Aviation Maintenance Technician Degree Information - Associate Degree Review

Published Dec 15, 2006

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An Aviation Maintenance Technician Associate Degree prepares students for employment as airframe and powerplant maintenance technicians. An Aviation Maintenance Technician associate degree enables students to begin their aviation careers at aviation repair stations and service facilities.

An Aviation Maintenance Technician Associate Overview

Summary of the Degree

An Aviation Maintenance Technician Associate Degree provides aviation students the ability to ascertain and demonstrate the necessary skills to complete the acceptable standards for the FAA General, Powerplant and Airframe exams. Some of the more general courses mandatory in an Aviation Maintenance Technician Associate Program include:

  • Humanities
  • Communications
  • Aircraft Electricity
  • Drawings of Aircraft
  • Standards of Aircraft
  • Science of Aircraft
  • Basics of Aircraft
  • Math and Science
  • Welding of Aircraft
  • Fluid Power
  • Systems of Airframe
  • Structures and Repair
  • Electrical Systems
  • Finish and Fabrications
  • Aids and Communication Systems for Navigation
  • Inspection and Assembly for Aircraft
  • Ignition and Electrical Systems
  • Propellers
  • Operations and Troubleshooting
  • Gas Turbine
  • Induction and Fuel Systems
  • Overhaul of Powerplant

Career Fields

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, www.bls.gov, the hiring of aircraft service technicians should be at a substantial increase. The best opportunities for hiring should be at small commuter and regional airlines as well as at FAA repair stations.

Occupational Outlook

Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (www.pama.org) published the Aviation Maintenance Salary Survey which stated that aviation maintenance technicians average $58,400 a year.

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