(Effective Fall 2020)
- School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies
- Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
- More Information about Aviation Technology
This major prepares students for employment as airframe and powerplant maintenance technicians and affords the opportunity for students to broaden their perspective and ability to adapt to a rapidly changing industry. Emphasis on the general education component enhances the student's prospects of employment and further educational advancement. The major prepares students for the written, oral and practical Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Examination of the Airframe and Powerplant Maintenance Certificate, and provides the knowledge needed for supervisory and technical positions.
Employment as maintenance technicians for commercial aviation, general aviation, aviation repair stations, and manufacturers' services. With work experience, a graduate may advance into a position such as maintenance supervisor, manufacturer service representative, product development technician, and accident/equipment failure investigator.
Recommended High School Subjects
Three years of English, one year of algebra, and one year of science.
Special Equipment Needs
See the Tool List on the Aviation Technology major web page.
All incoming students must meet placement requirements in English, math, and reading. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies as explained in the College Catalog (see https://www.pct.edu/catalog/admissions-policy).
Students will not be allowed to enroll in any required AVI-designated courses until remediation of MTH 004 is complete. A student whose placement tests indicate a deficiency in more than one area (math, English, or reading) will be required to remediate prior to beginning the first semester or change major to Aviation Maintenance Technician until developmental courses are completed satisfactorily. The large number of credits per semester and the required summer do not afford the student the ability to remediate by the end of the fourth semester without seriously overloading every semester. Other single deficient students can enter the Aviation Technology major.
This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/TransferringCredits ). Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.
Program GoalsA graduate of this major should be able to:
- master the theoretical knowledge and demonstrate the applied skills to successfully complete the requirements for the FAA General, Powerplant, and Airframe exams.
- demonstrate proper safety procedures and follow all applicable regulations, policies, and procedures.
- understand and demonstrate the professional and ethical standards appropriate in the aviation industry.
- be prepared to be employed in the field of aviation maintenance and repair, aviation management, a related industry, or graduate from a four-year degree major.
The following grading system is applied to all AVI-designated courses. There is no rounding of grades.
A = 90 – 100
B = 80 – 89.99
C = 72 – 79.99
D = 70 – 71.99
F = 69.99 and below
|FYE101||First Year Experience||1||.50||1.50||S||REQ|
|AVI100||Aviation Practices I||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|AVI105||Aviation Practices II||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|AVI110||Aviation Fundamentals I||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|AVI115||Aviation Fundamentals II||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|AVI120||Aviation Science I||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|AVI125||Aviation Basic Electricity I||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|AVI140||Aircraft Reciprocating Engines||4||2||6||M||REQ|
|ENL111||English Composition I||3||3||S||REQ|
|AVI130||Aviation Science II||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|AVI135||Aviation Basic Electricity II||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|AVI145||Aircraft Turbine Engines||4||2||6||M||REQ|
|AVI150||Aircraft Engine Fuel Metering Systems||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|AVI155||Aircraft Engine Ignition Systems||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|AVI160||Aircraft Engine Systems||4||2||6||M||REQ|
|MTH180||College Algebra and Trigonometry I||3||3||S||REQ|
|ENL121||English Composition II||3||3||S||REQ|
|ENL201||Technical and Professional Communication||3||3||S||REQ|
|CSC124||Information, Technology, and Society||3||3||S||REQ|
|CSC229||Cybersecurity for Non-IT Majors||3||3||S||REQ|
|AVI165||Engine Electrical Systems||4||2||6||M||REQ|
|AVI170||Aircraft Engine Troubleshooting and Inspection||4||2||6||M||REQ|
|AVI200||Vintage Aircraft Structures||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|AVI205||Sheet Metal Aircraft Structures||4||2||6||M||REQ|
|AVI210||Composite Aircraft Structures||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|AVI215||Airframe Systems I||4||2||6||M||REQ|
|AVI220||Airframe Systems II||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|AVI225||Rotary Wing Systems & Maintenance||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|AVI230||Advanced Aircraft Electrical Systems||4||2||6||M||REQ|
|AVI235||Aircraft Electronic and Instrument Systems||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|AAP||Core Applied Arts Perspective||3||S||AAP|
|HIP||Core Historical Perspective||3||S||HIP|
|SSP||Core Social Science Perspective||3||S||SSP|
|ARP||Core Arts Perspective||3||S||ARP|
|CDP||Core Global and Cultural Diversity Perspective||3||S||CDP|
Certification: Federal Aviation Administration, approved under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 147.