Aviation Maintenance Technician (A.A.)

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Residential Program

Become a certified aircraft mechanic with additional foundational courses as you pursue an Associate of Arts in Aviation Maintenance Technology. Through the program, you will acquire the skills you will need to solve maintenance issues independently or within a team environment. After you earn this degree, you have the opportunity to pursue one of the B.S. in Aviation Maintenance degrees. Through the program, you will take courses such as Aircraft Electrical Systems, Landing Gear Systems, and Airframe Assembly & Inspection. Aircraft mechanics are needed in multiple aviation industries including airlines, aircraft manufacturers, and aviation service stations. Over 640,000 new aircraft mechanics will be needed worldwide over the next 20 years.

Academic Information

Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC) MemberCredit Hours

  • 91 credit hours

Courses You Could Take

  • Aircraft Electrical Systems (AVMT 202)
  • Landing Gear Systems (AVMT 209)
  • Airframe Assembly & Inspection (AVMT 208)
  • Propeller Systems (AVMT 221)

Program of Study (DCP)

Aviation Maintenance Technician (A.A.)


Aviation Maintenance Technician Certification

Complete all subjects and material needed to test for certification as an aircraft mechanic with ratings in Airframe and Powerplant while you pursue the Aviation Maintenance Technician Certificate. The program is designed to learn in a concentrated cohort format and complete in under twelve months, or three consecutive terms. Some courses you will take during the program include Maintenance Mathematics, Aircraft Electrical Systems, and Turbine Engines. Upon completion of the program, jobs are available in airline companies, fixed based operators, and multiple other areas in the aviation industry.

  • Gainful Employment Data
    • Graduates are certified to test for Federal Aviation Administration licensure/certification

Academic Information

Credit Hours

  • 45 credit hours

Courses You Could Take

  • Airframe Auxiliary Systems (AVMN 201)
  • Hydraulic & Pneumatic Systems (AVMN 207)
  • Landing Gear Systems (AVMN 209)
  • Engine Electrical Systems (AVM 214)
  • Turbine Engines (AVMN 320)

Program of Study (DCP)

Aviation Maintenance Technician Certificate


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Steven Brinly

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