Feb 23, 2020
The mission of the Aviation Maintenance Technology program is to provide a safe training facility and healthy learning environment that will prepare students for certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in Airframe and Powerplant Maintenance. The Aviation Maintenance Technology certification process consists of three separate tests designed to determine competency in the General, Airframe, and Powerplant sections. In addition, three separate oral and practical tests are administered by an FAA designated examiner. Upon successful completion of the nine tests, the graduate is awarded the FAA Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic Certification.
The Aviation Maintenance Technology program encourages students to become critical thinkers and lifelong learners and establishes a working relationship between students and employers that promotes upgrading of skills for continued advancement in the field of aviation maintenance.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students completing the Aviation Maintenance Technology program will be able to do the following:
- Demonstrate competence in written and verbal communication skills, quantitative reasoning and critical thinking.
- Acquire a broad knowledge from the FAA designated courses in the areas of general, airframe and powerplant studies.
- Acquire knowledge of human factors and the interrelationships between the individual, the work crew, the maintenance facility and the federal regulatory authority (FAA).
Specific Degree Requirements
Students wishing to earn an Associates of Applied Science in Aviation Maintenance Technology from South Louisiana Community College must:
- Have a degree program adjusted SLCC cumulative average of 2.0.
- Have earned at least 25 percent of the credit hours required for the degree through SLCC courses.
- Have earned at least a “C” in each course unless stated by a specific program.
- Have no more than one-third credit hours in required major courses and no more than 50 percent of credit hours total from non-traditional sources, Credit for Prior Learning (CPL), to meet the degree requirements, unless required by a specific program.
- Have completed at least the number of credits stipulated in the degree program.
Major Requirements - Total Credit Hours: 63
- AVMT Courses - 63 Credits
General Education Requirements - Total Credit Hours: 15
General Education Courses
AAS: Aviation Maintenance Technology Total Credits: 78
A grade of “C” or higher is required in all courses.
3 CTS: AMT: Airframe Structure Mechanic is awarded after a student has earned a “C” or higher in the following courses: AVMT 1107, 1207, and 1307.
4CTS: AMT: Airframe is awarded after a student has earned a “C” or higher in the following courses: AVMT 1107, 1207, 1307, 2107, 2207, and 2307.
5 CTS: AMT: Powerplant is awarded after a student has earned a “C” or higher in the following courses: AVMT 1107, 1207, 1307, 2407, 2507, and 2607.