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 (AP) 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.
47.0607 Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all aircraft components other than engines, propellers, avionics, and instruments. Includes instruction in layout and fabrication of sheet metal, fabric, wood, and other materials into structural members, parts, and fittings, and replacement of damaged or worn parts such as control cables and hydraulic units.