Partially Online Aviation Maintenance Technology

Diploma | 20 Months
Aviation Maintenance Technology - Hybrid Option
Associate of Applied Science | 23 Months
Aviation Maintenance Technology - Hybrid Option
Next Start Date: 1/3/24
Next Start Date: 3/28/24
Next Start Date: 6/24/24
Next Start Date: 8/22/24
Next Start Date: 11/18/24

Training the Next Generation of Aviation Maintenance Technicians

Spartan offers the FIRST EVER FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technology program option delivered partially online! This hybrid online AMT program option is perfect for anyone looking to take the next step toward a future in Aviation Maintenance, with the added bonus of flexibility.

Are you always busy? Our Aviation Maintenance Technology online option is designed to be manageable even if you are working or you have a busy schedule. With our online training option, time on ground at our Tulsa campus is reduced to only 8 months. Are you active in the service? This program allows existing military personnel to train in-person in less than half the time traditionally required to prepare for Airframe & Powerplant Certification after leaving active duty.
What about international? If you are getting ready to make a big move, the first part of the program provides a more flexible schedule so you can focus on your schoolwork at your own pace. For the second on-campus portion, you can then relocate to Spartan’s Tulsa campus for your remaining training.

Training in our airplane mechanic program not only prepares you to earn your certification as an aircraft mechanic, but it can also provide you with a versatile skill set that is desired in other industries.

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Program Details​

Aviation Maintenance Technology – Hybrid Option(Diploma)

20 Months: 12 months online, 8 months on-ground

Associate of Applied Science Aviation Maintenance Technology – Hybrid Option (Degree)

23 Months: 12 months online, 8 months on-ground, 3 months of Gen Eds online or on-campus

Successful completion qualifies Spartan College graduates to take the written, oral, and practical tests with the Federal Aviation Administration for the Mechanic’s Certificate with both Airframe and Powerplant ratings.

Spartan College’s partially online aviation maintenance program is meant to be manageable even if you are working full-time or you are finishing up active duty in the military. For international students, the partially online Aviation Maintenance program provides the option of living in your home country for the first part of the program (providing you with a flexible schedule) then relocating to Tulsa, Oklahoma for the second on-campus portion. Before applying, ensure that you’re in a state eligible for our online program: Distance Education State Authorization List

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Course Work

Previous experience is not required! Our AMT programs provide training in everything from changing a tire to rebuilding a turbine engine. You can also learn about all types of aircraft, from a small single-engine plane to a large transport plane like those used by major airlines. Students in our aviation maintenance program will study a variety of subjects, such as:

Aircraft Electrical Systems

Provides an in-depth study of airframe electrical systems including inspection and repair of components and related wiring, power distribution, and circuit troubleshooting.

Hydraulics and Landing Gear

Explores the theory, operation, troubleshooting and maintenance of aircraft hydraulic and pneumatic systems in detail.

Aircraft Instrumentation

Covers the theory, operation, and maintenance of aircraft communication and navigation systems with an in-depth study of aircraft instrument systems.

Aircraft Flight Controls

Covers aircraft control surfaces including system rigging, maintenance, inspection, and troubleshooting as well as aircraft fuel system theory.

Aviation Science

Addresses mathematics skills needed to calculate aircraft weight and balance as well as basic physics concepts of motion, fluid dynamics, heat, sound, and aerodynamics.

Aviation Maintenance

Practices cover corrosion control; materials and processes; maintenance publications, forms and records; fluid lines and fittings; aircraft drawings and mechanic privileges.

Reciprocating Engine Systems

Describes how to troubleshoot, repair, and time an aircraft magneto; explain engine instrument, electrical, and fuel systems; plus a reciprocating engine lubrication system.

Fuel Metering and Propellers

Discusses propeller operation and inspection requirements, and how to troubleshoot and repair reciprocating engine fuel metering devices.

Turbine Engine System

Explains how to operate and troubleshoot turbine engine lubrication, fuel metering, ignitions, engine instruments, fire protection systems, and auxiliary power.
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Part of the Demand for Airline Technicians

*New Civil Aviation Pilots
*New Maintenance Technicians
# of Pilots/Technicians needed to fly and maintain the North America fleet over the next 20 years 
according to the Boeing Pilot Technician Outlook 2021 – 2040.
Interested in Becoming Part of the Demand? Learn More Today!

Sample Classes

Spartan College’s Aviation Maintenance Technology courses may teach students the technical skills required to become an entry-level Airframe and Powerplant technician. If you’re searching for an aviation maintenance school that provides instruction and training for certifications, you can find it here.
PPT2001 - Reciprocating Engines
ARF2001 - Metallic Structures
ARF2003 - Hydraulics And Landing Gear Systems
PPT2133 - Powerplant Module 8

In this class students will discuss and apply and overhaul procedures and techniques as they apply to an aircraft reciprocating engine. Student will inspect and repair engine components in accordance with manufacturers generally accepted procedures. Students will also discuss engine exhaust systems, and engine cooling systems.
ARF2001 - Metallic Structures

In this course, aircraft sheet metal structures and different fastening methods are studied in detail. Students will accomplish a wide variety of lab projects leading to an understanding of subject material. Upon successful completion of this course, students are expected to be able to perform all basic tasks required of an aircraft maintenance technician related to metallic structures.
ARF2003 - Hydraulics And Landing Gear Systems

The theory, operation, and maintenance of aircraft hydraulic and pneumatic systems are covered. The troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair of both systems is stressed. Aircraft landing gears, including retraction systems, oleos, brakes, wheels, and tires, are also studied. This course also includes study of aircraft position and warning systems.

A&P Certification (Airframe & Powerplant License)

An Airframe & Powerplant certification, also known as the A&P License, is required for those who inspect, maintain, and repair aircraft. In Spartan’s aviation maintenance program hybrid online option, we can provide you with the hands-on aircraft maintenance training and knowledge needed to obtain your FAA A&P License. You can also gain confidence and interview skills by working with our career services team.

Before applying, ensure that you’re in a state eligible for our online program: Distance Education State Authorization List

Student Benefits:

  • Perfect for those with plans to transition out of their current industry or require flexible schooling. 12 months of distance education and 8 months in Tulsa when you transition for an associates degree, then an additional 3 mos online or onground for the remaining degree courses.
  • Get a jump start on training
  • Those coming out of armed forces with training can be evaluated for possible credits
  • Cut your time in the classroom in half! Spend just 8 months on campus rather than 17-20 months.
  • Students will use a web-based learning management system to get access to classes and work assignments.
  • The online portion of the program enables schedule flexibility. You can do your work at night after work, on weekends, or whenever your schedule best allows.
  • Save commute time. You only have to go to campus for 8 months instead of 17-20 months with our traditional program.
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