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Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Stose, Thomas A.

Director of National Aerospace Education Center
Professor/Senior Level: Aviation Technology
304-367-4800
1050 E. Benedum Industrial Drive
North Central WV Airport, Bridgeport, WV
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Program Purpose: 

The Aviation Maintenance Technology A.A.S. Degree provides training in aircraft technology. Students will learn to perform maintenance, remove & replace components, troubleshoot, and repair aircraft systems. They will also learn to develop plans tonull analyze and develop solutions for aircraft problems using approved maintenance materials. This program focuses on the areas of knowledge required to be qualified to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 147 tests. It prepares graduates to successfully complete the three written tests required by the FAA. After successful completion of the written exams, the graduate will complete an Oral & Practical exam that will qualify them for an FAA Airframe and Power Plant (A & P) Certificate. The technical areas of study focus on the mechanical aspects of aircraft airframes, power plants, and all supporting aircraft subsystems. Students will learn to work on a wide range of aircraft, from small general aviation aircraft to transport category aircraft.

 

Student Learning Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate the ability to research, troubleshoot, and repair aircraft and aircraft components
  • Demonstrate the ability to correctly read, understand, and apply Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations and other FAA documentation.
  • Successfully complete a series of FAA written national certification exams.  These are three separate exams that are classified as the General, Airframe, and Powerplant exams. (General, Airframe, & Power plant)
  • Successfully complete an end of program FAA oral and practical exam administered by an FAA Designated Mechanic Examiner (DME) for national certification.
Opportunities: 

Upon completion of the FAA tests, the graduate will be issued a temporary FAA certificate while awaiting their permanent license by the FAA at Oklahoma City.

Graduates with the Associate in Applied Science degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology are qualified for entry level positions to work as Airframe and Power Plant Technicians (AMT). They will be approved for work on small aircraft, corporate aircraft, helicopters, and transport aircraft.

Graduates will be qualified to work at many worksites, including third party maintenance facilities, overhaul and repair facilities, and airline and fixed base operations.

Credit hours taken in this Associate degree program may be applied to a Bachelor degree program in Maintenance Management.

Notice to Students: 

We in the aviation program have become a member of the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC)!

Program Total Credit Hours: 
68 CHs
Support Coursework: 
15 CHs

ENGL 1104

Written English I
3|4
CH(s)

ENGL 1109

Technical Report Writing
3
CH(s)

OFAD 1150

Computer Concepts and Applications
3
CH(s)

MTH 1201

Applied Technical Mathematics I
3
CH(s)

GNED SOSCI

General Studies Social Science
3
CH(s)

GNED SOSCI Elective (General Studies Social Science Elective) should be chosen from social sciences.

ENGL 1104 Written English I must obtain a “C” or better.

Program Specific Required Coursework: 
53 CHs

AVIO 1110

Aircraft Power Generation & Distribution Systems
3
CH(s)

AVMT 1101

Introduction to Aviation Maintenance
3
CH(s)

AVMT 1102

Aircraft Regulations & Publications
3
CH(s)

AVMT 1103

Aviation Shop Practices
3
CH(s)

AVMT 1105

Aircraft Utility Systems
3
CH(s)

AVMT 1109

Aviation Electronics
3
CH(s)

AVMT 2201

Reciprocating Engines & System
3
CH(s)

AVMT 2202

Aircraft Sheet Metal Structures
3
CH(s)

AVMT 2203

Reciprocating Engine Maintenance & Return to Service
5
CH(s)

AVMT 2204

Aircraft Propeller and Control Systems
3
CH(s)

AVMT 2205

Turbine Engines & Systems
3
CH(s)

AVMT 2206

Aircraft Fluid Power & Landing Gear Systems
3
CH(s)

AVMT 2207

Turbine Engine Maintenance & Inspection
3
CH(s)

AVMT 2208

Cabin Atmosphere Control Systems
3
CH(s)

AVMT 2209

Airframe Inspection & Flight Control Systems
3
CH(s)

AVMT 2210

Non-Metallic Structures
3
CH(s)

AVMT 2211

Aircraft Avionics & Information Systems
3
CH(s)
Program Specific Elective Coursework: 
6 CHs

AVMT 2212

Advanced Independent Study
1-3
CH(s)

AVMT 2215

FAA Certification Review (Optional)
1-3
CH(s)
  • The optional AVMT FAA Capstone Review Class AVMT 2215 is offered Summer 1 of each year to prepare second-year AMT Majors for the FAA written, oral and practical A & P certification exams. This class, while highly recommended, is not an FAA certificate requirement.
  • All First Semester classes (AVMT 1101, 1102, & 1103) are pre-requisites for all subsequent classes.
  • Must have grades of “C” or better in all AVMT, AV10 and ENGL Courses for graduation.
Model Schedule
Fall Semester

AVMT 1101

Introduction to Aviation Maintenance
3
CH(s)

AVMT 1102

Aircraft Regulations & Publications
3
CH(s)

AVMT 1103

Aviation Shop Practices
3
CH(s)

OFAD 1150

Computer Concepts and Applications
3
CH(s)

MTH 1201

Applied Technical Mathematics I
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
15 CHs
Spring Semester

AVMT 1105

Aircraft Utility Systems
3
CH(s)

AVMT 1109

Aviation Electronics
3
CH(s)

AVMT 2201

Reciprocating Engines & System
3
CH(s)

AVMT 2202

Aircraft Sheet Metal Structures
3
CH(s)

ENGL 1104

Written English I
3|4
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
15 CHs

ENGL 1104 Written English I must obtain a “C” or better.

Summer I Semester

AVMT 2204

Aircraft Propeller and Control Systems
3
CH(s)

AVMT 2206

Aircraft Fluid Power & Landing Gear Systems
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
3 CHs

Students have the option of taking AVMT 2204 Aircraft Propeller & Control Systems OR AVMT 2206 Aircraft Fluid Power & Landing Gear the first summer session. Both classes must be taken in the summer, the order they are taken in is up to the student.

Summer II Semester

AVMT 2206

Aircraft Fluid Power & Landing Gear Systems
3
CH(s)

AVMT 2204

Aircraft Propeller and Control Systems
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
3 CHs

Students have the option of taking AVMT 2204 Aircraft Propeller & Control Systems OR AVMT 2206 Aircraft Fluid Power & Landing Gear the second summer session. Both classes must be taken in the summer, the order they are taken in is up to the student.

Fall Semester

AVIO 1110

Aircraft Power Generation & Distribution Systems
3
CH(s)

AVMT 2203

Reciprocating Engine Maintenance & Return to Service
5
CH(s)

AVMT 2205

Turbine Engines & Systems
3
CH(s)

AVMT 2209

Airframe Inspection & Flight Control Systems
3
CH(s)

ENGL 1109

Technical Report Writing
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
17 CHs
Spring Semester

AVMT 2207

Turbine Engine Maintenance & Inspection
3
CH(s)

AVMT 2208

Cabin Atmosphere Control Systems
3
CH(s)

AVMT 2210

Non-Metallic Structures
3
CH(s)

AVMT 2211

Aircraft Avionics & Information Systems
3
CH(s)

GNED SOSCI

General Studies Social Science
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
15 CHs
Summer I Semester

AVMT 2215

FAA Certification Review (Optional)
1-3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
3 CHs
Summer II Semester

AVMT 2299

Special Topics in Aviation
0-4
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
3 CHs
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