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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.

aviationStudents 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.

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.

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 Specific Program Admissions Information

Prospective students are required to meet with an Aviation Maintenance Technology faculty member where they will receive the separate admissions application for the Aviation Maintenance Technology. Detailed admission criteria, plans of study, hand tool requirements, facility tour and career opportunities are addressed. General information packets and admission applications can be obtained by calling the Aviation Maintenance Technology at 614- 287-7100.

Twenty five full-time students are admitted each Autumn and Spring semesters. Part-time night students are admitted each semester as space permits.

Applicants to the Aviation Maintenance Technology program should understand that employment in the aviation industry requires stringent drug and alcohol screening as well as background/criminal and credit checks

Additional Requirements for Admission to the Program:

1) High School Graduate or Equivalency (PSEO students will be evaluated individually)
2) Placement into ENGL 1100 Composition I
3) Placement into “No Reading Required” or transfer credit for ENGL 1100
4) Completion of MATH 1020 Beginning Algebra with grade of “C” or better, or placement into MATH 1030
5) Completion of separate Aviation Maintenance Technology application and meeting with AMT Faculty.

Students should be aware that employers prefer completion of both Airframe and Powerplant ratings for employment consideration. The split certificates were designed for those applicants who have prior experience acceptable to the Federal Aviation Administration for testing authorization for one of the ratings. Please contact the Aviation Maintenance Technology for advising.

Aviation Maintenance Technology Associate Degree

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 GE - SBS 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  3
HUM XXXX Refer to approved GE - HUM 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
NAT XXXX Refer to approved GE - NAT list  4
XXXX XXXX Basic Elective  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  3
XXXX XXXX Basic Elective  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
MECH 1150 Manufacturing Materials & Processes  3
MECH 1240 Machine Tools  3
ITST 1101 Computer Applications in Construction/Engineering Tech I  2
ITST 1102 Computer Applications in Construction/Engineering Tech II  2
ITST 1123 PC Tech Essentials I  3

Approved General Education (GE) List

NAT  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 1100 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
GEOL 1122 Historical Geology  4
GEOL 1151 Natural Disasters  3
PHYS 1103 World of Energy  3
PHYS 1106 Physics by Inquiry: Properties & Motion  5
PHYS 1200 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

SBS GE-SOCIAL BEHAVORIAL SCIENCE REQUIREMENT (SELECT ONE)

ANTH 2202 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology  3
ECON 2200 Principles of Microeconomics  3
GEOG 2400 Economic and Social Geography  3
POLS 1100 American Government  3
SOC 1101 Introduction to Sociology  3
PSY 1100 Introduction to Psychology  3

HUM 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 to 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 Airframe 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

Aviation Maintenance Powerplant 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 2102 Aircraft Electrical Systems  6
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 12
Summer Semester . .
AMT 2103 Aircraft Instruments & Fire Protections  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 3
Semester 3 . .
AMT 2201 Turbine Engine Maintenance I  5
AMT 2202 Turbine Engine Maintenance II  5
AMT 2203 Reciprocating Engine Maintenance I  5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15
Semester 4 . .
AMT 2204 Reciprocating Engine Maintenance II  5
AMT 2205 Propellers  2
AMT 2206 Powerplant Inspection  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 11
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 54