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Aviation Maintenance Technicians are a vital component of the fast-paced and exciting aviation industry. Aerospace industry growth creates a continual demand for newly trained AMTs and interesting job locations abound. Due to the unique skills of the aviation maintenance technician, there are many career opportunities within the aviation maintenance field as well as in non-aviation industries.

Students in the Aviation Maintenance Technology program may pursue technical training for the Airframe and Powerplant Certificate or the Associate of Applied Science degree. The Airframe and Powerplant Certificate program covers all the essential subject areas necessary for successful completion of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification process for the mechanic ratings. Students who complete the certificate program may take additional course work in English, mathematics, physics, and other electives to receive an Associate of Applied Science degree. The certificate and associate degree can be completed in eight quarters.

The Aviation Maintenance facility is located at the Columbus State Southwest Center at Bolton Field Airport (KTZR), southwest of Columbus. The 10,000 square foot hangar houses the college’s fleet of single and multi-engine, reciprocating, and turbine-powered aircraft. Well-equipped classrooms and laboratories provide students with an enjoyable setting for learning and a unique hands-on experience in an airport environment.

The Aviation Maintenance Technology program is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA Certificate No. DL9T090R) and meets the requirements of FAA Regulation Part 147. Students successfully completing the appropriate technical studies are qualified to take the exams for the FAA Airframe and Powerplant certificate rating.

Upon completion of the Aviation Maintenance Technology curriculum, the graduate will be able to:

  • Service, inspect, and complete repairs and alterations on airframes, engines, propellers, and associated systems (including environmental, electrical, fuel, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems).
  • Utilize the regulations and technical manuals to complete inspections, repairs, and alterations of aircraft safely and to complete the required maintenance entries after finishing inspection, repair and/or alteration.
  • Properly use precision measuring equipment for the accuracy demanded by the aviation industry.
  • Understand blueprints used for the repair and alteration of aircraft and utilize them to affect the repair or alteration.
  • Identify aircraft materials and hardware and their structural properties. Correctly identify corrosion and the proper treatment and prevention methods and techniques.
  • Identify and use nondestructive testing methods used in the Aviation Industry.
  • Meet FAA certification requirements for the Airframe and Powerplant Certificates.

Aviation Maintenance Technology Associate Degree

Quarter  1

Course Name Credits
AMT 101 Introduction to Aviation  4
AMT 110 AMT Regulations, Privileges and Documentation  4
AMT 115 Aircraft DC Electricity  5
MECH 120 Mechanical Drafting 1  3
ENGL 101 Beginning Composition  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 19

Quarter 2

Course Name Credits
AMT 130 Aircraft Ground Handling and Safety  2
AMT 140 Aircraft Tools, Hardware and Materials  5
AMT 145 Aircraft AC Electricity  5
AMT 150 Basic Aircraft Inspection Systems  2
ENGL 102 Essay and Research  3
MATH 103 Beginning Algebra II  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 21

Quarter 3

Course Name Credits
AMT 160 Aircraft Reciprocating Engine Maintenance 1  4
AMT 162 Aircraft Reciprocating Engine Maintenance 2  5
AMT 165 Aircraft Propellers  3
AMT 175 Aircraft Electrical Systems 1  3
MATH 111 Technical Math I  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 19

Quarter 4

Course Name Credits
AMT 180 Aircraft Turbine Engine Maintenance 1  5
AMT 182 Aircraft Turbine Engine Maintenance 2  5
AMT 190 Aircraft Ice/Rain Protection Systems  2
AMT 195 Aircraft Electrical Systems 2  4
PHYS 181 Technical Physics (Mechanics)  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 20

Quarter 5

Course Name Credits
AMT 210 Aircraft Sheet Metal Structures  5
AMT 212 Aircraft Wood, Dope and Fabric  3
AMT 215 Aircraft Environmental Controls  3
AMT 220 Aircraft Fuel Systems  3
MECH 150 Manufacturing Materials and Processes  4
COMM 204 Technical Writing  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 21

Quarter 6

Course Name Credits
AMT 235 Aircraft Instrumentation  4
AMT 240 Aircraft Composite Structures  3
AMT 245 Aircraft Landing Gear and Fluid Power Systems  6
AMT 250 Advanced NDI for Aircraft  3
SSCI XXX Social Science 100, 101, 102, SOC 239 (or) GEOG 240 5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 21

Quarter 7

Course Name Credits
AMT 255 Aircraft Navigation and Communication Systems  4
AMT 260 Aircraft Rigging and Assembly  3
AMT 262 Fundamentals of Helicopter Maintenance  3
AMT 270 Aircraft Conformity Inspections  5
COMM 105 Speech  3
(A basic related elective from the three options immediately below.)
BMGT 101 Principles of Business 5
. or .
ENVR 101 Intro. to Environmental Science, Safety, and Health 4
. or .
EET 115 Basic Digital Systems  5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 22 – 23

Quarter 8

Course Name Credits
AMT 280 Advanced Aircraft Maintenance Practices  6
AMT 285 Aircraft Weight and Balance  3
AMT 290 Human Factors in Aviation Maintenance  4
AMT 295 Aircraft Systems Review  3
HUM xxx Humanities 111, 112, 113, 151, 152 (or) 224  5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 21
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS . 164 – 165

Aviation Maintenance Technician Certificate

Quarter 1

Course Name Credits
AMT 101 Introduction to Aviation  4
AMT 110 AMT Regulations, Privileges and Documentation  4
AMT 115 Aircraft DC Electricity  5
MECH 120 Mechanical Drafting 1  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 16

Quarter 2

Course Name Credits
AMT 130 Aircraft Ground Handling and Safety  2
AMT 140 Aircraft Tools, Hardware and Materials  5
AMT 145 Aircraft AC Electricity  5
AMT 150 Basic Aircraft Inspection Systems  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 14

Quarter 3

Course Name Credits
AMT 160 Aircraft Reciprocating Engine Maintenance 1  4
AMT 162 Aircraft Reciprocating Engine Maintenance 2  5
AMT 165 Aircraft Propellers  3
AMT 175 Aircraft Electrical Systems 1  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15

Quarter 4

Course Name Credits
AMT 180 Aircraft Turbine Engine Maintenance 1  5
AMT 182 Aircraft Turbine Engine Maintenance 2  5
AMT 190 Aircraft Ice/Rain Protection Systems  2
AMT 195 Aircraft Electrical Systems 2  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 16

Quarter 5

Course Name Credits
MT 210 Aircraft Sheet Metal Structures  5
AMT 212 Aircraft Wood, Dope and Fabric  3
AMT 215 Aircraft Environmental Controls  3
AMT 220 Aircraft Fuel Systems  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 14

Quarter 6

Course Name Credits
AMT 235 Aircraft Instrumentation  4
AMT 240 Aircraft Composite Structures  3
AMT 245 Aircraft Landing Gear and Fluid Power Systems  6
AMT 250 Advanced NDI for Aircraft  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 16

Quarter 7

Course Name Credits
AMT 255 Aircraft Navigation and Communication Systems  4
AMT 260 Aircraft Rigging and Assembly  3
AMT 262 Fundamentals of Helicopter Maintenance  3
AMT 270 Aircraft Conformity Inspections  5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15

Quarter 8

Course Name Credits
AMT 280 Advanced Aircraft Maintenance Practices  6
AMT 285 Aircraft Weight and Balance  3
AMT 290 Human Factors in Aviation Maintenance  4
AMT 295 Aircraft Systems Review  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 16
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS .  122