 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
MOS Powerplant System/Components (3+0)
Fuel metering, induction systems, propellers, control systems, and
powerplant electricity. Repair, inspection, service and troubleshooting.
Preparation for the FAA Mechanics Airframe Structures Written, Oral and Practical Exam. Materials fee: $20.00. (Prerequisite: Experience requirements of FAR 65.77 or permission of the instructor.)
AFPM 230 (2.5 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Aircraft Electrical Systems (2.5+0)
Wiring, control, indication, and protection devices for AC and
DC systems. Inspection, troubleshooting service and repair of these systems. Materials fee: $45.00. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.)
AFPM 231 (1.5 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Powerplant Electrical Systems (1.5+0)
Installation, inspection, testing, servicing engine electrical system wiring, controls, indicator and protective devices. Repair and service of electrical generating systems. Materials fee: $30.00.
AFPM 235 (4.5 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Aircraft Reciprocating Engines (4.5+0)
History and development of the aircraft reciprocating engine. Repair, overhaul, and inspection of various types of engines. Operation and troubleshooting of engines. Materials fee: $190.00. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.)
AFPM 240 (2 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Turbine Engines (2+0)
Development, theory and operation. Engine design, performance, accessories and subsystems. Engine maintenance and overhaul. Materials fee: $20.00. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.)
AFPM 244 (1.5 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Lubricating Systems (1.5+0)
Identification and selection of lubricants for aircraft powerplants. Inspection, service, troubleshooting and repair of the lubrication systems and components. Materials fee: $20.00. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.)
AFPM 245 (2 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Ignition Systems (2+0)
Overhaul, inspection and troubleshooting of reciprocating and
gas turbine ignition systems. Repair and bench testing of components. Materials fee: $45.00. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.)
AFPM 246 (2 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Fuel Metering Systems (2+0)
Fundamental operation of fuel metering systems in aircraft powerplants. Technical data to repair and overhaul carburetors and components. Inspecting, troubleshooting and adjusting turbine engine fuel metering systems and electronic fuel controls. Materials fee: $30.00. (Prerequisite: Admission to the A & P Program or permission of the instructor.)
AFPM 248 (0.5 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Induction Systems (.5+0)
Operation and service of aircraft induction, preheat, anti-ice and super charger systems. Materials fee: $5.00.
AFPM 249 (0.5 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Powerplant Cooling Systems (.5+0)
Inspection, service and repair of engine cooling systems -- both air and liquid cooled installations. Materials fee: $5.00. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.)
AFPM 250 (0.5 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Powerplant Exhaust Systems (.5+0)
Inspection, service and repair of engine exhaust systems. Includes operations of turbo compounded engines, thrust reversers, and noise suppressors. Materials fee: $5.00. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.)
AFPM 251 (1.5 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Fuel Systems (1.5+0)
Inspection, servicing, troubleshooting and repair of aircraft and engine fuel systems and components. Materials fee: $15.00. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.)
AFPM 252 (2 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Propellers (2+0)
Identification and nomenclature of aircraft propellers. Operation, control and repair of both reciprocating and turbine engine installations. Materials fee: $30.00. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.)
AFPM 253 (1 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Transport Category Aircraft (1+0)
Introduction to transport category aircraft systems and components. Materials fee: $5.00. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.)
AFPM 254 (0.5 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Ice and Rain Control Systems (.5+0)
Inspection, operation and troubleshooting of de-ice and anti-ice systems. Materials fee: $5.00.
AFPM 255 (0.5 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Fire Protection Systems (.5+0)
Inspection, servicing, troubleshooting and repair of aircraft and engine fire detection and extinguishing systems. Materials fee: $5.00. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.)
AFPM 256 (0.5 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Communications & Navigation Systems (.5+0)
Operation of aircraft avionics, autopilots and antennas, including inspection and installation. Materials fee: $10.00.
AFPM 257 (0.5 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Instrument Systems (.5+0)
Inspection, troubleshooting, removal and replacement of aircraft and engine instruments and indicating systems. Materials fee: $5.00. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.)
AFPM 258 (1 Credit) As Demand Warrants
Cabin Atmosphere Control Systems (1+0)
Aircraft pressurization, air conditioning, heating and oxygen systems. Operation, inspection, troubleshooting, service and repair. Materials fee: $10.00.
AFPM 259 (1.5 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems (1.5+0)
Operation of systems and uses in aircraft. Identification of hydraulic fluids, seals, hydraulic and pneumatic control devices, inspection and servicing, and troubleshooting. Materials fee: $20.00.
AFPM 260 (1.5 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Aircraft Landing Gear Systems (1.5+0)
Simple and complex systems. Operation, service and repair of mechanical
and hydraulic retraction mechanisms. Wheel, tire and brake service. Aircraft speed and configuration warning systems, electric brake controls,
anti-skid systems, landing gear position and warning systems. Materials
fee: $25.00. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.)
AFPM 261 (1 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Non Metallic Structures (1+0)
Inspection, service and repair of wood structures. Preliminary and secondary repair of interior and service of plastic, honeycomb, bonded, and composite and laminated structures. Materials fee: $10.00. (Prerequisites: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.)
AFPM 262 (1 Credit) As Demand Warrants
Aircraft Coverings (1+0)
Selection, application, inspection and testing of fabric and fiberglass coverings and methods of repair. Materials fee: $40.00. (Prerequisite: Admissions to A & P Program or permission of instructor.)
AFPM 263 (0.5 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Aircraft Finishes (.5+0)
Identification and selection of aircraft finishing materials. Application of paints, dopes, primers, and trim. Materials fee: $40.00. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program and permission of instructor.)
AFPM 264 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Sheet Metal Structures (3+0)
Aircraft sheet metal fabrication, inspection and repair including rivets and fasteners. Materials fee: $130.00. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.)
AFPM 265 (1.5 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Aircraft Welding
Contemporary welding methods on aircraft structures. Oxyacetylene, arc, inert gas and brazing techniques. Inspection of welded structure and safety procedures. Materials fee: $115.00.
AFPM 266 (1.5 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Assembly and Rigging
Aerodynamic theory and function of aircraft control surfaces. Fabrication and installation of control devices for fixed and rotary wing aircraft; jacking and control surface balance. Materials fee: $35.00. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or instructor permission.)
AFPM 267 (0.5 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Airframe Inspections
Inspection and return of aircraft to service. Procedural and legal aspects of 100 hour, annual and periodic inspections. Materials fee: $5.00. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.)
AFPM 270 (0.5 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Airframe Testing
Preparation for the Federal Aviation Administration written, oral and
practical exams for the Powerplant Mechanics license. Materials fee:
$5.00. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of
instructor.)
AFPM 271 (0.5 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Powerplant Inspections
Methodology and record keeping for inspection of aircraft reciprocating and gas turbine engines. Materials fee: $5.00. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.)
AFPM 272 (0.5 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Powerplant Testing
Preparation for the Federal Aviation Administration written, oral and practical exams for the Powerplant Mechanics license. Materials fee: $5.00. (Prerequisite: Admission to A & P Program or permission of instructor.)
AFPM 325 (2 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Inspection Authorization Preparation (1+2)
Technical background training for the working airframe and powerplant mechanic in selecting, reviewing, and utilizing the appropriate Federal Regulatory and Advisory information as well as the Manufacturer's Maintenance information to inspect and return to service aircraft, engines, propellers, appliances and related parts in accordance with FAR Part 65.95. Final exam is the FAA Inspection Authorization exam administered by an FAA Airworthiness Inspector. (Prerequisite: FAA A & P Certificate, meet additional requirements of FAR 65.91.)

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