Course Details

Fundamentals of Electricity and Electronics

This course is designed to partially fulfill the curriculum requirements as set out in Appendix B Part 147 General Curriculum Subjects for Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools established by the Federal Aviation Administration Regulations.

This course addresses the fundamental concepts that are the building blocks for advanced electrical knowledge and practical troubleshooting. Some of the questions addressed are: How does energy travel through a copper wire and through space? What is electric current, electromotive force, and what makes a landing light turn on or a hydraulic pump motor run? Each of these questions requires an understanding of many basic principles. By adding one basic idea on top of other basic ideas, it becomes possible to answer most of the interesting and practical questions about electricity or electronics. Technicians need to be able to practically apply these concepts to be successful in the field of aviation maintenance.

Recommended Prerequisites

Basic Reading Comprehension, Basic Computer Skills, Basic Internet Browsing Skills

What You’ll Learn

Course Module Listing


Course Pre-Test

Course Introduction

Module 1: Fundamentals of Electricity

Module Introduction

Lesson 1: Composition of Matter

Lesson 2: Static Electricity

Lesson 3: Magnetism

Lesson 4: Electromagnetism

Module Summary

Module Assessment

Module 2: DC Circuits

Module Introduction

Lesson 1: Ohm’s Law and Power

Lesson 2: Electric Power

Lesson 3: Resistors

Lesson 4: Circuit Protection Devices

Lesson 5: Series DC Circuits

Lesson 6: Parallel DC Circuits

Lesson 7: Capacitors in DC Circuits

Lesson 8: Inductors in DC Circuits

Module Summary

Module Assessment

Module 3: AC Circuits

Module Introduction

Lesson 1: Alternating Current

Lesson 2: Reactance

Lesson 3: AC Circuits

Lesson 4: AC Power

Lesson 5: Transformers and Inverters

Module Summary

Module Assessment

Module 4: Circuit Measuring Instruments

Module Introduction

Lesson 1: DC Measuring Instruments

Lesson 2: AC Measuring Devices

Lesson 3: Batteries

Lesson 4: Risk Management

Module Summary

Module Assessment

Module 5: Electronics and Logic

Module Introduction

Lesson 1: Semiconductors and Diodes

Lesson 2: Intro to Transistors

Lesson 3: Filtering

Lesson 4: Amplifier Circuits

Lesson 5: Digital Logic

Module Summary

Module Assessment

Module 6: Generators, Motors, and Alternators

Module Introduction

Lesson 1: DC Generators

Lesson 2: DC Generator Characteristics and Maintenance

Lesson 3: DC Motors

Lesson 4: AC Motors

Lesson 5: Alternators

Lesson 6: Generator Regulation

Module Summary

Module Assessment

End-of-Course Test and Survey

Course Assessment

Course Survey