Associate in Applied Science Degree

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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.

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.
  • Graduates 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.


Total Credit Hours: 64

First Semester

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.

EN101 English 1: Composition C-3 Cr-3

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: Appropriate high school GPA or placement test score or EN090 Basic Writing Skills or SL116 ESL4: Advanced Composition or SL145 ESOL Advanced Composition

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: Appropriate high school GPA or placement test score or MA089 Arithmetic.

This course introduces the many and varied facets of psychology. Emphasis is on interactions of individuals in their cultural, social, and economic environments as determined by their cognitive, behavioral, and emotional experiences and training.

This course gives an understanding of and a feeling for the society in which we live. The concepts and theories discussed relate to humanity, its culture and society, and to those forces that contribute to the smooth operation of this society as well as those forces that contribute to conflict and social problems. Topics include culture, socialization, stratification, population, and patterns of social organization.

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Second Semester

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 EN105 English Composition for Speakers of Other Languages or EN106 English 1: Composition & Reading.

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: Appropriate high school GPA or placement test score or MA115 Intermediate Mathematics.

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.

This course introduces the concepts of light and optics. Topics include the historical development of optical instruments, electromagnetic spectrum, lenses and image formation, light-sensitive materials and processes, color filters, Kirlean imaging, and holography. Examples are chosen from a variety of fields, including photography, human vision, and nature. Prerequisite: Appropriate high school GPA or placement test score or MA089 Arithmetic.

This course covers the history of astronomy, the tools of the astronomer, the earth as an astronomical body, and the solar system. Laboratory sessions may be scheduled in the evening. Prerequisite: Appropriate high school GPA or placement test score or MA089 Arithmetic.

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FAA Certification Required for Graduation

Consult with faculty advisor for FAA requirements