Aviation Maintenance Technician

This curriculum prepares students for employment as airframe and powerplant maintenance technicians. The major provides the student a unique combination of theory and practical applications on a wide variety of aircraft. The course work stresses practical application and troubleshooting of powerplants and airframe structures. As graduates, students will be eligible to take the required examinations for the Airframe and Powerplant Maintenance Certificate.

Program Specs

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About the curriculum


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Accreditation & Industry Connections

Certification: Federal Aviation Administration, approved under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 147.

Job market

List of jobs via the College Catalog.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, median annual wage for aircraft mechanics and service technicians was $55,210 in May 2012. The lowest 10 percent of aircraft mechanics earned less than $35,190, and the top 10 percent earned more than $76,660.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Support Activities for Air Transportation 31,420 $23.54 $48,970
Scheduled Air Transportation 30,790 $28.91 $60,130
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 19,520 $27.06 $56,280
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,600 $27.14 $56,450
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 4,970 $27.19 $56,550

*Statistics reported in May 2012

Gainful Employment Report

Transfer Procedures

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Tools, Uniforms & Supplies

Tool List

Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store.

Aviation Technology Advisory Committee

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Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.

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