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Powerplant, Associate in Science Degree

Banner Code: 1_AS_AMPP

Control Number: 08626

Financial Aid Eligible


This program provides students with the technical skills and systems analysis necessary for entry-level positions as Airframe and Powerplant Certificated Mechanics in the aviation industry, such as airframe inspection, powerplant inspection, maintenance, and return-to-flight status of all types of U.S. Certificated aircraft. This certificate would enable a student to achieve employment in local powerplant and propeller overhaul facilities and repair stations.

Complete the Powerplant Certificate of Achievement and the Associate in Science graduation requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the catalog.

Program Outcomes

  1. Have the necessary skills and training for proficiency in taking written, oral and practical exams for Powerplant certification which may be required for employment.
  2. Be able to improve or develop additional proficiencies required for professional growth or advancement in their current employment. All qualification training and tests are prescribed and follow the guide of the Federal Aviation.

Associate in Science Degree Requirements

  1. UNIT REQUIREMENT60 UNITS, with at least a 2.0 grade point average. At least 12 of the units must be earned at OCC, with a minimum of one course taken for a letter grade. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the program must be completed at OCC. A student must be enrolled at the time of application for graduation. Units earned at an accredited college or university on a credit/no credit basis will be counted toward the degree requirements of the college, to a maximum of 15 units.
  2. MAJOR REQUIREMENT - Complete the AS major requirements.
  3. MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENT - Demonstrate competence in mathematics by either obtaining a satisfactory grade (grade of “C” or better or“pass”) in a mathematics course at or above the level of Intermediate Algebra as demonstrated by prior coursework, or by demonstrating competency that is comparable through the completion of a college-level math course that has Intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite: Psychology A160 or Math A100 or higher, with the exception of Math A220.
  4. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT - Students may choose to complete Option 1 (OCC AS GE), Option 2 (CSU GE), or Option 3 (IGETC) to satisfy the general education requirement. See the General Education Patterns section of this catalog for more information.
Course Title Units
Required Courses
AMT A150General Maintenance Records - FAA4
AMT A151General Electricity - FAA3
AMT A152General Airframe & Powerplant Fuel Systems - FAA2
AMT A153General Materials, Processes & Welding - FAA3
AMT A154General Weight & Balance, Math & Physics - FAA3
AMT A155General Blueprint Reading & Drafting - FAA2
AMT A170Powerplant Reciprocating Engines FAA6
AMT A171Powerplant Fuel Metering, Exhaust & Induction Systems FAA4
AMT A172Powerplant Propeller and Lubricating Systems FAA4
AMT A173Powerplant Gas Turbine Engines - FAA6
AMT A174Powerplant Ignition Systems - FAA2.5
AMT A180Airframe and Powerplant Instrumentation FAA2.5
Total Units42

Program approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Completion of the above enables the student to take the FAA Powerplant written examination.

Requirement Units
Program Major Units 42
AS General Education Option 1, 2, or 3 Varies
Transferable electives to satisfy unit requirement Varies
Total Minimum Degree Units 60

Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are general course curriculum maps for students to finish all major and general education requirements for two-year completion of degrees, and/or fulfillment of transfer requirements. The course sequence may include course prerequisites and other placement requirements. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor to review course selections and sequences to ensure that completion of this program will meet a student's transfer and career goals.

Some courses in this program may be offered once per academic year.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
AMT A150 General Maintenance Records - FAA 4
AMT A151 General Electricity - FAA 3
AMT A152 General Airframe & Powerplant Fuel Systems - FAA 2
AMT A153 General Materials, Processes & Welding - FAA 3
AMT A154 General Weight & Balance, Math & Physics - FAA 3
 Units15
Semester 2
AMT A172 Powerplant Propeller and Lubricating Systems FAA 4
AMT A173 Powerplant Gas Turbine Engines - FAA 6
AMT A155 General Blueprint Reading & Drafting - FAA 2
AMT A180 Airframe and Powerplant Instrumentation FAA 2.5
Select one of the following or satisfy Math competency (completion of High School Algebra 2 with a "C" or better): 0-4
Intermediate Algebra 1
or Combined Elementary and Intermediate Algebra
 
 Units14.5-18.5
Year 2
Semester 1
AMT A174 Powerplant Ignition Systems - FAA 2.5
AMT A170 Powerplant Reciprocating Engines FAA 6
AMT A171 Powerplant Fuel Metering, Exhaust & Induction Systems FAA 4
OCC AS GE AREA A1- CHOOSE ONE 3
 Units15.5
Semester 2
OCC AS GE AREA C2- CHOOSE ONE 3
OCC AS GE AREA D- CHOOSE ONE 3
OCC AS GE AREA A2- CHOOSE ONE 2 3-4
OCC AS GE AREA B- CHOOSE ONE 3-4
OCC AS GE AREA C1- CHOOSE ONE 3
 Units15-17
 Total Units60-66