If you have a high degree of mechanical aptitude, Dutchess Community College’s aviation maintenance technician degree or certificate program is for you. In just 12-20 months, you will learn how to keep aircraft operating safely and efficiently, and gain experience in servicing, repairing and testing aircraft and aircraft systems. And in this high-demand field, graduates are well-prepared to apply their skills across the country and around the globe.
Students can take advantage of two programs:
Airframe and Powerplant Technician (APC) certificate program (12 months)
Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree (20 months)
Learn how to:
Repair airframe structures and systems for aircraft return to service.
Maintain aircraft powerplant systems and components for aircraft return to service and determine their airworthiness in accordance with applicable FAA regulations and manufacturer specifications.
Read and comprehend aircraft manuals.
Troubleshoot and repair malfunctions.
Analyze and repair powerplant malfunctions.
APCs and AMTs usually work at Maintenance and Repair Organizations (MROs), airlines, or in commercial/corporate or general aviation (GA), but may pursue careers in other organizations as well.
For more about what APCs and AMTs do and average wages, click on the buttons to the right.
Admissions and Schedule
Admission to the Aviation Maintenance programs is on a rolling basis, with sessions beginning in August, December and April. Enrolled students will participate in 12- or 20-month intensive training. Classes are held Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Some Saturdays are required.
AMT program is an approved Federal Aviation Regulation School (FAR147.23) FAA Certificate number #7OCT635K. See operation manual here.