Spartan College’s Aviation Maintenance Technology courses may teach students the technical skills required to become an entry-level Airframe and Powerplant technician. Successful completion qualifies the graduates to take the written, oral and practical tests with the Federal Aviation Administration for the Mechanic’s Certificate with both Airframe and Powerplant Ratings.
PPT2001 - Reciprocating Engines
This course covers the theory and operation of reciprocating engines. All internal components are studied, along with how each part functions. A reciprocating engine is disassembled, measured, reassembled, and timed. Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to explain the operation of a reciprocating engine.
ARF2001 - Metallic Structures
In this course, aircraft sheet metal structures and different fastening methods are studied in detail. Students will accomplish a wide variety of lab projects leading to an understanding of subject material. Upon successful completion of this course, students are expected to be able to perform all basic tasks required of an aircraft maintenance technician related to metallic structures.
ARF2003 - Hydraulics And Landing Gear Systems
The theory, operation, and maintenance of aircraft hydraulic and pneumatic systems are covered. The troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair of both systems is stressed. Aircraft landing gears, including retraction systems, oleos, brakes, wheels, and tires, are also studied. This course also includes study of aircraft position and warning systems.