Aerospace Coatings & Paint Technology, AAS

ACP100 Introduction to Coatings & Paint Technology

The objective of this course is to discuss the fundamentals of paint composition, application, and processing. As such, basic ingredients of paint properties will be discussed. Paint selection, performance criteria, application methods, defects, problem resolution, future paint and raw materials needs will be discussed. Prerequisite: AVC100 and AVC101 or concurrent 

ACP101 Surface Preparation & Coatings

This course is a study of surface preparation from various coating and painting applications on all interior and exterior aircraft components. The content includes safety procedures including hazardous waste, surface preparations techniques, material application techniques and effectively using industry based technologies. Prerequisite: ACP100

ACP102 Performance & Durability of Coatings

The objective of this course is to discuss facts and findings affecting performance and permanence of coatings. Topics include: methods of enhancing durability and permanence, properties and selection of raw materials processes leading to robust coatings, service – life prediction, and coating evaluation. Prerequisite:  ACP100 Top of page

ACP103 Color Technology

This course is a study of the fundamentals of visual color match evaluation and of color measurement for industrial color control. Students utilize industry appropriate technologies on projects that demonstrate proper lighting, observe testing, objective terminology for color difference and determination of tolerances. Students analyze measurement date of the same industrial sample of study correlation of visual to measured results. Prerequisite:  ACP100Top of page

ACP104 Specialized Coating Processes

This course is a study in special coatings for aerospace structures. Topics include mixing, application and curing coating materials, environmental effects of coating materials and general and hazardous material handling safety. The course also covers equipment used in these processes. Prerequisite: ACP100 and 101Top of page

ACP105 Specialized Detailing

This course provides instruction in the equipment, material, and techniques used in the application of special paints. Emphasis will be placed on aircraft refinishing procedures. Topics include: safety; paint identification; equipment use and maintenance; color application; original finish sealing; panel-spot repair and blending; thinners, reducers, and additives; and composite materials, plastics, and rubber refinishing. Prerequisite: ACP100, 101 and103

ACP106 Aerospace Coatings & Materials

This course covers advanced technologies for coating materials and applications. Topics include: coating technologies that address aesthetics, durability, and environmental issues. Prerequisite: ACP100 101 and 102

ACP107 Aerospace Program Management

This course will introduce basic program management skills and techniques. Topics covered include: role of project management, communication, interpersonal skills, schedule management, interfacing with other units, project management software use, compliance reporting, and risk management. Prerequisite: ACP100, 101, 103

ACP110 Integrated Assembly Capstone Project

This course addresses the full spectrum of the Coating Technicians role within the industry. Problem solving strategies within a team concept will be emphasized. Industry and applied research projects will be assigned. Prerequisite: ACP 100,101,102,103,104,105,106,107

ACP111 Technical Co-Operative Project

Students will work on a part-time basis in a job directly related to applied technologies. The employer and supervising instructor will evaluate students’ progress. Upon course completion, students will be able to apply skills and knowledge in an employment setting. Prerequisite: ACP 100,101,102,103,104,105,106,107

AVC102 Precision Instruments

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to utilize precision measurement tools in the manufacturing and aerospace environment. Students will learn to utilize the different types of tools, interpret the measurement results and apply those results to industry specific scenarios. Top of page

AVC103 Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing

Provides an understanding of the basic terms and principles of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing. The course provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to identify GD&T symbols and how to interpret those symbols. This course is taught using an interactive on line environment. Top of page

AVC104 Quality Control Concepts

This course covers quality assurance principles including the history of the quality movement, group problem solving, data collection, control charts, statistical methods such as statistical process control (SPC), process capability studies, and the concepts associated with lean manufacturing. Top of page

AVC105 Aircraft Familiarization

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the world of aviation.  Using an interactive on line environment students will be introduced to basic aerospace concepts including the history of flight, principles of flight, and the role of regulation in the industry and the primary assemblies and structures of an airplane.

AVC107 Fundamentals for Aerospace Manufacturing

This course provides an overview of the materials and processes used in manufacturing high performance, lightweight, and reliable structures for aerospace products. Emphasis is placed on process evaluation techniques that can be extrapolated to other system areas such as new products and new technology. Instruction will take place using an interactive online environment Top of page

AVC108 Aircraft Systems & Components

This course is designed to provide the aviation student with an in-depth knowledge of the major systems and components of the aircraft. Students will begin by learning to read the schematics of the systems and then move on to the operation of each system. Using an interactive on line environment students will learn the operation of each of the major systems. Top of page

AVC 110 Safety/OSHA 10

This course provides an in-depth study of the human and safety practices required for work in aviation and manufacturing fields. Topics include: introduction to Introduction to OSHA, PPE< Blood Borne Pathogens, Machine Guarding, Hazardous Materials, Electrical Safety, Walk and Working Surfaces, Fire Protection, Hazardous Communication, HazWoper.   

The 10- Hour General Industry Outreach training Program is intended to provide entry-level general industry workers broad awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards on a general industry site.  The training covers a variety of safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter at a general industry site.  OSHA recommends this training as an orientation to occupational safety and health.  Workers must receive additional training on hazards specific to their job.  Training will emphasize hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention, not OSHA standards.  Instructional time will be a minimum of 10 hours.

AVC 112 Blueprint Reading

This course is an introduction to reading and interpreting blueprints. Topics include blueprint views, lines, dimensions and tolerances and blueprint symbols. Working in an interactive online environment students’ learn a systematic approach to reading blueprints.

EBS 116 Math Fundamentals

Provides students with the skills necessary to be successful in their math courses. The course is designed to identify the student’s specific learning style, provide note taking/test taking techniques, and offer math preparation strategies. This course does not count toward the A.A., A.S., A.A.S., or A.G. S. degree. Prerequisite: EBS113 Basic Arithmetic with a minimum grade of “C” or better or Satisfactory course placement assessment scores

EMP100 Global Professional Standards

This course provides a study of human relations and professional development in today’s rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include: human relations skills, job acquisition skills, job retention skills, job advancement skills, and professional image skills. Top of page

CED115 Computer Applications

Introduces students to the fundamental concepts and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include computer terminology, introduction to the Windows environment, networking, word processing, spreadsheets and databases. Prerequisite: Students are encouraged to complete a self-assessment to determine skill set prior to enrolling in this course.

CHM110 General Chemistry

An introduction to chemistry that includes the study of matter, atoms, molecules, chemical arithmetic, chemical reactions, gas laws, acids and bases, organic chemistry and laboratory experimentation. Prerequisite:  EBS 115 Pre-Algebra or a higher level math course with a minimum grade of “C”  or better, completed within the past five years, or satisfactory course placement assessment scores

ENG101 Composition I

This course is designed to improve the reading and writing skills of students. The emphasis is on fundamental principles of written English in structurally correct sentences, paragraphs and expository themes. Critical analysis of essays will be used to aid in developing the student’s thinking, support of thesis and style. Students are introduced to the basic components of research by writing a documented essay in Modern Language Association (MLA) style. Prerequisite:  EBS110 English with a minimum grade of “C” or better or Satisfactory course placement assessment scores

MTH112 College Algebra

This course is an introduction of algebraic functions and some transcendental functions with application in business and life, natural and social sciences. Topics include solving equations, zeros, rational functions, matrices, exponentials and logarithms and systems. Additional topics are included as time permits. Students must furnish their own TI-83 or TI-83 PLUS graphing calculators. Prerequisites: Minimum grade of “C” or better in MTH 101 Intermediate Algebra or satisfactory course placement assessment scores


PSY101 General Psychology

A general introduction to the scientific study of human behavior as it applies to daily living. Course includes history, basic theories and biological bases of behavior, development, cognitive processes, individual awareness, motivation, emotion, personal adjustment, social psychology, and abnormal psychology and therapies.

SOC101 Principles of Sociology

An introductory study to acquaint students with the influence and patterns of individuals and group interaction by acquainting students with the development, characteristics and functioning of human groups, the relationships between groups and group influences on individual behavior. It includes the study of how social relationships are created, maintained and changed.

SPH101 Public Speaking

Fundamental basic to all good private and public speaking experiences; elements in voice production and improvement, bodily movement, confidence, poise, understanding of all types of public speeches. Required of all transfer curricula. Top of page

SPH111 Interpersonal Communications

Improves individual communication skills. By understanding the elements of effective communication, students are able to create environments that bring out the best in themselves and others. In addition, students learn how to better turn ideas and feelings into words, how to listen more effectively, respond more appropriately to what others have said and, most important of all, how to maintain and develop good interpersonal relationships with their families, their peers and fellow workers. Emphasis is placed on small-group activities, interviewing skills and verbal and non-verbal communication.