Aviation Maintenance Technology

  • Are you the type of person who likes to work with your hands?
  • Are you adept at fixing mechanical objects?
  • Are you interested in a steady and well-paying career?

If you said yes to any of these, the Aviation Maintenance Technology program at Reedley College can help you reach new heights!

Aviation Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) are individuals that have the important responsibility of keeping aircraft operating safely and efficiently. They service, repair, overhaul, and test aircraft and aircraft systems. All AMTs must be certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and hold the rating of Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) mechanic. At Reedley College, you can train to become an Aviation Maintenance Technicians and earn your FAA A&P mechanic rating. With this rating, you are authorized to work on the airframe; which includes the wings, fuselage, tail assembly, and landing gear. You can work on the Powerplant; both piston and turbine types including the propeller. You can also work on the aircraft systems; such as electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and more. Some of the important tasks AMTs perform include:

  • Measure and calculate the properties of voltage, current, resistance, capacitance, inductance, and power in A/C and D/C electrical circuits.
  • Perform dye penetrant, eddy current, ultrasonic, and magnetic particle inspections.
  • Execute the proper assembly and rigging of fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft; including the alignment of structures and adjustment of primary and secondary flight control surfaces.
  • Inspect, test, and repair fiberglass, plastics, honeycomb, composite, and laminated primary and secondary structures.
  • Fabricate aircraft sheet metal and composite structures and components.
  • Evaluate reciprocating and turbine engine systems and components.
  • Service, repair, and overhaul reciprocating and turbine engines and engine components.
  • Identify and asses the appropriate corrosion removal process and aircraft cleaning materials.
  • Read work orders, blueprints, and specifications.
Clean, strip, prime, and paint aircraft surfaces and components.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certifies all aircraft mechanics. For an Airframe or Powerplant license, the FAA requires graduation from an FAA-approved school like Reedley College.

Reedley College is an FAA-approved school and has offered Aviation Maintenance Technician courses for more than 50 years. Students can earn an Associate in Science degree or a Certificate. Graduates of our program are prepared to take the FAA exams required for certification. As an added feature, the federally regulated oral, practical and written exams may be taken on-site at Reedley College.

Why pay the high cost of a trade school or private school?
Reedley College can provide the same or better education than a trade or private school at a highly affordable price. The cost of our 18-month (four semester) program is a fraction of what trade schools often charge and includes enrollment fees, a health fee, textbooks, a student body card, and parking fees. All necessary tools and equipment are furnished through the program at no additional cost.

In addition, scholarships, financial aid and Veterans’ benefits are available for students who qualify.

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE / AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

Upon successful completion of the program, students will have met all the requirements needed to take the Federal Aviation Administration Airframe and Powerplant mechanics exams. This program is certified by the Federal Aviation Administration as an approved Aircraft Maintenance Technician School. With additional general education coursework, students can earn an Aviation Maintenance Technology Associate in Science Degree.

The Aircraft Maintenance Technician portion of the AS degree consists of the following courses:

 

 

 

 

Course Number

Course Name

Units

AMT11

Basic Electricity, Propellers, and Human Factors

3.5

AMT11L

Basic Electricity and Propellers Laboratory

1.5

AMT12

Materials & Processes, Electrical Systems,

3.5

AMT12L

Materials & Processes, Electrical System Laboratory

1.5

AMT13

Maintenance Publications, Mechanic Privileges and Limitation

3.5

AMT13L

Maintenance Publications, Mechanic Privileges and Limitations Lab

1.5

AMT21

Basic Physics, Assembly & Rigging, and Weight & Balance

3.5

AMT21L

Basic Physics, Assembly & Rigging, and Weight & Balance Lab

1.5

AMT22

Aircraft Composite Structures, Aircraft Wood Structures

3.5

AMT22L

Aircraft Composite Structures, Aircraft Wood Structure Laboratory

1.5

AMT23

Aircraft Finishes, Aircraft Covering, Lubrication Systems

3.5

AMT23L

Aircraft Finishes, Aircraft Covering, Lubrication Systems, Laboratory

1.5

AMT31

Turbine Engines

3.5

AMT31L

Turbine Engines Laboratory

1.5

AMT32

Aircraft Sheetmetal Structures, Aircraft & Engine Instruments

3.5

AMT32L

Aircraft Sheetmetal Structures, Aircraft & Engine Instrument Laboratory

1.5

AMT33

Aircraft Reciprocating Engines

3.5

AMT33L

Aircraft Reciprocating Engines Laboratory

1.5

AMT41

Aircraft & Engine Fuel Systems, Fuel Metering Systems

3.5

AMT41L

Aircraft & Engine Fuel Systems, Fuel Metering Systems Lab

1.5

AMT42

Aircraft Drawings, Mathematics, Fluid Lines & Fittings

3.5

AMT42L

Aircraft Drawings, Mathematics, Fluid Lines & Fittings Lab

1.5

AMT43

Engine Exhaust, Induction, and Cooling Systems, and Ground Ops

3.5

AMT43L

Engine Exhaust, Induction, and Cooling Systems, and Ground Ops Lab

1.5

 

 

 

 

To enroll in the Reedley College Aviation Maintenance Technology Program, contact the Office of Admissions and Records located at 995 N. Reed Ave, Reedley, CA 93654. You call contact their office at (559) 638-0300 ext. 3323. If you would lie to start the application process online, please click on the link below.

Click Here to Apply

For more information about the Reedley College Aviation Maintenance Technology Program, please contact one of our instructors listed below.

Instructor

Phone Number

E-Mail

Jason Asman

(559) 638-0300 ext. 3423

jason.asman@reedleycollege.edu

David Richey

(559) 638-0300 ext. 3318

david.richey@reedleycollege.edu

Keith Zielke

(559) 638-0300 ext. 3474

keith.zielke@reedleycollege.edu

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