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Texas State Technical College FAST Trac Powerplant Program

Texas State Technical College (TSTC) Course Title:  TSTC FAST Trac Powerplant Program

WECM Course Title:  TSTC FAST Trac Powerplant Program

WECM Course Rubric Number/CIP Code:  XXXX-xxxx / 47.0608

Course Hours:  100 course hours (General-40/Powerplant-60)

Course Description and Objectives: Study of Federal Aviation Administration subject matter in the General and Powerplant curricula with a focus on building knowledge of new materials, techniques and physical skills. This training is designed to provide the knowledge and skills not provided by civilian or military training and experience that are required to obtain the civilian Aviation Maintenance Technician certificate. Upon completion of this course students will be able to:


Prerequisites:  FAA authorization to take General and Powerplant written, oral and practical examinations.

Certification (Y/N):  No

Course Outline:  (table below)

Subject Area

Subject Hours

Reference Materials

a. basic electricity

8

 FAA Handbook 8083-30; FARs, General Study Guide

b. aircraft drawings

2

 FAA Handbook 8083-30; FARs, General Study Guide

c. weight and balance

4

 FAA Handbook 8083-30; FARs, General Study Guide

d. fluid lines and fittings

2

 FAA Handbook 8083-30; FARs, General Study Guide

e. materials and processes

3

 FAA Handbook 8083-30; FARs, General Study Guide

f. ground operation and servicing

3

 FAA Handbook 8083-30; FARs, General Study Guide

g. cleaning and corrosion control

2

 FAA Handbook 8083-30; FARs, General Study Guide

h. mathematics

2

 FAA Handbook 8083-30; FARs, General Study Guide

i. maintenance forms and records

4

 FAA Handbook 8083-30; FARs, General Study Guide

j. basic physics

2

 FAA Handbook 8083-30; FARs, General Study Guide

k. maintenance publications

6

 FAA Handbook 8083-30; FARs, General Study Guide

l. mechanic privileges and limitations

2

 FAA Handbook 8083-30; FARs, General Study Guide

General total hours

40


Subject Area

Subject Hours

Reference Materials

a. reciprocating engines

6

 FAA Handbook 8083-32; FARs, Powerplant  Study Guide

b. turbine engines

5

FAA Handbook 8083-32; FARs, Powerplant  Study Guide

c. engine inspection

4

FAA Handbook 8083-32; FARs, Powerplant  Study Guide

d. engine instrument systems

3

FAA Handbook 8083-32; FARs, Powerplant  Study Guide

e. engine fire protection systems

2

FAA Handbook 8083-32; FARs, Powerplant  Study Guide

f. engine electrical systems

4

FAA Handbook 8083-32; FARs, Powerplant  Study Guide

g. lubrication systems

2

FAA Handbook 8083-32; FARs, Powerplant  Study Guide

h. ignition and starting systems

10

FAA Handbook 8083-32; FARs, Powerplant  Study Guide

i. fuel metering systems

8

FAA Handbook 8083-32; FARs, Powerplant  Study Guide

j. engine fuel systems

3

FAA Handbook 8083-32; FARs, Powerplant  Study Guide

k. induction and engine airflow systems

3

FAA Handbook 8083-32; FARs, Powerplant  Study Guide

l. engine cooling systems

2

FAA Handbook 8083-32; FARs, Powerplant  Study Guide

m. engine exhaust and reverser systems

3

FAA Handbook 8083-32; FARs, Powerplant  Study Guide

n. propellers

4

FAA Handbook 8083-32; FARs, Powerplant  Study Guide

o. auxiliary power units

1

FAA Handbook 8083-32; FARs, Powerplant  Study Guide

Powerplant total hours

60


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