Aviation Maintenance Technology

Train for a job in aircraft maintenance and repair. Get prepared for the FAA's airframe and power plant exam.

This 2+ year program prepares students for the FAA's airframe and power plant exam. Students find jobs in aircraft maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification, and other maintenance-related fields. They are also trained to perform maintenance on personal aircraft. Students can earn an associate's degree or technical diploma in this Aviation Maintenance Technology program. 

Take a look at the Degree Plan: 

Most aviation graduates choose to work in general aviation (small aircraft). Many have gone on to become lead mechanics, shop foremen, and directors of maintenance. 

Graduates are proficient in aviation fundamentals, aviation airframe maintenance, reciprocation power plants, power plant systems, and turbine power plants. 

This program is housed at Lafayette Regional Airport, 118 Shepard Dr., Lafayette, LA 70508. 

Here are a few facts about the industry – 

  • Careers in this industry include: airframe maintenanceaircraft engine mechanicturbine engine power mechanic, and wind power generation mechanic.
  • The median annual salary for this industry is $56,980.
  • The median hourly wage is $27.40.

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