Aviation Maintenance Technology

Aviation Shop

 

What type of job can I get?

Aircraft Mechanics

Service Technician

 

Job outlook & wages

Median Wage in MT*:  $48,000

Median Wage in US*:  $53,420

Expected Growth in MT*: 9.1%

Expected Growth in US*:  7.0%

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Employment Projections; MT Dept. of Labor and Industry, Research and Analysis Bureau

 

Degrees

Associate of Applied Science – Aviation Maintenance Technology

 

What you’ll learn

The Aviation Maintenance Technology program provides students with the basic skills common to all mechanics as well as the specialized requirements unique to aircraft maintenance.  Satisfactory completion of the program prepares and qualifies students for the Federal Aviation Administration’s tests to obtain and Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic license.  Completion of the program will also give the student the necessary job skills to gain employment in the aircraft industry.  The Aviation Maintenance Technology program is approved and licensed by the FAA and requires four semesters of study to complete the course. 

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Read and interpret Federal Aviation Regulations, aircraft service manuals, directives and bulletins to properly complete aircraft maintenance and repairs
  • Prepare logbook entries and prepare proper documentation for the repairs completed on an aircraft
  • Complete proper jacking procedures, ground handling and servicing on aircraft.
  • Prepare weight and balance computations and properly prepare the required documentation
  • Evaluate sheet metal, composite structure, fabric covering and structural damage and prepared and complete the required repairs in accordance with approved repair procedures
  • Complete repair and maintenance on various airframe components and systems
  • Complete repair and maintenance on aircraft reciprocating and turbine engines.
  • Return an aircraft to service after maintenance and repair
  • Inspect, remove and install non-repairable items such as propellers and aircraft instruments

Program cost

$7,528 (Includes cost for tools, coveralls, and red rags as requirement of program)

 

Potential employers

Instructors

Tod Dumas

Karl Kruger