ASAST in Aviation Maintenance Technology

The Associate in Science in Applied Science and Technology (ASAST) degree program in Aviation Maintenance Technology is designed for FAA licensed airframe and power plant mechanics. Equivalent military training may be considered. The degree is a 60-credit program.

ASAST in Aviation Maintenance Technology Credit Distribution

Subject Area / Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 30
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • English Composition I (ENC-101)
  • English Composition II (ENC-102)
  • College Algebra (MAT-121) or above
  • Higher Level Mathematics above College Algebra
  • Computer Concepts (CIS-107) or above
B. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 11
  • Psychology or Sociology
  • Physics I
  • Physics II
C. General Education Electives 4
II. Area of Study: Aviation Maintenance Technology 21
A. Theoretical Courses
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft Electrical Systems
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Statics
  • Strength of Materials
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Materials Science
B. Aviation Maintenance Technology Electives
  • Power Plants, Gas Turbines
  • Power Plants, Piston
  • Airframe Systems, Basic
  • Airframe Systems, Advanced
  • Instrumentation and Avionics
  • Metallic Structures
  • Nonmetallic Structures
  • Power Plant Accessories
  • Propellers and Trouble Analysis
  • Aircraft Structure
  • Communication Electronics
  • Flight Line Maintenance
  • Hydraulics and Pneumatics or Fluid Pneumatics
C. Associate Capstone (APS-295) 3
III. Free Electives 6
Total 60

  • Certification: FAA Certificate as an Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic. Equivalent military training may be considered
  • Corollary Requirements: College Algebra, Physics I and II, Computer Concepts
  • How Students Earn Credit in the Option: Students’ options 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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Have you earned a professional license or certification, or acquired college-level technical expertise on the job? If so, it may be worth college credit. The College also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit, including transferring previous college credits, all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.

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