About Aviation Maintenance and Structural Technology
Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) - The 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 may 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 electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic, and mechanical systems
maintenance, application, and troubleshooting.
Aircraft Structural Technology (AST) - The program combines aircraft sheet metal theory and skills
with practical experience to prepare the graduate for successful entry-level employment, job retention, 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.
Aircraft Structural Technology is a two-year degree program that emphasizes aircraft structural theory and
practical application necessary for successful employment in the field. Program graduates may obtain
employment within the aviation industry at employers such as: Boeing, Gulfstream, Timco, Heart of GA
Metal Crafters, and Parker Aerospace.