I always find it funny when trainees make a big deal about learning the academy airspace, airport layout and various approach plates. Most are ignorant to the amount of airspace they actually need to know during stage 1 training. It is a beast. I work at anchorage center (zan) and I could fit more fixes under my thumb than what is on the entire academy map.
Please share how many maps you needed to learn along with approach plates for en route folks and for tower and tracon share your material as well.
I had to learn 5 maps total. One was fairly small because it was the polar routes above Alaska. The others were an ocean map with airways going to japan called the NOPAC, a map with all the victor airways, fixes, and navaids. I think there was around 30+ navaids several hundred fixes and 100+ airways. A high area map with around 100+ fixes and airways. Last map was colored airspace, we have a lot of military airspace in Alaska so this map had a bunch of entries also. In addition to those maps whatever area you are assign you will have your sector maps which you are expected to label all airways, navaids, fixes, MEA, MIA's, obstructions and other important information. The approach plates are limited at maybe 5-8 for your area and obviously none for the highsides. I am in flight data so I did not do sector maps or approach plates.
What's it like where your at? I am headed to ZOA soon, please let me know what to expect!