To be eligible for an Associate in Science degree in the Aviation Maintenance Technology Program, a student must successfully complete a Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) approved Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics program that is offered at FAA approved schools and have an active license. Thirty credits will be granted to individuals who have an active FAA license. An additional 32 credits of college instruction must be completed for the Associate in Science degree. To find an FAA school, please visit http://av-info.faa.gov.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, the student should be bale to:
- Perform mathematics related to the occupation, including but not limited to algebra, arithmetic, decimals, and graphs
- Use the scientific method and critical thinking to solve problems related to the occupation
- Apply knowledge of theory and safety to accomplish certain tasks related to the occupation
- Identify and use the appropriate tools, testing procedures, and measurement equipment to accomplish certain tasks related to the occupation
- Use current reference and training materials from accepted industry publications and standards to accomplish certain tasks related to the occupation.
Graduates of this program may obtain employment as mechanics at airports, technicians with aircraft and powerplant companies, or they may continue their education toward a Bachelor’s degree in the industrial and manufacturing fields.
For more information on this program, contact the Department Chairperson, Eric Flynn at (203) 285-2371 or EFlynn@gatewayct.edu.