This series of courses and learning modules are designed to offer a two-quarter entry-level employment preparation or college readiness program targeting either employment in aerospace and advanced manufacturing or continuing education in a manufacturing program. The pre-employment program includes applied mathematics, blueprint reading, computer skills, manufacturing basics, English-as-a-second language for aerospace, and shop safety. OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 certification student handbooks, and a course outline for integrating WorkKeys into the program are included. An outline of assembly skills in drilling and riveting illustrate a specific entry level employment opportunity.
Graduates of an FAA-approved program will be prepared to test for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) General, Airframe, and Powerplant certificates. Aviation maintence technicians are qualified to perform service or make repairs on all types and sizes of private and commercial aircraft, including airplanes, helicopters, and their propulsion systems.
Contents include student project books for FAA general, airframe, and powerplant programs, course objectives, course outlines, and other instructional materials for eight airframe courses and eight general courses, and an instructor project book. A glossary of aircraft mechanic terms was also developed to assist English language learners and students new to aviation. Materials were developed to implement on computers and tablets maintained in the aviation labs.
EASA (European Aviation Safety Administration) is the European equivalent of the FAA, and also certify aircraft mechanics to repair or service European aircraft. Although the skill sets of the two certifications are similar, the processes for attaining and certifying the skills is very different. A crosswalk between FAA and EASA certification was completed and curriculum for short modules to fill identified gaps between FAA curriculum and EASA standards were developed by subject matter experts. These gaps include fiberoptics, human factors, and EASA regulations. Supplemental information outlines the self-improvement route that aircraft mechanics may take toward earning EASA certification.
The Aviation Glossary and Vocabulary Builder is composed of 1900+ FAA terms primarily for Airframe & Powerplant. This is composed of simple non-technical, English definitions. The Vocabulary Builder was designed to use an inexpensive, proprietary online format known as WordWeb Pro. Instructions on how to load the vocabulary into WordWeb and a printable glossary are included.
Twelve course series from introductory safety practices to composite materials construction and non-destructive testing. These courses when taught in sequence may lead to a 2-year degree.
This program prepares students for a career in electronics with a focus on aerospace avionics. Students learn to design, build, repair, calibrate, and modify electrical components, circuitry controls, and machinery such as industrial controls, transmitters, and antennas for aircraft.
These course modules and materials are designed for a one-year certificate in electronics/avionics in a hybrid on-line format with students participating in a hands-on, face-to-face lab. The materials are comprehensive, developed using the principles of Universal Design, and include course objectives, syllabi, lab exercises, videos, tests, and booklets. Course content includes an introduction to avionics, AC and DC, Digital Logic, aerospace fiber optics, related lab exercises, and student workbooks and textbooks.
The Machinist/CNC Technology program is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to gain employment in the manufacturing industry. The first year of the program will focus on skills used in a modern machine shop: machine shop math, blueprint reading, and conventional machine tool theory and lab. An assessment (challenge exam) for prior learning credit for blueprint reading is included.