Degrees & Certificates

Degree & Certificate 

*** NOTICE: Offer of the Aviation Maintenance Technology AAS and 2-year certificate is currently pending FAA approval.

Aviation Maintenance Technology 

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 104 credits 

Credits to Complete Degree

Academic Discipline Credits
Writing  4
Math 4
General Education  4
AMT 92
Credit Total 104

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

Upon successful completion of this degree, students 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.

Program Prerequisites

Successful completion of MTH 65, WR 115, RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. 

Coursework

Course Number  Course Title  Credits 
AMT 191 Aviation Maintenance: General 101 6
AMT 192 Aviation Maintenance: General 102 6
AMT 193 Aviation Maintenance: General 103 6
AMT 194A Aviation Maitenance: General 104A 3
AMT 194B Aviation Maitencance: General 104B 3
AMT 195 Aviation Maintenance: General 105 6
AMT 261 Aviation Maintenance: Airframe 1 6
AMT 262 Aviation Maintenance: Airframe 2 6
AMT 263 Aviation Maintenance: Airframe 3 6
AMT 264 Aviation Maintenance: Airframe 4 6
AMT 271 Aviation Maintenance: Powerplant 1 6
AMT 272 Aviation Maintenance: Powerplant  6
AMT 273 Aviation Maintenance: Poweplant 3 6
AMT 274 Aviation Maintenance: Powerplant 4 6
AMT 281 Aviation Maintenance: Airframe Return to Service 3
AMT 282 Aviation Maintance: Powerplant Return to Service 3
MTH 105  Math in Society  4
PSY 101 Psychology and Human Relations  4
WR 121 English Composition  4
  General Education Electives: Arts & Letters  4
  General Education Electives: (from any Gen Ed discipline area) 4
Total Credits    104

Aviation Maintenance Technology

Career and Techincal Certificate: 96 credits

Credits to Complete Certificate 

Academic Discipline Credits 
Writing  4
Math 4
Psycology  4
AMT 78
Credit Total 96

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 (AMT) 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

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students 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.

Program Prerequisites

Sucessful Completion of MTH 65, WR 115, RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. 

Coursework 

Course Number Course Title  Credits 
AMT 191 Aviation Maintenance: General 101 6
AMT 192 Aviation Maintenance: General 102 6
AMT 193  Aviation Maintenance: General 103 6
AMT 194A Aviation Maintenance: General 104A 3
AMT 194B Aviation Maintenance: General 104B 3
AMT 195 Aviation Maintenance: General 105 6
AMT 261 Aviation Maintenance: Airframe 1 6
AMT 262 Aviation Maintenance: Airframe 2 6
AMT 263 Aviation maintenance: Airframe 3 6
AMT 264 Aviation Maintenance: Airframe 4 6
AMT 271  Aviation Maintenance: Powerplant 1 6
AMT 281 Aviation Maintenance: Airframe Return to Service  3
AMT 272 Aviation Maintenance: Powerplant 2 6
AMT 273 Aviation Maintenance: Powerplant 3 6
AMT 274 Aviation Maintenance: Powerplant 4 6
AMT 282 Aviation Manitence: Powerplant Return to Service 3
WR 121 English Composition  4
PSY 101 Psychology and Human Relations  4
MTH 105 Math in Society  4
Total Credits   96