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Aviation Maintenance Technology

The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with an area of study in Aviation Maintenance Technology is limited to FAA licensed airframe and power plant mechanics. Equivalent military training may be considered. A total of 18 Area of Study credits must be from 300/400 level courses. The BSAST degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology is a 120-credit program.

Subject/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Literacy
  • Information Literacy
    SOS-110 Critical Information Literacy 
B. Civic and Global Learning 9
  • Diversity
  • Ethics
  • Civic Engagement
C. Knowledge of Human Cultures 9
D. Understanding the Physical and Natural World 8
E. Mathematics 3
F. General Education Electives 16
II. Area of Study: Aviation Maintenance Technology 45
A. General Aeronautics
  • General Aeronautics
  • Basic Aviation Maintenance
  • Inspection and Service
B. Airframe
  • Basic Airframe Systems
  • Advanced Airframe Systems
  • Flight Line Maintenance
  • Metallic Structures
  • Composite Structures
C. Power Plant Courses
  • Gas Turbine Power Plants
  • Piston Power Plants
  • Power Plant Accessories
  • Propellers and Trouble Analysis
D. Avionics
  • Airframe Electrical Systems
  • Instrumentation and Avionics
E. Aviation and Related Electives
  • Aviation Weather
  • Basic Electricity (DC or AC Circuits)
  • Communication Electronics
  • Electronics
  • Commercial Pilot
  • Aircraft Rigging and Weight Analysis
  • Fluid Mechanics/Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • Strength of Materials
  • Thermodynamics
  • Engineering Drawing (up to 3 credits)
  • Machine Tools Lab (up to 3 credits)
F. AST: Current Trends and Applications (APS-401) 3
III. Electives 15
Total Credits 120
Degree Requirements Credits
The following courses are required for the BS degree with an area of study in Aviation Maintenance Technology and can be fulfilled in either the General Education or Electives sections of the degree chart. 24
  • Computer Concepts
  • Statistics
  • College Algebra
  • Higher Level Math above College Algebra
  • Physics I with Lab
  • Physics II with Lab
  • Chemistry with Lab
  • Certification: FAA Certificate in Airframe and Power Plant Mechanics. Equivalent military training may be considered.
  • How Students Earn Credit in the Area of Study: Students’ areas of study are completed by the license, depending on the rating.

Note: Courses listed in the Area of Study are offered as a guide. Other courses may also be considered appropriate for the program. The inclusion of similar courses must be reviewed by the Evaluation team. Students must submit their program plan for review to ensure that course selection is appropriate for the degree.

Don Cucuzzella

Don CucuzzellaDonald Cucuzzella, assistant dean of the School of Applied Science and Technology, oversees our Aviation programs and helped design the University's Aviation Management degree.

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