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/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 38
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Literacy
  • Information Literacy
B. Civic and Global Learning 9
  • Diversity
  • Ethics
  • Civic Engagement
C. Knowledge of Human Cultures 6
D. Understanding the Physical and Natural World 8
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. Electives 1
Total 60
Degree Requirements Credits
The following courses are required for the ASAST Degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology and can be fulfilled in either the General Education or Electives sections of the degree chart. 11
  • College Algebra
  • Physics I with Lab
  • Physics II with Lab

  • Certification: FAA Certificate as an Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic. Equivalent military training may be considered
  • 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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