What is Aviation Maintenance Technology?
Expertise in the inspection, repair, service and overhaul of aircraft and engines is the goal of this program to be certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Interpreting specifications from service and technical manuals, using testing procedures and equipment, diagnosing problems and making necessary repairs are the skills taught in aircraft maintenance. To work in the aircraft industry, the FAA must certify students completing this program.
This program is scheduled to begin the Fall semester of 2023.
What are my career choices?
Students enrolled in the Aviation Maintenance Technology program must achieve a minimum grade of C in each AMT course. Computer literacy must be demonstrated either by competency exam or by completing a computer literacy course prior to admission to the AMT courses.
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
- Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology
- Diploma in Airframe and Power Plant Maintenance Technician
Certificate - Airframe Maintenance Technician
Certificate - Power Plant Maintenance Technician
Upon completion of the program, the graduate can:
- Demonstrate the knowledge necessary to maintain, repair, troubleshoot or alter aircraft, power plant or equipment of the aviation business.
- Properly record maintenance, alterations, or repairs as outlined by the FAA.
- Read, write, and understand technical data on aircraft related objects.
- Employ basic skills and knowledge to further enhance learning in an aviation maintenance environment.
- Pass all required FAA tests.
- Obtain the Airframe and Powerplant rating.
Length of Program
You can earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in five semesters or two and a half years if you maintain full-time status.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.
Spring 2023 Enrollment Update
Potential Applicants interested in enrolling into Aviation Maintenance Technology are encouraged to consider any of the following courses. These choices will help students develop technical and academic skills for success in Aviation Maintenance Technology.
- General Education courses (See Academic Program Plan).
- A TIG Welding certification course.
- A Basic Electricity course.
- A drawing or Blueprint reading course.
Applicants Seeking Enrollment
May contact Perry Sloan by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the program.