Career Description

The Aviation Maintenance Technology  certificate prepares students to test for the Federal Aviation Administration A&P (Airframe and Powerplant) mechanic license. The FAA license opens the door to mechanic jobs across the aviation industry, from commercial airlines like Delta and United to smaller regional airports.

Course of Study

The Aviation Maintenance Technology certificate prepares students in FAA required skills including basic electricity, aircraft inspections, airframe structures, hydraulic and pneumatic power systems, and instrument systems. The AMT certificate is fully contained in the AMT Associate of Applied Science 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.
  • Think critically, problem solve, and communicate effectively.
  • Apply math and physics principles in solving problems associated with aviation maintenance.
  • 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.