Aerospace Technology - Associate of Applied Science

Doña Ana Community College

2024-2025 Catalog

(60 credits)

NOTE: Not all General Education ('G') courses listed below are taught at DACC. Please check DACC's current schedule for actual course offerings.

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C- or better in all Technical Requirements and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0. A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 60 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education Requirements
Choose one course from four of the following six content areas for a total of 12-14 credits 1, 212-14
This degree requires courses from Areas I, III, IV and V; students do not need to take any additional General Education courses to meet the requirement
Area I: Communications - English Composition Level 1
Composition I 34
Area III: Laboratory Sciences - Choose one from the following:
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab
4
Calculus -Based Physics I
and Calculus -Based Physics I Lab 3
4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences - Choose one from the following:
Introduction to Psychology 33
Introduction to Sociology
Area V: Humanities - Choose one from the following:
World Literature I 33
United States History I 33
United States History II 33
World History I 33
World History II 33
Western Civilization I 33
Western Civilization II 33
Introduction to Philosophy 33
General Education Elective - Area I: Communications - English Composition Level 2
ENGL 2210GProfessional & Technical Communication 33
Core Requirements
MATH 1250GTrigonometry & Pre-Calculus (transfer track) 34
or ELT 120 Mathematics for Electronics
Technical Requirements 4
AERT 121Introduction to the Aerospace Workplace4
or AERT 105 Aerospace Engineering PLTW
AERT 212Materials and Processes (Basic Metallurgy)3
or WELD 120 Basic Metallurgy
AERT 213Aerospace Fluid Systems3
AERT 214Aerospace Systems3
AERT 221Inspection Requirements and Planning Metrology3
AERT 224Aerospace Tests and Measurements3
ELT 110Electronics I4
ELT 175Soldering Practices3
MAT 102Print Reading for Industry3
MAT 105Introduction to Manufacturing3
MAT 110Machine Operation and Safety3
MAT 265Special Topics3
Choose one from the following:1
Cooperative Experience1-3
Special Topics1-4
Independent Study1-3
Computer Basics1
Career Readiness Certification Preparation1
Total Credits60
1

Each course selected must be from a different area and students cannot take multiple courses in the same area. 

2

See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses. 

3

Courses are identical to those offered at New Mexico State University Las Cruces (main) Campus.

4

A final grade of C- or better is required in all 100-level technical courses to progress to 200-level technical courses.

(60 credits)

A Suggested Plan of Study

The contents of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. This is only a suggested plan of study for students, and is not intended as a contract.  Individual student academic plans may vary. Please contact your academic advisor to create a plan that works for you. Course availability may very from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change. 

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C- or better in all Technical Requirements and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0. A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 60 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
FALL
MATH 1250G
Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus 1
or Mathematics for Electronics
4
AERT 121
Introduction to the Aerospace Workplace
or Aerospace Engineering PLTW
4
ELT 175 Soldering Practices 3
MAT 105 Introduction to Manufacturing 3
MAT 110 Machine Operation and Safety 3
 Credits17
Semester 2
SPRING
Area I: Communications - English Composition Level 1 4
Composition I
Area V: Humanities - Choose one from the following: 3
World Literature I
United States History I
United States History II
World History I
World History II
Western Civilization I
Western Civilization II
Introduction to Philosophy
ELT 110 Electronics I 4
MAT 102 Print Reading for Industry 3
 Credits14
Semester 3
SUMMER
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Introduction to Psychology
or Introduction to Sociology
 Credits3
Semester 4
FALL
General Education Elective - Area I: Communications - English Composition Level 2 3
Professional & Technical Communication
AERT 213 Aerospace Fluid Systems 3
AERT 214 Aerospace Systems 3
Choose one from the following: 1
Cooperative Experience
Special Topics
Independent Study
Computer Basics
Career Readiness Certification Preparation
 Credits10
Semester 5
SPRING
Area III: Laboratory Sciences - Choose one from the following: 4
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab
Calculus -Based Physics I
and Calculus -Based Physics I Lab
AERT 212
Materials and Processes (Basic Metallurgy)
or Basic Metallurgy
3
AERT 221 Inspection Requirements and Planning Metrology 3
AERT 224 Aerospace Tests and Measurements 3
MAT 265 Special Topics 3
 Credits16
 Total Credits60
1

While ELT 120 meets program requirements, it does not meet the NM General Education Area II: Mathematics requirements.