1997-98 UAF Catalog

Degrees and Programs


Course Description Index


Maintenance Technology

College of Rural Alaska
Tanana Valley Campus
(907) 474-5081

Certificate; Degree: A.A.S.
Minimum Requirements for Degree: 64 credits; Certificate: 31-49 credits

The Industrial and Service Technology Division offers an associate of applied science degree (A.A.S.) and four certificate programs. Students may choose to earn a certificate in airframe, powerplant, aviation maintenance technology, or ground vehicle maintenance technology. Admission to this program is at the discretion of the program faculty and requires an interview with the faculty advisor.

After receiving an aviation maintenance technology certificate or a certificate in ground vehicle maintenance technology, students may elect to complete the associate of applied science degree in Maintenance Technology. In order to enhance employability, students are encouraged to complete the associate degree program.

Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Maintenance Technology -- A.A.S. Degree

  1. Complete the following general university and A.A.S. requirements:
    Communications:
    ENGL 111X and ENGL 211X, 212*, or 213X (6 credits)
    COMM 131X or 141X (3 credits)
    Mathematics or Natural Science:
    A math or natural science course at the 100 level or above (3 credits)
    Humanities, social sciences, mathematics, natural science or Perspective on the Human Condition (3 credits)
  2. Complete the following major degree requirements:
    Option A: Aviation Maintenance Technology Certificate Program (49 credits)
    Option B: Ground Vehicle Maintenance Technology Certificate Program (36 credits)
    Plus Maintenance Technology A.A.S. Degree Core:
    AFPM 145 -- Basic Mathematics 1.0
    AFPM 146 -- Basic Electricity 2.0
    AFPM 147 -- Physics for Mechanics 0.5
    AFPM 148 -- Aircraft Drawing 1.0
    AFPM 149 -- Fluid Lines and Fitting 0.5
    AFPM 150 -- Materials and Processes 2.0
    AFPM 151 -- Cleaning and Corrosion Control 1.0
    Plus departmental electives as approved by advisor 5.5
    Option B total (49 credits)
  3. Degree Total (64 credits)

*ENGL 212 does not fulfill the second half of the written communication requirement for the baccalaureate degree.

Aviation Maintenance Technology -- Certificate

The aviation maintenance technology certificate program allows students to complete requirements for the Federal Aviation Administration mechanics certificate with both airframe and powerplant ratings in as little as one year. This program is a one-year course, usually starting at the end of May or beginning of June. Entry at other times is allowed only with departmental approval.

While this program covers many major subject areas, special emphasis is placed on those skills most sought after in the Alaska job market. This intensive curriculum uses classroom and "hands on" laboratory instruction to prepare students for entry into the aviation field. After completing the program, students are eligible to take the Federal Aviation Administration examinations for the airframe and powerplant ratings. This qualifies program graduates for entry level positions in the maintenance, repair, overhaul and modification of aircraft. A student may request credit by examination for some AFPM class. See the department for details.

NOTE: Most courses are scheduled between 7:40 a.m. and 4:10 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Aviation Maintenance Technology Certificate Program

General

Airframe Structures

Airframe Systems and Components

Powerplant Theory and Maintenance

Powerplant Systems and Components

Combined Systems and Components

Airframe Certificate Program

Students interested in qualifying for an FAA airframe mechanics certificate may choose to earn only the airframe certificate. However, in order to enhance employability, students are encouraged to complete the associate degree program.

General

Airframe Structures

Airframe Systems and Components

Combined Systems and Components

Powerplant Certificate Program

Students interested in qualifying for an FAA powerplant mechanics certificate may choose to earn only the powerplant certificate. However, in order to enhance employability, students are encouraged to complete the associate degree program.

General

Powerplant Theory and Maintenance

Powerplant Systems and Components

Combined Systems and Components

Ground Vehicle Maintenance -- Certificate

The ground vehicle maintenance technology certificate program offers students training in the maintenance and repair of trucks, buses, light duty trucks, automobiles and heavy equipment. This one-year certificate program emphasizes "hands-on" training and in-class experience as students perform preventive maintenance inspections, determine causes of equipment problems and make necessary repairs and adjustment from tune-ups to complete engine and equipment overhauls. Students work on large truck, small truck and passenger car fuel, electrical and air systems, diesel engines, gasoline engines, transmissions, differentials, and crawler tractor undercarriages, steering and final drives. An applied math proficiency exam must be passed to complete certificate requirements or the student may complete AFPM 145. A student may request credit by examination for any DSLT, MECN or AUTO class. See the division for details.

Ground Vehicle Maintenance Core

Automotive Emphasis

Diesel/Heavy Equipment Emphasis

Power Generation Emphasis

Maintenance Technology Electives