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(Airframe and Powerplant)

FAA Certification Number NSUT025K-Day program

The Associate in Science Degree in Aviation Technology prepares men and women for professional careers in aviation maintenance. Graduates may seek employment with airlines, fixed base operators, or aircraft manufacturers.

Nashua Community College is an FAA approved training facility. Students who complete this program will be prepared to apply for the FAA oral, written, and practical exams for the Airframe and Powerplant Technician License.

The Aviation Technology program places major emphasis on the study of actual aircraft, structures, and powerplants and related systems. The 21-month curriculum includes one summer session and covers a wide variety of subjects concerned with airplanes: reciprocating engines, turbines, fuel systems, propellers, ignition, electrical systems, and hydraulic systems. A great deal of reading is required, as well as the ability to interpret FAA regulations and manufacturers' technical specifications.

In addition to the general admission requirements, Aviation Technology applicants should be aware of the following criteria:

  1. Excellent English skills in reading, writing, speaking and understanding are required.
  2. High school courses such as physics, electronics, and computer programming are recommended.
  3. Students will be required to purchase approximately $1,300 of tools upon entrance to the program.
ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE in AVIATION TECHNOLOGY
FIRST YEAR
FALL SEMESTERCLLABCR
ENGN101 College Composition 4 0 4
AVTN101 Maintenance Forms & Records 2 3 3
AVTN102 Airframe Structures I 2 6 4
AVTN108 Aviation Drafting & Blueprint Reading 3 0 3
BCPN101 Computer Technology and Applications 2 2 3
General Education: Group E Elective 4 0 4
  21
SPRING SEMESTERCLLABCR
AVTN103 Airframe Structures II 3 6 5
AVTN104 Materials & Processes 2 3 3
AVTN106 Aviation Electronics 2 2 3
PSYN130 Human Relations 3 0 3
General Education: Group A Elective 3 0 3
  17
SUMMER SEMESTER (9 weeks)CLLABCR
AVTN105 Aircraft Systems 3 3 4
AVTN202 Airframe Electrical Systems 2 4 3
AVTN203 Hydraulics & Pneumatics 3 5 5
  12
SECOND YEAR
FALL SEMESTERCLLABCR
AVTN107 Digital Logic 2 2 3
AVTN204 Assembly & Rigging 2 6 4
AVTN206 Reciprocating Engines I* 3 6 5
AVTN208 Engine Systems* 2 3 3
AVTN209 Aircraft Propellers* 2 3 3
SCIN150 Physical Science I 3 2 4
  22
SPRING SEMESTERCLLABCR
AVTN207 Reciprocating Engines II* 3 6 5
AVTN210 Turbine Engines & Systems* 3 3 4
AVTN211 Carburetion & Fuel Systems* 2 3 3
AVTN212 Engine Electrical Systems* 2 6 4
General Education: Group D Elective 3 0 3
General Education: Group F or G Elective 3 0 3
  22
Total 94 Credits
Program Outcomes

*A student must have completed all FAA General Section Courses or posses an FAA Air Frame Certificate to be eligible to take these courses.

*Aviation Tool List

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