Aviation Maintenance Technician Program Features

This 18-month aircraft maintenance program meets the requirements for students to take the exam for the Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanic certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration. This certificate authorizes the holder to approve aircraft that has undergone inspection or maintenance “for return to service.” This curriculum is approved by the FAA. Aircraft mechanics that graduate from this program are in high demand not only for aviation jobs, but also in other fields that require a high degree of mechanical knowledge. Located at the National Center for Aviation Training, WATC’s aviation maintenance technician 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 in the United States and has many opportunities for those seeking aircraft jobs after mechanic school.

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

All AMT program students are required to purchase tool kits via WATC. This purchase will be made in the Airframe 2 and PowerPlant 2 semesters of the program. Tools may not be purchased outside of WATC.

Airframe & Powerplant License 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

Aviation Maintenance Admission Requirements & Information

Program Checklist
Course Descriptions

4004 N. Webb Road, Wichita, KS 67226
New students may contact:

Marcus Hernandez
Admissions Counselor,
Academic Advisor


Current students may contact:

Rebekah Prichard
Academic Coach


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316.677.1032 (NCAT)
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.