Aviation Maintenance Technician Program Outline:

The Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) program prepares students for entry-level employment within the aviation maintenance industry. Students learn the specialized skills necessary to work on structures, powerplants, aircraft systems, flight controlled systems, and engine systems, and become eligible and prepared for certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as an Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic. The AMT program provides students with the proper knowledge and skill levels to earn employment as an aircraft mechanic, avionics technician, aircraft inspector, or other entry-level role related to the aviation maintenance field.

While in school, students gain valuable hands-on experience in the hangar while studying the General, Airframe, and Powerplant subjects required by the FAA. Instructors guide students through hours of hands-on training within our hangar and classrooms. During lab instruction, students are trained using FAA-approved equipment used throughout the aviation industry, and students learn to repair and maintain a variety of powerplants, including jet engines, turbo props, and reciprocating engines. Students often work on carburetors, magnetos, turbo chargers, and other complex equipment found on aircraft. Students are also trained to service, repair and overhaul aircraft components and systems, including the airframe, electrical systems, hydraulic systems, propellers, instrumentation, warning systems, and environmental systems.

The aviation industry, as well as other repair and overhaul companies, desire not only the technical skills of our graduates, but also the professional skills, attention to detail, commitment to safety, ability to follow procedures and document processes, and interpersonal soft skills that we teach within the program. The program concludes with a Capstone course, which guides students in preparing for the FAA certification examinations.

Educational and Training Objectives:

  • Servicing, repairing, and modifying engines, airframes, and components
  • Repairing wings, brakes, electrical systems, and other aircraft components
  • Replacing defective parts using hand tools or power tools
  • Examining replacement parts for defects
  • Using maintenance manuals in the efforts to make repairs
  • Employing diagnostics of equipment in efforts to troubleshoot and repair systems
  • Keeping records of maintenance and repair work and logs of all inspections, discrepancies, and replacements
  • Conducting specified periodic inspections of engines and airframes
  • Troubleshooting and diagnosing mechanical or electrical problems
  • Inspecting or assisting in the inspection of completed work to ensure it meets the required performance standards
  • Complying with applicable safety standards and guidelines

Course ID Course Name Credit Hours
BLK 01 General Science I: Math and General Physics 5.0 Credit hours
BLK 02 General Science II: Tools, Surfaces, and Corrosion Control 4.5 Credit hours
BLK 03 General Science III: Maintenance Operations and Records 5.0 Credit hours
BLK 04 General Science IV: Basic Electricity 4.5 Credit hours
BLK 05 Metallic Structures 4.5 Credit hours
BLK 06 Electrical, Navigational, and Communication Systems 4.5 Credit hours
BLK 07 Non-Metallic Structures 4.5 Credit hours
BLK 08 Aircraft Systems I 4.5 Credit hours
BLK 09 Aircraft Systems II 5.0 Credit hours
BLK 10 Airframe Assembly and Inspection 4.5 Credit hours
BLK 11 Aircraft Systems III 5.0 Credit hours
BLK 12 Reciprocating Engines 4.5 Credit hours
BLK 13 Turbine Engines 4.5 Credit hours
BLK 14 Powerplant Systems I 4.5 Credit hours
BLK 15 Powerplant Systems II 4.5 Credit hours
BLK 16 Aircraft Propellers and Inspections 4.5 Credit hours
BLK 17 AMT Capstone 4.0 Credit hours

78 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS*

*For academic purposes, our programs are measured in credit hours. However, at some campuses, our programs are measured in clock hours for Veterans Affairs (VA) certification purposes. Where required to be reported in clock hours, each block within this program is 120 clock hours in length, for a total of 2,040 clock hours.