2023-2024 Catalog 
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2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Aviation Systems Technology, AAS - CIP Code: 47.0607

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Contact: (336)-334-4822, ext 59011

Limited Enrollment Program: Contact the Enrollment Services Office for Program admission requirements and Program application deadlines.

The Aviation Systems Technology provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to qualify for an aircraft mechanic’s certificate with airframe and/or powerplant ratings. The curriculum is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under 14 CFR Part 147, which governs aviation maintenance schools.

Course work includes aviation mathematics, FAA regulations, basic electricity, aircraft drawings; aircraft structures, systems, and components; aircraft engines, theory, systems, and components; and engine inspections and maintenance.

Employment opportunities exist as entry-level mechanics with air carriers, manufacturers, repair stations, fixed base operators, flight schools, and government aviation operations.

Students who already possess either the Airframe or Powerplant rating are not required to enroll in AVI 110 Aviation Maintenance-General . However, presentation of the FAA Mechanic certificate, with one or the other rating for advanced standing must happen in advance of registration.

New classes are formed each Fall and Spring semester.

This program allows individuals to achieve the basic knowledge and skills for a career as an Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT), generally known as an Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) mechanic. The Aviation Systems Technology (AST) program is designed to prepare students for certification through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Airframe, Powerplant, or both ratings.

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Aviation Systems Technology degree, the student should be able to:

  • Inspect and make repairs to aircraft and/or engines as allowed by the FAA management systems.
  • Remove, repair and replace aircraft and/or engine components within the limits prescribed by the FAA.
  • Make entries in maintenance records as required by the FAA.
  • Use precision measurement equipment as required by the FAA and aircraft maintenance manuals.

Total Credits: 18

Spring Semester I

Total Credits: 15

Summer Semester I

Total Credits: 12

Total Credits: 16

Total Credits: 18

Summer Semester II

Total Credits: 12

Total credit hours required for degree: 91


1. Second English Electives

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2. Mathematics Electives

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