Student Aircraft Mechanic

Preparation Courses 1 month 

TAM 122 English Composition 3 (20h)
This course focuses on the principles of using writing for thinking, as well as a tool for expressing ideas. It addresses the composing process, research and documentation, and rhetorical strategies for various audiences and purposes. Students develop their communicative, evaluative, critical thinking, and research writing abilities.

TAM 221 Technical Report Writing 3 (20h)
This course introduces students to the preparation of formal and informal technical reports, abstracts, proposals, instructions, professional correspondence and other forms of technical communication. Major emphasis is placed on the long technical report and the acquisition of advanced writing skills 

TAM 111 College Mathematics for Aviation I (20h)

A pre-calculus course designed for the student of aviation. Review of the fundamentals of algebra; linear equations and inequalities; quadratic equations;variation; polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; radian measure; right triangle solutions, vectors, and the laws of sines and cosines

Aviation Maintenance Courses 

TAM 116 Fundamentals of Electricity 4 Credits (4,3)
This course covers direct and alternating current electricity, electrical circuit design, measuring devices, transformers, solid state, and logic devices. Emphasis is placed on voltage, current, resistance, and impedance relationships. The classroom theory is reinforced with laboratory projects.

TAM 117 Tools, Materials and Processes 4 Credits (4.,4)

This course introduces the student to common and precision measurement tools, aviation hardware, and materials used in aircraft manufacturing, maintenance and repair. Various methods of nondestructive testing are also studied and performed. The course studies the principles of corrosion control and allows the student to apply its theory. Aircraft drawings, blueprints, charts, and graphs are also introduced and applied

TAM 118 Aircraft Familiarization and Regulations 2 Credits (5,1)
This course is a familiarization course in terminology, basic aerodynamics, and human factors. The course also offers a comprehensive summary of the privileges and limitations of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR, Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations) parts 43, 65, 91 as well as other regulations pertinent to aircraft maintenance. The course identifies the associated documents, publications, and records applicable to the maintenance technician. TAM 118 also identifies the standards for aircraft ground operation, movement, and associated safety procedures in addition to the concepts and computation of aircraft weight and balance.

TAM 261 Aircraft Metallic Structures 3 Credits (4,5)

A study of aircraft structural characteristics and methods of fabrication with an emphasis on aluminum sheet metal applications. Explains metal-working processes and develops the techniques necessary for airworthy manufacturing as well as acceptable methods of repair employed in the industry. The course also covers the theory and practice of aircraft welding relevant to several approved industry standards.

TAM 262 Aircraft Composite Structures 3 Credits (4,3)

This is a course of study encompassing the structural and nonstructural use of composite, plastic, wood, and fabric materials on aircraft. Fabrication, repairs, finishing, and safety practices relating to these materials will be discussed and practiced. Included will be the application of adhesive and plastic resins, composite machining, and vacuum bagging of composite parts.

TAM 263 General Aviation Aircraft Systems 3 Credits (4,1 work shop at BAC)

This course covers the operating principles and basic troubleshooting techniques for aircraft systems found in general aviation aircraft. Theory of operation, inspection, and troubleshooting will be emphasized for all systems covered in the course. These systems include hydraulic systems, air conditioning and heating systems, oxygen systems, landing gear systems, brake systems, ice and rain detection/protection systems, fire detection/extinguishing systems, fuel systems, and flight controls.

TAM 264 General Aviation Aircraft Electrical and Instrument Systems 3 Credits (4,3)

The theory/application of aircraft wiring, basic electrical troubleshooting of airframe systems, DC alternator power systems, and instruments/avionics for general aviation aircraft are developed through the use of laboratory projects and classroom material. 

TAM 271 Aircraft Reciprocating Powerplant and Systems 3 Credits (4,5 work shop at BAC)
TAM 271 is a study of various types of aircraft engines in use in the aviation industry. Reciprocating engine disassembly, inspection, and reassembly procedures are practiced. A study of the inspection, repair, and operation of powerplant fuel metering units and superchargers as well as induction, cooling, and exhaust systems.

TAM 272 Powerplant Electrical and Instrument Systems 3 Credits (4,2)

A study of various electrical and instrumentation systems use in support of aircraft powerplants. Included in the course are the overhaul and testing procedures for reciprocating and turbine engine electrical system components, including auxiliary power units.