Aviation Maintenance TechnologyAssociate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree (AAS-T)
The Aeronautical Technology Associate of Applied Science Transfer (AAS-T) degree program provides graduates of recognized airframe and powerplant programs and experienced FAA-certified mechanics the opportunity to expand their knowledge and training, and earn an associate transfer degree.
This degree is designed for students to learn technical skills for employment, but who may also want to transfer to a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree program or a four-year institution.
Estimated Length of Completion
|Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree (AAS-T)||Full Time: 10
Part Time: 20
Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.
Additional Program Information
Do you like working with your hands? Are you looking for an exciting career where you don't have to sit in an office all day? Would you rather work on jet engines with 120,000 pounds of thrust? Or are you interested in working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). If so, then our Aviation Maintenance Technology program is the place for you! Some of your questions can be answered by reading our FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions).
We have a long and rich history of producing Aviation Technicians. Our aviation program began in the 1930's as Edison Technical College and transformed into the SSC program in 1968. We provide the training and teach the skills necessary to become an Aircraft Maintenance Technician. After completing the two-year program our students are certified to take the FAA Airframe and Power plant(A&P) exams and then go on to work on any aircraft in the world. The A&P certificate is also recognized in other industries such as power companies and elevator mechanics.
Students must meet with an advisor for entry into this program. A placement test is required to assure language and computational skills are sufficient to assure program success. Special requirements for admission: Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 240 prescribed clock-hours of instruction per quarter and a 2.0 minimum grade point average (70%) on each class assignment and exam.
Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to discuss specific career goals and recommended coursework.
- Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
- Aircraft Repair Station Operator
- Aircraft Structure / Surfaces / Rigging / and Systems Assemblers
- Aviation Research & Development Engineer
- Federal Aviation Administration Technician
- Helicopter Maintenance Technician
- Manufacturer (Aircraft, Engine, Parts)
- NASA Technician
- State & Local Government Agency Technician
Job tests this program will prepare you for:
- FAA licensing exam
For current employment and wage estimates, please visit the following online resources and search for the relevant occupational term:
All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391. There are additional costs for books and supplies. Each student is responsible for the purchase of certain supplies and required tools before the instruction begins.
- Resident Cost : Please contact (206) 934-5394 or email SouthProfTech@seattlecolleges.edu for information.
- NonResident Cost : Please contact (206) 934-5394 or email SouthProfTech@seattlecolleges.edu for information.
- International Student Cost : Please contact (206) 934-5394 or email SouthProfTech@seattlecolleges.edu for information.
Equipment Fee associated with this program
Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391.
Basic Science for Aviation
This course introduces the student to the diversified field of Aviation Maintenance by providing a firm foundation for maintenance on both small and large aircraft. The course covers aircraft terminology, nomenclature, basic physics, aircraft drawing, and interpretation of diagrams as they pertain to everyday shop problems.
Basic Electricity for Aviation
This course introduces the student to the basic concepts of electricity and magnetism, along with the circuit properties of resistance, inductance and capacitance. Methods of power generation for alternating and direct current systems and aircraft power utilization are studied.
Airframe Structure and Repair
In AMT 113, students will gain knowledge and/or experience working with five types of aircraft structure materials: wood, fabric, composite/fiberglass, plastic and metal. Student projects in each of these areas, in combination with classroom lectures, will provide realistic exposure to approved airframe structural repair practices.
Powerplant Theory and Maintenance
This course is designed to cover three areas. The first area is an in-depth study of theory, operation and maintenance of the internal combustion reciprocating engine. The second area of study is theory, operation and overhaul of gas turbine engines. The third area of study is the inspection, repair and servicing of aircraft internal combustion cooling, exhaust and induction systems used on reciprocating and gas turbine engines.
In this course, students will be introduced to five basic airframe systems: Hydraulic-pneumatic power, landing gear, ice and rain control, cabin environmental control, and fuel systems and management. Assigned projects in these areas on mock-ups or assigned aircraft components and sub-compounds will be completed.
In this course, students will refine basic skills and concepts learned in earlier airframe courses in addition to performing aircraft rigging and assembly, testing and evaluation of aircraft instrument systems, advanced electrical systems, communication and navigation systems, and aircraft inspections for conformity and airworthiness in accordance with approved procedures.
Powerplant Systems and Components
This course is designed to cover six subject areas: Engine fuel system and fuel metering system including carburetion and fuel injection systems, ignition system for both reciprocating engines and turbine engines, engine electrical starting systems, powerplant lubrication systems, electrical and mechanical indicating systems, and powerplant ice and rain control systems.
This course provides the student with a sound knowledge of aircraft propellers used with both small and large piston or turboprop engines. The area of study will also include engine fire detection and extinguishing, engine electrical systems, and turbine engine pneumatic starting systems. Reciprocating and turbine engine test run, run-in and troubleshooting are covered in depth, along with powerplant inspection methods and techniques.
English Composition I
English 101 is a college-level course that emphasizes academic writing and major strategies of reading and writing analytically. Writing assignments focus on engaging with and responding to a variety of texts. Instruction encourages students to develop, through revision and reflection, as readers, writers, and critical thinkers. Prereq: Students must earn at least a 3.0 in ENGL 098 for placement into ENGL&101. Online courses: Online fee; email instructor and read http://sites.southseattle.edu/online/welcomeletter Find your instructors' email at http://www.seattlecolleges.com/directory Some sections of ENGL&101 are linked to ENGL 099, you must register for both. Linked courses have a T in the section number and are at the same day and time. Example Engl&101 .77T at 8:00am, matches with Engl 099 .77T at 8:00am
Industrial First Aid and Safety
Offered at Duwamish Training Center. Covers mandate of Washington State?s Workman?s Compensation Act to recognize, treat and utilize advanced life support services available to the general public for ill or injured victims. Focuses on safety and prevention of industrial accidents and infectious disease control. Prereq: Covered by Washington State Workman?s Compensation Act.
Bridges the gap between Intermediate Algebra and Pre-Calculus functions and is for students in Math and Science. Strongly recommended in preparation for MATH& 141. Section 70 online fee. Contact instructor and read http://sites.southseattle.edu/online/welcome-letter Find your instructor's email at: http://www.seattlecolleges.com/directory Prereq: Math 095 or Math 098 with 2.0 or equivalent.
Applied Mathematics I
This course is to be taken in conjunction with a related trades program. Topics include: numeracy skills, proportions and ratios, applied algebra, and dimensional analysis. Topics may also include: geometry, trigonometry, fundamental physics principles, scientific notation, radicals, first degree equations, and applications. Prerequisite: Satisfactory performance on placement test, or permission by program manager.
Introduction to the scientific study of human behavior, including learning and thinking, development, perception, motivation, emotion, personality and individual differences, social and abnormal behavior, and research methods. PREREQ: placement into ENGL& 101. Section 70 online fee, section 77 hybrid fee, contact instructor and read http://sites.southseattle.edu/online/welcome-letter Find your instructor's email at: http://www.seattlecolleges.com/directory