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Aviation Maintenance Technology

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CERTIFICATES
Airframe Maintenance Technician 
(37-46 credit hours)

Power Plant Maintenance Technician 
(37-46 credit hours)

 

DIPLOMA

Airframe and Power Plant Maintenance Technician 
(76 credit hours)

 

AAS DEGREE

Aviation Maintenance Technology 
(76 credit hours)

 

Program Advisor

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David Deaton, Program Coordinator
(606) 451-6772
davida.deaton@kctcs.edu

Instructors

Michael Calder
(606) 451-6752
mike.calder@kctcs.edu

Jerry Graham
(606) 451-6788
jerry.graham@kctcs.edu

Dave Phelps
(606) 451-6838
dave.phelps@kctcs.edu

Donnie Hammons
(606) 451-6910
donnie.hammons@kctcs.edu

Location

The facility is located adjacent to the Somerset/Pulaski County Airport, providing students with actual hands-on experiences in an airport environment.

Program Details

With the rapid growth and technology advancements in the aviation field, there is a huge demand for certified Aviation Maintenance Technicians. These individuals perform a variety of duties to repair and maintain our nation’s aircraft. Aviation Maintenance Technicians are responsible for maintaining this vital means of transportation. Somerset Community College offers a two-year degree or diploma program in Aviation Maintenance Technology.

The AMT program is an FAA-approved program designed to provide students with a working knowledge in the two major areas of airframe and powerplant. Students will gain the skills needed to inspect, service, and repair airframes and airframe powerplants, including reciprocating and turbine engines and their associated accessories. The facility is located adjacent to the Somerset/Pulaski County Airport, providing students with actual hands-on experiences in an airport environment.
 
Graduates of the Aviation Maintenance Technology Program are capable of inspecting and repairing any aircraft to assure safe operations. This capability demands a thorough understanding of all the components of an aircraft and of the functioning relationships of one component to another. With air safety ultimately dependent upon the skills and integrity of the maintenance staff, students in our Aviation Maintenance program are taught to perform to a no-fault level and assume accountability for all tasks undertaken.
 
Graduates of the program meet eligibility requirements to take Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification examinations for both Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanic ratings.

Career Options

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Surveys and studies conducted by the FAA, General Aviation manufacturers Association (FAMA), Future Aviation Professionals Association (FAPA), and Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) have projected a shortage of trained technicians during the next decade. This program is designed to provide students with a working knowledge in the two major areas of airframe and powerplant. Students will gain the skills needed to inspect, service, and repair airframes and airframe powerplants, including recipro-cating and turbine engines and their associated accessories.

Additional Program Criteria

Computer Literacy must be demonstrated either by competency exam or by completing a computer literacy course prior to completion of the AMT program.

Download Program Overview (pdf)
To learn how to apply, see the Admissions Checklist.
See the program YouTube video.

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