BSAST Degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology (BSAST) degree program in Aviation Maintenance Technology is limited to FAA licensed airframe and power plant mechanics. Equivalent military training may be considered. The BSAST degree in Aviation Maintenance is a 120-credit program.

Subject Area/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
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. Personal and Social Responsibility 9
  • Diversity/Global Literacy
  • Responsible Ethical Leadership
  • Ethics or Diversity Elective
C. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 21
  • Psychology or Sociology
  • Statistics (STA-201)
  • Technical Writing (ENG-201)
  • Physics I
  • Physics II
  • General Chemistry (CHE-111)
D. General Education Electives 15
II. Area of Study: Aviation Maintenance Technology 45
A. General Aeronautics
  • General Aeronautics
  • Basic Aviation Maintenance
  • Inspection and Service
B. Airframe
  • Basic Airframe Systems
  • Advanced Airframe Systems
  • Flight Line Maintenance
  • Metallic Structures
  • Composite Structures
C. Power Plant Courses
  • Gas Turbine Power Plants
  • Piston Power Plants
  • Power Plant Accessories
  • Propellers and Trouble Analysis
D. Avionics
  • Airframe Electrical Systems
  • Instrumentation and Avionics
E. Aviation and Related Electives
  • Aviation Weather
  • Basic Electricity (DC or AC Circuits)
  • Communication Electronics
  • Electronics
  • Commercial Pilot
  • Aircraft Rigging and Weight Analysis
  • Fluid Mechanics/Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • Strength of Materials
  • Thermodynamics
  • Engineering Drawing (up to 3 credits)
  • Machine Tools Lab (up to 3 credits)
F. AST: Current Trends & Applications 3
III. Free Electives 15
Total 120

*Must include at least two subject areas.

  • Certification: FAA Certificate in Airframe and Power Plant Mechanics. Equivalent military training may be considered.
  • Required Course: Current Trends and Applications
  • Corollary Requirements: Physics I and II, Chemistry I, Computer Requirement, Statistics, College Algebra
  • How Students Earn Credit in the Area of Study: Students’ areas of study 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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