Airframe Maintenance Technician Certificate

This FAA-approved program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the aircraft maintenance industry. Graduates will meet FAA requirements for the issuance of an airframe certificate. Aviation maintenance technicians are qualified to perform service or make repairs on all types and sizes of private and commercial aircraft, including airplanes and helicopters. Related fields include aircraft and component manufacturing. Students are eligible for FAA certification upon completion of required technical credits.

Included in this program are academic courses in communication, quantitative reasoning, and social sciences that provide knowledge and abilities that enhance personal development and serve as a foundation for technical skills.

Note: Graduates must meet FAA literacy requirements and complete technical credits for FAA certification.

Employability Requirements

Graduates must meet Federal Aviation Administration certification exams and pass literacy requirements.

Program Length

This program is approximately five quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Admission Dates

Fall and spring quarters.

Completion Requirements

Prerequisite(s)

None.

Program Course List

AMT 104Basic Mathematics, Basic Physics, and Weight & Balance

5

AMT 109Basic Electricity

4

AMT 116Aircraft Drawings, Cleaning & Corrosion Control, Ground Operations & Servicing, and Fluid Lines & Fittings

5

AMT 119Materials & Processes

5

AMT 125Advanced Electricity

4

AMT 127Maintenance Forms & Records, Publications, and Mechanics Privileges & Limitations

4

AMT 132Wood Structures, Aircraft Coverings, & Finishes

4

AMT 133Aircraft Fuel Systems, Ice & Rain Control Systems, & Fire Protection Systems

4

AMT 135Sheet Metal Structures

4

AMT 136Welding, Position & Warning Systems

3

AMT 137Non-Metallic Structures

4

AMT 138Aircraft Inspections

4

AMT 139Assembly & Rigging

4

AMT 140Aircraft Landing Gear

3

AMT 141Hydraulic & Pneumatic Power Systems

3

AMT 142Hangar Operations & Maintenance

3

AMT 143Airframe Electrical Systems

5

AMT 145Cabin Atmosphere Control Systems

3

AMT 146Aircraft Instrument, Communication & Navigation Systems

3

AMT 208Helicopter Operations & Maintenance Practices

4

AMT 210Basic Rotor Systems Maintenance & Repair

4

AMT 212Advanced Rotor Systems Maintenance & Repair

4

AMT 215Helicopter Systems

4

 

ENGL& 101English Composition I

5

Or

CMST& 220Public Speaking

5

 

Any 100-Level Math Class

5

 

PSYC& 100DIVGeneral Psychology

5

Or

SOC& 101DIVIntroduction to Sociology

5

Or

PSY 112DIVPsychology of the Workplace

5

 

COLL 102College Success for All

3

Total Credit Hours:108