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Aeronautics

Can I get Financial Aid at Hallmark University?

Yes. Hallmark University is approved for federal financial aid, scholarships, and U.S. veterans benefits.

Are you accredited?

Yes, Hallmark is accredited through the ACCSC(Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges).

How long are your class semesters/terms?

Our terms are 8 weeks long. This allows us to have 6 terms a year so there is no need to wait to apply.

Is Hallmark a 2 year or 4 year University?

We offer associate, bachelor, and master level degrees. We are not a trade school and we offer degrees which are found at both 2 year and 4 year colleges/universities. The biggest difference is that our degrees can be completed in nearly half the time of traditional universities.

Associate of Applied ScienceAirframe

Airframe technician may enter several employment areas, such as:

  • General aviation
  • Fixed-base operations
  • Executive aircraft services
  • Major airlines
  • Aircraft contractors
  • Modification operations
  • Manufacturers as airframe technicians or technical writers
Aeronautics students working on sheet metal project
10 Month
Day Time Program

Earn your degree in under 1 year.

1969
Founding Year

Hallmark has a legacy of producing graduates ready to enter the aviation industry.

#1
in Texas

For graduates passing FAA exams on the first time.

Top 10
in the U.S.A.

At producing graduates ready for FAA exams.

FAA APPROVED AVIATION MAINTENANCE SCHOOL

Federal Aviation Administration LogoTo become an Aircraft Maintenance Technician, the FAA requires individuals
to attend an approved educational institution or earn specific amount of on-the-job experience before taking the required examinations for licensure. Hallmark University is a FAA approved aviation maintenance school certified to train individuals on a wide range of aircraft and aviation structures. Students who complete one of our programs are authorized to take the required FAA examinations and become a licensed aircraft technicians.

The experience I had was phenomenal. What I liked about the education is that it is classroom instruction paired with hands on learning.

Scott Halford

Hallmark was very helpful in getting me my job. In their Career Placement Program, they helped me get a job at Cessna in San Antonio, which started my whole career and helped me travel around the world doing all the things I have achieved.

Chad White

AIRPORT CAMPUS

Main hangar at aeronautics campusOur aviation campus provides students with tools, equipment and faculty required to learn and excel in the exciting field of aircraft mechanics. Like most mechanic schools, our students work with a variety of tools while learning to fix and maintain engines and training equipment. Unlike typical maintenance schools, our students get to work on operational jet and turbine engines, previously-airborne airframes, and a multitude of aeronautical equipment currently utilized in the aviation industry.

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Industry

Aviation Maintenance manager meeting with employeesThe median annual wage for avionics technicians was $62,650 in May 2017. Job opportunities are expected to be good because there will be a need to replace those workers leaving the occupation.

– Bureau of Labor Statistics

SALARY OUTLOOK

Salaries for Aircraft and Avionics Equipment Mechanics and Technicians are nearly 2x the average of all occupations combined.

The BLS reports that Aviation Technicians median annuals wages are $62,650 which is drastically better than the total of all occupations at $37,690. The highest 10 percent earned more than $92,080 highlighting the promising future these managers have.

A&P mechanic salary comparison graph
Mechanic Comparison

The BLS reports that Aviation Maintenance Technicians earn more than all other mechanics in every industry.

At a median annual salary of $62,650, Aviation Maintenance Technicians have salaries higher than mechanics in a number of other industries.

A&P mechanic salary compared to other mechanic salaries graph
CHANGING EDUCATION BY MAKING IT AFFORDABLE

Our commitment to changing education does not end at innovative programs and student experience. We are committed to making education affordable by offering programs at a competitive tuition cost with a unique value proposition – spend less time in school, and more time making money.

LESS TIME, MORE MONEY

Our fast-paced model allows students to go through our Associate of Applied Science in Airframe program in just 10 months. This is over four times faster than the national average for associate degree completions in 43 months. Studies have shown that on average, every year spent at a university can cost over $50,000 in lost wages and tuition – that’s just over $140,000 in savings at Hallmark University.

-The 4-Year Myth, completecollege.org

Hallmark University

10

Month Associate Degree

vs

National Average

43

Month Associate’s Degree

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Earn an Associate’s

Over 4x

Faster at Hallmark
Tuition Costs

Cost per credit hourTotal credit hoursLab Fee
$38560$625

*Tuition does not include any additional fees

Financial Assistance

Financial aid is available.

Hallmark University is approved for federal financial aid, scholarships, and U.S. veterans benefits.

Learn more about financial options at Hallmark University.

A.A.S. Airframe Admissions Requirements

Hallmark University is a nationally accredited, co-educational facility with two campuses, both located in San Antonio, Texas. Both schools are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges and approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The Texas Veterans Commission approves Hallmark University to train veterans. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approves Hallmark University, College of Aeronautics. Hallmark University does not deny admission to or participation in programs and activities or discriminate against students enrolled at the university on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, disability (including students who have Hepatitis B in medical, nursing, and any health-related programs), national origin, or religion.
Hallmark uses college-level placement exams containing reading, writing, and algebra skills to schedule students in the appropriate courses. The assessment can be completed at the student’s pace. All exams are computer-based and will be scored upon completion.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

A.A.S. Airframe applicants are required to submit one of the following for verification of high school or equivalency completion:

  • An official high school diploma
  • An official high school transcript indicating high school graduation
  • Official GED scores or certificate
  • A certificate of release or discharge from active military duty (DD Form 214) indicating high school graduation or equivalent
  • A certificate of Record of Military Processing, U.S. DD Form 1966/1 indicating high school graduation or equivalent
  • An official college transcript that indicates the applicant has graduated from high school

The applicant is notified of acceptance once he/she has and has been approved by the Acceptance Committee. Applicants denied entrance by the Acceptance Committee, will have all application fees paid refunded.

ADMISSION OF NON-TRADITIONAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

A non-traditional high school student is a person enrolled in home school programs or a student from a high school that is non-accredited or not recognized by the Texas Education Agency. A applicant applying for admission based on the completion of an independent study equivalent to the high school level in a non-traditional setting (rather than through a public high school, accredited private high school or state equivalency exam) will be considered for individual approval for admission provided is he/she complies with Hallmark University’s entrance testing requirements and presents an official transcript for home school education that states the student’s name, date of graduation, and is signed by the person who is responsible for the home schooling.

 

COLLEGE OF AERONAUTICS Requirements

Aviation applicants must achieve a minimum score of 70 on the Aviation Assessment for entrance into the degree level program. All applicants must be able to clear the FAA requirement for a Background Check in order to be an active student at Hallmark University. Students must meet this requirement within thirty (30) days of the enrollment date. If the necessary verification is not met, the student may be dismissed from Hallmark University.

Program Outline

The courses in the Associate of Applied Science in Airframe Technology Degree Program are designed to provide the necessary educational opportunities through classroom and laboratory teaching for a person to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to enter the industry as an entry-level Airframe Technician. Graduates will be eligible to take the Federal Aviation Administration examinations. Upon successful completion of the written exams, the graduate will be eligible to take the oral and practical examinations to complete the requirements for the FAA Airframe Certificate.

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Courses
  • Airframe
    General Education
    Course #Course Title
    ENGL 1301

    Composition I

    The course shall include an introductory study of the writing process. Topics include research, drafting, revising, peer editing, and proper citation. There will be an emphasis on effective rhetorical choices, including audience, purpose, arrangement, and style. Additionally, this course will introduce effective and ethical rhetorical inquiry, including primary and secondary research methods; critical reading of verbal, visual, and multimedia texts; systematic evaluation, synthesis, and documentation of information sources; and critical thinking about evidence and conclusions.

    HUMA 1301

    Introduction to Humanities

    This course shall include an interdisciplinary, multi-perspective assessment of cultural, religious, philosophical, and aesthetic factors critical to the formulation of values and the historical development of the individual and society. Students will develop vital collaborative and individual oral and written communication skills through regular activities that involve group analysis, discussion, and group presentations.

    MATH 1314

    College Algebra

    This course shall include a study of linear and quadratics; algebraic operations and equations; polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions; conic sections; area and volume of geometric shapes; systems of equations; progressions; sequences and series; and matrices and determinants.

    SPCH 1311

    Introduction to Speech Communication

    This course shall include theories and practices of communication including the verbal and nonverbal components of communication. Topics include listening and communication in interpersonal relationships. In this course, students will also learn the components of delivering a speech and how to construct and present informative and persuasive speeches.

    PSYC 1301

    Human Factors

    This course is intended to provide the student with an understanding of the basic principles of Human Factors Psychology. We will study the research, principles, and methods that are beneficial (and essential) in optimizing the interaction between people and machine elements of a system, while taking the environment into account.

    Core Courses
    Course #Course Title
    AGS 1121

    Aviation General Science

    This course will cover the following areas:
    Forms and Regulations – Class covers mechanics privileges within the limitations prescribed by FAR Part 65, manufacturers’ aircraft maintenance specifications, data sheets, manuals, publications, and related Federal Aviation Regulations, Airworthiness Directives, and Advisory Material. Students will write descriptions of work performed including aircraft discrepancies and corrective actions using typical aircraft maintenance records. Also, students will complete required maintenance forms, records, and inspection reports.
    Materials and Processes – Identify and select appropriate nondestructive testing methods, perform dye penetrant, eddy current, ultrasonic, and magnetic particle inspections. Perform basic heat-testing processes, identify and select aircraft hardware and materials, and inspect and check welds. Perform precision measurements.
    Ground Operation & Service; Cleaning and Corrosion Control – Start, ground operate, move, service, and secure aircraft and identify typical ground operation hazards, identify and select fuels, identify and select cleaning materials, inspect, identify, remove, and treat aircraft corrosion and perform aircraft cleaning.
    Weight and Balance – Weigh an aircraft, perform complete weight and balance calculations, and record data in typical aircraft maintenance records.
    Aircraft Drawings – Identify types of drawings to include Production drawings, Block diagrams, Schematic Diagrams, and Electrical and Electronic systems drawings. Interpret drafting techniques and symbols and abbreviations used in aircraft drawings. Draw sketches in the orthographic projection of repairs, parts, and alterations. Use blueprint information, graphs and charts to determine Brake Mean Effective Pressure, electrical wire size, Control Cable tension, and Engine Specific Fuel Consumption.
    Fluid Lines and Fittings – Identify types of fluid line systems to include both rigid and Flexible fluid lines. Fabricate, repair, and install fluid lines to include hand bending, flaring, and installation of hose fittings and maintenance practices for aircraft hose. Inspect fluid line systems and identify color codes for plumbing lines.
    General Inspection (Capstone) – In-depth coverage of methods and procedures to perform General airworthiness inspections in accordance with FAA regulations and manufacturer’s recommendations and assessment of material covered during the General terms.
    In order to earn credit for this entire collection of courses, a passing grade must be earned for each of the individual courses in this collection. For any course in which a passing score is not earned, mandatory remediation will be assigned. Progression to the next term will be permitted with satisfactory completion of this remediation, or by repeating the term and earning credit. Final grades are calculated for every course in this collection. A single grade will be recorded on the student transcript, an average of all course grades in this collection.

    AGS 1301

    Basic Electricity

    Students will calculate and measure capacitance and inductance. Calculate and measure electrical power, voltage, current, resistance, and continuity. Determine the relationship of voltage, current, and resistance in an electrical circuit. Read and interpret aircraft electrical circuit diagrams, including solid-state devices and logic functions. Inspect and service batteries.

    AFS 2125

    Airframe Systems I

    This course will cover the following areas:
    Aircraft Electrical Systems – Repair and inspect aircraft electrical system components; crimp and splice wiring to manufacturers’ specifications; repair pins and sockets of aircraft connectors. Install, check and service airframe electrical wiring, control, switches, indicators, and protective devices. Install, check, troubleshoot, service, and repair alternating and direct current electrical systems.
    Aircraft Instrument Systems – Inspect, check, service, troubleshoot, and repair electronic flight instrument systems and both mechanical and electrical heading, speed, altitude, time, attitude, temperature, pressure, and position indicating systems to include the use of built-in test equipment. Install instruments and perform a static pressure system leak test.
    Communication and Navigation Systems – Inspect, check, and troubleshoot autopilot, servos and approach coupling systems. Inspect, check, and service aircraft electronic communication and navigation systems, including VHF passenger address interphones and static discharge devices, aircraft VOR, ILS, LORAN, radar beacon transponders, flight management computers, and GPWS. Inspect and repair antennas and electronic equipment and installations.
    Ice and Rain Control Systems – Inspect, check, troubleshoot, service and repair aircraft ice & rain control systems.
    Pneumatic Systems – Repair hydraulic and pneumatic power system components. Identify and select hydraulic fluids.
    Inspect, check, service, troubleshoot, and repair hydraulic and pneumatic power systems.
    Aircraft Landing Gear Systems – Inspect, check, service, and repair landing gear retraction systems, shock struts, brakes, wheels, tires, and steering systems.
    Position and Warning Systems – Inspect, check, and service speed and configuration warning systems, electrical brake controls, and anti-skid systems. Inspect, check, troubleshoot, and service landing gear position indicating and warning systems.
    In order to earn credit for this entire collection of courses, a passing grade must be earned for each of the individual courses in this collection. For any course in which a passing score is not earned, mandatory remediation will be assigned. Progression to the next term will be permitted with satisfactory completion of this remediation, or by repeating the term and earning credit. Final grades are calculated for every course in this collection. A single grade will be recorded on the student transcript, an average of all course grades in this collection.

    AFS 2126

    Airframe Systems II

    This course will cover the following areas:
    Sheet Metal Structures I – Install conventional rivets. Inspect and repair sheet metal structures.
    Sheet Metal Structures II – Form, layout, and bend sheet metal. Select, install, and remove special fasteners for metallic structures.
    Aircraft Finishes – Apply trim, letters, and touch up paint. Identify and select aircraft finishing materials. Apply finishing materials.
    Inspect finishes and identify defects.
    Wood/Non-Metallic Structures and Aircraft Covering – Service and repair wooden structures. Identify wood defects. Inspect wood structures. Select and apply fabric and fiberglass covering materials. Inspect, test, and repair fabric and fiberglass. Inspect, test, and repair fiberglass, plastic, honeycomb, composite, and laminated primary and secondary structures. Hydraulic and
    Aircraft Fuel Systems – Check and service fuel dump systems. Perform fuel management, transfer, and refueling. Inspect, check and repair pressure-fueling systems. Repair aircraft fuel system components. Inspect and repair fluid quantity indicating system.
    Troubleshoot, service, and repair fluid pressure and temperature warning systems. Inspect, check, service, troubleshoot, and repair aircraft fuel systems.
    Fire Protection Systems – Inspect, check, and service smoke and carbon monoxide detection systems. Inspect, check, service, troubleshoot, and repair aircraft fire detection and extinguishing systems.
    In order to earn credit for this entire collection of courses, a passing grade must be earned for each of the individual courses in this collection. For any course in which a passing score is not earned, mandatory remediation will be assigned. Progression to the next term will be permitted with satisfactory completion of this remediation, or by repeating the term and earning credit. Final grades are calculated for every course in this collection. A single grade will be recorded on the student transcript, an average of all course grades in this collection.

    AFS 2807

    Airframe Capstone

    This course will cover the following areas:
    Cabin Atmospheric Control Systems – Inspect, check, troubleshoot, service, and repair heating, cooling, air conditioning, pressurization systems, and air cycle machines. Inspect, check, troubleshoot, service and repair oxygen systems.
    Airframe Inspections – Complete airframe conformity and airworthiness inspections.
    Airframe Systems Inspection (Capstone) – In-depth coverage of methods and procedures to perform airframe airworthiness inspections in accordance with FAA regulations and manufacturer’s recommendations and assessment of material covered during the Airframe
    Term.
    Welding – Weld magnesium and titanium, solder stainless steel and fabricate tubular structures. Solder, braze, gas and arc weld steel, aluminum and stainless steel.
    Assembly and Rigging – Rig fixed-wing aircraft flight controls and check the alignment of structures. Assemble aircraft components, including flight control surfaces. Balance, rig, and inspect movable primary and secondary flight control surfaces. Jack aircraft.
    In order to earn credit for this entire collection of courses, a passing grade must be earned for each of the individual courses in this collection. For any course in which a passing score is not earned, mandatory remediation will be assigned. Progression to the next term will be permitted with satisfactory completion of this remediation, or by repeating the term and earning credit. Final grades are calculated for every course in this collection. A single grade will be recorded on the student transcript, an average of all course grades in this collection.

Aeronautics

Can I get Financial Aid at Hallmark University?

Yes. Hallmark University is approved for federal financial aid, scholarships, and U.S. veterans benefits.

Are you accredited?

Yes, Hallmark is accredited through the ACCSC(Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges).

How long are your class semesters/terms?

Our terms are 8 weeks long. This allows us to have 6 terms a year so there is no need to wait to apply.

Is Hallmark a 2 year or 4 year University?

We offer associate, bachelor, and master level degrees. We are not a trade school and we offer degrees which are found at both 2 year and 4 year colleges/universities. The biggest difference is that our degrees can be completed in nearly half the time of traditional universities.