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Degree Programs

BSAST Degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology (BSAST) degree program 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
(6)
  • Oral Communication
(3)
  • Quantitative Literacy
(3)
  • Information Literacy
(3)
B. Civic and Global Learning 9
  • Diversity
(3)
  • Ethics
(3)
  • Civic Engagement
(3)
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
3
B. Airframe
  • Basic Airframe Systems
  • Advanced Airframe Systems
  • Flight Line Maintenance
  • Metallic Structures
  • Composite Structures
12
C. Power Plant Courses
  • Gas Turbine Power Plants
  • Piston Power Plants
  • Power Plant Accessories
  • Propellers and Trouble Analysis
12
D. Avionics
  • Airframe Electrical Systems
  • Instrumentation and Avionics
6
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)
9
F. AST: Current Trends & Applications (APS-401) 3
III. Electives 15
Total 120
Degree Requirements Credits
The following courses are required for the BSAST Degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology and can be fulfilled in either the General Education or Electives sections of the degree chart. 27
  • Technical Writing
(3)
  • Computer Concepts
(3)
  • Statistics
(3)
  • College Algebra
(3)
  • Higher Level Math above College Algebra
(3)
  • Physics I with Lab
(4)
  • Physics II with Lab
(4)
  • Chemistry with Lab
(4)
  • 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.

BSAST in Aviation Flight Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology (BSAST) degree in Aviation Flight Technology is limited to professionally licensed commercial pilots who hold a minimum of Commercial and Instrument ratings (Airline Transport Pilot recommended). Equivalent military training may also be considered. A total of 18 Area of Study credits must be from 300/400 level courses. The degree is a 120-credit program.

Subject/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • Written Communication
(6)
  • Oral Communication
(3)
  • Quantitative Literacy
(3)
  • Information Literacy
(3)
B. Civic and Global Learning 9
  • Diversity
(3)
  • Ethics
(3)
  • Civic Engagement
(3)
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 Flight Technology 45
A. Private Pilot 6
B. Commercial Pilot 12
C. Instrument Pilot 6
D. Aviation Flight Technology Electives
  • Airline Transport Pilot
  • Multiengine Rating
  • Flight Instructor
  • Flight Navigator
  • Flight Dispatcher
  • Airplane Captain
  • First/Second Officer
  • Flight Engineer
  • Specific Aircraft
  • Aerospace Development
  • Air Carrier Operations
  • Aircraft Components
  • Aviation Meteorology
  • Airport Management
  • Aviation Law
  • Aviation Safety
  • Aviation Transportation
  • Avionics
  • Flight Physiology/Human Factors Flight
  • Government and Aviation
  • Flight Instructor (CFI)
  • Flight Instrument Instructor (CFII)
  • Multiengine Instrument Instructor (MEII)
  • Airframe and Powerplant (up to 6 credits)
  • Air Traffic Control (up to 6 credits)
18
E. AST: Current Trends & Applications 3
III. Electives 15
Total 120
Degree Requirements Credits
The following courses are required for the BSAST Degree in Aviation Flight Technology and can be fulfilled in either the General Education or Electives sections of the degree chart. 26
  • Technical Writing
(3)
  • Computer Concepts
(3)
  • Statistics
(3)
  • College Algebra
(3)
  • Higher Level Math above College Algebra
(3)
  • Physics I with Lab
(4)
  • Physics II with Lab
(4)
  • Meteorology
(3)
  • Certification: FAA Certificate in Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Instrument and Instructor rating. 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.

BSAST Degree in Aviation Management

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology (BSAST) degree in Aviation Management is designed for aviation professionals interested in advancing from a technical position to a management or leadership role. The program is limited to students who hold FAA certifications. Equivalent military training may also be considered. A total of 18 Area of Study credits must be from 300/400 level courses. The degree is a 120-credit program.

Subject/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • Written Communication
(6)
  • Oral Communication
(3)
  • Quantitative Literacy
(3)
  • Information Literacy
(3)
B. Civic and Global Learning 9
  • Diversity
(3)
  • Ethics
(3)
  • Civic Engagement
(3)
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 Management 45
A. Professional Aviation Requirements (Aviation Maintenance Technology, Aviation Flight Technology, Air Traffic Control) This can be satisfied by professional certifications and licensing. 21
B. Aviation Management Electives (Complete at least 21 semester hours from the following list of courses)
  • Aviation Safety (AVF-303)
  • Airline Management (AVT-301)
  • Project Management (MAN-435)
  • Airport Management (AVF-472)
  • Airline Finance and Economics (AVT-304)
  • Aviation Law (AVF-364)
  • Airline Marketing and Customer Service (AVT-305)
  • International Operations (AVT-307)
  • Crew Resource Managements (AVT-306)
21
C. Current Trends and Applications (APS-401) 3
III. Electives 15
Total 120
Degree Requirements Credits
The following courses are required for the BSAST Degree in Aviation Management and can be fulfilled in either the General Education or Electives sections of the degree chart. 23
  • Technical Writing
(3)
  • Computer Concepts
(3)
  • Statistics
(3)
  • College Algebra
(3)
  • Physics I with Lab
(4)
  • Physics II with Lab
(4)
  • Meteorology
(3)

BSAST Degree in Air Traffic Control

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology (BSAST) degree in Air Traffic Control is limited to licensed air traffic controllers, as credit is derived from the FAA certification. A total of 18 Area of Study credits must be from 300/400 level courses. The BSAST degree in Air Traffic Control is a 120-credit program.

Subject/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • Written Communication
(6)
  • Oral Communication
(3)
  • Quantitative Literacy
(3)
  • Information Literacy
(3)
B. Civic and Global Learning 9
  • Diversity
(3)
  • Ethics
(3)
  • Civic Engagement
(3)
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 45
A. Aerodynamics 3
B. Aviation Weather 3
C. Navigation 3
D. Core Air Traffic Control
  • Flight Assistance Service
  • Airport Traffic Control
  • Enroute Traffic Control
  • Facilities Operation & Management
12
E. Aviation Safety 3
F. Air Traffic Control Equipment
  • Air Navigation Aids
  • Radar Fundamentals
  • Air Traffic Control Computer System
9
G. Air Traffic Electives
  • Federal Air Regulations
  • Communications Procedures
  • Flight Training
  • Airport/Aviation Management
  • Air Transportation
  • Communication Electronics
  • Other Related Aviation Courses
9
H. Technical Core — AST: Current Trends & Applications 3
III. Electives 15
Total 120
Degree Requirements Credits
The following courses are required for the BSAST Degree in Air Traffic Control and can be fulfilled in either the General Education or Electives sections of the degree chart. 23
  • Technical Writing
(3)
  • Statistics
(3)
  • College Algebra
(3)
  • Higher Level Math above College Algebra
(3)
  • Physics I with Lab
(4)
  • Physics II with Lab
(4)
  • Computer Concepts (CIS-107) or above
(3)
  • Certification: FAA Air Traffic Control Specialist
  • 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.

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