Department of Aviation Maintenance and Structural Technology

Chair: Martin Kehayes

The Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) Associate of Applied Science degree program prepares students for careers in aircraft maintenance and repair. The program philosophy stresses a combination of knowledge, skills, and practical experience in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulations. Upon successful completion, a student will be prepared for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) oral, practical and written examinations. Once certificated by the FAA, a graduate is qualified to perform duties and responsibilities of an Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanic.

Graduates can find employment with airport fixed base operations, charter air services, regional or major airlines, the military, aviation suppliers, manufacturers, and the FAA. Program graduates will be competent in the fundamentals of aircraft and engine electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic, and mechanical systems maintenance, application, and troubleshooting.

The Aircraft Structural Technology (AST) program combines aircraft sheet metal theory and skills with practical experience to prepare the graduate for successful entry-level employment, and advancement in the manufacture and repair fields. Precision measurement, pneumatic drilling, riveting and repairing aircraft structures, inspecting and diagnosing aircraft damage, cutting and forming aircraft metals, fabricating and repairing flight control components, fiberglass, metal bonded, and honeycomb structures, as well as advanced composites are covered.

A grade of C or higher is required in all AMTP and/or ASTP courses.