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2024 - 2025 Catalog Year
(Full-time)

Degree:
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This is a combined degree which when completed awards the General Aviation Maintenance, Airframe Aviation Maintenance, and Powerplant Aviation Maintenance certificates.

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: Knowledge and skill development in using and making aircraft drawings, graphs and wiring diagrams; drawing symbols, electrical schematics, drawing repairs and alterations to industry and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards; aviation performance charts and graphs, aviation gas laws, force and motion, work and power, energy and weight, mass and matter that affect aircraft performance. One classroom, two lab hours per week.

Description: 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.

Description: Selection and proper use of nondestructive inspection techniques and equipment; basic heat treatments, identification and selection of correct aircraft hardware. Inspection of welds and precision measurements. Tube bending, cutting and flaring, high-pressure (MS) flareless fittings, repair of rigid lines, identification of fluid lines, fabrication of high and low pressure hose lines, bulkhead fittings. Two classroom, six lab hours per week.

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score)

 

Term hours subtotal:

13

Spring Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: This course provides the aviation mechanic with critical knowledge in the following areas: FAA regulations, airworthiness directives, mechanics' privileges, legal aircraft record entries, maintenance publications, repair manuals, wiring diagrams, structural repair manuals, Air Transport Association (ATA) numbering system and human factors. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Description: This course covers aviation maintenance performance calculations to include theory of aircraft weight and balance encompassing documentation, weighing the aircraft, locating the center of gravity, adverse center of gravity checks, large aircraft weight and balance computations and determination of ballast requirements. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.

Description: Causes of corrosion, the chemical process, types of corrosion, locations susceptible to corrosion, detecting corrosion, removing and treating corrosion, cleaning of the interior and exterior of the airplane, and paint removal and protection of bare surfaces and finishing materials application techniques and practices. One classroom, two lab hours per week.

Description: Conduct an annual/100-hour inspection for a complete aircraft including the airframe, engine and related components. Perform necessary servicing related to an annual inspection and check for airworthiness directives, service bulletins and compliance with manufacturer's directives. Operation, servicing, hand communications, aircraft movement and airport operations safety. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.

Description: Aircraft safety systems will cover the following: chemical and electric/pneumatic ice and rain protection systems, fire warning and extinguishing systems, landing gear and throttle safety warning systems, aural warning systems and troubleshooting and repair of wiring for these systems. One classroom, two lab hours per week.

 

Term hours subtotal:

14

Summer Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: This course covers proper adjustment of cables and torque tubes, proper alignment of primary and secondary control surfaces, proper inspection and alignment of landing gear components and associated controls, correct alignment of all structures in both fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.

Description: Inspection, operational checkout and repair of fuel systems and components to include tanks, transfer pumps, indicating systems and fuel heating; leak detection, identification and repair; proper servicing and regulatory compliance. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.

Description: Use ratio and proportion to solve applications in technology; convert within and between metric and customary systems of measurement; read and interpret measurement tools and gauges; simplify algebraic expressions; solve linear equations; apply the geometry of lines, angles, and circles to technology applications. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Notes: Or ANY OT36 Math Course (Required for BAS).

Prerequisites: MAT 0050 or Other (Satisfactory score on math placement test)

Description: Designed to improve speaking and listening skills through the study and application of public speaking structure, content and style. This course requires 5 speeches in front of a live audience. The online course sections require the recordings to be created by the student with at least 8 adults present for each speech. Any questions, please contact the Communication Department at com.dept@sinclair.edu.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

 

Term hours subtotal:

12

Fall Semester (Second Year)
Hours
 

Description: Hydraulic aircraft systems, introduction to landing gear systems, development of repair and inspection skills, critical thinking and development of analysis used in troubleshooting and repair of hydraulic systems and landing gear. Two classroom, six lab hours per week.

Description: Identification and selection of sheet metal types; inspection, cleaning, preparation, forming, layout, bending, cutting, dimpling, countersinking, drilling, installing special fasteners and rivets in sheet metal. Fabrication of sheet metal projects is required. Two classroom, six lab hours per week.

Description: Inspection, operation, troubleshooting, repair and service of the following items: heating, cooling, air conditioning, pressurization, air cycle machines and gaseous oxygen systems and aircraft pneumatic systems. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.

Description: This course will concentrate on the repair of the components of unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Students will develop knowledge in operator maintenance, composites, fuel systems, communication and instrumentation systems, rigging and assembly, and trouble shooting of UAS and their respective components. This course prepares students with the knowledge to determine and identify the technical problems associated with UAS. One classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: EET 1120

Description: Applied computer tools to solve engineering technology problems, emphasizing the integration of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software and engineering research skills using the Internet. Applications of an integrated approach to research papers, engineering technology analysis, technical laboratory reports and technical presentations. One-half classroom, one and one-half lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: MAT 0100 or MAT 0600 or MAT 1110

 

Term hours subtotal:

13

Spring Semester (Second Year)
Hours
 

Description:

Electrical distribution, controls, switches, transformers and solid-state devices. Use of electrical measuring devices in troubleshooting and testing circuits. Repair of wiring and terminal ends. Use of electrical schematics and wiring diagrams to troubleshoot systems and trace electrical signals. Two classroom, six lab hours per week.

Description: This course covers composites, different types of composite glass, repair of composite structures, wood structures, types of wood used in aircraft, defects in wood, proper repair of fabric and wood structures, types of fabrics used to cover aircraft structures, sewing, lacing and finishing, and the required inspection of fabrics on aircraft. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.

Description: Inspection, removal and installation of flight instruments and controls to include gyroscopic and magnetic instruments, pitot-static lines, wiring and legal repairs by mechanics. Communications equipment operation, inspection, removal and installation of radios, antennas, coax cables, wave guides and next generation of combination instrument/communication equipment to include GPS/satellite communication. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.

Description: Survey of conceptual physics for technology majors. Topics include motion, forces, energy, electricity, magnetism, waves, sound, light, atomic structure and emission and absorption of radiation. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: OR PHY 1100 Introduction to Physics (Required for BAS degree).

Prerequisites: MAT 0100 or MAT 0600 or MAT 1110 or MAT 1130 or MAT 1445

Corequisites: PHY 1107

Corequisites: PHY 1106

 

Term hours subtotal:

14

Summer Semester (Second Year)
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Description: This course covers magneto removal, inspection, repair and installation; internal and external magneto timing; inspection, repair and installation of powerplant wiring and ignition harnesses. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.

Description: Removal, inspection, repair, dressing and installation of propellers. Propeller pitch, angle of attack and forces. Metal, wood and composite propellers. Variable pitch propellers including constant speed, reversing, feathering and ground adjustable propellers. Propeller systems including governors, ice control and auxiliary systems. Propeller storage and return to service. Propeller certificate data. One classroom, two lab hours per week.

Description: A course that describes and analyzes historical-social elements of western culture, non-western culture, and the global interdependence of groups and individuals as seen in the music(s) of these various cultures.

Notes: Or ANY other OT36 Arts & Humanities Elective course. Options are listed here: https://www.sinclair.edu/about/offices/provost/articulation-transfer/ohio-transfer-36/

 

Term hours subtotal:

8

Fall Semester (Third Year)
Hours
 

Description: This course covers reciprocating engine removal, engine configurations, firing order, inspections, critical parts measurement, use of overhaul manual, powerplant troubleshooting, installation and repair, engine ice protection and induction system, superchargers, turbochargers, exhaust system inspection. Two classroom, six lab hours per week.

Description: Physics of gas turbine engines, engine types, engine inlet designs, thrust reversers, engine exhaust designs, production of thrust, engine sections, types of accessories, engine operations, maintenance requirements, inspections, repair of electrical connections, troubleshooting electrical and pneumatic systems and testing/trimming of engines. Two classroom, six lab hours per week.

 

Term hours subtotal:

8

Spring Semester (Third Year)
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Description: Troubleshooting of electrical wiring and connections on instruments, legal repairs allowed on instruments by Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanics, different types of fire protection systems, different extinguishing agents used, Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) use, inspection, operation, removal, and replacement of APUs requiring servicing and troubleshooting and unducted fan engines. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Description: Fuel system components for turbine and reciprocating engines, carburetor adjustment and overhaul, installation and removal of carburetors, repair of fuel metering components, repair and installation of fuel system components, inspection, adjustment and servicing of engine fuel metering system components. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.

Description: This course provides the aviation mechanic with critical review for the required Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) knowledge exams in the following areas under Part 147 Appendixes B, C and D: General, Airframe, and Powerplant aviation maintenance subjects with hands-on review in preparation for oral and practical exams. This course should not be taken prior to the student's last semester in the aviation maintenance program.

Notes: Must be completed in final semester - Department Permission Required

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

 

Term hours subtotal:

8

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.