Degree Programs

Mechanical Technology: Aircraft Maintenance AAS

69-70 + Physical Education and College Seminar

This program serves those individuals who have begun careers in aviation maintenance by completing the 1,905 class hours of instruction in the Airframe and Powerplant Certificate, or an accredited school of aeronautics, and have received their Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification. The College equates such instruction and certification to 42 credit hours of transfer credit and provides an additional 28-29 credit hours of coursework leading to an Associate in Applied Science degree.
Goals & Outcomes
Goal 1 To prepare students to communicate and interact effectively with instructors and peers
  • Students will communicate and interact effectively with instructors and peers through on-line and/or classroom interactions.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to respect differences that may be a result of cultural heritage.
Goal 2 To prepare students to calculate, analyze, interpret, and solve problems involving engineering data
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to apply intermediate- level algebra concepts including powers, roots, functions, relations, equations, and systems of linear equations.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to apply the concepts of factoring, quadratic equations, variation, vectors, oblique triangles, and elementary trigonometry.
Goal 3 To prepare students to perform analysis and solve problems involving aircraft structures
  • Students will apply Newton's Laws to the analysis of static systems and apply the concepts of material science to calculate critical loads and determine the appropriate size of structural components.
Goal 4 To prepare students to become members of the technological, scientific, or engineering community
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to reason using the qualitative and quantitative methods of natural science.
Goal 5 To prepare graduates to successfully transfer to a four-year institution in a related field of study or to secure employment in the aviation maintenance field
  • Graduates of the program will transfer with full junior level status to a four year institution in a related field of study.
  • raduates will be employed in the aviation maintenance field within 6 months of graduation.
Goal 6 To prepare students to demonstrate information literacy
  • Students will use traditional and contemporary information technology.
  • Students will identify, access, and appropriately use authoritative sources of information.
First Semester
1.0
ED100 College Seminar
This course is an opportunity for students to develop the skills necessary to be successful in college. Students learn the importance of the faculty-student and advisor-advisee relationship, develop time management techniques, apply effective study skill techniques, recognize the implications of living in a diverse society, utilize college resources, and explore career and transfer requirements. Collaborative projects are included. Students matriculated in a degree program must take this course in their first term of study. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
EN101 English 1:Composition
This course focuses on several kinds of writing-self-expressive, informative, and argumentative/persuasive, and others. A minimum of five essay compositions are required. The course emphasizes the composition of clear, correct, and effective prose required in a variety of professions and occupations.Prerequisites: The required developmental reading (DS050 Developmental Reading, DS051 Essential Reading & Study Skills, or DS080 Study Reading), or SL115 ESL4: Advanced Reading, and/or writing courses (EN099 Introduction to College English or SL116 ESL4: Advanced Composition) or permission of the instructor or designee. See when this course is offered ...
4.0
MA115 Intermediate Mathematics
This course introduces intermediate algebra-level knowledge and skills. Topics include exponents and radicals, polynomial and rational expressions, functions and relations and their graphs, inequalities, and systems of linear equations. Linear, quadratic, rational, and radical equations are solved. Applications are included. Prerequisite: An appropriate placement test result or MA045 Basic Math Skills or MA050 Introductory Mathematics. See when this course is offered ...
Tier 1 Social Science
Acceptable Social Science/Humanities courses: SO101 Introduction to Sociology, PY101 Introduction to General Psychology, BM101Survey of Economics, PS101 American National Government, HI101 History of Civilization 1, HI102 History of Civilization 2, AN101 Biological Anthropology, AN102 Cultural Anthropology.
Tier 2 Social Science
Acceptable Social Science/Humanities courses: SO101 Introduction to Sociology, PY101 Introduction to General Psychology, BM101Survey of Economics, PS101 American National Government, HI101 History of Civilization 1, HI102 History of Civilization 2, AN101 Biological Anthropology, AN102 Cultural Anthropology.
.5 cr
PE Physical Education
A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...
Second Semester
3.0
EN102 English 2:Idea&Values Lit
This course encourages a deeper understanding of human nature and the human condition through the study of ideas and values expressed in imaginative literature. Emphasis is placed on the use and development of critical thinking and language skills. Library-oriented research is required. Prerequisite: EN101 English 1: Composition or EN106 English 1: Composition and Reading. See when this course is offered ...
4.0
MA121 Fund Coll Math 1
This is the first of a two-course sequence for students in programs that require mathematics through polynomial calculus. Algebraic manipulations, graphing skills and problem solving are emphasized. Topics include systems of linear equations including Cramer’s Rule, quadratic equations, variation, factoring and fractions, vectors and oblique triangles, and an introduction to trigonometry and applications. Prerequisite: An appropriate placement test result or MA115 Intermediate Mathematics. See when this course is offered ...
4.0
MT225 Appld Mech&Strngth Matrls
This course introduces the statics and strength of materials while emphasizing their uses in practical design situations. Topics include unit conversions, force vectors, moment of a force, and equilibrium of concurrent and coplanar force systems, stress, strain, shear and bending moment diagrams, and bending and deflection of beams. Prerequisites: MA106 Technical Mathematics 2 or higher level mathematics course which includes trigonometry. See when this course is offered ...
Tier 1 Natural Science
Tier One Natural Science Courses: PH151 General Physics 1 (4), CH141 General Chemistry (4.5), BI101 General Biology (4), GL101 Physical Geology (4), CH101 Physical Science (4), PH112 Science of Light (4), BI103 Human Life Science (4), PH141 Astronomy: The Solar System (4), CH131 General Chemistry (4.5).
.5 cr
PE Physical Education
A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...


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