Aerospace Manufacturing Technology, AAS

AER 115 Aerostructures Assembly

Students will master the techniques associated with aerospace mechanical assembly. Topics include the identification, installation and removal of fasteners, sealant applications, component assembly, wing structures, fuselage structures, curved surfaces, and repair techniques. Students learn in an environment which combines interactive online delivery of theoretical content with hands on application in a state of the art assembly laboratory. Prerequisite: Completion of Aerospace Manufacturing Cores Certification courses (AVC 102, AVC103, AVC104 AVC105, AVC107, AVC 108, AVC 110, AVC 112) and AVC 130 AVC 140 AVC 145 AVC 120 and AVC125

AVC 102 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

AVC 103 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. Top of page

AVC 104 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

AVC 105 Aircraft Familiarization

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the world of aviation. Students will be introduced to basic aerospace concepts including the history of flight, principles of flight, the role of regulation in the industry and the major aircraft systems. Top of page


AVC 107 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. Top of page

AVC 108 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. Top of page

AVC 110 Safety/OSHA 10

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.   Top of page

AVC 120 Introduction to Sealing

This course provides an introduction to basic sealing principles; including tools, sealant selection, application processes and cleaning methods.  Instruction is delivered using interactive online course content.

AVC 125 Bonding and Grounding

This course provides an overview of electrical bonding and grounding theory, required tools and procedures and final quality control.  Students learn using interactive online content.

AVC 130 Assembly Mechanic Orientation

This course provides an overview of the technical and mechanical knowledge and skills necessary to qualify for employment in the aerospace industry as an assembly mechanic. The course presented using interactive online content.

AVC 135 Hand Tools

This course provides an introduction to the various hand tools used in aerospace industry.  The course also introduces the student to several aerospace fasteners including temporary fasteners, bolts, and lock bolts, Hi-Lok and rivets.

AVC 140 Electrical Bonding and Grounding

This course provides the specific technical and manufacturing skills and knowledge required to prepare electrical bonding and grounding locations in the aerospace industry. The topics are presented online using interactive content.

AVC 145 Power Island

This course provides the technical knowledge and skills necessary to operate power island equipment.  Students are introduced to the equipment using interactive online course content.

AVC 150 Human Factors

This course provides students with an overview of the impact of human factors on the safe operation and maintenance of an aircraft.  Topics will include a review of 12 most common human factors that can negatively impact the functioning of an aircraft and how to avoid these errors.  Case studies will be used to help student apply what they learn to real world situations.

AVC 155 Aircraft Manufacturing Advanced Fastening Practices

This course provides an overview of the knowledge and technical skills required for the installation of critical aviation structural fastener. These specific fasteners are required above and beyond the normal assembly and require specific techniques for installation.

AVC 160 Aircraft Control Surface Rigging

This course provides an overview of the knowledge and technical skills required to perform maintenance procedures relevant to aircraft control surface rigging.

CFT 101 Introduction to Composites

This course provides students with the fundamentals of composite theory in an interactive on line environment.  Students then apply the concepts to industry based projects in a 3D interactive online environment and a world class composite laboratory.  Topics include the materials, equipment, processes, components and design of polymer composite structures. Prerequisite: AVC100, AVC102 

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

EMP 100 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

LEN 100 LEAN for Operations

This course is designed to familiarize the students with the concepts and practices of Lean Manufacturing as applied in industry today.  Students begin with a discussion of Lean Manufacturing’s place in the overall process of continuous improvement.  Students will then move on to learning to apply basic elements of lean, lean system design, lean tools and measurement methods to industry based scenarios.

NDT 114 Visual Inspection

In this course, students will master the competencies associated with Visual Inspection. This course adheres to the standards developed by the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT). Laboratory work will parallel lecture materials from the classroom.

CED 101 Computer Essentials

This course is designed to develop students’ computer literacy, keyboarding skills and to meet the needs of students in the associate degree programs and technical certificate programs. The student will learn from hands-on experiences basic skills in file management utilities, word processing, spreadsheets, and graphical presentations in the Windows environment. Top of page

ENG 101 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 will be introduced to the basic components of research by writing a documented essay in MLA style. Top of page

MTH 112 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. Top of page

PHS 120 General Physics I

Topics include: Mechanics – linear motion, rotational motion, force, work, energy, momentum and conservation principles, heat-temperature, ideal gas, eat as a form of energy, first law of thermodynamics, second law of thermodynamics and entropy, wave motion – simple harmonic motion, elasticity and the wave equation. This class is designed for those students needing five hours of physics without calculus. This class is taught in the fall of the year. Top of page

PHS 110 Physical Science

A non-technical course intended for students who are majoring in fields other than science. The application of scientific knowledge to daily life activities is emphasized by examining the fundamental principles in physics, chemistry, geology, and astronomy utilizing the scientific method. Top of page

SOC 101 Principles of Sociology

An introductory study to acquaint students with the influence or human behavior. Sociology studies the processes 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. Top of page

PSY 101 General Psychology

A general introduction to the scientific study of human behavior as it applies to daily living. The scope of this course includes history, basic theories, biological bases of behavior, development, cognitive processes, individual awareness, motivation, emotion, personal adjustment and social psychology. Top of page

SPH 101 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