Associate of Applied Science in Aviation Maintenance Technology
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Aviation Maintenance Technology is designed to prepare graduates for employment as maintenance technicians in general aviation, corporate aviation, airlines or aerospace manufacturers. In addition to traditional aircraft maintenance courses, the curriculum emphasizes modern aircraft systems.
The AAS in Aviation Maintenance Technology prepares students for advancement beyond basic certification as maintenance technicians in general aviation, corporate aviation, airlines or aerospace manufacturing. The curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, problem solving, current aircraft technology and systems, as well as legacy aircraft.
The AAS in Aviation Maintenance Technology constitutes the first two years of the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Applied Technologies Leadership.
Complete the Admission Requirements for Associate Degrees.
- Due to specific FAA requirements, all students must meet with an Aviation Technology Division (ATD) academic advisor prior to beginning any AMT program of study and are to meet each semester for the purpose of reviewing their academic progress and planning future courses.
- Students are required to have their own basic hand tools for work in AMT lab classes.
- Complete the General University Requirements for Associate of Applied Science Degrees.
- Complete the General Education Requirements for Associate of Applied Science Degrees.
- Complete the following major requirements:
|AMT A170||Aircraft Ground Operations and Safety||1|
|AMT A171||Basic Aerodynamics||3|
|AMT A172||Aircraft Publications, Regulations and Records||3|
|Fundamentals of Aircraft Electronics|
and Fundamentals of Aircraft Electronics Lab
|AMT A175||Drawing and Precision Measurement||2|
|AMT A176||Aircraft Materials and Processes I||2|
|Aircraft Fuel Systems|
and Aircraft Fuel Systems Lab
|AMT A186||Aircraft Non-Destructive Inspection Methods||3|
|AMT A272||Aircraft Electrical Hardware and Systems||3|
|Aircraft Electronic Systems|
and Aircraft Electronic Systems Lab
|Complete one of the following concentration areas:||28|
|Aircraft Sheetmetal Structures|
|Aircraft Sheetmetal Structures Lab|
|Aircraft Fluid Power Systems|
|Aircraft Fluid Power Systems Lab|
|Aircraft Auxiliary Systems|
|Aircraft Auxiliary Systems Lab|
|Aircraft Bonded Structures|
|Aircraft Bonded Structures Lab|
|Aircraft Materials and Processes II|
|Aircraft Avionics Systems|
|Airframe Assembly and Inspections|
|Airframe Assembly and Inspections Lab|
|Reciprocating Engine Theory|
|Turbine Engine Theory|
|Aircraft Reciprocating Engine Overhaul|
|Aircraft Reciprocating Engine Overhaul Lab|
|Aircraft Turbine Engine Repair and Overhaul|
|Aircraft Turbine Engine Repair and Overhaul Lab|
|Aircraft Propeller Systems|
|Aircraft Electrical Machinery|
|Aircraft Electrical Machinery Lab|
|Reciprocating Engine Installation and Operation|
|Reciprocating Engine Installation and Operation Lab|
|Turbine Engine Installation and Operation|
|Turbine Engine Installation and Operation Lab|
A minimum of 72 credits is required for the degree.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate proficient, entry-level aviation maintenance skills.
- Demonstrate proficiency in emphasis area skills: airframe or powerplant.
- Demonstrate knowledge of aircraft engines, structures, and systems, as well as appropriate FAA regulations.
- Demonstrate knowledge of industry information: current status, segments and opportunities.
- Demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills.