Career Description

The Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) Associate of Applied Science (AAS) gives students a competitive advantage in the aviation labor market. It, like the AMT certificate, prepares students to test for the Federal Aviation Administration A&P (Airframe and Powerplant) mechanic license, but provides a credential that students can later build on by continuing their education to earn a Bachelor’s degree. Students with an FAA A&P license may find employment as mechanics in the aviation industry with commercial airlines or at small regional airports.

Course of Study

The Aviation Maintenance Technology AAS degree prepares students in the same FAA required skills as the AMT certificate, but provides students a competitive advantage in the aviation industry workforce. The additional general education courses will transfer to four-year universities and enable students to continue their education to earn their Bachelor’s or even Master’s degrees. The AMT certificate is fully contained in the AMT AAS degree and, as such, all coursework in the certificate may be applied to the completion of the AAS degree.

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this degree will be able to:

  • Service, maintain, troubleshoot and repair airplanes and rotorcraft.
  • Perform proficient, entry-level aviation maintenance skills.
  • Apply knowledge of FAA regulations and industry standards.
  • Apply math and physics principles in solving problems associated with aviation maintenance.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Use critical thinking and problem solving skills to identify and resolve aviation maintenance issues.
  • Work effectively in a team and/or group setting.
  • Sit for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification exams (written, oral and practical) for the airframe and powerplant (A&P) airman certificate.