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SJVC’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).

At a Glance

About the Program

What Will I Learn

Students in our Aviation Maintenance Technology program learn:

  • Aircraft engine and airframe repair
  • Propeller & engine systems
  • Basic electricity & electronics
  • Turbine/jet engine systems

Graduates of The Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) program are eligible to test for an Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) license through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  The College does not guarantee students will successfully pass these exams or be certified or licensed as a result of completing the program.

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Courses* taken by our Aviation Maintenance Technology students include:

Aircraft Basic Science

This course covers the basics of blueprint reading, mechanical drawings, the fabrication of fluid lines, and the identification of different aircraft hardware and materials. It will also focus on nondestructive testing methods, how to utilize precision measuring tools, and aircraft corrosion control. Proper FAA documentation and manufacturer instructions will be used which will include mechanic privileges and limitations. A grade of “C” or higher is required to pass this course.

Propellers and Engine Auxiliary Systems

This course will cover the inspection, troubleshooting, and repair of landing gear retraction systems which includes shock struts, wheals, brakes, and tires. Fuel management and dump systems will be discussed, as well as inspection and repair of auxiliary systems. This includes ice and rain control, smoke and carbon monoxide warning systems, and fire detection and extinguishing systems. A grade of “C” or higher is required to pass this course.

Aircraft Landing Gear

This course will cover the inspection, troubleshooting, and repair of landing gear retraction systems which includes shock struts, wheals, brakes, and tires. Fuel management and dump systems will be discussed, as well as inspection and repair of auxiliary systems. This includes ice and rain control, smoke and carbon monoxide warning systems, and fire detection and extinguishing systems. A grade of “C” or higher is required to pass this course.

*Course listings are subject to change. Reference the SJVC College Catalog for the  most current program information.

Career Opportunities

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
Aircraft Mechanic and Service Technicians Career Outlook
Projected Job Growth

(2016-2026)

Mean Annual Wage

(National, May 2018)

Mean Annual Wage

(California, May 2018)

5% (source) $62,920 (source) $70,750 (source)
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2018

Program Availability

SJVC’s Aviation Maintenance Technology program is conveniently location in the following campuses:

Fresno – TEC

Cost & Financial Aid

Education is the most important investment you can make in your future. There is a financial plan available for everyone, including a broad range of financial assistance options. Visit SJVC’s Net Price Calculator to get personalized information on college costs and financial aid. Check out SJVC’s Academic Catalog to learn about program costs by campus and credential level. You also can talk to an Admissions Representative to discuss the costs of your chosen program, and schedule an appointment with an experienced financial aid officer.

Accreditation & Approvals

The Aviation Maintenance Technology program is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration

Flight Standards District Office

1781 E. Fir Avenue, Ste. 203

Fresno, CA 93720

(559) 297-2150

http://www.faa.gov

 

Institutional Accreditation

San Joaquin Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Boulevard, 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.

State Approvals

CALIFORNIA

SJVC is a private institution and is approved to operate as an accredited institution by the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). Approval to operate means that SJVC has been found in compliance with the standards set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Title 5, Division 7.5, – Private Postsecondary Education of the California Code of Regulations. As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement.

A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the Bureau’s internet website (www.bppe.ca.gov).

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