Aviation Maintenance Technology, A.A.S.
Undergraduate Degree
Aviation Maintenance Technology, A.A.S.
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Program Overview

Aviation Maintenance Technicians inspect, service and repair airplanes, commercial airlines, and helicopters of all sizes. This hands-on training program provide a well-rounded education in aviation mechanics and systems. You’ll gain hands-on experience working with:

  • aircraft structures,
  • reciprocating and jet engines,
  • hydraulics,
  • electrical wiring and avionics,
  • flight instruments,
  • and other aviation components and systems.

As a graduate of the program, you’ll be eligible to take the FAA exam for licensure in both airframes and powerplants. Whether you want to work in small general aviation or with large commercial jet aircraft, this program will prepare you for a multitude of career options with major airlines, manufacturers, repair stations, structural repair facilities and other organizations in the aviation industry.

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Featured Courses
AMT 110 - Aviation Power Systems
This course examines AC and DC power generation systems, voltage regulation, power distribution, and circuit protection devices used in aircraft. Students will learn how to inspect and repair these components.
AMT 206 - Fluid Power and Landing Gear
This course provides a comprehensive review of aircraft hydraulic, pneumatic, fuel, and landing gear systems and their routine inspection and maintenance, and repair.
AMT 211 - Aircraft Information Systems
A review of aircraft and powerplant communications, navigation, and instrument systems. Students will learn to test and repair or replace components of avionics and information systems.
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Program Highlights
Growing Profession

In an ever growing profession there’s a constant need in the local region and nationally for those with the ability to perform aircraft maintenance at a high-level. And those skills are available to students like you in this fledgling program.

Job Placement

The program is working with employers like Delta Airlines, Embraer aircraft, Thoroughbred Aviation, and others to provide students with direct access to industry recruiters while they are in the program. Also, industry representatives will come to the school or give virtual presentations to familiarize students with the industry and their employment options upon graduation.

Obtain a Degree in 18 Months

The Marshall/Mountwest Aviation Maintenance Technology program is 18 months long. During this time, students will complete both lecture and hands-on training to meet the standards for FAA testing for the Airframe and Powerplant certifications. Students will also complete courses through Mountwest to complete an associate degree.

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Career Opportunities
In the United States, the aviation industry has a need for 132,000 technicians between 2021 and 2041. There are currently not enough licensed aviation technicians to fill every job in the US. Over the next few years approximately 30% of the existing aviation technology workforce is going to retire. This will create thousands of positions for new technicians. Companies throughout the region, like Airborne Maintenance and Engineering (Wilmington OH), Thoroughbred Aviation (Lexington and Huntington), Embraer Aircraft in (Nashville), and Pratt and Whitney (Bridgeport) have hundreds of positions open collectively.
  • Aircraft Mechanic
  • Aircraft Technician
  • Avionics Specialist
  • Aviation Maintenance Technical Engineer
  • Aviation Maintenance Technician Helicopter
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