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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?

Certificates

Airframe Maintenance Technician - Certificate
Course Credit Hours
ATE 101 - Pre-Aviation 3
ATE 103 - Introduction to Aircraft Maintenance I 3
ATE 105 - Introduction to Aircraft Maintenance II 3
ATE 107 - Introduction to Aircraft Maintenance III 3
ATE 109 - Introduction to Aircraft Maintenance IV 3
ATE 211 - Aircraft Structures I 3
ATE 213 - Aircraft Structures II 3
ATE 215 - Aircraft Structures III 3
ATE 217 - Aircraft Structures IV 3
ATE 221 - Aircraft Systems I 3
ATE 223 - Aircraft Systems II 3
ATE 225 - Aircraft Systems III 3
ATE 227 - Aircraft Systems IV 3

Total Program Credits: 39

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

Power Plant Maintenance Technician - Certificate
Course Credit Hours
ATE 101 - Pre-Aviation 3
ATE 103 - Introduction to Aircraft Maintenance I 3
ATE 105 - Introduction to Aircraft Maintenance II 3
ATE 107 - Introduction to Aircraft Maintenance III 3
ATE 109 - Introduction to Aircraft Maintenance IV 3
ATE 201 - Aircraft Powerplants and Related Systems I 3
ATE 203 - Aircraft Powerplants and Related Systems II 3
ATE 205 - Aircraft Powerplants and Related Systems III 3
ATE 207 - Aircraft Powerplants and Related Systems IV 3

Total Program Credits: 27

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

Diploma

Airframe and Power Plant Maintenance Technician - Diploma
Course Credit Hours

Select one of the following three options:

  • Written Communnication
  • Oral Communications
  • Humanities/Heritage
 

Select one of the following three options:

  • Social/Behavioral Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Quantitative Reasoning
 
ATE 101 - Pre-Aviation 3
ATE 103 - Introduction to Aircraft Maintenance I 3
ATE 105 - Introduction to Aircraft Maintenance II 3
ATE 107 - Introduction to Aircraft Maintenance III 3
ATE 109 - Introduction to Aircraft Maintenance IV 3
ATE 201 - Aircraft Powerplants and Related Systems I 3
ATE 203 - Aircraft Powerplants and Related Systems II 3
ATE 205 - Aircraft Powerplants and Related Systems III 3
ATE 207 - Aircraft Powerplants and Related Systems IV 3
ATE 211 - Aircraft Structures I 3
ATE 213 - Aircraft Structures II 3
ATE 215 - Aircraft Structures III 3
ATE 217 - Aircraft Structures IV 3
ATE 221 - Aircraft Systems I 3
ATE 223 - Aircraft Systems II 3
ATE 225 - Aircraft Systems III 3
ATE 227 - Aircraft Systems IV 3

Total Credits for program: 57

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

AAS Degree

Aviation Maintenance Technology - AAS Degree
Course Credit Hours
ENG 101 - Writing I 3
Quantitative Reasoning 3
Natural Sciences 3
Heritage/Humanities 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
ATE 101 - Pre-Aviation 3
ATE 103 - Introduction to Aircraft Maintenance I 3
ATE 105 - Introduction to Aircraft Maintenance II 3
ATE 107 - Introduction to Aircraft Maintenance III 3
ATE 109 - Introduction to Aircraft Maintenance IV 3
ATE 201 - Aircraft Powerplants and Related Systems I 3
ATE 203 - Aircraft Powerplants and Related Systems II 3
ATE 205 - Aircraft Powerplants and Related Systems III 3
ATE 207 - Aircraft Powerplants and Related Systems IV 3
ATE 211 - Aircraft Structures I 3
ATE 213 - Aircraft Structures II 3
ATE 215 - Aircraft Structures III 3
ATE 217 - Aircraft Structures IV 3
ATE 221 - Aircraft Systems I 3
ATE 223 - Aircraft Systems II 3
ATE 225 - Aircraft Systems III 3
ATE 227 - Aircraft Systems IV 3

Total crediIts for program: 66

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

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

Israel Torres
itorres0003@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