Aviation Maintenance Technology

Students get hands-on airframe and power plant mechanic's training in AC’s Aviation Maintenance program. The highly qualified faculty has vast experience with large jets, military planes, and small aircraft. Students work on aircraft with operational engines, controls and hydraulics, and running turbine/jet engines. This degree plan prepares and qualifies students to take Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) mechanic's exams for General Airframe and/or Power Plant ratings. Graduates enter the industry with a comprehensive understanding of Aviation Maintenance Technology.

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What can you do with an Aviation Maintenance Technology degree or certificate?


Aviation maintenance technology specialists maintain and repair aircraft engines, power train systems, propellers, fuselages, and hydraulic systems. They may also work with computers and other instrumentation which control the engine and radio communications. Throughout the US, there is an increasing critical shortage of aircraft mechanics and the number of United States commercial planes is growing.

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Enter the Workforce in as little as 3 semesters

Aviation Maintenance Technology – Airframe Option

AERM.CERT.AM – 42 hrs

1st Semester (FALL) – 15hrs

AERM 1210

Ground Operations

2 hrs

AERM 1315

Aviation Science

3 hrs

AERM 1303

Shop Practices

3 hrs

AERM 1208

Federal Aviation Regulations

2 hrs

AERM 1205

Weight and Balance

2 hrs

AERM 1314

Basic Electricity

3 hrs

2nd Semester (SPRING) – 15 hrs

AERM 1345

Airframe Electrical System

3 hrs

AERM 1350

Landing Gear Systems

3 hrs

AERM 1243

Instruments & Navigation / Communication

2 hrs

AERM 1247

Airframe Auxiliary System 

2 hrs

AERM 1349  

Hydraulics, Pneumatics, and Fuel Systems

3 hrs

AERM 1253   

Aircraft Welding

2 hrs

3rd Semester (SUMMER) – 12 hrs

AERM 1352

Aircraft Sheet Metal

3 hrs

AERM 2233

Assembly and Rigging

2 hrs

AERM 1241

Wood, Fabrics, & Finishes

2 hrs

AERM 1354 Aircraft Composites

3 hrs

AERM 2231

Airframe Inspection

2 hrs

 

 

AERM.AAS (Airframe) – 60 hrs

1st Semester (FALL) – 15hrs

AERM 1210

Ground Operations

2 hrs

AERM 1315

Aviation Science

3 hrs

AERM 1303

Shop Practices

3 hrs

AERM 1208

Federal Aviation Regulations

2 hrs

AERM 1205

Weight and Balance

2 hrs

AERM 1314

Basic Electricity

3 hrs

2nd Semester (SPRING) – 15 hrs

AERM 1345

Airframe Electrical System

3 hrs

AERM 1350

Landing Gear Systems

3 hrs

AERM 1243

Instruments & Navigation / Communication

2 hrs

AERM 1247

Airframe Auxiliary System 

2 hrs

AERM 1349  

Hydraulics, Pneumatics, and Fuel Systems

3 hrs

AERM 1253   

Aircraft Welding

2 hrs

3rd Semester (SUMMER) – 12 hrs

AERM 1352

Aircraft Sheet Metal

3 hrs

AERM 2233

Assembly and Rigging

2 hrs

AERM 1241

Wood, Fabrics, & Finishes

2 hrs

AERM 1354 Aircraft Composites

3 hrs

AERM 2231

Airframe Inspection

2 hrs

4th Semester – 18 hrs

ENGL 1301 Composition I

3 hrs

ENGL 2311

Technical & Business Writing

3 hrs

(1 of these options)

Social & Behavioral Sciences

3 hrs

(1 of these options) Mathematics

3 hrs

(1 of these options
or 1 of these options)
(Language, Philosophy, & Culture)
-or- (Creative Arts)

3 hrs

(1 of these options)

(Speech)

3 hrs

 

 

Aviation Maintenance Technology – Powerplant Option

AERM.CERT.PM – 39 hrs

1st Semester (FALL)  – 15 hrs

AERM 1210

Ground Operations

2 hrs

AERM 1315

Aviation Science

3 hrs

AERM 1303

Shop Practices

3 hrs

AERM 1208

Federal Aviation Regulations

2 hrs

AERM 1205

Weight and Balance

2 hrs

AERM 1314

Basic Electricity

3 hrs

2nd Semester (SPRING) – 9 hrs

AERM 1351

Aircraft Turbine Engine Theory

3 hrs

AERM 2351

Aircraft Turbine Engine Overhaul

3 hrs

AERM 2352

Aircraft Power Plant Inspection

3 hrs

3rd Semester (SUMMER) – 15 hrs

AERM 1344

Aircraft Reciprocating Engines

3 hrs

AERM 1240

Aircraft Propellers

2 hrs

AERM 2341

Powerplant and Auxiliary Power Units

3 hrs

AERM 1356

Aircraft Powerplant Electrical

3 hrs

AERM 2447

Aircraft Reciprocating Engine Overhaul

4 hrs

 

AERM.AAS (Powerplant) – 60 hrs

1st Semester (FALL)  – 15 hrs

AERM 1210

Ground Operations

2 hrs

AERM 1315

Aviation Science

3 hrs

AERM 1303

Shop Practices

3 hrs

AERM 1208

Federal Aviation Regulations

2 hrs

AERM 1205

Weight and Balance

2 hrs

AERM 1314

Basic Electricity

3 hrs

2nd Semester (SPRING) – 12 hrs

AERM 1351

Aircraft Turbine Engine Theory

3 hrs

AERM 2351

Aircraft Turbine Engine Overhaul

3 hrs

AERM 2352 Aircraft Powerplant Inspection

3 hrs

ENGL 2311

Technical & Business Writing

3 hrs

3rd Semester (SUMMER) – 3 hrs

AERM 1354

Aircraft Composites

3 hrs

4th Semester (FALL) – 15 hrs

AERM 1344

Aircraft Reciprocating Engines

3 hrs

AERM 1240

Aircraft Propellers

2 hrs

AERM 2341

Powerplant & Auxiliary Power Units

3 hrs

AERM 1356

Aircraft Powerplant Electrical

3 hrs

AERM 2447

Aircraft Reciprocating Engine Overhaul

4 hrs

5th Semester (SPRING) – 15 hrs

ENGL 1301 Composition I

3 hrs

(1 of these options)

Social & Behavioral Sciences

3 hrs

(1 of these options) Mathematics

3 hrs

(1 of these options
or 1 of these options)
(Language, Philosophy, & Culture)
-or- (Creative Arts)

3 hrs

(1 of these options)

(Speech)

3 hrs