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Powerplant, Associate in Science Degree

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Banner Code: 1_AS_AMPP
Control Number: 08626

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 AA or AS major requirements as detailed in the Degree and Certificate section of this catalog.
  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 AA GE), 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.
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallUnits
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
Spring
AMT A180 Airframe and Powerplant Instrumentation FAA 2.5
AMT A155 General Blueprint Reading & Drafting - FAA 2
 Units4.5
Year 2
Fall
AMT A170 Powerplant Reciprocating Engines FAA 6
AMT A171 Powerplant Fuel Metering, Exhaust & Induction Systems FAA 4
 Units10
Spring
AMT A174 Powerplant Ignition Systems - FAA 2.5
AMT A172 Powerplant Propeller and Lubricating Systems FAA 4
AMT A173 Powerplant Gas Turbine Engines - FAA 6
 Units12.5
 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 Degree Units 60