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Aviation Maintenance Technology

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Aviation technicians perform the maintenance and repairs that keep aircraft in top operating condition.

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Our Program

Why choose Aviation Maintenance Technology?

  • Prepare to take the FAA examination for Airframe & Powerplant licenses
  • Study with our outstanding faculty that includes 5 FAA-designated Mechanics Examiners
  • Learn in our aviation education facility, which is one of the largest aviation education facilities in Texas & has $3 million in training equipment

Prepare for what you will do at work

Aircraft mechanics

  • Inspect aircraft components for cracks, breaks, or other problems
  • Replace broken or defective parts
  • Follow regulations by conducting routine & special inspections—before & after working on an aircraft
  • Document all maintenance & repairs

Avionics technicians

  • Test & troubleshoot instruments & electronic components
  • Put together components & install software
  • Use hand tools & power tools to install instrument panels
  • Document all maintenance & repairs

Marketable skills you will learn

  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Personal & social responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • Computer literacy

Before you enroll, think about:

Selective Admission: Applications for New Students

Admission to our aviation programs is a multi-step, time-sensitive process. The College registration deadlines and information do not reflect the typical aviation program registration processes.

We will give you the registration information you need during our information and orientation sessions. See below: Attend a required information session.

Apply for Fall 2023 & Spring 2024

Spring 2023 is full.

We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024. Note: These are not guaranteed start dates due to the wait list.

Costs

  • Tuition: Tuition & Fees
  • Books: $600 (approximate)
  • Tools: $400–$1,200

Time Commitment

Day Classes

If you take day classes, you can complete our A.A.S. program in 2 years.

  • Days: Monday–Friday
  • Hours: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Night Classes

If you take night classes, you can complete our A.A.S. program in 3 years.

  • Days: Monday–Thursday
  • Hours: 5:30–11 p.m.

Need a boost to get ready for college?

Talk to your advisor about Developmental Studies if your TSI scores say you need some help in math or reading and writing.

Degrees & Certificates

Degrees

Certificates

Level 1

Level 2

Attend a Required Information Session

You must attend a mandatory Aviation Information Session to be admitted to our aviation programs.

Register for an Info Session

Fill out the Aviation Maintenance Technology Program Information Session Sign-Up Form

Use your Gmail, Outlook, or Hotmail username and password to log in to the registration form.

If you don’t receive reminder emails after your register, check your junk or spam folder.

Questions?

Email aviation@tccd.edu

Applications for New Students

Admission to our aviation programs is a multi-step, time-sensitive process. The College registration deadlines and information do not reflect the typical aviation program registration processes.

We will give you the registration information you need during our information and orientation sessions.

Apply

Our Spring 2023 classes are full.

Questions?

Email aviation@tccd.edu

How Much Time & Money to Finish?

2022–2023 Academic Year

Degree or Certificate Program Title Hours Total Tuition & Fees
AAS Aviation Maintenance Technology—Airframe 60 $3,840
AAS Aviation Maintenance Technology—Powerplant 60 $3,840
CRT1 Advanced Composite Technology 16 $1,024
CRT1 Avionics Line Maintenance 30 $1,920
CRT2 Aviation Maintenance Technology Airframe 45 $2,880
CRT2 Aviation Maintenance Technology Powerplant 45 $2,880

Notes:

  • Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
  • Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.

Non-Credit Programs

Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.

Earn More Choices & More Money

Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to career and promotion opportunities.

Next steps

Start on Your Pathway!

Contact

Northwest Campus

Center of Excellence in Aviation, Transportation & Logistics at Alliance Airport

Aviation Maintenance Technology Program

Call 817-515-7100

Email aviation@tccd.edu

Updated January 27, 2023