CURRICULUM GUIDE

Powerplant Maintenance Tech
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0745  (Effective Fall 2003 - Summer 2008)

Powerplant Maintenance Technicians maintain aircraft in accordance with the
Federal Aviation Regulations.  Technicians perform inspections, repairs and
alterations to aircraft powerplants, propellers and their related systems.  In
addition, they troubleshoot the operation of induction, cooling, exhaust, fuel
metering, ignition, electrical, starting, lubrication propeller and other
associated systems.  Powerplant maintenance technicians are employed
throughout the world maintaining aircraft for major air carriers, commuter
airlines, air freight operators, corporate flight departments, fixed base
operators and a variety of other specialized aviation businesses.  Not all
courses in this program transfer to all colleges.  Students planning to
transfer should see an academic advisor or counselor before enrolling in any

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

Contact the Aviation Program at the LCC Aviation Center, telephone number
(517) 483-1406.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 59 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
AVAF 212    Aircraft Electrical II                                           4
AVGM 111    Aviation General I                                               4
AVGM 112    Aviation General II                                              6
AVGM 113    Aviation General III                                             4
AVGM 114    Material and Processes                                           5
AVPP 241    Reciprocating Engine                                             8
AVPP 251    Reciprocating Engine Systems                                     2
AVPP 253    Reciprocating Ignition Systems                                   5
AVPP 255    Reciprocating Induction System                                   4
AVPP 257    Aircraft Propeller Systems                                       4
AVPP 259    Turbine Engine I                                                 4
AVPP 261    Turbine Engine II                                                4
AVPP 263    Turbine Engine Systems                                           2
AVPP 265    Powerplant Instruments                                           2
AVPP 267    National Powerplant Cert Proc                                    1

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 16-20 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                         16-20 Credits
(See General Education Core Requirements for information on how to fulfill
these requirements.  Core area proficiency exams, where appropriate, are
available for each core area.)
            Communication Core Area                                          3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                    3-4
            Mathematics Core Area                                          3-4
            Science Core Area                                              4-5
            Writing Core Area                                              3-4

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   75

1.    In accordance with Federal Aviation Regulation part 147, completing the
      aforementioned curriculum does not constitute approval to take the
      Federal Aviation Administration Airframe or Powerplant Mechanic written,
      oral, and practical license exams.  The FAA approved training director
      must review individual student enrollment, course records, and
      certification course testing results before considering each student for
      certification approval.  Students are required to meet Federal Aviation
      Regulations Part 147 training requirements to be eligible for
      certification.  Students will be required to complete each certification
      course with a minimum grade of 71 percent and pass pre-tests for General
      and Powerplant with a minimum grade of 80 percent to be considered for
      the Federal Aviation Administration written tests.  To obtain FAA
      certification approval, students will be required to complete additional
2.    Students must complete each course with a minimum grade of 71 percent to
      receive the Lansing Community College certificate of achievement.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III               IV
AVGM 111          AVAF 212          AVPP 253          AVPP 261
AVGM 112          AVPP 241          AVPP 255          AVPP 263
AVGM 113          AVPP 251          AVPP 257          AVPP 265
AVGM 114          Lim.Ch.           AVPP 259          AVPP 267
                                    Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.