The AMT program at WATC works hand-in-hand with local aviation industry experts to prepare Aviation Maintenance Technicians for a high demand AMT career. The AMT degree offered teaches students both Airframe and Powerplant skills. Upon completion of the AMT program and pass the exam administered by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), students will become certified by the FAA before joining the workforce.
The AMT Program at WATC provides you with the hands-on training and classroom work that prepares you to become an FAA certified Aviation Maintenance Technician. The need for learning in a real-world environment limits our ability to offer an Aviation Maintenance Technology Online School. Students must have access to the latest technology and have the opportunity to practice the skills they are learning.
Aviation Maintenance Technician Degree
WATC offers an Aviation Maintenance Technician Degree in the form of an Associates of Applied Science in Aviation Maintenance Technology. In this program, you will learn both Airframe and Powerplant.
Aviation Maintenance Technician Certification
One way to gain your Aviation Maintenance Technician Certification is attend an FAA-approved Aviation Maintenance Technician School. The FAA requires you to pass a written, oral and practical test to obtain your certification. This information can be found on the FAA website, https://www.faa.gov/mechanics/become/basic
Aviation Maintenance Technician Colleges
To become a certified Aircraft Mechanic, the FAA requires you to either have sufficient practical experience or to have graduated from an FAA-approved Aviation Maintenance Technician School. You will take AMT Courses that will provide you with the hands on experience you need. Wichita Area Technical College is an FAA-approved Aviation Maintenance Technician School.
Aviation Maintenance Technician Tuition
The cost of tuition at Wichita Area Technical College for the Associate of Applied Science in Airframe and Powerplant is $25,507.00. This program cost is a fraction of the cost of our surrounding competitors.
Aviation Maintenance Technician Scholarships
College can be expensive. It is important to apply for aviation maintenance technician scholarships to help offset the cost. A list of the available WATC scholarships can be found here.
Aviation Maintenance Technician
The FAA states that an Aviation Maintenance Technician’s job includes completing aircraft inspections, maintaining and performing scheduled maintenance and if needed, making repairs. Preventative maintenance is the priority. (Aviation Maintenance Technician Job Description)
To begin your AMT career, it is important to attend an FAA certified AMT school, such at Wichita Area Technical College. WATC is backed by an industry advisory board.