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Aviation Systems Technology

Curriculum Description

The Aviation Systems Technology provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to qualify for an aircraft mechanic's certificate with airframe and/or powerplant ratings.  The curriculum is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under 14 CFR Part 147, which governs aviation maintenance schools.

Course work includes aviation mathematics, FAA regulations, basic electricity, aircraft drawings; aircraft structures, systems, and components; aircraft engines, theory, systems, and components; and engine inspections and maintenance.

Employment opportunities exist as entry-level mechanics with air carriers, manufacturers, repair stations, fixed base operators, flight schools, and government aviation operations.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

This program is pending FAA site review and program approval, with an estimated start term of 2021SP.
Due to COVID-19, the estimated start term may be extended.

Students interested in this program, should contact Mr. Greg Purvis, Aviation Program Coordinator, by email - gpurvis@forsythtech.edu.

Associate in Applied Science NEW

A60200
NC CIP: 47.0607
Day
POS Approved: Pending Spring 2021

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
AVI 110 Aviation Maintenance-Gen. NEW PENDING 10 15 0 15
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry NEW VERSION Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 13
Lab/Shop Hours: 15
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 18

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
AVI 120 Airframe Maintenance I NEW PENDING Requisite 6 18 0 12
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 112
OR
Writing/Research in the Disc Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Global Distinction Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 9
Lab/Shop Hours: 18
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
AVI 130 Airframe Maintenance II NEW PENDING Requisite 6 9 0 9
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MAT 143
OR
Quantitative Literacy NEW VERSION Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 2 2 0 3
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra NEW VERSION Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Requisite (3) (2) (0) (4)
Totals

Class Hours: 8
Lab/Shop Hours: 11
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 12

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
AVI 230 Airframe Maintenance III NEW PENDING Requisite 4 9 0 7
AVI 240 Powerplant Maintenance I NEW PENDING Requisite 3 9 0 6
COM 231 Public Speaking REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 10
Lab/Shop Hours: 18
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 16

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
AVI 250 Powerplant Maintenance II NEW PENDING Requisite 10 15 0 15
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
PSY 118
OR
Interpersonal Psychology REVISED REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 13
Lab/Shop Hours: 15
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 18

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
AVI 260 Powerplant Maint. III NEW PENDING Requisite 5 12 0 9
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 5
Lab/Shop Hours: 12
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 12

Total Credit Hours: 91

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

Humanities/Fine Arts Electives — Select one: HUM 110HUM 115PHI 230PHI 240ART 111HUM 220MUS 110PHI 215REL 110

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.

2021SP New AAS Degree

A60200