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Aviation Maintenance Technician

Why Choose the Aviation Maintenance Technician Program?

Airliners, business jets, helicopters, general aviation aircraft and more ... there are so many different fascinating varieties of aircraft! The Pacific Northwest boasts a tremendous heritage of aviation, and that continues to grow today. There is a great - and growing - need for qualified aviation maintenance technicians. Employers look for basic skills in aircraft structures, systems, troubleshooting, regulations, teamwork and personal accountability. These are the foundation of our AMT curriculum, taught by award-winning instructors at our state-of-the-art South Hill Campus. Our AMT students average among the highest pass rates in the nation for FAA certification. If you're fascinated by the mechanics of aviation, this program and career path might be the perfect fit for you.

 

Our Aviation Maintenance Technician Program can prepare you for a rewarding career in the aircraft maintenance industry. You'll learn how to perform repairs on all types and sizes of private and commercial aircraft.
How Long It Takes:

Aviation Maintenance Technician Degree: 8 quarters

Airframe Maintenance Technician Certificate: 5 quarters

Powerplant Technician Certificate: 5 quarters

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.

 

Potential Careers

Graduates may find employment as aircraft mechanics.

In Washington, median pay for aircraft mechanics is $64,440 per year.

Full Career Details

Career Pathway

 

This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at careerinfo.net.


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Meet Your Instructors

Greg Doyon

Instr. Greg Doyon

Greg Doyon has experience in aviation maintenance spanning more than 40 years. He graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. He holds an Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic’s Certificate with an Inspector’s Authorization and is experienced in a wide range of aircraft, from antique-propeller and piston-engine aircraft to modern turbine-powered equipment.

South Hill, Rm 116
253-583-8915
gregory.doyon@cptc.edu

 

Curtis Guttromson

South Hill, Rm 147
253-583-8910
curtis.guttromson@cptc.edu

Earl Joy

South Hill, Rm 118
253-583-8917
earl.joy@cptc.edu

Phil Vick

South Hill, Rm 120
253-583-8921
phillip.vick@cptc.edu

Aviation Maintenance Technician Program Information Sessions occur at 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. For more information and a complete schedule of session dates, view our Program Info Session Schedule.

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STORIES ABOUT OUR AVIATION MAINTENANCE PROGRAM

John Schell Clover Park Alumni and Instructor for Aviation Maintenance

 

John Schell smiles in front of a Cessna plane that is proudly adorned with CPTC‘s logo.

John Schell has been a longtime fixture at Clover Park Technical College. Even to this day, he is a regular visitor to the South Hill campus, where he watches the planes take off and land on the tarmac. Schell spent his early years as a pilot and mechanic rooted at Clover Park.

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CPTC Continues Aviation Partnership with Chinese University

 

CPTC President Dr. Joyce Loveday and CAFUC Aviation Engineering Institute Deputy Dean Mr. Zou Qiang shake hands after signing a memorandum of understanding.

Clover Park Technical College welcomed a delegation from Civil Aviation Flight University of China this week as the two colleges commemorated the 10th anniversary of an international partnership and signed a memorandum of understanding to continue working together.

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CPTC Hosts International Student Graduation Ceremony

 

CPTC's four Aviation Maintenance Technician international student graduates join instructors and Student Success staff members to celebrate the conclusion of their program.

A group of about 30 students, staff, faculty and host families gathered at the South Hill Campus on Friday, March 9, to recognize the international student graduates who are completing their program this winter quarter.

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