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2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ATT 111 - Avionics Installer

4.50 Credits, 6.00 Contact Hours
3.75 lecture periods 2.25 lab periods

In depth coverage of wire and component installations for Avionics. Includes maintenance standards for repairing wiring and transmission cables, identification and sizing of electrical components, as well as component installation methods. Also includes best practice considerations for Avionics Technicians evaluating and planning repairs.

Information: Students must either have FAA Airframe license, or completed PCC’s Aviation General Mechanics Curriculum before enrolling in this course. Additional self-paced independent course study materials will be provided as required.
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate proficiency with electrical safety including ESD handling and fire prevention.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in identifying parts used in electrical installations.
  3. Explain concepts and limitations related to conduit used on aircraft.
  4. Correctly repair, modify, and install wiring and associated components to industry standards.
  5. Correctly repair, modify, and install RF transmission lines and associated components to industry standards.
  6. Demonstrate proficiency in identification, removal and installation of Avionics Components and their mounts.  

  1. Safety
    1. Shock hazards
    2. ESD precautions
    3. Switch derating
    4. Overcurrent protective devices
    5. Connector safety wire 
  2. Identification
    1. Wire sizing
    2. Pin identification
    3. Connector types
    4. Wire marking and identification
  3. Conduit
    1. Sizing and fill consideration
    2. Bonding
    3. Wire repair limitations
  4. Wire Harness Installation
    1. Wire repair standards
    2. Wire stripping
    3. Splice methods
    4. Termination methods
    5. Tool selection
    6. EMI mitigation
    7. Pin removal/insertion methods
    8. Terminal boards
    9. Clamping/Securing
  5. RF Transmission Line Installation
    1. Cable identification
    2. Cable stripping
    3. Repair methods and considerations
    4. Connector assembly
    5. RFI mitigation
    6. Waveguide installation considerations
    7. Clamping/Securing
  6. Component Installation Methods
    1. Rack mount
    2. Tray mount
    3. Shock mount
    4. Panel mount
    5. Surface mount
    6. Bonding

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2021-2022