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Aviation Maintenance Technology
Aviation maintenance technicians are a vital part of the aerospace industry workforce, a group comprised of airframe and power plant technicians, aircraft technicians, sheet-metal workers and aircraft electricians. These skilled workers are employed by aircraft manufacturers, contract maintenance operations, corporate aviation operations, general aviation operations and regional and major airlines. In the last several years, the aerospace industry in Texas has expanded through contract maintenance and is expected to continue to grow.

Students successfully completing the course(s) of study of the Aviation Maintenance Technology program are eligible to take the Aviation Maintenance Technicians licensing examination administered by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Admissions Requirements

Students must complete admissions requirements listed under the “Admissions Information.”

TSTC is certified by the Federal Aviation Administration as an Aviation Maintenance Training Facility under Part 147 of the Federal Aviation Regulations. To meet FAA requirements, students must complete all aviation maintenance courses with a minimum numerical average of 70 in each course and attend a required number of hours in each course.
Associate of Applied Science Degree - 2012LecLabContCredit
Semester 1
AERM1203  Shop Practices14802
AERM1205  Weight & Balance12482
AERM1208  Federal Aviation Regulations14802
AERM1210  Ground Operations13642
AERM1314  Basic Electricity24963
AERM1315  Aviation Science24963
Total Hours82146414
Semester 2
AERM1240  Aircraft Propellers13642
AERM1357  Fuel Metering & Induction Systems24963
AERM1456  Aircraft Powerplant Electrical261284
AERM2341  Powerplant & Auxiliary Power Units23803
HRPO1311  Human Relations30483
Total Hours101641615
Semester 3
AERM1344  Aircraft Reciprocating Engines24963
AERM1351  Aircraft Turbine Engine Theory24963
ENGL1301  Composition I30483
MATH1314  College Algebra † * 30483
  Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective † 30483
Total Hours13833615
Semester 4
AERM1241  Wood, Fabric & Finishes13642
AERM1243  Instruments & Navigation/Communication12482
AERM1247  Airframe Auxiliary Systems14802
AERM1253  Aircraft Welding12482
AERM1254  Aircraft Composites14802
  Humanities/Fine Arts Elective † 30483
Total Hours81536813
Semester 5
AERM1345  Airframe Electrical Systems24963
AERM1349  Hydraulic, Pneumatic & Fuel Systems24963
AERM1350  Landing Gear Systems23803
AERM2233  Assembly & Rigging14802
  Speech Elective † 30483
Total Hours101540014
Grand Totals4975198471
† Courses articulated with high schools
* Enhanced Skills courses are required for an AAS in Aviation Maintenance Technology and
may be taken concurrently with degree or certificate courses. To complete FAA requirements
for the Airframe licensing exams, the Enhanced Skills Certificate must be taken.
* MATH 1314 OR MATH 1332


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