Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
This major prepares students for employment as airframe and powerplant maintenance technicians and affords the opportunity for students to broaden their perspective and ability to adapt to a rapidly changing industry. Emphasis on the general education component enhances the student's prospects of employment and further educational advancement. The major prepares students for the written, oral and practical Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Examination of the Airframe and Powerplant Maintenance Certificate, and provides the knowledge needed for supervisory and technical positions.
About the curriculum
View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.
Accreditation & Industry Connections
Certification: Federal Aviation Administration, approved under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 147.
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
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Tools, Uniforms & Supplies
Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store.
Aviation Technology Advisory Committee
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.