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Aviation Maintenance Technology


Reach new heights with FAA-certified training in the inspection, repair, service and overhaul of aircraft and engines.

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Applicants seeking enrollment

  • Must obtain and review the Aviation Maintenance Technology Selective Admissions Document AMT-SA-1b revision number 08042020.  A link to this document is provided below or you may obtain one from Dallas King by emailing dallas.king@kctcs.edu.
  • Must attend a Preadmission Conference in the semester prior to the semester they intend to enroll. A recurring calendar is provided on page 30 of the document listed above and a conference registration link is provided below.
  • Are encouraged to enroll into General Education courses to build points in the process.  General Education courses are outlined in the Academic Program Plan located at the bottom of this page under other information. Other courses, such as the UAS 107 courses are an option for this as well.
  • May request an Aviation Maintenance Technology Faculty Coach to assist with your application submission. The Faculty Coach can help you answer questions, provide instructions and advise as you move through the enrollment process. You may choose a faculty coach member by clicking the link for Coach Registration.
  • May attend group advising sessions to get basic program information, instructions or explanations on the selective admissions process.  This meeting is intended for those who need additional information to determine if the Aviation Maintenance Technology Program is right for them. This information session also introduces the Applicant to the FAA’s role in the Aviation Maintenance Technology Program including the strict grading and attendance policies you will encounter while enrolled. Please schedule an information session to learn more about the program.
  • May contact Dallas King for a one-on-one meeting through Microsoft Teams. This option is for those who have specific questions on enrollment or special registration circumstances such as transfer, military service pertinent to Aviation Maintenance Technology, or other non-typical enrollment questions. Request for this meeting can be made via email to Dallas King.


Preadmission Conference dates and registration available: 

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What is Aviation Maintenance Technology?

Expertise in the inspection, repair, service and overhaul of aircraft and engines is the goal of this program certified by the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA). Interpreting specifications from service and technical manuals, using testing procedures and equipment, diagnosing problems and making necessary repairs are the skills taught in aircraft maintenance. To work in the aircraft industry, the FAA must certify students completing this program.

What are my career choices?

Students enrolled in the Aviation Maintenance Technology program must achieve a minimum grade of C in each AMT course. Computer literacy must be demonstrated either by competency exam or by completing a computer literacy course prior to admission to the AMT courses.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?


  • A completion certificate for Airframe
  • A completion certificate for Powerplant
  • A completion certificate for Airframe and Powerplant
  • A diploma in Aviation Maintenance Technology
  • An Associate’s Degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in five semesters or two and a half years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Selective Admissions Information

For Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act Accountability Measures, females enrolled in the Aviation Maintenance program are considered non-traditional enrollees

Selective Admissions Calendar

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Dallas King

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