Alamo Area Aerospace Academy
Certificate of Completion: Aircraft Turbines Mechanic or Aircraft Structures Mechanic
AERM 1303 SHOP PRACTICES (3-2-3)
An introduction to the correct use of hand tools and equipment and precision measurement; identification of aircraft hardware; and the fabrication of fluid lines and tubing. Emphasis on procedures for testing, heat-treating, and inspection of aircraft structures.
Spring Semester 1st Year (4 courses / 9 credits)
AERM 1208 FEDERAL AVIATION REGULATIONS (2-2-1)
A course in the use and understanding of the Federal Aviation Administration and aircraft manufacturer’s publications, forms, and records; and the exercise of mechanic privileges within prescribed limitations.
AERM 1205 WEIGHT AND BALANCE (2-2-1)
An introduction to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) required subjects relating to the weighing of aircraft, the performance of weight and balance calculations, and appropriate maintenance of record entries.
AERM 1310 GROUND OPERATIONS (3-2-2)
An introductory course in fuels, servicing methods and procedures, aircraft movement, securing and operations of aircraft, external power equipment, aircraft cleaning, and corrosion control.
POFT 1220 Job Search Skills (2-2-0)
A course to provide students with the necessary skills to seek and obtain employment in business and industry.
Summer Semester 1st Year (1 course / 4 credits)
AERM 2486 Internship – Aircraft Mechanic (4-0-20)
A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer.
First Year Total Program of Studies: 8 courses and 21 credits hours.
Fall Semester 2nd Year (2 courses / 6 credits)
AERM 1414 BASIC ELECTRICITY (4-3-4)
A study of aircraft electrical systems and their requirements including use of ammeter; voltmeter; ohmmeter; series and parallel circuits; inductance and capacitance; magnetism; converting alternating current (AC) to direct (DC); controlling devices; maintenance and servicing of aircraft batteries; and reading and interpreting aircraft electrical diagrams, including solid state devices and logic functions.
AERM 1254 AIRCRAFT COMPOSITES (2-1-3)
A study of the inspection and repair of composite, fiberglass, honeycomb, and laminated structural materials including doors, windows, bonded structures, and interior furnishings.
Spring Semester 2nd Year (2 courses / 6 credits) – Choose Structures or Turbines Track
Aircraft Structures Mechanic:
AERM 1241 WOOD, FABRIC, AND FINISHES (2-1-2)
A course in the use and care of various covering materials, finishes, and wood structures including approved methods and procedures.
AERM 1452 AIRCRAFT SHEET METAL (4-3-4)
A course in inspection and repair of sheet metal structures including forming, layout, and bending of sheet metal and identification, selection, and installation of rivets and fasteners.
Aircraft Turbines Mechanic:
AERM 1351 AIRCRAFT TURBINE ENGINE THEORY (3-2-4)
Theory, history, and servicing of turbine engines including lubrication, instrumentation, auxiliary power units, and exhaust systems.
AERM 2351 AIRCRAFT TURBINE ENGINE OVERHAUL (3-2-3)
Topics address inspection, disassembly, re-assembly, and replacement of gas turbine engines, sections, and components as well as operational troubleshooting and analysis.
Second Year Total Program of Studies: 4 courses and 12 credits hours.
Two Year Program of Studies: 12 courses and 33 credits hours.