May 30, 2024  
2022-2023 College Catalog 
    
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ATT 214 - Application of Avionics System Knowledge

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

Cumulative course applying skills and knowledge from previous courses to assess communication, determine troubles, execute repairs, and radar and instrument systems condition. Also includes an overview of how to communicate professionally in a maintenance environment, and how to research skills as an Avionics Technician.

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. Conduct research on various avionics systems and present findings in a professional businesslike manner.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in conducting full validation of a communication system, including conducting troubleshooting using test equipment and assessing repairs.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in conducting full validation of a radar system, including conducting troubleshooting using test equipment and assessing repairs.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in conducting full validation of an instrument system, including conducting troubleshooting using test equipment and assessing repairs.
  5. Demonstrate proficiency in communicating as a professional Avionics Technician. 

Outline:
  1. Avionic System Research Project
    1. Research one system covered in curriculum
    2. Present benefits of system to “owner” of an aircraft to be named by the instructor
    3. Regulatory requirements
    4. Describe procedures to perform modification
    5. File FAA Form 337
    6. Perform weight and balance update
  1. Cumulative Communication System Operational Check
    1. System specific safety
    2. Use manufacturer’s publications
    3. Use test equipment
    4. Describe expected outcomes
    5. Log all deficiencies
    6. Describe troubleshooting for any (if any) deficiencies
  2. Cumulative Radar System Operational Check
    1. System specific safety
    2. Use manufacturer’s publications
    3. Use test equipment
    4. Describe expected outcomes
    5. Log all deficiencies
    6. Describe troubleshooting for any (if any) deficiencies
  3. Cumulative Instrument System Operational Check
    1. System specific safety
    2. Use manufacturer’s publications
    3. Use test equipment
    4. Describe expected outcomes
    5. Log all deficiencies
    6. Describe troubleshooting for any (if any) deficiencies
  4. Professional Communication for Avionics Technicians
    1. Résumé writing
    2. Cover letter writing
    3. Mock interview
    4. Email and memo writing, and etiquette