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Iowa Western Community College

Aviation Maintenance Technology

Aviation Maintenance Technology

Just the Facts

Program Start Term: Fall Only
Program Length: 4 Semesters, 2 Summer
Award: A.A.S.
Accreditation:
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved

Number of Majors: 39
Average Class Size: 12
Program Capacity: 30
Part-Time or Full-Time: Full-Time Only
Program Courses Offered: Day
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus



About the Program

Advanced Air, Con Agra, Mutual of Omaha and Delta Airlines want you – after you complete the requirements for the Aviation Maintenance Technology program. Those are just a few of the companies that hire Iowa Western students who earn their Associate of Applied Science degree to become a Certificated Aviation Maintenance Technician.

Few community colleges offer this unique program. The quality of instruction is second-to-none with an abundance of information given to each student. You’ll spend 50 percent of your time in the classroom and the other 50 percent in the lab getting hands-on experience.

Students gain valuable lab experience working on real airplanes. Iowa Western's facilities are state-of-the-art and make for a perfect learning environment.
 

Career Information

This program is intended to place students into the workforce upon completion of this two-year degree. Aviation mechanics inspect the engines, landing gear, instruments, pressurized sections, accessories, and other parts of the aircraft and do the necessary maintenance and replacement of parts. Upon passing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification exam, students will be able to seek employment with major and minor airline carriers, government institutions, private corporations, and individuals.

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Program Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the program students will:

  • Determine the applicability of the federal aviation regulations, airworthiness directives, FAA specifications or type certificate data sheets and interpret the privileges and limitations of a mechanic with an airframe rating with respect to the maintenance, preventive maintenance, rebuilding, alteration and inspection of the airframe for a given aircraft.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform the servicing, maintenance, preventative maintenance, and alteration in accordance with FAA Practical Test Standard FAA-S-8081-28 for the 3 Powerplant Theory and Maintenance subject areas as established and regulated by Title 14 CFR Part 65 and Part 147 appendix D.
  • Recall information and apply knowledge needed to pass the Federal Aviation Administration's written and oral examinations for the 12 Powerplant Theory and Maintenance subject areas as established and regulated by Title 14 CFR Part 65 and Part 147 appendix D.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform the servicing, maintenance, preventative maintenance, and alteration in accordance with FAA Practical Test Standard FAA-S-8081-28 for the 12 Powerplant Theory and Maintenance subject areas as established and regulated by Title 14 CFR Part 65 and Part 147 appendix D.
  • Determine the applicability of the federal aviation regulations, airworthiness directives, FAA specifications or type certificate data sheets and interpret the privileges and limitations of a mechanic with an airframe rating with respect to the maintenance, preventive maintenance, rebuilding, alteration and inspection of the powerplant or propeller for a given aircraft.
  • Recall information and apply knowledge needed to pass the Federal Aviation Administration’s written and oral examinations for the 12 General Curriculum subject areas as established and regulated in Title 14 CFR Part 65 and Part 147 appendix B.
  • Perform the servicing, maintenance, preventive maintenance, and alteration in accordance with FAA Practical Test Standard FAA-S-8081-26 for the 12 General Curriculum subject areas as established and regulated by Title 14 CFR Part 65 and Part 147 appendix B.
  • Recall information and apply knowledge needed to pass the Federal Aviation Administration’s written and oral examinations for the 7 Airframe Structures subject areas as established and regulated by Title 14 CFR Part 65 and Part 147 appendix C.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform the servicing, maintenance, preventive maintenance, and alteration in accordance with FAA Practical Test Standard FAA-S-8081-27 for the 7 Airframe Structures subject areas as established and regulated for by Title 14 CFR Part 65 and Part 147 appendix C.
  • Recall information and apply knowledge needed to pass the Federal Aviation Administration’s written and oral examinations for the 10 Airframe Systems and Components subject areas as established and regulated by Title 14 CFR Part 65 and Part 147 appendix C.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform the servicing, maintenance, preventive maintenance, and alteration in accordance with FAA Practical Test Standard FAA-S-8081-27 for the 10 Airframe Systems and Components subject areas as established and regulated by Title 14 CFR Part 65 and Part 147 appendix C.
  • Recall information and apply knowledge needed to pass the Federal Aviation Administration's written and oral examinations for the 3 Powerplant Theory and Maintenance subject areas as established and regulated by Title 14 CFR Part 65 and Part 147 appendix D.

SALARY INFORMATION
Average: $24.61
Entry Level: $20.47
Experienced: $30.45

* Salary information from the Iowa Western Faculty.