Jun 14, 2024  
2022-2023 General Catalog 

Aviation Maintenance Technician (A.A.S.)

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Program Summary

The Department of Aviation Sciences at Southern Utah University offers an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT). This is an FAA-approved Part 147 aviation maintenance training associate degree program. The core curriculum is split into 3 sections. Section 1 consists of 10 credit hours of the Aviation Generals course requirements. Generals is required to be completed prior to moving into the remaining core classes. Section 2 is offered in semesters 2 and 3 and is composed of Airframe I and Airframe II courses which equal a total of 18 credit hours. Once all Generals and all Airframe courses are completed, students are eligible to take the FAA generals and airframe exams to receive their FAA-issued airframe license. Section 3 is accomplished in semesters 4 and 5 and consists of 15 credit hours of Powerplant I and Powerplant II course material. At the completion of the Powerplant course material, students will be eligible to take their final FAA Powerplant exam and complete their licensing. For further information, please visit www.suu.edu/aviation.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate an increased recognition and respect for aviation safety, especially in the maintenance environment, between the time they join the program and the time they complete the program.
  • At conclusion of the program graduating students will demonstrate maintenance skills and knowledge deemed critical by industry. Students will possess desirable attributes of certified aircraft technicians.
  • Students will show evidence that they have acquired skills or knowledge directly related to performing maintenance on both fixed-wing and rotor-wing aircraft.
  • Students will satisfy the FAA knowledge and skill requirements to become certified Aircraft Maintenance Technicians.

Program Information

  • A grade of “C” or better is required for any course counted toward a major or certificate within the Department of Aviation Sciences.

Associate of Applied Science General Education Requirement (15-16 Credits)

  • One course in the English core (either ENGL 1010  or ENGL 2010 )
  • A minimum of one course in each of the following categories: Quantitative Literacy (Mathematics) and American Institutions
  • One course from either the Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences Knowledge Area (minimum of 3 credits)
  • One course from one of the remaining five Knowledge Areas (minimum of 3 credits)

Aviation Maintenance Technician Curriculum (48 Credits)

Total Credits, A.A.S. Degree: 63

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