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Aviation Maintenance Technology

Overview

These aviation modules are designed to introduce students to the expanding career paths in Aviation. With the growing demand for more aviation mechanics, COA has designed these courses to stimulate interest and bring regional skills together. Courses are designed that the student will received a solid introduction to the many career paths such Aviation Basic Sheet Metal, Advance Aviation Sheet Metal, Advanced Composites and Aviation Basic Hydraulic/Pneumatics.  Although these courses are not FAA Part 147 certified at this time, attending these classes will increase the student’s successful chances of completing an FAA Part 147 Airframes and Powerplants curriculum.

In the very near future, the College of The Albemarle will offer a certified Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 147 Airframes and Powerplants curriculum.

All classes require the use of safety goggles and safety (steel toe) work shoes or boots, which students will need to provide.

Call for more information (252) 335-0821, ext. 2529.

Basic Aviation Sheet Metal

This 276-hour course introduces students to Aviation Basic Sheet Metal skills. Students require little or no experience in the aviation field. At the completion of the course students attain the level of an aircraft sheet metal apprentice. Students are introduced to topics which include Basic Aerodynamics, Aircraft Design and Structures, use of Personal Protective Equipment and interpreting MSDS, Blueprint Reading, Precision Measuring Devices, Working/Forming/Fabrication of Aluminum 2024-T3/2024-O/Extrusions, Identification and Installation of Aircraft Hardware and Fasteners, Corrosion Control, Priming/Painting, Basic Non-Destructive Inspection, Hole Quality, Use of Shop Equipment and Tools, Basic Layout for Repairs, and 24-hour Career Resource Development (CRC) course. Also, student will be able to conduct projects in the shop as well on non-flying aircraft located on-site.  Local fields will be conducted as time permits.

Course Pre-requisites:

The only pre-requisites are:  GED/AHS/High School diploma. Non-high school graduates require a one-on-one interview with the Director. Paperwork and payment are due at the time of registration.

Required books:

Title ISBN Publisher Cost
Standard Aviation Handbook 0-88487-324-2 Jeppesen $17.95
Aircraft Sheet Metal 0-891002960 Jeppesen $19.95

Advanced Sheet Metal

This 85-hour course is designed with written applications in aircraft support. This course covers a more in-depth look at aircraft structures - Non-Destructive Inspection, Corrosion Identification/Theory/Sealing/Chemical Conversion, Precision Measuring Devices, Specialty Fasteners, Hole Quality, Building Heavy Metal Forms/Blocks, Understanding MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets), Use of a Borescope, More Blueprint Reading, FAA Rules, Regulations, & Publications, and practical aircraft applications. Projects in class consist of building a RV-4 Vans experimental aircraft from blueprints.

Course Pre-requisites:

The only pre-requisites are:  GED/AHS/High School diploma. Non-high school graduates require a one-on-one interview with the Director.  Paperwork and payment are due at the time of registration.

Required books:

Title ISBN Publisher Cost
Aircraft Structural Maintenance 0-9768109-5-4 Avotek $29.95
Student Workbook 1-933189-00-2 Avotek $15.95
A/C Inspections Repair and Alterations 09708109-7-0 Avotek $26.00

Advanced Aircraft Composite

A 48-hour course developed to train students in the newest career path in aviation. Composites are beginning to be an important design feature on all aircraft. With the need for lighter, stronger, faster aircraft comes the need for different materials to be introduced in the aircraft design.  This course covers the introduction and fabrication of building aircraft components with fiberglass/carbon fiber/Kevlar. Students will gain experience using cold-working procedures and a state-of-the-art vacuum bagging unit, and cover everything from design, layout, vacuum bagging, hot bonding, honeycomb repair, and installation of Click Bond fasteners.   Additionally, students will become familiar with composite tooling/equipment, different chemicals and associated Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

Course Pre-requisites:

No pre-requisites.  Paperwork and payment are due at the time of registration.

Additional Information:

Sanding operation will be conducted on fiberglass, carbon fiber and Kevlar.  Paper respirators and long sleeve lab coats will be made available.

Required book(s):

Book Title ISBN Publisher Cost
Advanced Composites 0-88487-316-1 Jeppesen $41.95

Aviation Hydraulic/Pneumatics

A 48 hour course developed to train students in understanding aircraft hydraulic and pneumatic. Students are taught the various components and locations, breakdown of components and various installation techniques. Students will become familiar with hydraulic/pneumatic tooling/equipment, different chemicals such as hydraulic fluid and associated Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

Course Pre-requisites:

No pre-requisites.  Paperwork and payment are due at the time of registration.

Required book(s):

Title ISBN Publisher Cost
Aircraft Fluid Power 9780965370653 Tucker $44.95



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