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Aviation Technology


Gain skills and knowledge in repairing and maintaining aircraft. 

Selective Admissions Program: In order to be fully admitted to this program, you must fulfill the requirements listed in Program Admissions. See an advisor for details.

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options: Work in the aircraft industry as a mechanic.

Academic Options: The Airframe and Powerplant courses are taught per Federal Aviation Regulations Part 147 for FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician training to allow a student to be qualified for Airframe and Powerplant certification. Aviation Structural Repair has been offered as specialty training and does not fall under FAA Part 147 guidelines. Instead it is an industry directed curriculum preparing students to perform heavy structural repairs that exceed the requirements of Part 147 Airframe and Powerplant training.

Program Requirements 

Program Prerequisites

The following prerequisites must be fulfilled (with grades posted) before students may begin the program application process.


REA 091  Reading Improvement II with a C or better or reading assessment score at level of REA112


MAT 086 Prealgebra with a C or better or math assessment score at level of MAT 092 or higher




General Education Requirements

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses. * A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Communication Requirement 6
Analysis and Critical Thinking Requirement * 3-6*
Humanities and Social Science Requirement 6
Computer and Information Literacy Requirement 1-3
Subtotal 19-21

Core Concentrations

Select one of the following concentrations in consultation with Department Faculty: A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
Airframe and Powerplant
AVM 105 Aircraft Sheetmetal Repair 5
AVM 130 Aircraft Composite Repair 5
AVM 209 Intermediate Electricity 5
AVM 211 Alternate Structure 5
AVM 218 Airframe Rigging and Landing Gear Systems 3
AVM 219 Airframe Inspections 3
AVM 223 Hydraulic and Pneumatic Power 3
AVM 224 Atmospheric Controls 3
AVM 225 Fire, Ice, Rain and Fuel Systems 3
AVM 226 Engine Electrical 5
AVM 227 Engine Air Flow Systems 3
AVM 228 Aircraft Propellers 3
AVM 229 Engine Support Systems 3
AVM 231 Engine Principles, Monitoring and Inspection 5
AVM 232 Reciprocating Engine Overhaul 5
AVM 233 Turbine Engines 5
AVM 234 Engine Fuel Metering and Operation 5
Subtotal 69
Structural Repair
AVM 101 Structural Repair I 4
AVM 102 Structural Repair II 4
AVM 110 Aircraft Blueprint Reading 3
AVM 114 Regulatory Requirements 3
AVM 150 Structural Repair III 4
AVM 151 Structural Repair IV 4
AVM 165 Aircraft Hardware and Fasteners 3
AVM 203 Structural Repair V 4
AVM 204 Structural Repair VI 4
AVM 205 Motion Dynamics 3
AVM 206 Materials and Processes 3
AVM 210/210LB Advanced Composite Aircraft Repair I 5
AVM 211 Alternate Structure 5
AVM 260/260LB/260IN Advanced Composite Aircraft Repair II 4
GTM 105V Applied Technical Mathematics for Aviation 3
Subtotal 56
Avionics Technician
ATT 100  Basic Electricity for Avionics 3
ATT 101 Avionics Familiarization 3
ATT 102 Aircraft Electrical Systems 3
ATT 103 Basics of Avionics Installation 3
ATT 104 Operating Systems I, Communication and Navigation 4
ATT 201 Operating II, GPS Navigation and Autopilot 3
ATT 202 GPS Navigation and Autopilot Installation 5
ATT 203 Avionics Test Equipment 4
ATT 204 Glass Cockpit Installer 5
ATT 205 Operating Systems III, Infrared and Weather Radar 3
ATT 206 Infrared and Weather Radar Installation 5
Subtotal 41
Total 60-97

* GTM 105V, in the Structural Repair concentration, fulfills 3 credits in the Mathematics Category of the Analysis and Critical Thinking requirement.