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2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 College Catalog
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ATT 213 - Airframe Electronics Technician Preparation

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

Preparatory course for the National Center for Aerospace and Transportation Technologies (NCATT) Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET) certification with multiple endorsements. Using the published Performance and Task Knowledge Requirements; includes electronic principles, radio communication, emergency equipment, dependent and autonomous navigation.

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 to the standards set forth by the National Center for Aerospace and Transportation Technologies (NCATT) for an Aircraft Electronics Technician.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency to the standards set forth by the NCATT for a Radio Communications system Endorsement.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency to the standards set forth by the NCATT for an Onboard Communication and Safety Systems Standards Endorsement.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency to the standards set forth by the NCATT for a Dependent Navigation Systems Endorsement.
  5. Demonstrate proficiency to the standards set forth by the NCATT for an Autonomous Navigation Systems Endorsement.

Outline:
  1. Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET) Standard
    1. General requirements
      1. Direct current terms
      2. Alternating current terms
      3. Circuit theory of operation
      4. Circuit troubleshooting
      5. Circuit calculations and measurements
      6. Resistors
      7. Inductors
      8. Capacitors
      9. Transformers
      10. Analog circuits, devices, and switches
      11. Power Supply rectifiers and filters
      12. Frequency sensitive filter
      13. Wave generation circuits
      14. Limiter circuits
      15. Digital numbering and logic functions
    2. Common maintenance practices
      1. Hazards and safety practices
      2. Hazardous material handling
      3. FOD prevention
      4. Maintenance publications
    3. Fundamentals of on-equipment maintenance
      1. Use common tools
      2. Handling ESD
      3. Identify and perform corrosion control
      4. Use safety devices
      5. Aircraft wiring
      6. Preform wire maintenance
      7. Use test equipment and special tools
    4. Aircraft fundamentals
      1. Aircraft Structures
      2. Aircraft handling and safety
  2.  Radio Communications Systems Endorsement
    1. Safety
    2. Radio transmitters/receivers
      1. RF fundamental principals
      2. Integration
      3. Operational checks/fault isolation
    3. Communication systems     
      1. Transmission lines
      2. Antenna theory, installation, operational checks, and fault isolation
    4. Satellite Communications (SATCOM)
      1. International Maritime Satellite (Inmarsat) System
      2. Iridium Satellite System
      3. Satellite Radio
  3. Onboard Communication and Safety Systems Standards Endorsement
    1. Safety
    2. Audio distribution system
      1. Integration
      2. Operational checks/fault isolation
    3. Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR)
      1. Regulatory requirements
      2. Integration
      3. Operational checks/fault isolation
    4. Flight interphone
    5. Passenger address
    6. ELT System
  4. Dependent Navigation Systems Endorsement
    1. Safety
    2. Antennas
    3. GPS
    4. VOR
    5. DME
    6. ADF
    7. ILS
  5. Autonomous Navigation Systems Endorsement
    1. Safety
    2. Slaved Compass System
    3. Vertical Gyro System
    4. Inertial Navigation/Reference System
    5. Heading Reference System


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2021/2022



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