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Aviation Systems Technology

Airplanes

Program Overview

College of The Albemarleā€™s (COA) Aviation Systems Technology program, available at the Regional Aviation & Technical Training Center in Currituck, offers the knowledge and skills needed to qualify for an Aircraft Mechanic’s Certificate with airframe and powerplant ratings.

Degree Options

  • Aviation Systems Technology — Associate in Applied Science
  • Airframe Maintenance — Diploma
  • Powerplant Maintenance — Diploma

Core Classes

  • Aviation mathematics
  • FAA regulations
  • Basic electricity
  • Aircraft theory, engines, structures, systems, drawings and components
  • Engine inspection and maintenance

Entry-level mechanic employment opportunities include air carriers, manufacturers, repair stations, fixed-base operators, flight schools and government aviation operations.

COA’s program curriculum is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under 14 CFR Part 147, which governs aviation maintenance schools.

Aviation Systems Technology Handbook

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Occupational Outlook Handbook

Curriculum Guides

First Year
Fall Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
AVI 110 Aviation Maintenance – General none 10 15 n/a 25 15
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
Total Semester Hours 13 15 n/a 28 18
First Year
Spring Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
AVI 120 Airframe Maintenance I Prerequisite: AVI 110 6 18 n/a 24 12
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy none 1 2 n/a 3 2
MAT 110 Math Measurement and Literacy Prerequisites: DMA 010, DMA 020, and DMA 030 2 2 n/a 4 3
Total Semester Hours 9 22 n/a 31 17
First Year
Summer Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
AVI 130 Airframe Maintenance II Prerequisite: AVI 110 6 9 n/a 15 9
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines Prerequisite: ENG 111 3 n/a n/a 3 3
Total Semester Hours 9 9 n/a 18 12
Second Year
Fall Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
AVI 230 Airframe Maintenance III Prerequisite: AVI 110 4 9 n/a 13 7
AVI 240 Powerplant Maintenance I Prerequisite: AVI 110 3 9 n/a 12 6
HUM 115 Critical Thinking
or
PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics
Prerequisites for HUM 115: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement
Prerequisite for PHI 240: ENG 111
3 n/a n/a 3 3
Total Semester Hours 10 18 n/a 28 16
Second Year
Spring Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
AVI 250 Powerplant Maintenance II Prerequisite: AVI 110 10 15 n/a 25 15
WBL 110 World of Work
or
WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I
none 1 n/a 0 – 10 1 – 10 1
Total Semester Hours 11 15 0 – 10 26 – 35 16
Second Year
Summer Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
AVI 260 Powerplant Maintenance III Prerequisite: AVI 110 5 12 n/a 17 9
PSY 150 General Psychology Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080, or ENG 085, or DRE 097, or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
Total Semester Hours 8 12 n/a 20 12
Total Semester Hours Required for Associate Degree 91
First Year
Fall Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
AVI 110 Aviation Maintenance — General none 10 15 n/a 25 15
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
Total Semester Hours 3 n/a n/a 3 18
First Year
Spring Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
AVI 120 Airframe Maintenance I Prerequisite: AVI 110 6 18 n/a 24 12
MAT 110 Mathematical Measurement Prerequisites: DMA 010, 020, 030 2 2 n/a 4 3
Total Semester Hours 8 20 n/a 28 15
First Year
Summer Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
AVI 130 Airframe Maintenance II Prerequisite: AVI 110 6 9 n/a 15 9
Total Semester Hours 6 9 n/a 15 9
Second Year
Fall Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
AVI 230 Airframe Maintenance III Prerequisite: AVI 110 4 9 n/a 13 7
Total Semester Hours 4 9 n/a 13 7
Total Semester Hours Required for Diploma 49
First Year
Fall Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
AVI 110 Aviation Maintenance — General none 10 15 n/a 25 15
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
Total Semester Hours 3 n/a n/a 3 18
Second Year
Fall Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
AVI 240 Powerplant Maintenance I Prerequisite: AVI 110 3 9 n/a 12 6
Total Semester Hours 3 9 n/a 12 6
Spring Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
AVI 250 Powerplant Maintenance II Prerequisite: AVI 110 10 15 n/a 25 15
MAT 110 Mathematical MeasurementĀ  Prerequisites: DMA 010, 020, 030 2 2 n/a 4 3
Total Semester Hours 12 17 n/a 29 18
Summer Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
AVI 260 Powerplant Maintenance III Prerequisite: AVI 110 5 12 n/a 17 9
Total Semester Hours 5 12 n/a 17 9
Total Semester Hours Required for Diploma 51