Aviation Maintenance Technology, A.A.S.

The Aviation Maintenance Technology degree program provides training in air­craft maintenance technology. Students will learn to inspect, maintain, and repair aircraft systems. In this program, students will learn to identify problems and follow the manufac­turer's guidelines and industry best practices for maintenance and repair using approved maintenance materials.

Students completing the program are qualified to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 147 tests. These tests include the three written tests required by the FAA and the subsequent Oral and Practical exam that will qualify graduates for an FAA Airframe and Power Plant (A & P) certificate. Once earned, the certificate does not require renewal.

This is a joint degree program with Mountwest Community & Technical College.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Aviation Maintenance Technology degree, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to research, troubleshoot, and repair aircraft and aircraft components,
  • Demonstrate the ability to correctly read, understand, and apply the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations and other FAA documentation,
  • Complete a series of FAA written national certification exams, and
  • Complete an end of program FAA oral and practical exam administered by an FAA Designated Mechanic Examiner (D.M.E.) for national certification.

Course Requirements

AMT 101Beginning Aviation Maintenance3
AMT 102Regulations & Publications3
AMT 103Technical Skills & Practices3
AMT 105Aviation Utility Systems3
AMT 109Aviation Electronics3
AMT 110Aviation Power Systems3
AMT 201Reciprocating Engines3
AMT 202Sheet Metal Structures3
AMT 203Reciprocating Engine Maint3
AMT 204Propeller & Control Systems3
AMT 205Turbine Engines3
AMT 206Fluid Power and Landing Gear3
AMT 207Turbine Engine Maintenance3
AMT 208Cabin Atmosphere Systems3
AMT 209Airframe Inspection and Fl Con3
AMT 210Nonmetallic Structures3
AMT 211Aircraft Information Systems3
Courses to be completed at Mountwest Community & Technical College. Students earning the A.A.S. degree from Marshall University will receive course credit for an equivalent Marshall University course.
AMT 215Certification Test Preparation I1
AMT 216Certification Test Preparation II1
AMT 217Certification Test Preparation III1
MAT 135Technical Mathematics3
MG 102Introduction to Entrepreneurship3
ENL 231Business and Technical Writing3
IT 101Fundamentals of Computers3
PSYC 200General Psychology OR SOCI 110, Introductory Sociology3
Total Credit Hours69


• To remain in good academic standing and graduate from the Aviation Maintenance Technology program, a student must earn a "C" grade or above in every required course. Students earning a grade lower than "C" may retake the course with the approval of the program.
• Students may not miss more than 10% of any FAA required class each semester

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
AMT 101 Beginning Aviation Maintenance 3
AMT 102 Regulations & Publications 3
AMT 103 Technical Skills & Practices 3
AMT 109 Aviation Electronics 3
AMT 215Certification Test Preparation I (MCTC) 1
MAT 135Technical Mathematics (MCTC) 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
AMT 105 Aviation Utility Systems 3
AMT 110 Aviation Power Systems 3
AMT 206 Fluid Power and Landing Gear 3
AMT 209 Airframe Inspection and Fl Con 3
IT 101Fundamentals of Computers (MCTC) 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Year
AMT 202 Sheet Metal Structures 3
AMT 210 Nonmetallic Structures 3
AMT 211 Aircraft Information Systems 3
MG 102Introduction to Entrepreneurship (MCTC) 3
 Credit Hours12
First Semester
AMT 201 Reciprocating Engines 3
AMT 203 Reciprocating Engine Maint 3
AMT 208 Cabin Atmosphere Systems 3
AMT 216Certification Test Preparation II (MCTC) 1
PSYC 200General Psychology (MCTC) or SOCI 201, Fundamentals of Sociology (MCTC) 3
 Credit Hours13
Second Semester
AMT 204 Propeller & Control Systems 3
AMT 205 Turbine Engines 3
AMT 207 Turbine Engine Maintenance 3
AMT 217Certification Test Preparation III (MCTC) 1
PSYC 200General Psychology (MCTC) or SOCI 201, Fundamentals of Sociology (MCTC) 3
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours69