Aviation Maintenance Technology

AVIATION MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY

Aviation is a career field that students will find both rewarding and exciting. Ivy Tech's Aviation Maintenance Technology program is certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to teach students the skills needed to perform maintenance, inspection and repair of civilian aircraft. Our knowledgeable instructors come to us from a wide range of industry backgrounds. Their continued involvement in the industry keeps the skills and information taught in the program current and vital.

All aviation specific classes are in face-to-face format at the Ivy Tech's Aviation Center at Smith Field Airport in Fort Wayne. Classes run in 4-hour blocks during 8, 10 or 16 week sessions, depending on the semester. Due to federal regulations, attendance is critical to the success of the student enrolled in this program.

Associate of Applied Science degree

The Associate of Applied Science is a two-year degree program that prepares students for careers, career changes and career advancement. Students who need to take longer to complete the degree because of job or family obligations can take take the program over a longer period of time. This program may also prepare students for transfer to a four-year college or university. These programs offer education in recognized technical areas and specialties with emphasis on analysis, synthesis and evaluation. The program content, which is approximately 30% general education and 70% professional/technical courses, provides depth and breadth in conceptual and professionsl/technical skills. The general education courses equip students with the problem solving, communications, scientific and mathematical skills to compete successfully in the job market. Professional/technical courses equip students with the skills to obtain employment and to advance in the workforce. The Associate of Applied Science degree can be taken with an airframe or powerplant concentration. Click below for more details.

Associate of Applied Science - Airframe concentration

The airframe concentration prepares you for working on aircraft structures and their associated systems. At the completion of this concentration, you are eligible to take the Federal Aviation Administration's exams. Successful completion of the FAA exams will earn the student a FAA mechanics certificate with an airframe rating.

The following suggested sequence includes all course requirements for this degree. Students will meet with an academic advisor to select classes and electives.

Associate of Applied Science - Powerplant concentration

This concentration will familiarize the student with the process and practices involved with the maintenance and repair of aircraft engines and accompanying systems. This will provide you with the necessary skills for a career in this field. At the completion of this concentration, you are eligible to take the Federal Aviation Administration's exams for the FAA mechanics certificate with powerplant rating.

The following suggested sequence includes all course requirements for this degree. Students will meet with an academic advisor to select classes and electives.

Aviation Maintenance Technology at Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast

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Ivy Tech Community College is one-of-five institution partners nationwide involved in the National Aviation Consortium. The NAC has a goal to train 2,501 students over three years. Programs are structured so that students will receive assistance from the college for employment placement assistance in the aviation industry both prior to and post graduation.