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Are you looking for an Aviation Maintenance Technology trade school near Oklahoma City? Aviation maintenance technicians keep aircraft in safe flying condition by servicing, repairing, and overhauling components following regulations set forth by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the aircraft manufacturer. All aircraft are required to undergo thorough inspections and repairs on a regular basis. These services are provided by Airframe and Powerplant technicians certified by the FAA. Technicians in this fieldwork on aircraft components and systems, including airframe, piston engines, turbine engines, hydraulic systems, propellers, rigging, warning systems, environmental systems, and more. Spartan College is a short drive from Oklahoma City. Come check us out! Learn more about our on-campus and hybrid online program options below.

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Program Length

Our FAA Part 147 approved AMT program is designed to teach students entry-level technical skills in Airframe and Powerplant mechanics. Choose the AMT education option that works best for you! Complete the program 100% on-campus, or our partially online option allows you to learn from home first, then finish the on-ground portion at our Tulsa campus.  

  • Aviation Maintenance Technology (Diploma):  17 months 
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology (Associate Degree):  20 Months 
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology – Hybrid Online (Diploma):  20 months 
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology – Hybrid Online (Associate Degree):  23 Months 

Check our authorization list to ensure you live in a state that has approved our online AMT option. 

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AMT Student working on engine

Program Topics

Successful completion qualifies graduates to sit for the FAA’s mechanic’s certificate with both Airframe and Powerplant Ratings*. Obtaining the A&P certificates is encouraged and provides Spartan graduates with additional options, but A&P certification is optional and not a requirement for graduation. The certifications are optional because the skills and information taught in the program are applicable to other maintenance industries and professions, in addition to aviation. Our AMT program gives you the training and experience to learn skills that employers are looking for, including: 

  • Turbine engine inspection, review, testing, and repair 
  • Sheet metal repair 
  • Welding 
  • Service, troubleshoot, and repair hydraulic systems 
  • Assembly and repair of aircraft controls, aircraft fuel systems, and aircraft fire protection 
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Student Housing

Spartan College student housing is apartment-style living providing private bedrooms and shared common areas. Student housing availability is limited and is filled in order of application. For married students and students with families, we offer an apartment referral service. Benefits of student housing include: 

  • Furnished apartments 
  • Utilities included in rent means no signing up for water, gas, electric or internet 
  • The perfect balance between dormitory and independent living 
  • Affordable housing for single students 
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Industry Outlook

Alumni have gone on to hold positions like:

  • A&P Technician 
  • Airframe Mechanic 
  • Structures Mechanic 
  • Jet Engine Mechanic 
  • Line Technician 
Bureau of Labor and Statistics

$37,890 is the national entry-level salary (regional salaries vary), which is the 10th percentile of wages, for Aviation Maintenance Technicians according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

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Career Services
As a student at Spartan, you'll have access to our Career Services specialists who are in constant contact with companies looking for trained aviation maintenance technicians. Services include: resume & cover letter development, interviewing skills, on-campus career fairs and more.

About Our Tulsa Campus

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Where Are We Located?

Spartan College – Tulsa Main Campus 8820 East Pine Street Tulsa, OK 74115

Front Desk 918-416-6995 
Admissions 866-372-6629

Our aviation trade school contains specialty classrooms, training labs, and industry-relevant equipment. Including a welding shop, twelve fixed wing and one rotor aircraft, 16 turbine jet engines, 26 reciprocating aircraft engines, a Boeing 727 and more. On-ground students have Labs and Classroom time where they’ll learn how to maintain the airframe and powerplant components of airplanes.

FAQ's

What is the difference between AMT and A&P?

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.

What are the prerequisites for the AMT program?

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 prerequisitescheck out our College Catalog for our Tulsa programs.

How much does the AMT program cost?

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. 

How much of the program is hands-on learning?
Great question! By our estimation, the breakdown of hands-on learning to classroom learning is roughly 50/50.
Will I take General Education classes as a part of the program?
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.
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