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2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Aviation Maintenance Technology, AAS

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Program Mission

The mission of the Aviation Maintenance Technology program is to provide a safe training facility and healthy learning environment that will prepare students for certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in Airframe and Power plant Maintenance. The Aviation Maintenance Technology certification process consists of three separate tests designed to determine competency in the General, Airframe, and Power plant sections. In addition, three separate oral and practical tests are administered by an FAA designated examiner. Upon successful completion of the nine tests, the graduate is awarded the FAA Airframe & Power plant Mechanic Certification.

Program Goals

The Aviation Maintenance Technology program encourages students to become critical thinkers and lifelong learners and establishes a working relationship between students and employers that promotes upgrading of skills for continued advancement in the field of aviation maintenance.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Aviation Maintenance Technology program will be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate competence in written and verbal communication skills, quantitative reasoning and critical thinking.
  • Acquire a broad knowledge from the FAA designated courses in the areas of general, airframe and Power plant studies.
  • Acquire knowledge of human factors and the interrelationships between the individual, the work crew, the maintenance facility and the Federal Regulatory Authority (FAA).

Specific Degree Requirements

Students wishing to earn an Associates of Applied Science in Aviation Maintenance Technology from South Louisiana Community College must:

  • Have a degree program adjusted SLCC cumulative average of 2.0.   ​
  • Have earned at least 25 percent of the credit hours required for the degree through SLCC courses.
  • Have earned at least a “C” in each course unless stated by a specific program.
  • Have earned two-thirds of credits in degree-required major courses at SLCC and have no more than 50 percent of total degree-required credits from non-traditional sources, Credit for Prior Learning (CPL), unless required by a specific program.
  • Have completed at least the number of credits stipulated in the degree program.

Major Requirements - Total Credit Hours: 63

  • AVMT Courses - 63 Credits

General Education Requirements - Total Credit Hours: 15

  • ENGL 1010  3 Credits
  • MATH 1105  3 Credits
  • Social/Behavioral Science3 Credits
  • Humanities3 Credits
  • Natural Science3 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 78


Curriculum Guide

CTS: Aviation Structure Mechanic Total: 21

CTS: Airframe Total: 21

CTS: Powerplant Total: 21

General Education Courses

Total: 15

Associate of Applied Science Total Credits: 78

Must have a grade of “C” or higher in all courses

1 Choose from Anthropology (ANTH), Criminal Justice (CJUS), Economics (ECON), Geography (GEOG), Political Science (POLI), Psychology (PSYC), or Sociology (SOCI).

2 Humanities options: HIST, 2XXX ENGL (except ENGL 2045 and 2070) , or CMCN (except CMCN 1170, 1270, and 2145).

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