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Regional College
Regional College

The Associate of Applied Science in Aviation Maintenance Technology provides students with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to become an aircraft technician. Coursework meets Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) training requirements and qualifies graduates to sit for FAA examinations to become a certified Airframe and Powerplant technician. Topics include aircraft structures, aircraft power systems, aviation electronics and hydraulic systems. Students interested in this program must meet with an advisor prior to admission to the major. The degree is available at the Ashtabula Campus.

Career Opportunities

Aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and service technicians held about 142,300 jobs in 2010; about 5 in 6 of these workers was an aircraft mechanic and service technician.

Employment of aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and service technicians primarily is concentrated in a small number of industries. More than half of aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and service technicians worked in air transportation and support activities for air transportation. Around 18 percent worked in aerospace product and parts manufacturing and about 16 percent worked for the Federal Government. Most of the rest worked for companies that operate their own planes to transport executives and cargo.

Most airline mechanics and service technicians work at major airports near large cities. Civilian mechanics employed by the U.S. Armed Forces work at military installations. Mechanics who work for aerospace manufacturing firms typically are located in California or in Washington State. Others work for the FAA, many at the facilities in Oklahoma City, Atlantic City, Wichita, or Washington, DC. Mechanics for independent repair shops work at airports in every part of the country.

(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Admission Requirements

Admission is open to anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 67 credit hours. Minimum 2.000 cumulative GPA and in major.


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Type Legend: KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts; KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II. MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (39 credits)  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
  AMRT 10010 FAA Regulations and Documentation 2
    10020 Aircraft Tools and Techniques 2
    10030 Airframe I 3
    10040 Aviation Power Plant I 4
    20010 Airframe II 3
    20020 Airframe III 2
    20030 Aviation Electronics 3
    20040 Principles of Flight 3
    20050 Practicum in Advanced Aviation 2
    20060 Aviation Power Plant II 2
  EERT 12000 Electric Circuits I 4
    12001 Electric Circuits II 3
  MERT 12005 Properties of Materials 3
    22012 Fluid Power 3
Type Course Title Credits
  MATH 19001 Technical Mathematics I 4
    19002 Technical Mathematics II 4
  PHY 12201 Technical Physics I 3
    12202 Technical Physics II 4
KAD COMM 15000 Introduction to Human Communication 3
  ENG 20002 Introduction to Technical Writing 3
KSS SOC 12050 Introduction to Sociology 3
  Kent Core Composition 3-4
      MINIMUM TOTAL:  67