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Aviation Maintenance Technology

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: April 23, 2020

Information Sessions/Tours

All Information Sessions/Tours are postponed until late Fall 2020. 

Applications for New Students

We are not currently accepting new applications for the Aviation Maintenance Technology and Professional Pilot programs—until further notice.

New applicants will be considered for Fall 2021 when the application process and information sessions are open again.

Please check this webpage periodically for any updates.

Quick Facts


In our Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-approved program, you will learn to perform the maintenance and repairs that keep aircraft in peak operating condition.

Our program will prepare you to take the FAA examination for Airframe and Powerplant licenses.

What do aviation maintenance technicians do?

Licensed aviation maintenance technicians are considered the vital link between aircraft manufacturers and the flying public.

These technicians specialize in preventive maintenance that ensures various types of aircraft—such as commercial and non-commercial airplanes, helicopters and jets—are well maintained and working properly.

Program Options



Level 1

Level 2

Special Requirement

Aviation Information Session / Tour

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

Applications for New Students

Fall 2020

Both the Aviation Maintenance Technology and Professional Pilot programs have reached capacity for new students for Fall 2020.

Spring & Fall 2021

Also, we have significant waitlists for Spring 2021.

Prospective new students for these programs will likely be considered for program entry Fall 2021 (The anticipated Fall 2021 start is subject to change).

Please check here periodically for updates.

More Details


  • 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.


After successfully completing our program, you will be prepared for jobs such as:

  • Aircraft mechanic
  • Aviation maintenance technician
  • Airframe mechanic
  • Powerplant mechanic

Projected Job Growth

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Center of Excellence in Aviation, Transportation and Logistics at Alliance Airport
2301 Horizon Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76177

Aviation Maintenance Technology Program

Updated April 23, 2020