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AVMT 316

Information common to all syllabi

COURSE REQUIREMENTS (A deficincy in any of the following will result in a failing grade)

All projects must be completed as specified.  (Minimum pass = 70%)
Unit and course final test(s) shall be taken.  (Minimum pass = 70%)
Attendance is required for all class and laboratory sessions. (See student handbook)
Attendance will be taken by the instructor. You may consider yourself tardy if you are not present in the class room at the published start time for the class.

Tools:  Your tool set is required unless noted otherwise.

Texts:  The following texts are required.  See each individual class for the particulars.  Text (Acyronym) will be referred to in later reference only.

Aircraft Basic Science - Kroes, Rardon - 7th edition by Glenco  (B.Sc.)

Aircraft Electricity and Electronics - Eismin - 5th edition by Glenco  (AEE)

Aircraft Maintenance and Repair - Kroes, Watkins, Delp - 6th edition by Glenco (MR)

Aircraft Powerplants - Kroes, Wild - 7th edition by Glenco (AP)

ASA's Maintenance Technician Series


AC 43.13-1B &-2A (43.13)
AC 65-2D

Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR)

Evaluation and Performance:

The course will be divided and evaluated according to the theory (quizzes and tests) portion and the practical portion (projects and shop).  See individual course descriptions for the actual weighting of the theory and practical areas.


Quizzes missed due to an absence or tardiness cannot be made up unless a valid medical excuse is presented or the absence/tardiness was a prearranged written request.   You can expect a quiz over the weeks material, which will be given during the last class peroid of the week for that class.   Quizzes are part of the evaluation of theory and will have an impact on your final grade.


Shop Evaluation
  1. Approach to the project; proper information and tools; preparation of the aircraft (or equipment); and observations of safety precautions;
  2. Cleaning, preparing, and protecting parts; skill in handling tools; thoroughness and cleanliness;
  3. The function of the units or systems of the assigned project; use of correct maintenance and overhaul procedures;
  4. Final inspection for safety and operation;
  5. Completion of required forms and records;
  6. Application of Federal Aviation Regulations; and
  7. Attitude toward safety; manufacturer's recommendations; acceptable industry practice; and application of FAA requirements, rules, and regulations.

Grading Schedule: (Percentage to Letter).

Percentages are rounded to the nearest whole number when computing the letter grade.

    95 - 100 = A
    91 -   94 = A-
    88 -   90 = B+
    84 -   87 = B
    81 -   83 = B-
    78 -   80 = C+
    73 -   77 = C
    70 -   72 = C-

Student receiving a grade of D (69 - 60%) or an F ( 59% & below) will be asked to repeat the course.

Late Work:

Late work is considered work turned in aft er the given deadline or unit projects turned in after the unit or the course final test.  Late work if accepted will receive a recorded grade of only 70%.


Will only be given for a serious illness or unavoidable circumstances and not because of negligence or inferior performance.

Knowledge and Skill Levels

Level 1 - You will know basic facts and principles, that you are able to find information and follow directions and/or written instructions, and that there is no skill demonstration required.

Level 2 - You will know and understand, facts, principles, theories, and concepts.  You are able to find and interpret information and perform basic operations.  A skill demonstration may be required, though it need not be to airworthiness standards.

Level 3 - You will know, understand, and be able to apply facts, principles, theories, and concepts.  You will be able to made independent and accurate airworthiness judgements.  that a skill demonstration and performance will be required and the quality of your performance will be of a return to service standard (Airworthy).

Important Definitions

To INSPECT means to examine by sight.

To CHECK means to verify proper operation.

To TROUBLESHOOT means to analyze and identify malfunctions.

To SERVICE means to perform functions that will assure continued operation.

To REPAIR A SYSTEM means to remove and replace a component within a system.

To REPAIR A COMPONENT means to correct a defective condition of the component.

To OVERHAUL means to disassemble, clean, inspect, repair as necessary, check, reassemble, and test the system or component.


The taking of notes in recommended for all courses.   Note taking will help your mind to organize, assimilate, and reinforce information through at least three of you senses: sight, hearing, and feeling.

  1. You hear the information
  2. You see the presentation through the different media the instructor might use as well as what you write on paper.
  3. The motion of writing, the feel, supports and reinforces the learning process.

Here are some suggestion that should help.

  1. Listen careful to the instructor and make sure that you understand what has been said.
  2. Do not attempt to write down every word, you will get lost and give up,  but use key words or phrases to express the idea.
  3. Ask questions to improve your understanding.  I do not believe in "Dumb" questions.  There are many learning styles.  Ask if you are not sure!
  4. As soon as it is practical, review your notes and make sure that you understand your key words or phrases.  Add words as necessary to give clarity.  Remember, notes should jog your memory into action.
  5. As time permits expand or rewrite and organize your notes.   For example: use a word processor on a computer.  Do not worry if your notes have the appearance of an outline.  That is what notes are all about.
  6. Finally add sketches or drawings.  These can be very useful to add clarity or understanding.  It is said that sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.