SLCC General Catalog

Aerospace/Aviation Technology Maintenance AAS

CTE Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
88 credits minimum

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Program Description

Aviation and Related Technologies -Aviation Maintenance Program is designed to prepare students for a career in maintenance and repair of various aircraft and powerplants. This program is designed to give students knowledge and skills for the level required to pass the Federal Aviation Administration written, oral and practical examinations for an airframe and powerplant (A&P) mechanics license. Aircraft technicians are required to perform detailed inspections on airframes and powerplants, preventive maintenance, troubleshoot, repair, install or replace parts relative to airframes and engines. Students will learn both fixed and rotor-wing aircraft as well as reciprocating and turbine engines.

Depending upon the type of work they do, aircraft mechanics and repairman work in hangars, on the flight line, repair stations and fixed base of operations and out stations. They use hand and power tools as well as sophisticated test equipment. A and P’s perform detailed inspections on airframes and powerplants to ensure flight safety.  Noise levels are high, and flight line mechanics often work outdoors in inclement weather.  Sometimes the work requires physical demands that can be arduous. Aircraft maintenance technicians often work under pressure to maintain flight schedules or minimize inconvenience to customers, but a technician must not sacrifice high standards of workmanship in the process.

Career Opportunities

Aircraft technicians troubleshoot, inspect, repair, and replace and install parts on many different types of aircraft, including jets, propeller-driven airplanes, and helicopters. Some A & P Technicians specialize in engines or airframes, but most technicians will be required to work on all aspects of aircraft repair.

Career opportunities include, but not limited to, A&P Technician, Repair station technician, Lead Technician, Inspector, Aircraft Manufacturing and Aerospace Engineer. The long-term employment outlook is very good.  There is a current shortage of aviation maintenance technicians, largely due to the considerable attrition of retiring personnel, and to growth in the industry. There are many industries such as amusement parks, power and gas companies that are known to hire Aircraft technicians due to the broad range of training it requires to be an Airframe and Powerplant technician.  Employment projections emphasize that well-trained, licensed individuals with a strong background in technical subjects will have little trouble finding work in the aviation industry.

Transfer/Articulation Information

Students who earn an AAS degree in Aerospace/Aviation Technology-Maintenance have the option to transfer into the Technology Management Bachelor Degree at Utah Valley University. UVU will accept up to 45 technical credits towards this degree.

Program Entry Requirements

Students may start this program during the Fall or Spring semesters. There are day and evening classes available.

Estimated Cost for Students

Tools       $1,500
Tool Box  $1,000
Books           $350
FAA Test      $750

Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow the suggested semester schedule, time to completion is five semesters.

Specialized Accreditation

The Aviation Maintenance Technician program at Salt Lake Community College is one of 150 FAA approved schools in the US, providing students with the extensive knowledge they need in order to succeed in aviation maintenance.

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Quantitative Studies (QS) 4 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MATH 1010

Intermed Algebra

4

A

RDG 0900 w/C or better and within the past year, MATH 0990 w/C grade or better, or appropriate Accuplacer score

Communication (CM) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

COMM 1010

Elem of Eff Comm

3

A

Human Relations (HR) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

LE 1220

Human Relation

3

A

Distribution Areas: (3 Credits)

Choose an additional three credits from one of the following distribution areas.

Course

Credits

 

 

Biological Science (BS)

3-4

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

Interdisciplinary (ID)

3

 

Physical Science (PS)

3

 

Social Science (SS)

3

 

Required Courses: (72 Credits)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

AMTT 1120

Aircraft Regulat

8

F, Sp

Recommended Coreq. AMTT 1140

AMTT 1140

Aircraft Elec Hrd

8

F, Sp

Recommended Coreq. AMTT 1120

AMTT 1220

Airframe Sys I

8

A

AMTT 1120 and 1140

AMTT 1240

Airframe Sys II

8

A

AMTT 1120 and 1140

AMTT 1260

Airframe Sys III

8

A

AMTT 1120 and 1140

AMTT 2320

Airframe Inspect

8

A

AMTT 1120, 1140, 1220, 1240 and 1260

AMTT 2340

Powerplant Sys

8

A

AMTT 1120 and 1140

AMTT 2420

Recip Engines

8

A

AMTT 1120 and 1140

AMTT 2440

Powerplant Insp

8

A

AMTT 1120, 1140,  2320,  2340 and 2420

Elective Courses:

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

AMTT 1160

Aviation Tech Math

3

F, Sp

 

AMTT 2990

Special Studies

1-5

A

Instructor approval

 

Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

  AMTT 1120

8

  AMTT 1220

8

AMTT 1260

8

  AMTT 1140

8

  AMTT 1240

8

LE 1220

3

  MATH 1010

4

  Distribution

3

Total

20

Total

19

Total

11

2nd Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

  AMTT 2320

8

  AMTT 2420

8

  AMTT 2340

8

  AMTT 2440

8

  ENGL 1010

3

  COMM 1010

3

Total

19

Total

19


Advising Notes

Students who need to take preparatory classes prior to entering the program should plan extra time to compete the program. High school curriculum in math, science and communication is recommended.

It is the students’ responsibility to understand the requirements for their chosen program of study and to examine each course description for details about the prerequisite classes. It is highly recommended that each student meet with the program advisor prior to starting this program. The program advisor may be reached at 801-957-4550.

Credit for Prior Experience

Any FAA Certification or Military training leading to certification must be reviewed by department and the FAA. Official copies of FAA Certification and/or Military training must be submitted for consideration.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

1.1 Students will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the Federal Aviation Administration written/oral and practical exams for the General AMT (A&P) requirement. Curriculum requirements are found at www.faa.gov. Required subject areas required by FAA Part 147 are on file in the Division Office with an assessment plan to address knowledge areas by regulations.

1.2 Students will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the Federal Aviation Administration written/oral and practical exams for an Airframe AMT (A&P) requirement. Curriculum requirements are found at www.faa.gov. Required subject areas required by FAA Part 147 are on file in the Division Office with an assessment plan to address knowledge areas by regulations.

1.3 Students will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the Federal Aviation Administration written/oral and practical exams for a Powerplant AMT (A&P) requirement. Curriculum requirements required by FAA Part 147 are found at www.faa.gov. Required subject areas are on file in the Division Office with an assessment plan to address knowledge areas by regulations.

1. Substantive Knowledge

2.1 Students will be required to demonstrate effective logbook entries of coursework performed on aircraft during lab assignments.

2.2  Students in the AMT program will complete an oral report of their Return to Service activities in both Airframe and Powerplant courses.

2.3  Students in the AMT program will complete a written report of their Return to Service activities in both Airframe and Powerplant courses.

2. Communicate Effectively

3. Students will be able to apply reasoning and interpret information represented on data, graphs, and/or tables as it relates to safe maintenance practices as identified with in the aviation industry. Operations will include problems and reasoning skills in the areas of:

  A.  weight and balance,

  B. sheet metal layout and fabrication,

  C. assembly and rigging,

  D. Electrical systems repair

  E. Maintenance items on both GA and commercial aircraft piston and turbine aircraft.

3. Develop Quantitative Literacies

4. The program will require students to perform Quality Assurance (QA) functions as required for the industry. The requirement for QA will encompass subjects addressed by FAA Part 147 regarding critical safety of flight maintenance tasks. These subjects will include sheet metal, composites, piston engine overhaul, and assembly and rigging of flight controls.

4. Think Critically

5. The program will require students to participate in a return to service program that can be done in partnership with industry or on aircraft purchased for the AMT program. Students work will be IAW industry standards for return to service.

5. Civic Engagement and/or Working Professionally
Department Contact Info

Aerospace/Aviation & Related Technologies Division

International Airport Center

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-2055

Aviation Technology Department

Aviation Maintenance Program

Academic Advisor
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Construction Trades Building (CT) 282
801-957-4550

Program Faculty

Associate Professors
Brian Williamson

Instructors
Steve Mendiola
Todd Baird
Jaime Horning