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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 six semesters.

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. An Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic Certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 65 (14CFR65), is required for employment as an Aviation Maintenance Technician.

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

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
AMT 1101 Introduction to Aviation  2
AMT 1102 Aircraft Weight & Balance  2
AMT 1103 Aircraft Materials  4
AMT 1104 AMT Regulation & Inspection  3
AMT 1105 Ground Operation & Servicing  2
ENGL 1100 Composition I  3
COLS 1100 First Year Experience Seminar  1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 17
Semester 2 . .
AMT 1106 Basic Electricity for the AMT  6
AMT 2101 Aircraft Metallic Structures  6
AMT 2102 Aircraft Electrical Systems  6
MATH 1113 Technical Mathematics  5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 23
Summer Semester . .
AMT 2103 Aircraft Instrument & Fire Protection  3
AMT 2104 Aircraft Fuel Systems  2
AMT 2105 Aircraft Non-Metallic Structures  5
ENGT 1115 Engineering Graphics  3
SBS XXXX Refer to approved list  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 16
Semester 3 . .
AMT 2106 Communications & Navigation Systems  2
AMT 2107 Aircraft Environmental Controls  2
AMT 2108 Aircraft Landing Gear & Fluid Power  4
AMT 2109 Aircraft Inspection  6
XXXX XXXX Basic Elective- Refer to approved list  3
HUM XXXX Refer to approved list  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 20
Semester 4 . .
AMT 2201 Turbine Engine Maintenance I  5
AMT 2202 Turbine Engine Maintenance II  5
AMT 2203 Reciprocating Engine Maintenance I  5
XXXX XXXX Natural Science - Refer to approved list  4
XXXX XXXX Basic Elective- Refer to approved list  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 22
Summer Semester . .
AMT 2204 Reciprocating Engine Maintenance II  5
AMT 2205 Propellers  2
AMT 2206 Powerplant Inspection  4
XXXX XXXX Basic Elective - Refer to approved list  3
XXXX XXXX Basic Elective - Refer to approved list  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 16
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS . 114

Basic Electives
The following courses are approved for basic elective requirements:

BMGT 1111 Management  3
EET 1115 Basic Digital Systems  3
ESSH 1101 Introduction to Environmental Science, Safety & Health  3
ESSH 2111 Hazardous Materials Management  3
ITST 1101 Comp Apps Construction/Engineering I 2
ITST 1102 Comp Apps Construction/Engineering I 2
ITST 1123 PC Tech Essentials I 3
MECH 1150 Manufacturing Materials & Processes  3
MECH 1240 Machine Tools  3

GE-NATURAL/PHYSICAL SCIENCES REQUIREMENT (SELECT ONE)

ASTR 1141 Life in the Universe  3
ASTR 1161 The Solar System  3
ASTR 1162 Stars and Galaxies  3
ASTR 1400 Astronomy Laboratory  1
BIO 1111 Introduction to Biology I  4
BIO 1112 Human Biology   4
BIO 1113 Biological Sciences I  4
BIO 1114 Biological Sciences II  4
BIO 1125 Plant Biology  4
BIO 1127 Environmental Science I  4
BIO 2215 Introduction to Microbiology  4
BIO 2232 Human Physiology  4
CHEM 1110 Chemistry and Society  5
CHEM 1111 Elementary Chemistry I  4
CHEM 1112 Elementary Chemistry II  4
CHEM 1171 General Chemistry I  5
CHEM 1172 General Chemistry II  5
GEOL 1101 Introduction to Earth Science  4
GEOL 1105 Geology and the National Parks  3
GEOL 1121 Physical Geology  4
GEOL1122 Historical Geology  4
GEOL 1151 Natural Disasters  3
PHYS 1103 World of Energy  3
PHYS 1106 Physics by Inquiry: Properties & Motion  5
PHYS 1200 Introductory Algebra-Based Physics I  5
PHYS 1201 Algebra-Based Physics II  5
PHYS 1250 Calculus-Based Physics I  5
PHYS 1251 Calculus-Based Phys II  5

GE-SOCIAL BEHAVORIAL SCIENCE REQUIREMENT (SELECT ONE)

ANTH 2202 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology  3
GEOG 2240 Economic and Social Geography  3
POLS 1100 American Government  3
SOC 1101 Introduction to Sociology  3
PSY 1100 Introduction to Psychology  3
ECON 2200 Microeconomics  3

GE-ART/HUMANITIES REQUIREMENT (SELECT ONE)

HART 1201 History of Art I  3
HART 1202 History of Art II  3
HIST 1111 European History to 1648  3
HIST 1112 European History since 1648  3
HIST 1151 American History to 1877  3
HIST 1152 American History since 1877  3
HIST 1181 World Civ I:  Non-Western/Non-Amer/1500  3
HIST 1182 World Civ II: Non-Western/Non-Amer/Since 1500  3
HIST 2223 African American History I:  1451-1876  3
HIST 2224 African American History II:  1877-Present  3
HUM 1100 Introduction to Humanities  3
HUM 1270 Comparative Religions  3
MUS 1251 Survey of Music History  3
PHIL 1101 Introduction to Philosophy  3
PHIL 1130 Ethics  3

Aviation Maintenance Technician Certificate

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
AMT 1101 Introduction to Aviation  2
AMT 1102 Aircraft Weight & Balance  2
AMT 1103 Aircraft Materials  4
AMT 1104 AMT Regulation & Inspection  3
AMT 1105 Ground Operation & Servicing  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 13
Semester 2 . .
AMT 1106 Basic Electricity for the AMT  6
AMT 2101 Aircraft Metallic Structures  6
AMT 2102 Aircraft Electrical Systems  6
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 18
Summer Semester . .
AMT 2103 Aircraft Instruments & Fire Protections  3
AMT 2104 Aircraft Fuel Systems  2
AMT 2105 Aircraft Non-Metallic Structures  5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 10
Semester 3 . .
AMT 2106 Communication & Navigation Systems  2
AMT 2107 Aircraft Environmental Controls  2
AMT 2108 Aircraft Landing Gear & Fluid Power  4
AMT 2109 Airframe Inspection  6
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 14
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 55

 

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