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Louisiana Technical College

Aviation Maintenance Technology

CIP 470608
Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Technical Diploma (TD),
Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS),
Technical Competency Area (TCA)

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Description | Employment Opportunities | Cost

Mission and Program Description

The Aviation Maintenance Technology program prepares students for certification by the Federal Aviation Administration as an Airframe and Powerplant mechanic. The certification process consists of three written computerized tests detailing the General, Airframe and Powerplant sections. In addition, three separate oral and practical tests are administered by an FAA designated examiner. Upon successful completion of the testing requirements, the graduate is awarded the FAA-A&P Mechanic Certificate. 

Length of Program:

AAS = 75 Semester Credit Hours
TD = 60 Semester Credit Hours

Education Requirements:

AAS = High School Diploma or GED
TD = Ability to Benefit
Placement Exam Scores: Spring 2008 Program Placement Score Chart (.pdf)

AAS Program: (Fall 07)

COMPASS Scores: Read 85; Math 55; Engl./Writ. 70
ACT Scores: Read 20; Math 19; Engl./Writ.  18

TD Program: (Fall 07)

COMPASS Scores: Read 77; Math 41 ; Engl./Writ. 47
ACT Scores: Read 18; Math 17; Engl./Writ. 16

Approximate Total Cost of Books and Supplies:

Contact the Student Affairs Office of the campus of your choice

Licensure and/or Certification:

Airframe Certification / Powerplant Certification issued by Federal Aviation Administration

Note:  Transferable General Education Courses needed to meet the requirements for the AAS are offered through a collaborative agreement with South Louisiana Community College (SLCC).

The objectives of the Aviation Maintenance Technology program are to:

  • Provide training which assists students in acquiring the skills necessary for employment in fields related to aircraft inspection, maintenance, and repairs.  Students acquire knowledge in general aircraft maintenance and repairs, airframe, and powerplant.
  • Provide AAS degree seeking students with appropriate General Education knowledge and skills in English, Math, Speech, Psychology,  and Physical Science





An application or re-application fee and a testing fee per component are charged for each Application for Admission submitted.

Tuition is paid by the semester. (SEE - Tuition and Fees) Students are also required to purchase books and supplies separately. Contact your host campus for a complete projected cost of this program.

The college accepts cash, personal and company checks, MasterCard or Visa for all fees. A percentage of tuition and fees are refundable up to the tenth day of instruction. No refund will be made after the tenth day.