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Aviation Technology

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

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.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options: Work in the aircraft industry as an Aviation Maintenance Technician.

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 2018-2019

Program Prerequisites

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

Credits

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

0-4

With a grade of C or better: ICS 081, or MAT 086, or completion of MAT 089A through module 15, or Math assessment at MAT 092 or higher.

0-3

Subtotal      

0-7

General Education Requirements

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

Credits
Communication Requirement
  Recommend: GTW 101
3
Arts and Humanities Requirement
  Recommend: PHI 101
3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirement
  Recommend: HIS 101
3
Other Requirement
  Recommend: CIS/CSA 104
3
Subtotal 12

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
Airframe Mechanics
AVM 110 Aircraft Blueprint Reading 3
AVM 114 Regulatory Requirements 3
AVM 205 Motion Dynamics 2.5
AVM 206 Materials and Processes 2.5
Subtotal 11

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
GTM 105V Applied Technical Mathematics for Aviation 3
STU 100 College Success and Career Planning 1
Subtotal 4

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 Mechanics
AVM 105 Aircraft Sheetmetal Repair 4
AVM 130 Aircraft Composite Repair 4
AVM 202 Aircraft Safety 2.5
AVM 207 Weight and Balance 2.5
AVM 208 Basic Electricity 4
AVM 209 Intermediate Electricity 4
AVM 211 Alternate Structure 4
AVM 218 Airframe Rigging and Landing Gear Systems 2.5
AVM 219 Airframe Inspections 2.5
AVM 223 Hydraulic and Pneumatic Power 2.5
AVM 224 Atmospheric Controls 2.5
AVM 225 Fire, Ice, Rain and Fuel Systems 2.5
Subtotal 37.5
Aircraft Powerplant 
AVM 202 Aircraft Safety 2.5
AVM 207 Weight and Balance 2.5
AVM 208 Basic Electricity 4
AVM 226 Engine Electrical 4
AVM 227 Engine Air Flow Systems 2.5
AVM 228 Aircraft Propellers 2.5
AVM 229 Engine Support Systems 2.5
AVM 231 Engine Principles, Monitoring and Inspection 4
AVM 232 Reciprocating Engine Overhaul 4
AVM 233 Turbine Engines 4
AVM 234 Engine Fuel Metering and Operation 4
Subtotal
36.5
Structural Repair 
AVM 105 Aircraft Sheetmetal Repair I 4
AVM 106 Aircraft Sheet Metal Repair II 4
AVM 130 Aircraft Composite Repair I 4
AVM 150 Aircraft Sheetmetal Repair III 4
AVM 151 Aircraft Sheetmetal Repair IV 4
AVM 165 Aircraft Hardware and Fasteners 3
AVM 203 Aircraft Sheetmetal Repair V 4
AVM 204 Aircraft Sheetmetal Repair VI 4
AVM 260/260LB
Aircraft Composite Repair II 4
Subtotal 35
Total (not including program prerequisites) 62-64.5
Total (including program prerequisites) 62-71.5

* The following required courses fulfill general education requirements: Mathematics or Science Requirement - GTM 105V fulfills this requirement.

** In the general education categories, select courses so that at least one course is marked "C" (cultural diversity) or "G" (global awareness). 

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