Aerospace Department

Special Programs


MTSU Aerospace SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Aerospace Minor
Advanced Standing
Maintenance Management
Air Traffic Control Training
Aircraft Maintenance Training


Minor in Aerospace
A minimum of 18 semester hours is required for the minor. The minor may emphasize administrative or technical subject matter. Courses are chosen with the approval of the student's minor advisor.

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Advanced Standing
Specific aerospace course credit may be granted to holders of FAA Airframe/Powerplant Certificates. Such aeronautical credential-based credit awards are applicable to MTSU enrollments only and will not transfer to other institutions.

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Maintenance Management Advanced Standing
Only students pursuing the Maintenance Management concentration may receive advanced standing for certificates held. Students seeking advanced standing on the basis of possession of the Airframe or Powerplant (or both) Technician Certificates must produce documentation to substantiate prior training to the dean of the College of Basic and Applied Sciences through the chair of the Aerospace Department. In addition, each applicant will be required to pass an oral or written examination covering the course content of each course for which advanced standing is requested. Twenty-four semester hours will be the maximum credit allowed for both certificates.
Holders of an FAA Airframe Technician Certificate may be granted credit for the following courses:
AERO 1020 Theory of Flight
AERO 1380 Aerospace Maintenance Shop Practices
AERO 3301 Sheet Metal Structures
AERO 4310 Aerospace Vehicle Systems

Holders of an FAA Powerplant Technician Certificate may be granted credit for the following courses:
AERO 3030 Propulsion Fundamentals
AERO 3392 Reciprocating Engine Maintenance Repair
AERO 3322 Aerospace Reciprocating Engine Overhaul
AERO 3362 Advanced Aerospace Engine Systems Maintenance
and Repair

Holders of FAA Repairmen Certificates and former military mechanics who are not holders of an FAA Maintenance Technician Certificate may not be granted specific course credit for their experiences.

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Aircraft Maintenance Training

 Students enrolled in the below  courses and wanting to receive credit towards the FAA Airframe and Powerplant Certificate through the MTSU FAR 147 program must:
          1.      complete a 147 program application with the program coordinator prior to registering for147 courses;
          2.      miss no more than 10% of the contact hours of a course;
          3.      makeup all class time missed;
          4.      ensure that all attendance/grading for 147 courses completed outside the Aerospace Department are recorded on MTSU Form 147-1 attendance record and submitted to the program coordinator;
          5.      receive at least 70% on all projects, final exams, and final course grades;
          6.      provide their own basic hand tools within thirty days of enrollment;
          7.      must retake the course if they;  1. miss more than 10% of class time, 2. score below a 70 for the course grade, 3. score below a 70 on the final exam for a course  after the approved number of retakes, 4. do not complete all practical exercises with a score of at least 70 percent.


The Aerospace Department offers maintenance training which will qualify students for the FAA's Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics Certificate. The following courses are required for this qualification.
AERO 1020 Theory of Flight
AERO 1340 Introduction to Aerospace Maintenance
AERO 1380 Aerospace Maintenance Shop Practices
AERO 2331 Airframe Inspection
AERO 2342 Powerplant Inspection
AERO 2371 Aircraft Welding
AERO 2381 Non-Metallic Structures: Dope, Fabric, and Finishing
AERO 3030 Propulsion Fundamentals
AERO 3392 Reciprocating Engine Maintenance Repair
AERO 3301 Sheet Metal Structures
AERO 4311 Aerospace Accessory Systems Maintenance
and Repair
AERO 3322 Aerospace Reciprocating Engine Overhaul
AERO 4332 Reciprocating Engine Troubleshooting
AERO 3371 Aircraft Finishing and Non-Destructive Inspection
AERO 3020 Aerospace Materials
AERO 4310 Aerospace Vehicle Systems
AERO 3362 Advanced Aerospace Engine Systems Maintenance
and Repair
AERO 4371 Advanced Aerospace Vehicle Systems Overhaul
AERO 4381 Advanced Aerospace Accessory Systems Maintenance
and Repair
AERO 4392 Aerospace Turbine Engine Maintenance and Overhaul
AERO 4301 Advanced Aerospace Vehicle Structural Repair
AERO 4312 Turbine Engine Systems
AERO 4342 Turbine Engine Inspection and Troubleshooting
ET 3610 Introduction to Electricity and Electronics
ETIS 1310 Basic Technical Drawing and Sketching
MATH 1710 College Algebra
OR
MATH 1730 Algebra and Trigonometry
PHYS 2010 Non-Calculus-Based Physics I
PHYS 2011 Physics Problems Laboratory I

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  Accreditation
MTSU Aerospace had been accredited since 1992. The Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) has accredited all five of the Aerospace concentrations!  For more information, click here.
  Air Traffic Control
Click here for more information on MTSU's AT-CTI program.
  Flight Scheduling
Click here for Flight Scheduling at the Murfreesboro Airport.
   
 
 
arrow   Flight Labs
To apply for a flight lab, follow the steps below.

Step 1:
Download and read the Additional Information Packet thoroughly and review the additional costs of flight labs.

Step 2:
Print and read the “Lab Request Form” for the semester you wish to enroll in a flight lab. Sign and submit it to the flight school secretary within the application period specified. Neither early nor late submissions will be accepted or considered.

Fall Lab Request Form     Application Period: February 1 – July 15

Spring Lab Request Form Application Period: September 1 – Nov 15

Summer Lab Request Form Application Period: February 1 – April 15