Aircraft Structural Technology

ASTT 1010 BASIC BLUEPRINT READING (60-0-4)
Prerequisite: Provisional admission
This course introduces basic blueprint reading. Emphasis will be placed on reading and interpreting blueprints found in a manufacturing environment. Topics include: lines and symbols, orthographic drawings, views, material, form and position, title blocks, sketching, features, and sections.

ASTT 1020 AIRCRAFT BLUEPRINT READING (45-0-3)
Prerequisite: ASTT 1010
This course introduces aerospace specific blueprint information which builds on a basic knowledge of blueprint terminology and symbols. Topics include: dimensioning standards and practices, blueprint components, interpretation of reference planes and coordinate systems, engineering numbering and revision system, body/field of the drawing, detail drawings, and configurated/method/undimensioned drawings.

ASTT 1030 STRUCTURAL FUNDAMENTALS (42-104-6)
Prerequisite: Provisional admission
Co-requisite: ASTT 1010
Introduces the fundamental concepts required in aerospace manufacturing and repair. Emphasis is placed on safety, quality, and precision. Topics include: safety, flat pattern layout, quality standards, fasteners, hand tools, and precision measuring instruments.

ASTT 1040 STRUCTURAL LAYOUT AND FABRICATION (29-122-5)
Prerequisites: ASTT 1010, ASTT 1030
Co-requisite: ASTT 1020
Continues the development of knowledge and skills required to perform basic aerospace layout and fabrication. Emphasizes the safe use of stationary equipment. Topics include: machine safety, stationary equipment, bend allowance, fasteners layout, parts fabrication, special fasteners, and geometric functions.

ASTT 1050 AEROSPACE QUALITY MANAGEMENT (45-0-3)
Prerequisite: Program admission
Introduces the student to the concept of Aerospace Quality Management Systems used in the American workplace. Topics include: history of quality management, principles of quality, tools used in quality systems, quality team building.

ASTT 1070 AERODYNAMICS (30-0-2)
Prerequisite: Provisional admission
This course presents the theory of flight and aircraft design as it applies to the manufacturing and repair processes. Topics include: terminology, theory of flight, structural design, control surfaces, and stress and fatigue.

ASTT 1090 COMPOSITES AND BONDED STRUCTURES (40-50-4)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: ASTT 1040
Emphasizes the development of knowledge and skills necessary to fabricate and repair bonded and composite aircraft parts. Topics include: safety, terms, classifications and characteristics, inspection techniques, and application.

ASTT 1100 SEALANTS (10-40-2)
Prerequisite: Provisional admission
Co-requisite: ASTT 1030
Provides instruction in the surface preparation, application, and safe handling of sealants used in the aerospace structures repair and manufacturing industry. Topics include: safety, surface preparation, sealants application, sealants shelf life, sealants cure times, and sealants removal.

ASTT 1110 CORROSION CONTROL (50-60-5)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: ASTT 1040
Emphasizes the development of knowledge and skills necessary to assess damage due to corrosion and take corrective action. Topics include: safety; corrosion theory; corrosion removal, repair, and treatment; and corrosion prevention.

ASTT 1120 AIRCRAFT METALLURGY (39-54-4)
Prerequisites: ASTT 1040, MATH 1012
Introduces the types of metals used in aircraft construction and provides a study of their properties and working characteristics. Topics include: safety, types of metals, properties of metals, methods of identification, heat treatments, temper designations, and working characteristics.

ASTT 1180 AIRCRAFT TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS (45-0-3)
Prerequisite: ASTT 1020
Co-requisite: ENGL 1010
Continues the study of aircraft technical publications found in the manufacturing and repair process. Research skills necessary to locate information in technical publications will be emphasized. Topics include: document control numbers, technical publications, instructional repair manuals, aircraft transport association (ATA) codes, technical orders, tech orders, tech order system, general tech order, aircraft specific, and industry specific manuals.

ASTT 1190 AIRCRAFT STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGY INTERNSHIP (0-45-1)
Prerequisite: Co-op selection or instructor approval
During the internship/co-operative work experience, the student gains practical knowledge and hands-on training necessary for career advancement in the field. The student will be required to satisfactorily perform tasks assigned by the internship/co-op supervisor.

ASTT 2010 METAL WORKING TOOLS (39-57-4)
Prerequisite: None
This course continues the development of knowledge and skills required to use tools and equipment found in the Aircraft Maintenance and Repair Industry. Topics include: safety, measuring tools, cutting tools and equipment, forming tools and equipment, and tool and equipment maintenance.

ASTT 2020 AIRCRAFT HARDWARE (44-37-4)
Prerequisite: None
This course continues the development of knowledge and skills required to identify, install and replace fasteners used in the Aircraft Maintenance and Repair Industry. Topics include: safety, aircraft rivets, mechanical fasteners, and aircraft hardware.

ASTT 2030 FABRICATION AND REPAIR OF STRUCTURAL PARTS (34-63-4)
Prerequisite: None
This course continues the development of knowledge and skills required in fabrication, assembly, and repair of the aircraft or aircraft parts. Topics include: safety, repair planning, parts duplication, removal and replacement.

ASTT 2040 INTERNSHIP (0-360-8)
Prerequisite: Advisor approval
This course provides students with occupational-based instruction that applies learned skills to actual work experiences. Topics include: perform riveting repair on aircrafts, cutting, bending, shaping and forming sheet metal, identify, inspect, remove and treat corrosion of aircraft, use blueprints to find dimensions, parts, tolerances and fasteners, communicate effectively. The Aircraft Structural Maintenance Internship is implemented through student internship is an approved occupational setting or through student work in an occupational setting.