Academics: AERO

AERO Technical Standards

Our program technical standards have been developed to help students understand the minimum essential mental, physical, and behavioral skills necessary for participation in and completion of all core aspects of our curriculum.

Aeronautics Maintenance Technology

Brief Program Description/Goals

The AERO program is designed to prepare individuals for Federal Aviation Administration certification as aircraft Airframe and Powerplant mechanics. Students in this program obtain knowledge and practical applications in such areas as hydraulics, sheet metal, electrical installation and troubleshooting, welding, the use of hand power tools, engine theory, troubleshooting and repair.

View Complete Description in College Catalog [PDF]

What Is Unique About The Program

The Aeronautics Maintenance Department is an approved aviation maintenance technician training facility operating under Federal Aviation Administration Air Agency with Airframe, Powerplant and combined Airframe and Powerplant ratings.

It is the only such school in the Pacific Basin.

Program Prerequisites

  • ENG 19 and/or 21, OR ESL 11 & 13 & 14, OR Placement in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23
  • "C" or higher MATH 50 or 53, OR Placement in MATH 103
  • Recommended preparation before enrolling in the AERO 130-137 series: AERO 100 & ICS 100.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the AERO program, students will be able to:

  • Satisfactorily pass the FAA knowledge, oral, practical and written examinations in General, Airframe, and Powerplant subjects
  • Obtain FAA general mechanic, airframe and powerplant certifications
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge and mechanical ability to inspect, maintain, service and repair aircraft electrical, engine (piston and turbine), airframe structure, flight control, hydraulic, pneumatic, fuel, navigation and instrument systems and other aircraft components specified by Federal Aviation Regulation Part 147
  • Identify, install, inspect, fabricate and repair aircraft sheet metal and synthetic material structures
  • Maintain and repair any part in any aircraft system of any rotorcraft, light aircraft, air carrier aircraft, glider, or balloon within the regulatory limits imposed by the FAA certification, without error, to ensure the safety of the flying public
  • Display proper behavior reflecting satisfactory work habits and ethics to fulfill program requirements and confidence to prepare for employment

Degrees That Can Be Earned

  • Certificate of Achievement (CA)
  • Associate in Science (AS)

Itemized Estimate of Educational Costs

  • Tuition based on total credits taken.
  • Books/tools/supplies approximately $2,200 for entire program.

Gainful Employment Information

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Faculty & Staff

  • Evelyn Greene, Instructor, Email, 831-6839
  • Brian Isaacson, Assistant Professor, CC, Email, 831-6838
  • Owen Miyamoto, Lecturer, 832-3726
  • Brian Quinto, Educational Specialist, Email, 831-6835
  • Marion (Bill) Rothe, Assistant Professor, CC, Email, 831-6841
  • Michael Willett, Educational Specialist, Email, 831-6844
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