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Aviation Maintenance Technology (Airframe & Powerplant)

Program Features

This 18-month program meets the requirements for students to take the exam for the Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanic certificate from the FAA. The certificate authorizes the holder to approve aircraft that has undergone inspection or maintenance “for return to service.” This curriculum is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration. Graduates from this program are in demand not only in the field of aviation but in other fields that require a high degree of mechanical knowledge. Located at the National Center for Aviation Training, WATC’s program offers a state-of-the-art facility with instructors offering more than 300 combined years of industry expertise working at Cessna, Boeing, Learjet, Beechcraft, Spirit AeroSystems and other top aerospace companies located in Wichita, KS. Known for decades as the Air Capital of the World, Wichita is one of five global aviation clusters.

Choose from an Associate of Applied Science which is typically a 2-year program,  or a Technical Certificate, which is usually completed in a year or less.

Degree and Certificate Options
Associate of Applied Science, Airframe & Powerplant 123 Credit Hours
Technical Certificate, Airframe 65 Credit Hours
Technical Certificate, Powerplant 65 Credit Hours

Admission Requirements & Additional Information

Program Checklist

Course Descriptions


4004 N. Webb Road, Wichita, KS 67226
Beth To get started, new students may contact:

Beth Ferrell
Admissions Counselor

Aviation, Design & Manufacturing
316.677.1091 (NCAT)

Prichard_R Current students may contact:

Rebekah Prichard
Academic Coach
316.677.1027 (NCAT)


WATC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 • Chicago, IL 60604
www.ncahlc.org • 800.621.7440

Students interested in this program are eligible to apply for federal financial aid.

Program Integrity – Gainful Employment

In accordance with 34 CFR 668.6(b), that requires institutions to disclose certain information about the programs to prospective students, please see: Gainful Employment.