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  Mar 26, 2023
2012-2013 Catalog [Aug. 2012-Aug. 2013] 
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Aviation Maintenance Management (2150) (A.S.)

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Associate in Science


Prepare to land your FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) certificate and attain the A.S. degree in Aviation Maintenance Management. Following this program, you’ll be ready and well qualified for employment right away in entry-level  positions in the aviation maintenance industry with excellent promotional opportunities into maintenance management positions. Become a respected, highly paid professional who can manage the complex process of maintaining aircraft for safe, smooth flying.

If you already hold an FAA A&P certificate, you have the opportunity to earn college credit by evaluation of this certificate, and then pursue an A.S. degree by satisfying the General Education and Professional Elective course requirements. This program will also meet your needs if you already have a two- or four-year degree and are seeking new employability skills.

When seeking an associate in science degree in Aviation Maintenance Management, you may complete the course requirements in both the airframe mechanic and powerplant mechanic certificates at Florida Coast Career Tech. These courses or an FAA Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic certificate will articulate into this A.S. degree as 60 transfer credits. An additional 23 hours of academic courses will complete the degree.


The mission of the Aviation Maintenance Management program is to serve the air transportation industry with highly trained individuals having the knowledge and skills for entry-level management in the aviation maintenance industry. Through practical training and education on Federal Aviation Administration standards on the methods, techniques, and skills through realistic experience with aircraft, avionics, engines and their subsystems, the program produces qualified airframe and powerplant technicians ready to perform and manage aviation maintenance.

Certification and Licensing

With the successful completion of this program, students will be prepared to take the FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic certification examinations.


The program complies with Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 147 and is FAA certified.

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Program Department, (904) 317-3824 or
Program Advisor, (904) 779-4200 or

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Career information from the FAA


Total Credit Hours: 83

General Education (Credit Hours: 15)

*Refer to A.S. General Education Requirements .

*Mathematics Credit Hours: 3
*Humanities Credit Hours: 3
*Social and Behavioral Science Credit Hours: 3

Professional Courses (Credit Hours: 62)

Note: In lieu of the following academic courses below; 60 academic credits are awarded for completion of Airframe Mechanic and Powerplant Mechanic workforce certificates, or a valid FAA A&P certificate.  The 60 academic credits awarded for the AMT 17XX courses, workforce certificate courses or a FAA Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic certificates, are a requirement for award of this associate degree. Credit for the workforce certificate courses or the FAA certification will be awarded upon successful completion of nine college credits as a degree-seeking student.

Professional Electives (Minimum Credit Hours: 6)


Student hand tools are required for this program and may be purchased through the college bookstore. Students may provide their own tools, but must provide the minimum required tools as a condition of enrollment. For more information, refer to the student tools list (PDF).

Graduation Requirements

In order to be awarded the associate in science degree, students must have met the following requirements:

  1. Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) at Florida State College in courses eligible toward the associate in science degree programs (A.S. Florida State College GPA).
  2. Earned an all–college cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) on all courses attempted, including transferred credits. (All college cumulative.)
  3. Completed at least 25 percent of credit semester hours required for the degree at Florida State College.
  4. Completed the minimum required semester hours, as specified by the degree, of which a minimum of 15 semester hours must be General Education requirements.
  5. Earned a grade of at least a “C” in each course used to satisfy the General Education Requirements .
  6. Students must have fulfilled all financial obligations to the College before they may graduate.

Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.

  1. Graduation dates will be the date at the end of the college term in which the students complete the academic requirements for the degree or certificate for which students are applicants. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students’ graduation dates, since the grade change is effective as of the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
  2. If students expect to complete the coursework under the terms of the catalog in effect during the term of their first registration, they must graduate within five years or they will need to be reassigned to an active catalog. Accordingly, students who enter under this catalog (2012/2013) must graduate by the end of the Summer Term 2017, or they will automatically be reassigned to the 2016/2017 catalog requirements. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  3. The General Education Requirements may be taken on any Florida State College campus or center.
  4. Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite and/or corequisite courses which are listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
  5. Students who place into college preparatory courses are required to complete designated college preparatory courses with a grade of “C” or better regardless of program of study.
  6. Degree–seeking students whose native language is not English, who fall below a designated cutoff score on the English as a second language (ESL) entry placement test, will be required to take ESL courses with EAP prefix prior to registering for other college credit classes. The level of these courses will be determined by the entry placement scores. Individual exceptions will be determined by the ESL program manager.
  7. Degree–seeking students identified as non–native speakers must take an English as a second language (ESL) placement test prior to taking the College’s standard course placement test. Students who place into ESL, as determined by the test, must complete ESL courses before registering for other college credit classes. Non–degree seeking college credit students who plan to take English or reading courses must also meet these requirements. Exceptions to these requirements can be made by the ESL program manager or designee.


This A.S. degree program articulates into a bachelor’s degree program. For more information, please visit the Transfer Services Web page and look for your A.S. program of study.

University Transfer

This associate in science degree program is intended primarily for students who desire to complete an associate in science degree and become employed. Students who decide to pursue university transfer study must meet certain course and test requirements. For details refer to the University Transfer Guide.

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