The Aviation Maintenance programs are approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and meet the requirements established in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 14, Chapter 1, Subchapter H, Part 147. These programs are designed to teach students entry-level technical skills in airframe and powerplant. The skills and information taught in the program are applicable to other maintenance industries and professions as well as aviation; therefore, certification is not required upon graduation. Obtaining an A&P certificate is encouraged and provides additional options should you choose to pursue certification. The general education courses in the associate degree program enhance the students’ background and intellectual proficiency.
The importance of aircraft maintenance cannot be denied. Aviation maintenance technicians are the highly-skilled, detail-oriented individuals who keep the airways safe and the planes flying. All US certified aircraft are required to be inspected on a regular basis. The length of time or number of hours of operation as well as the type of aircraft determine those inspection intervals. In most cases these inspection intervals are established jointly between the FAA and the aircraft manufacturer.
The diploma program is geared towards teaching students the technical skills required to service, repair, and overhaul aircraft components and systems. The knowledge gained through the additional general education courses in the associate degree program may enhance the students’ background and intellectual proficiency so they are more competitive in their chosen professions. Associate degree graduates are eligible to continue with Spartan College’s Bachelor of Science in Technology Management degree program (offered online or on campus).
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 enrolling, ensure that you’re in a state eligible for our online program: Distance Education State Authorization List. Learn more about our Hybrid Online option.
*General education classes for the associate portion of the program can be taken via online distance education or on-ground at the Tulsa Campus.
*Boeing: Pilot and Technician Outlook, http://www.boeing.com/commercial/market/pilot-technician-outlook/
First, applicants must provide proof they’ve graduated high school or high school equivalency certificate based on the General Education Development (GED) test. Applicants will also need their high school transcript from an accredited institution. (However, an official copy of the military DD214 may be used as an official proof of high school graduation only if the document includes a specific graduation date.)
For a full list of prerequisites, check out our College Catalog for our Tulsa programs.
You may hear the terms Aviation Maintenance Technology program or Airframe & Powerplant program – these programs are fundamentally the same. They both lead to eligibility for the certification process with the FAA for the Airframe & Powerplant certificate.
Graduates of Spartan’s AMT program can be found in a variety of jobs, some of our graduates have gone on to work as:
To ensure every student has the most up-to-date information about the cost of our Aviation Maintenance Technology program, we regularly update our Catalog Supplement guide. Admissions representatives can answer detailed questions about the program, cost, and financial aid opportunities to those who qualify.
If you haven’t read the College Catalog from front to back yet, no worries. We’ve got you covered. You’ll be studying for classes like Reciprocating Engines, Metallic Structures, and Hydraulics and Landing Gear Systems among other riveting courses.
In Spartan’s AMT program you’ll dive into a comprehensive look at the world of aviation maintenance and the technologies associated with the rapidly evolving aerospace world. From fuel metering and propellers to aircraft instrumentation, you’ll dive into aviation science of small single engine planes to large transport planes used at major airlines.
Yes, we train all our graduates to be well-rounded. You wouldn’t have a peanut butter sandwich without the jelly, would you?
Students training in our diploma program only take two general education courses. Students earning their associate’s degree currently take seven general education courses. Due to program changes, the exact number of general education courses may change.
We have set schedules. See the College Catalog for more detailed information.
Great question! By our estimation, the breakdown of hands-on learning to classroom learning is roughly 50/50.
To put it simply, students will train in all the technical courses of the program plus their general education courses. Check out the College Catalog for our Tulsa programs for a full break down of requirements.
The certification process requires an oral and practical exam with an FAA designated examiner. Plus, the costs of the exams are included in your tuition costs on your first test attempt, if you take them within 45 days of graduation. Now, that’s a win-win!
The long answer is: No.
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