AMT 107 - Basic Aircraft Electricity DC

The Course will provide a fundamental understanding of Direct Current Electricity and how to work with it, test for it, and work safely.


Hours: 30 (Lecture Hours: 30)




Non-Course Prerequisite:
Admission into the Aircraft Maintenance Technician program or Aircraft Mechanic Basics.




Course Content:
Basic Electricity DC CAR 566 Appendix C Part 2.22
1. Electron theory and electrostatics. 
2. Magnetism and electromagnetism. 
3. Electromagnetic induction. 
4. Units of electrical measurement: 
• voltage 
• current 
• resistance 
5. Sources of electrical energy. 
6. Characteristics of series, parallel, and series/parallel circuits. 
7. Laws and theorems utilized in dc circuit analysis. 
8. Circuit control devices including, but not limited to: 
• switches 
• relays 
• fuses 
• circuit breakers 
• capacitors 
• capacitance in dc circuits 
• construction and operation of diodes 
• construction and operation of transistors 
10. Electron theory and electrostatics.
11. Circuit calculation using laws and theorems associated with DC circuit analysis.
12. Tasks utilizing a multimeter to measure voltage, resistance and current in a DC circuit.
13. Calculations to substantiate the theories of Ohm's Law and Kirchhoff's Law.
Identify 22.3
1. Electrical diagram symbols for control and protection devices.
16. Construction, maintenance, and operation of aircraft batteries (all types).


Learning Outcomes:The student upon completion of this course will be able explain principles of direct current electricity including the purpose of the components in various circuit designs. It’s operating theory and how to measure it.


Grading System: Percentage


Passing Grade: 70%


Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.