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, the median annual wage for aircraft mechanics and service technicians was $55,980 in May 2013. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $34,580.The top 10 percent earned more than $84,960.

Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Support Activities for Air Transportation32,440$24.42$50,780
Scheduled Air Transportation25,880$30.33$63,080
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing18,270$27.70$57,620
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)16,490$27.27$56,710
Nonscheduled Air Transportation5,660$29.32$60,980

Statistics reported in May 2013

Gainful Employment Report

Transfer Procedures

View general transfer procedures via the College Catalog.

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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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