Airframe and Powerplant - AFPM

AFPM F111 General Airframe and Powerplant

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

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. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Experience requirements of FAR 65.77 or permission of instructor. (3+0)

AFPM F145 Basic Mathematics

1 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Review of applied and technical mathematics related to the construction and engines of aircrafts. Common, decimal, fractions and mixed numbers; extracting square roots and raising numbers to a given power; solving ratios, proportions and percentage problems; fundamental algebraic operations. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Admission to Airframe and Powerplant program or permission of instructor. (1+0)

AFPM F146 Basic Electricity

2 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Electrical theory and concepts for the aviation mechanic. Ohm's law, electrical circuits, diagrams, batteries and a variety of electrical components. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Admission to A and P Program or permission of instructor. (2+0)

AFPM F147 Physics for Mechanics

0.5 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Applications of mechanics; levers, sound, fluid and heat dynamics. Basic aircraft structures and aerodynamics. (Course does not fulfill natural science requirements for any degree.) Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Admission to A and P Program or permission of instructor. (0.5+0)

AFPM F148 Aircraft Drawing

1 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Basic drafting. Drawings, symbols and schematic diagrams, sketches of repairs and alterations, blueprint information, graphs and charts. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Admission to A and P Program or permission of instructor. (1+0)

AFPM F149 Fluid Lines and Fittings

0.5 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Rigid and flexible fluid lines and fittings, fabrication and installation. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Admission to A and P Program or permission of instructor. (0.5+0)

AFPM F150 Materials and Processes

2 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

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. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Admission to A and P Program or permission of instructor. (2+0)

AFPM F151 Cleaning and Corrosion Control

1 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Basic aircraft cleaning materials, methods and corrosion control. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Admission to A and P Program or permission of instructor. (1+0)

AFPM F152 Federal Aviation Regulations

1 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Federal Aviation Regulations for maintenance of aircraft. Maintenance forms and records, publications, privileges and limitations of aircraft mechanics. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Admission to A and P Program or permission of instructor. (1+0)

AFPM F153 Weight and Balance

1 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Weighing procedures, weight, arms, moments, center of gravity computations and placarding. Aircraft loading, required forms, weighing. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Admission to A and P Program or permission of instructor. (1+0)

AFPM F154 Ground Operations and Servicing

0.5 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Starting, moving, servicing, securing and fueling aircraft. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Admission to A and P Program or permission of instructor. (0.5+0)

AFPM F205 Airframe Structures

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

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. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Experience requirements of FAR 65.77 or permission of instructor. (3+0)

AFPM F206 Airframe System and Components

2 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

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. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Experience requirements of FAR 65.77 or permission of instructor. (2+0)

AFPM F215 MOS Powerplant Theory/Maintenance

2 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Jet engine fundamentals, analysis and 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. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Experience requirements of FAR 65.77 or permission of instructor. (2+0)

AFPM F216 MOS Powerplant System/Components

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

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. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Experience requirements of FAR 65.77 or permission of instructor. (3+0)

AFPM F230 Aircraft Electrical Systems

2.5 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Wiring, control, indication and protection devices for AC and DC systems. Inspection, troubleshooting service and repair of these systems. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Admission to A and P Program or permission of instructor. (2.5+0)

AFPM F231 Powerplant Electrical Systems

1.5 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Installation, inspection, testing, servicing engine electrical system wiring, controls, indicators and protective devices. Repair and service of electrical generating systems. Special fees apply. (1.5+0)

AFPM F235 Aircraft Reciprocating Engines

4.5 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

History and development of the aircraft reciprocating engine. Repair, overhaul and inspection of various types of engines. Operation and troubleshooting of engines. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Admission to A and P Program or permission of instructor. (4.5+0)

AFPM F240 Turbine Engines

2 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Development, theory and operation of turbine engines. Engine design, performance, accessories and subsystems. Engine maintenance and overhaul. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Admission to A and P Program or permission of instructor. (2+0)

AFPM F244 Lubricating Systems

1.5 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Identification and selection of lubricants for aircraft powerplants. Inspection, service, troubleshooting and repair of the lubrication systems and components. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Admission to A and P Program or permission of instructor. (1.5+0)

AFPM F245 Ignition Systems

2 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Overhaul, inspection and troubleshooting of reciprocating and gas turbine ignition systems. Repair and bench testing of components. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Admission to A and P Program or permission of instructor. (2+0)

AFPM F246 Fuel Metering Systems

2 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

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. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Admission to the A and P Program or permission of instructor. (2+0)

AFPM F248 Induction Systems

0.5 Credits


Operation and service of aircraft induction, preheat, anti-ice and supercharger systems. Special fees apply. (0.5+0)

AFPM F249 Powerplant Cooling Systems

0.5 Credits


Inspection, service and repair of engine cooling systems -- both air and liquid cooled installations. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Admission to A and P Program or permission of instructor. (0.5+0)

AFPM F250 Powerplant Exhaust Systems

0.5 Credits


Inspection, service and repair of engine exhaust systems. Includes operations of turbo compounded engines, thrust reversers and noise suppressors. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Admission to A and P Program or permission of instructor. (0.5+0)

AFPM F251 Fuel Systems

1.5 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Inspection, servicing, troubleshooting and repair of aircraft and engine fuel systems and components. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Admission to A and P Program or permission of instructor. (1.5+0)

AFPM F252 Propellers

2 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Identification and nomenclature of aircraft propellers. Operation, control and repair of both reciprocating and turbine engine installations. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Admission to A and P Program or permission of instructor. (0+0)

AFPM F253 Transport Category Aircraft

1 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Introduction to transport category aircraft systems and components. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Admission to A and P Program or permission of instructor. (1+0)

AFPM F254 Ice and Rain Control Systems

0.5 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Inspection, operation and troubleshooting of de-ice and anti-ice systems. Special fees apply. (0.5+0)

AFPM F255 Fire Protection Systems

0.5 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Inspection, servicing, troubleshooting and repair of aircraft and engine fire detection and extinguishing systems. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Admission to A and P Program or permission of instructor. (0.5+0)

AFPM F256 Communications and Navigation Systems

0.5 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Operation of aircraft avionics, autopilots and antennas, including inspection and installation. Special fees apply. (0.5+0)

AFPM F257 Instrument Systems

0.5 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Inspection, troubleshooting, removal and replacement of aircraft and engine instruments and indicating systems. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Admission to A and P Program or permission of instructor. (0.5+0)

AFPM F258 Cabin Atmosphere Control Systems

1 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Aircraft pressurization, air conditioning, heating and oxygen systems. Operation, inspection, troubleshooting, service and repair. Special fees apply. (1+0)

AFPM F259 Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems

1.5 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Operation of hydraulic and pneumatic systems and uses in aircraft. Identification of hydraulic fluids, seals, hydraulic and pneumatic control devices, inspection and servicing and troubleshooting. Special fees apply. (1.5+0)

AFPM F260 Aircraft Landing Gear Systems

1.5 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Simple and complex landing gear 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. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Admission to A and P Program or permission of instructor. (1.5+0)

AFPM F261 Non-Metallic Structures

1 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Inspection, service and repair of wood structures. Preliminary and secondary repair of interior and service of plastic, honeycomb, bonded, and composite and laminated structures. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Admission to A and P Program or permission of instructor. (1+0)

AFPM F262 Aircraft Coverings

1 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Selection, application, inspection and testing of fabric and fiberglass coverings and methods of repair. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Admissions to A and P Program or permission of instructor. (1+0)

AFPM F263 Aircraft Finishes

0.5 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Identification and selection of aircraft finishing materials. Application of paints, dopes, primers and trim. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Admission to A and P Program and permission of instructor. (0.5+0)

AFPM F264 Sheet Metal Structures

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Aircraft sheet metal fabrication, inspection and repair, including rivets and fasteners. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Admission to A and P Program or permission of instructor. (3+0)

AFPM F265 Aircraft Welding

1.5 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Contemporary welding methods on aircraft structures. Oxyacetylene, arc, inert gas and brazing techniques. Inspection of welded structure and safety procedures. Special fees apply. (1.5+0)

AFPM F266 Assembly and Rigging

1.5 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

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. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Admission to A and P Program or permission of instructor. (1.5+0)

AFPM F267 Airframe Inspections

0.5 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Inspection and return of aircraft to service. Procedural and legal aspects of 100 hour, annual and periodic inspections. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Admission to A and P Program or permission of instructor. (0.5+0)

AFPM F270 Airframe Testing

0.5 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Preparation for the Federal Aviation Administration written, oral and practical exams for the powerplant mechanics' license. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Admission to A and P Program or permission of instructor. (0.5+0)

AFPM F271 Powerplant Inspections

0.5 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Methodology and record keeping for inspection of aircraft reciprocating and gas turbine engines. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Admission to A and P Program or permission of instructor. (0.5+0)

AFPM F272 Powerplant Testing

0.5 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Preparation for the Federal Aviation Administration written, oral and practical exams for the powerplant mechanics' license. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Admission to A and P Program or permission of instructor. (0.5+0)

AFPM F325 Inspection Authorization Preparation

2 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

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. Prerequisites: FAA A and P Certificate, meet additional requirements of FAR 65.91. (1+2)