Aviation Maintenance Technology Program

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San Joaquin Valley College’s Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) program prepares students with the skills and technical knowledge they need to perform maintenance on aircraft airframe (body) and powerplant (engine). In addition to classroom instruction, hands-on training in the hangar includes maintenance, servicing, troubleshooting, and repair of airframe and powerplant systems and components.

Aircraft Mechanic student Michael Dodt Senior

After being in the workforce for 30 years, I didn’t know what to expect [at SJVC]. It’s really a team environment; everybody helps each other out.

Michael Dodt Senior, Student, Aviation Maintenance Technology

Hear more about Michael’s SJVC experience in his video testimonial.

Students Will Learn
Throughout SJVC’s Aviation Maintenance Technology program, students will learn:

    • • Aircraft engine and airframe repair
    • • Propeller & engine systems
    • • Basic electricity & electronics
    • • Turbine/jet engine systems
    • • Fuel metering systems
    • • Sheet metal structures

*The Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) program focuses on preparing you for certification as an Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic.

Program Outcomes
Graduates will earn an Associate of Science degree, and can do so in approximately 17 months. Graduates are prepared to test for an Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) license through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Graduates can expect to work as Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanics for airlines, commuter and corporate air fleets, and airfreight companies.

On the job, A&P mechanics:

  • • Perform safety and preventative checks
  • • Service, repair and maintain aircraft and parts
  • • Read blueprints and schematics
  • • Compute aircraft weight and balance
  • • Remove and replace major aircraft components

The Aviation Maintenance Technology program is available at the:

The Aviation Campus is located at 4985 East Andersen Ave., Fresno, CA 93727.

Accreditation & Approvals
The Aviation Maintenance Technology program is accredited by the Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation.

Flight Standards District Office
4955 E. Anderson Ave., Ste. 110
Fresno, CA 93727
(559) 454-0286 | http://www.faa.gov

SJVC is approved by the California State Approving Agency to enroll veterans and other eligible persons.

San Joaquin Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: www.accjc.org

San Joaquin Valley College is a private institution and is approved to operate as an accredited institution in the state of California by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). BPPE physical address: 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833; mailing address: P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818; phone (916) 431-6959; toll free (888) 370-7589; fax (916) 263-1897; website: www.bppe.ca.gov.

If a degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology sounds like the opportunity you’ve been looking for, please complete SJVC’s Request Information form. An Admissions Advisor will contact you soon to discuss how you can reach your career goals with SJVC.
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