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Aviation Maintenance Technology

 

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What is Aviation Maintenance Technology?

With the rapid growth and technology advancements in the aviation field, there is a huge demand for certified Aviation Maintenance Technicians. These individuals perform a variety of duties to repair and maintain our nation’s aircraft. Aviation Maintenance Technicians are responsible for maintaining this vital means of transportation. Somerset Community College offers a two-year degree or diploma program in Aviation Maintenance Technology.

The AMT program is an FAA-approved program designed to provide students with a working knowledge in the two major areas of airframe and power plant. Students will gain the skills needed to inspect, service, and repair airframes and airframe power plants, including reciprocating and turbine engines and their associated accessories. The facility is located adjacent to the Somerset/Pulaski County Airport, providing students with actual hands-on experiences in an airport environment.
 
Graduates of the Aviation Maintenance Technology Program are capable of inspecting and repairing any aircraft to assure safe operations. This capability demands a thorough understanding of all the components of an aircraft and of the functioning relationships of one component to another. With air safety ultimately dependent upon the skills and integrity of the maintenance staff, students in our Aviation Maintenance program are taught to perform to a no-fault level and assume accountability for all tasks undertaken.
 
Graduates of the program meet eligibility requirements to take Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification examinations for both Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanic ratings.

What are my career choices?

Surveys and studies conducted by the FAA, General Aviation manufacturers Association (FAMA), Future Aviation Professionals Association (FAPA), and Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) have projected a shortage of trained technicians during the next decade. This program is designed to provide students with a working knowledge in the two major areas of airframe and power plant. Students will gain the skills needed to inspect, service, and repair airframes and airframe power plants, including reciprocating and turbine engines and their associated accessories.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Advising Plans

Certificates

First Semester
Class Credit Hours
ATE 100 - Aviation Math 1
ATE 102 - Introduction To Aircraft Maintenance I 3
ATE 104 - Introduction To Aircraft Maintenance II 3
ATE 106 - Introduction To Aircraft Maintenance III 3
ATE 108 - Introduction To Aircraft Maintenance IV      3
Transitional Math 0-3
Total 13-16
Second Semester
Class Credit Hours
ATE 202 - Aircraft Structures I 3
ATE 204 - Aircraft Structures II 3
ATE 206 - Aircraft Structures III 3
ATE 208 - Aircraft Structures IV 3
Transitional / Computer Literacy if needed 0-3
Total 12-15
Third Semester
Class Credit Hours
ATE 222 - Aircraft Systems I 3
ATE 224 - Aircraft Systems II 3
ATE 226 - Aircraft Systems III 3
ATE 228 - Aircraft Systems IV 3
Transitional if needed 0-3
Total 12-15

Total Program Credits: 37-46

Special Notes: Computer Literacy is NOT a prerequisite for the AMT Program.

First Semester
Class Credit Hours
ATE 100 - Aviation Math 1
ATE 102 - Introduction To Aircraft Maintenance I 3
ATE 104 - Introduction To Aircraft Maintenance II 3
ATE 106 - Introduction To Aircraft Maintenance III 3
ATE 108 - Introduction To Aircraft Maintenance IV      3
Transitional / Math 0-3
Total 13-16
Second Semester
Class Credit Hours
ATE 242 - Aircraft Powerplants I 3
ATE 244 - Aircraft Powerplants II 3
ATE 246 - Aircraft Powerplants III 3
ATE 248 - Aircraft Powerplants IV 3
Transitional / Computer Literacy if needed 0-3
Total 12-15
Third Semester
Class Credit Hours
ATE 252 - Aircraft Powerplant Systems I 3
ATE 254 - Aircraft Powerplant Systems II 3
ATE 256 - Aircraft Powerplant Systems III                     3
ATE 258 - Aircraft Powerplant Systems IV 3
Transitional if needed 0-3
Total 12-15

Total Program Credits: 37-46

Special Notes: Computer Literacy is NOT a prerequisite for the AMT Program

Diploma

First Semester
Class Credit Hours
ATE 100 - Aviation Math 1
ATE 102 - Introduction To Aircraft Maintenance I 3
ATE 104 - Introduction To Aircraft Maintenance II 3
ATE 106 - Introduction To Aircraft Maintenance III 3
ATE 108 - Introduction To Aircraft Maintenance IV 3
Transitional Math 0-3
Total 13-16
Second Semester
Class Credit Hours
ATE 202 - Aircraft Structures I 3
ATE 204 - Aircraft Structures II 3
ATE 206 - Aircraft Structures III 3
ATE 208 - Aircraft Structures IV 3
Transitional / Computer Literacy if needed 0-3
Total  12-15
Third Semester
Class Credit Hours
ATE 222 - Aircraft Systems I 3
ATE 224 - Aircraft Systems II 3
ATE 226 - Aircraft Systems III 3
ATE 228 - Aircraft Systems IV 3
Choose one of the following Humanaities/Heritage: 

HIS 108 - History of the U.S. Through 1865

HIS 109 - History of the U.S. Since 1865

HIS 240 - History of Kentucky
3
Total 15
Fourth Semester
Class Credit Hours
ATE 242 - Aircraft Powerplants I 3
ATE 244 - Aircraft Powerplants II 3
ATE 246 - Aircraft Powerplants III 3
ATE 248 - Aircraft Powerplants IV 3
Total  12
Fifth Semester
Class Credit Hours
ATE 252 - Aircraft Powerplant Systems I 3
ATE 254 - Aircraft Powerplant Systems II 3
ATE 256 - Aircraft Powerplant Systems III 3
ATE 258 - Aircraft Powerplant Systems IV 3

Select one of the following Quantitative Reasoning:

MAT 105 - Business Mathematics

MAT 110 - Applied Mathematics

MAT 116 - Technical Mathematics

3

Total

15

Total Credits for program: 67

Special Notes: Computer Literacy is NOT a prerequisite for the AMT Program

AAS Degree

First Semester
Class Credit Hours
ATE 100 - Aviation Math 1
ATE 102 - Introduction To Aircraft Maintenance I 3
ATE 104 - Introduction To Aircraft Maintenance II 3
ATE 106 - Introduction To Aircraft Maintenance III 3
ATE 108 - Introduction To Aircraft Maintenance IV 3
Competency Exam or Computer Literacy and or Transitional Reading if Needed 0-3
Total 13-16
Second Semester
Class Credit Hours
ATE 202 - Aircraft Structures I 3
ATE 204 - Aircraft Structures II 3
ATE 206 - Aircraft Structures III 3
ATE 208 - Aircraft Structures IV 3

Choose one of the following Humanaities/Heritage:

HIS 108 - History of the U.S. Through 1865

HIS 109 - History of the U.S. Since 1865

HIS 240 - History of Kentucky

3

Total

15
Third Semester
Class Credit Hours
ATE 222 - Aircraft Systems I 3
ATE 224 - Aircraft Systems II 3
ATE 226 - Aircraft Systems III 3
ATE 228 - Aircraft Systems IV 3

Select one of the following Social & Behavioral Science classes:

PSY 110 - General Psychology

REL 101 - Introduction to Religious Studies

SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology

3

Total

15
Fourth Semester
Class Credit Hours
ATE 242 - Aircraft Powerplants I 3
ATE 244 - Aircraft Powerplants II 3
ATE 246 - Aircraft Powerplants III 3
ATE 248 - Aircraft Powerplants IV 3

Select one of the following Quantitative Reasoning:

MAT 105 - Business Mathematics

MAT 110 - Applied Mathematics

MAT 116 - Technical Mathematics

3

Total

15
Fifth Semester
Class Credit Hours
ATE 252 - Aircraft Powerplant Systems I 3
ATE 254 - Aircraft Powerplant Systems II 3
ATE 256 - Aircraft Powerplant Systems III 3
ATE 258 - Aircraft Powerplant Systems IV 3
ENG 101 - Writing I and or Transitional English if needed 3

Select one of the following Natural Sciences:

BIO 112 - Introduction to Biology

BIO 120 - Introduction Human Ecology

GLY 110 - Environmental Geology

3

Total

18

Total credits for program: 76

Computer Literacy must be demonstrated either by competency exam or by completing a computer literacy course prior to completion of the AMT program.

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Additional Information

Credit for Military Veterans

Pending department review and approval, students who have completed military technical training recognized by the FAA may receive credit for up to three semesters toward the Aviation Maintenance Technology AAS Degree.

Location

The facility is located adjacent to the Somerset/Pulaski County Airport, providing students with actual hands-on experiences in an airport environment.

Instructors

Michael Calder
(606) 451-6752
mike.calder@kctcs.edu

Jerry Graham
(606) 451-6788
jerry.graham@kctcs.edu

Dave Phelps
(606) 451-6838
dave.phelps@kctcs.edu

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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Program Contact

Donnie Hammons

Program Coordinator

606.451.6772

donnie.hammons@kctcs.edu