Aviation Maintenance Technology

Students receiving the certificate will have job entry skills for the following occupations: Aviation mechanic; aircraft serviceperson; repair or sales of aircraft accessories; airframe specialist. The skills learned in the program also prepare graduates for employment in fields such as aircraft manufacturing, electronics, hydraulics, welding, sheet metal, electrical systems, pneumatics, fuel systems, automotive repair, civil and military defense. This certificate is designed to prepare students to qualify for the airframe certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration. These courses include the following subjects: sheet metal structures, wood and fabric structures, aircraft airframe inspection, assembly and rigging, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, aircraft electrical systems, cabin atmosphere controls, fuel systems, ice and rain systems, fire protection systems, instrument systems, position and warning systems, landing gear systems, and navigation and communication systems. All individuals will have to complete the General Aircraft Maintenance requirements in order to receive the FAA Aircraft Airframe Certificate of completion.
Requirements:
Units: 45
AMT 100
General Aircraft Technology (Active)
9
AMT 101
General Aircraft Technology (Active)
9
AMT 110
Airframe Maintenance Technology (Active)
13.5
AMT 111
Airframe Structures (Active)
13.5
Recommended Electives:
Units: 0
AMT 190
Occupational Work Experience/Aviation (Active)
1-4
Total: 45

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This degree is designed to prepare students to enter the Drone/Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technology field. Students receiving the degree will have the skills to manage and plan flight operations, collect and process imagery data for analysis, and are prepared to take the Part 107 FAA Exam. These skills will provide them with career opportunities in: aerial videography and photography, agricultural and natural resources management, public safety, news reporting, package delivery, and many other industries. AMT, Drone Advisory Minutes Feb 13, 2018
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: (18 UNITS TOTAL)
Units:  
REQUIRED COURSES (15 Units):
Units: 15
AMT 225
Introduction to Drones (Active)
3
AMT 226
Drone Flight Operations and Pilot Certification (Historical)
3
AMT 227
Drone Aerial Photography and Videography (Active)
3
AMT 228
Drone Maintenance Technician (Active)
3
AMT 232
Drones in Business and Industry (Active)
3
CHOOSE ONE (3 Units):
Units: 3
AMT 229
Advanced Drone Aerial Photography and Cinematography (Active)
3
or
AMT 230
Data Acquisition, Mapping, and Surveys With Drones (Active)
3
or
AMT 233
Drones in Agriculture (Active)
3
General Education Requirements: (35 - 39 Units)
Units: 35-39
A student may complete the Gavilan College A.A./A.S. general education plus sufficient electives to meet a 60 unit total. See a counselor for details. NOTE: A course may be used to satisfy both general education and major requirements. See "Double Counting Rule".
Total: 53-57

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This certificate is designed to prepare students to enter the Drone/Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technology field. Students receiving the certificate will have the skills to manage and plan flight operations, collect and process imagery data for analysis, and are prepared to take the Part 107 FAA Exam. These skills will provide them with career opportunities in: aerial videography and photography, agricultural and natural resources management, public safety, news reporting, package delivery, and many other industries. AMT, Drone Advisory Minutes Feb 13, 2018
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: (18 UNITS)
Units: 18
AMT 225
Introduction to Drones (Active)
3
AMT 226
Drone Flight Operations and Pilot Certification (Historical)
3
AMT 227
Drone Aerial Photography and Videography (Active)
3
AMT 228
Drone Maintenance Technician (Active)
3
AMT 229
Advanced Drone Aerial Photography and Cinematography (Active)
3
AMT 232
Drones in Business and Industry (Active)
3
Total: 18

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Students receiving the certificate will have job entry skills for the following occupations: Aviation mechanic; aircraft serviceperson; repair or sales of aircraft accessories; powerplant specialist. The skills learned in the program also prepare graduates for employment in fields such as aircraft manufacturing, electronics, hydraulics, welding, sheet metal, electrical systems, pneumatics, fuel systems, automotive repair, civil and military defense. This certificate is designed to prepare students to qualify for the Powerplant certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration. These courses include the following subjects: reciprocating engines, turbines, lubrication systems, engine fuel systems, fuel metering systems, induction systems, ignition systems, engine electrical systems, engine cooling systems, engine exhaust system, engine instrument systems, engine control systems, engine fire protection systems and propellers. Students will have the opportunity to test run the engine that they repair. Students that complete this program may apply immediately to take the exams needed to obtain FAA Powerplant mechanic certificate.
Requirements:
Units: 45
AMT 100
General Aircraft Technology (Active)
9
AMT 101
General Aircraft Technology (Historical)
9
AMT 120
Aviation Powerplant Technology (Historical)
13.5
AMT 121
Aviation Powerplant Systems Technology (Historical)
13.5
Recommended Electives:
Units: 0
AMT 190
Occupational Work Experience/Aviation (Active)
1-4
Total: 45

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Students will have job entry skills for the following occupations: aviation mechanic, aircraft service person, repair or sales of aircraft accessories, airframe specialist. Courses in the Aviation Technology Department are currently offered only during the day. Students who have completed all of the AMT coursework will have satisfied Area B-1 of the general education requirements for the associate degree using the Gavilan College General Education pattern.
Requirements:
Units: 72
AMT 100
General Aircraft Technology (Active)
9
AMT 101
General Aircraft Technology (Historical)
9
AMT 110
Airframe Maintenance Technology (Historical)
13.5
AMT 111
Airframe Structures (Historical)
13.5
AMT 120
Aviation Powerplant Technology (Historical)
13.5
AMT 121
Aviation Powerplant Systems Technology (Historical)
13.5
Recommended Electives:
Units: 0
CSIS 1
Computer Literacy - MS Office (Active)
2
General Education Requirements:
Units: 35-39
A student may complete the Gavilan College A.A./A.S. general education, the CSU-GE Breadth or the IGETC pattern, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60 unit total. See a counselor for details. NOTE: A course may be used to satisfy both general education and major requirements. See "Double Counting Rule".
Total: 107-111

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Students will have job entry skills for the following occupations: aviation mechanic, aircraft serviceperson, repair or sales of aircraft accessories, airframe specialist. Courses in the Aviation Technology Department are currently offered only during the day.
Requirements:
Units: 72
AMT 100
General Aircraft Technology (Active)
9
AMT 101
General Aircraft Technology (Historical)
9
AMT 110
Airframe Maintenance Technology (Historical)
13.5
AMT 111
Airframe Structures (Historical)
13.5
AMT 120
Aviation Powerplant Technology (Historical)
13.5
AMT 121
Aviation Powerplant Systems Technology (Historical)
13.5
Recommended Electives:
Units: 0
CSIS 1
Computer Literacy - MS Office (Active)
2
Total: 72

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AMT 100General Aircraft Technology (9.0)Active
7.5 Lecture, 5.0 Lab. This course is an FAA Part 147 course designed to prepare the student for their FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A and P) certificate. The course will provide the student with a thorough understanding of the use of basic hand tools and measuring devices; basic physics and math; aircraft materials, processes and hardware, procedures for clean and corrosion control; weight and balance techniques; and human factors. Both theory and practical application to aircraft systems are taught. Approval from a Gavilan College counselor must be obtained before registering for this class. COREQUISITE: AMT 110, Airframe Maintenance Technology. ADVISORY: Mathematics 430. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2019.
AMT 101General Aircraft Technology (9.0)Active
7.5 Lecture, 5.0 Lab. This course is an FAA Part 147 course designed to prepare the student for their FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A and P) certificate. This course will provide the student with a thorough understanding of the use of maintenance publications, maintenance forms and records with emphasis on A and P mechanic privileges and limitations. Basic electricity for aircraft from Ohm's Law through transistor theory will be taught as well as ground operation and servicing of aircraft. Both theory and practical application to aircraft are taught. Approval from a Gavilan College counselor must be obtained before registering for this class. COREQUISITE: AMT 111, Airframe Structures. ADVISORY: Mathematics 430. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2018.
AMT 110Airframe Maintenance Technology (13.5)Active
9.0 Lecture, 13.5 Lab. This course is an FAA Part 147 course designed to prepare the student for their FAA Airframe certificate. The course will provide the student with a thorough understanding of airframe structures; metal structural repair; aircraft welding; aircraft instruments; communications and navigation systems; fuel systems; and cabin environmental systems. Both theory and practical application to aircraft systems is taught. COREQUISITE: AMT 100, General Aircraft Technology. ADVISORY: Mathematics 430 (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2017.
AMT 111Airframe Structures (13.5)Active
9.0 Lecture, 13.5 Lab. This course is an FAA Part 147 course designed to prepare the student for their FAA Airframe certificate. The course will provide the student with a thorough understanding of nonmetallic aircraft structures including wood, fabric, composite structures. Also the study of hydraulic and pneumatic power systems; landing gear systems; electrical systems; and assembly and rigging. Both theory and practical application to aircraft systems is taught. COREQUISITE: AMT 101, General Aircraft Technology. ADVISORY: Mathematics 430. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2019.
AMT 120Aviation Powerplant Technology (13.5)Active
9.0 Lecture, 13.5 Lab. This course is part of the curriculum required by the Federal Aviation Administration to obtain certification as an aircraft powerplant maintenance technician. This certificate allows the rated technician to perform maintenance, preventive maintenance repairs and alterations to USA FAA certificated aircraft powerplants. This Section covers the theory and practical application of operation, overhaul practices, inspection, installation, testing and troubleshooting techniques covering the subject areas of reciprocating and turbine engines, ignition, induction, supercharging, cooling and exhaust systems. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of AMT 100 and AMT 101. Basic hand tools required. Details at the first class meeting. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2017.
AMT 121Aviation Powerplant Systems Technology (13.5)Active
9.0 Lecture, 13.5 Lab. This course is part of the curriculum required by the Federal Aviation Administration to obtain certification as an aircraft powerplant maintenance technician. This certificate allows the rated technician to perform maintenance, preventive maintenance repairs and alterations to USA FAA certified aircraft powerplants. This section covers theory of operation, maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting procedures of powerplant systems and their relationship to the total powerplant installation package. To include lubrication, electrical systems, instrument systems, fuel metering, fire protection, starting systems, powerplant control systems, and the aerodynamics, theory and maintenance of propellers and their control systems. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of AMT 100 and 101. Basic hand tools required. Details at the first class meeting. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2018.
AMT 123Independent Study (1.0-2.0)Active
1.0-99.0 TBA. Designed to afford selected students specialized opportunities for exploring areas at the independent study level. The courses may involve extensive library work, research in the community, or special projects. May be repeated until six units of credit are accrued. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. REQUIRED: The study outline prepared by the student and the instructor must be filed with the department and the dean. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Spring 2010.
AMT 190Occupational Work Experience/Aviation (1.0-4.0)Active
3.3-16.7 Lab. Occupational work experience for students who have a job related to their major. A training plan is developed cooperatively between the employer, college and student. (P/NP grading) 75 hours per semester paid work = 1 unit. 60 hours non-paid (volunteer) work per semester = 1 unit. Student repetition is allowed per Title 5 Section 55253. Minimum 2.00 GPA. REQUIRED: Declared vocational major. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2016.
AMT 226Drone Flight Operations and Pilot Certification (3.0)Active
2.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab. This course will instruct students in the basic flight operations for both fixed wing and rotor wing drone aircraft, as well as prepare them to take the FAA pilot certification exam. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2019.
AMT 227Drone Aerial Photography and Videography (3.0)Active
2.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab. This course is designed to provide the student with the skills which will allow them to capture and analyze photos and videos from drones. Emphasis is placed on cameras and image software available, applications, and techniques for analyzing imagery. PREREQUISITE: AMT 225 (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2018.
AMT 229Advanced Drone Aerial Photography and Cinematography (3.0)Active
2.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab. This course is designed to teach a variety of skills in aerial photography and cinematography with drones, including: cinematic techniques during flight, video production techniques, 3D mapping, photographic techniques, panorama, video editing, and photo editing. Students will use software such as the DJI Go App, Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Premiere CC, Adobe Lightroom, and Pix4D Mapper Pro to create original content that showcases a variety of professional aerial projects. PREREQUISITES: AMT 225 and AMT 227. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2018.
AMT 230Data Acquisition, Mapping, and Surveys With Drones (3.0)Active
2.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab. This class covers drone technology data acquisition and analysis. Several different sensors and data analysis programs will be explored. PREREQUISITES: AMT 225 and AMT 227. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2018.
AMT 232Drones in Business and Industry (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This course will provide individuals with information on how to start a drone business as well as the types of business and industry opportunities that are available with drones. The ethical implications of drone use will also be discussed. This class is designed for those entrepreneurs looking to start their own drone business. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2019.
AMT 233Drones in Agriculture (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This course will provide individuals with information about the use of drones in agriculture. With so many farming operations and large entities involved with food getting into the use of drones, there are many applications and uses for drones in agriculture. PREREQUISITES: AMT 225 and AMT 226. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2019.

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