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Aviation Maintenance Technology


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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.

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 career choices?

  • Aviation Mechanic: $83,086
  • Powerplant Maintenance Tech: $83,086
  • Airframe and Powerplant Maintenance: $83,086


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?




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.

How Do I Apply

The application cycle for Spring 2022 enrollment has concluded, and Applicants have been notified of their ranking in that process.  The application cycle for Fall 2022 enrollment will begin in February 2022.  For any individual interested in taking part in that process, you may schedule an Information Session on this site or request an individual meeting through Microsoft Teams.    

Potential Applicants interested in enrolling into Aviation Maintenance Technology are encouraged to consider any of the following courses for Spring 2022.  These choices will provide points in the selective admissions process as well as developing your technical and academic skills to help you succeed in Aviation Maintenance Technology.

  • General Education courses (See Academic Program Plan).
  • A TIG Welding certification course.
  • A Basic Electricity course. When selecting this option, work with your Coach to ensure the course you are taking will count. One option from JCTC is the ELT 110 course taught at Southwest Campus.
  • A drawing or blueprint reading course. 
  • The UST 107 Remote Pilot (drone) part 107 course. 
  • Completion of the FAASTeam Certificate process for Aircraft Maintenance personnel.   Work with AMT Coach when selecting this option.
  • ATE 100 Aviation Math.
  • Must obtain and review the most recent revision of the Aviation Maintenance Technology Selective Admissions Document. If you are unable to get the document by filling out the form, you may obtain one by emailing Dallas King.
  • Must attend a Pre-Admission 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.



Pre-Admission Conference dates and registration available  

Conference Registration

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

Existing Students or Applicants seeking enrollment who have taken a college level math at Jefferson Community & Technical College or an institution that the course transferred to Jefferson Community & Technical College may be able to STEP Test the ATE 100 Aviation Math course. The college level math course must have been successfully completed and MAT 110 or higher. Students who take and successfully pass the ATE 100 Step Exam earn the points offered for the ATE 100 course through Selective Admissions. You may sign up for the STEP Exam on the link below. STEP Exams cost approximately $25.00 which must be paid prior to taking the exam.

College Assessment Tests and STEP Test Information

ATE 100 STEP Exam Signup

Please review the available slots and click on the button to sign-up.


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Program Contact

Dallas King

Program Coordinator

(502) 213-4003


Emily Krimm

Aviation Maintenance Technology

Career and Success Coach

(502) 213-7125