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Aviation Maintenance Technology AVIAO.S.AAS

Associate of Applied Science - 89 Credit Hours

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Aviation Technology
Effective as of Fall 2023

What is the program about?

This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science in Aviation Maintenance Technology and provides the knowledge and skills required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for certification as an Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT). To become an AMT, two ratings are required, the Airframe (A) and the Powerplant (P); this is commonly referred to as an "A&P Certificate". Students will complete the requirements for Sinclair's General, Airframe and Powerplant Aviation Maintenance certificates and will refine the knowledge and skills they have learned with extensive hands-on training in the aviation maintenance lab. Students, having completed this course work, will be eligible to test for the FAA A&P Certificate. The graduate can either continue towards a bachelor's degree in aviation (or related field) or can begin a career as an AMT. Sinclair is an FAA-approved Aviation Maintenance Technician School (AMTS) under Part 147.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of the composition of materials, the forming of metallic and non-metallic structures used in aircraft construction, repair, materials and processes, corrosion control, inspection methods of those materials and proper rigging.aircraft construction, repair, materials and processes, corrosion control, inspection methods of those materials and proper rigging.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of the composition of materials, forming of metallic and non-metallic structures used in aircraft construction, repair, materials and processes, corrosion control, inspection methods of those materials and proper rigging.
  • Operate, inspect, troubleshoot, repair, and update instruments. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the materials, parts and processes of the reciprocating engine in developing power, components of the reciprocating engines and their preventive maintenance, maintenance and airworthiness inspections.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of federal and international regulations governing aircraft maintenance and documentation requirements as they relate to each area of expertise, weight and balance requirements, and ground operations and servicing of the aircraft
  • Demonstrate the required operation before overhaul, teardown, buildup, overhaul, inspection, installation of turbine engine or components and documentation.
  • Operation, inspection, troubleshooting, repair, and updating of instruments, communications, navigation, and automatic dependent broadcast systems and in-flight passenger systems.
  • Inspect and overhaul propeller and component systems for reciprocating engines.
  • Operate, inspect, repair and service critical safety and utility systems of the aircraft such as fuel and atmospheric systems.
  • Operate, inspect, troubleshoot, repair, safety systems, electrical systems, installation of turbine engines, components and documentation.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge and operation of aircraft electrical power production and distribution systems; basic knowledge of wiring diagrams, load analysis/math, repair and troubleshooting.

Career Opportunities

The Aviation industry is experiencing a pressing shortage of aviation mechanics. In its most recent pilot and technician outlook report, issued in 2020, Boeing estimated that 739,000 new technicians would be needed worldwide during the next 20 years, much of it due to the large number of recent and upcoming retirements in the field....That includes 192,000 new technicians needed in North America.


The FAA A&P certificate is the basic requirement for an aviation maintenance technician to maintain US registered aircraft in an airworthy condition. The A&P mechanic is vital for the safety of the flying public.


Course Title Credits
AVT 1106 Airframe Safety Systems 2
AVT 1107 Fuel Systems 3
AVT 1113 Drawings for Aviation 2
AVT 1116 Regulations for Maintenance 3
AVT 1118 Weight & Balance 3
AVT 1128 Powerplant Safety Systems 3
AVT 1131 Basic Aviation Electricity 4
AVT 1133 Instruments/Communications 3
AVT 1135 Materials & Processes 4
AVT 1136 Sheet Metal 4
AVT 1213 Corrosion 2
AVT 1214 Cabin Atmospheric Control 3
AVT 1218 Utility Systems 4
AVT 2121 Assembly & Rigging 3
AVT 2122 Ignition & Starting 3
AVT 2126 Reciprocating Engines 4
AVT 2129 Propellers 2
AVT 2132 Airframe Electrical Systems 4
AVT 2138 Engine Fuel & Fuel Metering 3
AVT 2143 Review & Recommendation 2
AVT 2219 Turbine Engines 4
AVT 2236 Non-Metallic Structures 3
AVT 2237 Aircraft Inspections 3
AVT 2280 Introduction to UAS Maintenance 2
COM 2211 Effective Public Speaking 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
MAT 1110 Math for Technologists 3
MET 1131 Personal Computer Applications for Engineering Technology 1
PHY 1106 Physics for Technology 3
PHY 1107 Lab for Physics for Technology 0
Ohio Transfer 36: Arts & Humanities Elective 3
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.