Aviation Maintenance: Airframe Maintenance Technician Certificate

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This FAA-approved program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the aircraft maintenance industry.

Certificate Info at a Glance

Type: Certificate

Approx. # of Quarters: 5

Estimated Cost: $9,354.50

Admission Dates: Fall and spring quarters

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 Requirement: 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.

Prerequisites: None

Program Requirements

Course # Course Name Credits
AMT 104 Basic Mathematics, Basic Physics, and Weight & Balance 5
AMT 109 Basic Electricity 4
AMT 116 Aircraft Drawings, Cleaning & Corrosion Control, Ground Operations & Servicing, & Fluid Lines & Fittings 5
AMT 119 Materials & Processes 5
AMT 125 Advanced Electricity 4
AMT 127 Maintenance Forms & Records, Publications, & Mechanics, Privileges & Limitations 4
AMT 131 Wood Structures, Coverings, & Aircraft Finishes 3
AMT 133 Aircraft Fuel Systems, Ice & Rain Control Systems, & Fire Protection Systems 4
AMT 135 Sheet Metal Structures 4
AMT 136 Welding, Position & Warning Systems 3
AMT 137 Non-metallic Structures 4
AMT 138 Aircraft Inspections 4
AMT 139 Assembly & Rigging 4
AMT 140 Aircraft Landing Gear 3
AMT 141 Hydraulic & Pneumatic Power Systems 3
AMT 142 Hangar Operations & Maintenance 3
AMT 143 Airframe Electrical Systems 5
AMT 145 Cabin Atmosphere Control Systems 3
AMT 146 Aircraft Instrument, Communication, & Navigation Systems 3
AMT 208 Helicopter Operations & Maintenance Practices 4
AMT 210 Basic Rotor Systems Maintenance & Repair 4
AMT 212 Advanced Rotor Systems Maintenance & Repair 4
AMT 215 Helicopter Systems 4
ENGL& 101 English Composition (or higher) or CMST& 220 5
MAT 105 Math for Industrial Professions (or higher) 5
PSYC& 100DIV General Psychology (or other social science or humanities course) 5
  Total Credits for Completion 104

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