Associate in Applied Science Degree

Aviation Maintenance Technology Program


The Associates of Applied Science – Aviation Maintenance Technology program fosters student responsibility, accountability, and management skills. The degree requires a total of 70/71 credits for completion. The Airframe and Powerplant program is 48 credits. Each student will require an additional 22/23 credits of general education. The additional credits can be earned at any time the student wants to pursue this pathway.

General Education Credits
ENL101   3
MAT150 (or)
MAT175 (or)
MAT180 (or)
Elementary Statistics (or)
College Algebra (or)
Applied Calculus (or)
Calculus I

MAT150 Elementary Statistics

Students are introduced to descriptive and inferential statistics focusing on conceptual understanding and statistical literacy. Topics include: techniques for organizing and presenting data, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling distributions, estimation, one- sample hypothesis tests, and correlation and regression. (4 contact hours)

Prerequisite: MAT035 or MAT045 and ENL108 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Note: Satisfies a Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning general education requirement.

MAT175 College Algebra

This is an entry-level mathematics course for students interested in a STEM track. Topics include: domain and range, piecewise functions, complex numbers, quadratic inequalities, graphs of polynomial and rational functions, fundamental theorem of algebra, transformations of graphs, inverse functions, solving exponential and logarithmic equations, Gaussian elimination, and translations of conics. Critical thinking and problem solving skills are emphasized throughout the course. This course prepares students for Precalculus with Trigonometry or Applied Calculus. (5 contact hours)

Prerequisite: MAT045 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score

Semesters offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Note: Satisfies a Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning general education requirement.

MAT180 Applied Calculus

This course is designed for students planning to apply mathematics to management and social science topics. Topics include a review of polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions and their application to business, an introduction to limits, continuity and the derivative, and applications of the derivative.

Prerequisite: MAT171 or MAT175

Offered: Varies

MAT240 Calculus I

This calculus course is designed for engineering, natural sciences, computer science, and mathematics majors. Topics include limits, continuity, derivatives, integrals, the fundamental theorem, applications on curve sketching, optimization, areas and volumes, differentiation and integration (up to substitution) involving trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, logarithmic, and exponential functions.

Prerequisites: MAT0190 or MAT195 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Note: MAT240 Calculus I, PHI131 Logic and ECO117 Principles of Macroeconomics are required for Bridgewater State University, but can be completed at Bridgewater State University upon transfer.

ENL102   3
PHY151   4
    Behavioral & Social Science 3
    Behavioral & Social Science 3
GIT110   3
Program Requirements Credits
AMT101   6
AMT102   6
AMT201   9
AMT202   9
AMT203   9
AMT204   9
Total Credits 70/71

Technical Standards

In order to successfully complete the Aviation Maintenance Technology Program (AMT) and work in the field of aviation maintenance, certain physical capabilities are required throughout the program and in the industry. All AMT students must be able to satisfy the following standards without a reasonable accommodation.




Behavioral/Mental Performance

Career Outlook

Labor market data show a strong need for aviation industry education targeting occupations like aviation maintenance technicians, avionics, engineering & operating technicians, inspectors, aircraft structures, rigging & systems assemblers, aviation managers, and directors of maintenance. The degree program prepares students for careers as aviation technicians in maintenance and repair. The AAS Aviation Maintenance Technology degree will allow growth for the technician and a pathway to management roles in the industry.

This occupational profile is provided by O*NET.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Aviation Maintenance Technology program, students are able to:

In order to complete 1900 hours of lab and lecture, the AMT curriculum is offered eight hours a day for five days a week 12 months a year.

Students must pass:
400 hours of AMT101-102 to sit for the FAA General Maintenance certification exam.
400 hours of AMT101-102 and 750 hours of AMT201-202 to sit for the FAA Airframe certification exam.
400 hours of AMT101-102 and 750 hours of AMT203-204 to sit for the FAA Powerplant certification exam.