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Program Outcomes - Aviation Technology AAS

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Aviation Technology AAS degree program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Know common safety practices used when working on and around aircraft and related support equipment.
  2. Identify and use applicable maintenance publications and documents.
  3. Know and understand federal aviation regulations.

Upon successful completion of the Aircraft Airframe Mechanic Concentration, the learner will also be able to:

  1. Inspect, assemble and repair aircraft sheetmetal structures.
  2. Inspect, assemble and repair aircraft composite structures.
  3. Inspect, service, install and repair aircraft support systems.
  4. Inspect, service install and troubleshoot aircraft instruments and com/nav equipment.

Upon successful completion of the Aircraft Powerplant Mechanics Concentration, the learner will also be able to:

  1. Inspect, service install and troubleshoot aircraft instruments.
  2. Repair, inspect, assemble, troubleshoot and service reciprocating powerplants.
  3. Repair, inspect, assemble, troubleshoot and service turbine powerplants.
  4. Install, repair, troubleshoot and service powerplant support systems.

Upon successful completion of the Aircraft Structural Repair Concentration, the learner will also be able to:

  1. Inspect, assemble and repair aircraft sheetmetal structures.
  2. Inspect, assemble and repair aircraft composite structures.

Program Effectiveness Data

For Academic Year 2012/13, PCC student pass rates for those industry examinations for which data is available are given below.

Federal Aviation Administration:

  • Aviation Maintenance Technician – Airframe (AMA):  29 students tested, 27 students passed (93.10% pass rate)
  • Aviation Maintenance Technician – Powerplant (AMP): 25 students tested, 23 students passed (92.00% pass rate)
  • Aviation Maintenance Technician – General (AMG): 36 students tested, 34 students passed (94.44%)