Mar 27, 2023  
Course/Program Inventory 
Course/Program Inventory

Aviation Technology

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Proposed Academic Program Inventory Title:  

A.A.S. Degree in Aviation Technology

Proposed Catalog Program Title including Concentrations: 

A.A.S. in Aviation Technology with Concentrations in: 

• Airframe

• Power Plant

CIP Code:   29.47.0608

Concentration CIP Code: 

• Airframe - 47.0607 

• Power Plant - 47.0608 

SOC Code: 

• Airframe - 49-3011

• Powerplant - 49-3011

Program Description:   The Aviation Technology program will focus on preparing students to enter the workforce as authorized inspectors, aircraft maintenance and repair technicians.  The course work will utilize and integrate existing general education courses at Northeast State with existing aviation maintenance and repair courses. This minimizes the need to increase faculty and expand facilities. Professional courses include aviation weather, aviation safety, regulations and legal issues, power plant instrumentation, engine fire protection systems, aircraft engines, aircraft electrical systems, airframe structures, power plant systems, advanced aircraft operations, and aircraft inspections.

Program Outcomes: To graduate aviation professionals who can immediately be employed into commercial aviation inspector, maintenance, and technician positions: 

  • Students will have satisfactorily completed the Federal Aviation Administration’s written exams required for the FAA Airframe and Powerplant Certificate. 
  • Students will be prepared to take the Federal Aviation Administration’s oral and practical evaluations required for the FAA Airframe and Powerplant Certificate.
  • Students will have satisfactorily completed the specific and general academic requirements of the program 

Professional Accrediting Body: None

State Agency/Entity Oversight: None

Applicable Certification/License or Industry-recognized Certificates to Be Awarded: if applicable

Articulation with Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCAT):  Tennessee Center of Applied Technology-Morristown, TN students who have successfully completed the Aviation Maintenance Technology program and have earned a Federal Aviation Administration Airframe and Powerplant license are eligible to apply for the Northeast State Associate of Applied Science degree in Aviation Technology.

General Education Requirements*

Course Rubric /Course Title                                            15 SCH (minimum)
ENGL 1010- English Composition I                                             3
MATH 1010-Math for General Studies                                           3
Communications-One course from approved Communications electives                                        3
Behavioral/Social Science-One course from approved BSS electives                                                                                             3
Humanities-One course from approved Humanities electives                                                                     3

Note: For the A.A.S. Degree, students should see their program requirements before making decisions about general education courses. To satisfy the 15-hour minimum, all students must take:

  • English Composition I, ENGL 1010, from the category of Communication (3 hours)
  • one course from the category of Humanities and/or Fine Arts (3 hours)
  • one course from the category of Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 hours)
  • one course from either Natural Sciences or Mathematics (3-4 hours)
  • one additional course from Communication, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Social/Behavioral Sciences, Natural Sciences, or Mathematics (3-4 hours).

Total: 15

*All General Education Courses must be chosen from a campus-approved list.

Common Courses to Complete the Degree and/or Technical Certificates

College Success Course

EDUC 1030    College and Lifelong Learning                 3

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