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AVT 1131 Basic Aviation Electricity

Basic electrical principles to include the following: electron theory, alternating and direct current (AC and DC) circuits, production of electricity, batteries, electrical laws and theories (Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Law), resistance, inductance, capacitance, load analysis, electrical load circuits, integrated circuits, series, parallel, and compound circuits, and AC and DC motors. Two classroom, four lab hours per week.

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Aviation Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Demonstrate knowledge of series and parallel circuits, solid state devices, circuit components, and logic devices.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of direct current, alternating current, and compound motors. Demonstrate knowledge of repair and inspection techniques of motors and components. Demonstrate knowledge of inspection techniques of armatures, field, and brush assemblies.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of converting chemical energy into electrical energy. Demonstrate knowledge of battery servicing techniques, charging methods, and maintenance procedures. Demonstrate the ability to determine cell condition. Demonstrate knowledge of lead acid and nickel cadium safety considerations.

Credit Hours: 4

Classroom Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 4