Aviation Maintenance

What is the program? What makes this unique? How to succeed?
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What is Aviation Maintenance at SLCC?
Aviation Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) send aircraft into the air and, more importantly, bring them back down safely! AMTs have the important responsibility of servicing, repairing and overhauling aircraft components and systems, including: airframes, engines, electrical systems, hydraulic systems and avionics equipment.

The Aviation Maintenance Technician program at Salt Lake Community College is one of 150 FAA approved schools in the US, providing students with the extensive knowledge they need in order to succeed in aviation maintenance. Students are exposed to a variety of theoretical and practical courses including: metal work, composites, welding, hydraulics, electronics, painting, and engine overhaul (turbine and reciprocating engines).

AMT Movie 
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How long will the program take to complete?

Aviation Maintenance AAS Degree: 90 credit hours

A&P Certificate: 75 credit hours

How much will the program cost?

Regular Tuition


+ Tools & Equipment

$6,055 TOTAL

Where will I be able to work upon graduation?
As the aviation industry expands, so does the demand for AMTs.  As much of the current workforce is nearing retirement, more AMTs will be needed to take their place.  AMTs have enjoyed higher than average wages and excellent benefits and employment opportunities are expected to continue to grow.  If you are interested in learning more about career possibilities, then visit the Career Information page.

What makes this program unique?

Here are just a few reasons, why Salt Lake Community College's Aviation Maintenance Program should be your top choice:

- Our AMT program is FAA approved, which is required in order to be accepted as an aircraft mechanic.

 - Our program is one of only two Aviation Maintenance schools in the State of Utah.

- Our program is located on the Salt Lake International Airport, which is the aviation center of the Intermountain West. 

 - To advance students in composite materials and technologies, we utilize our own Beech Raytheon Starship.

Where will I do my training?
SLCC’s aviation maintenance program is located on the east side of the Salt Lake City International Airport at the Airport Center. Classes are held Monday thru Friday, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with night classes available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 5 to 10 p.m.

Click here for directions Aviation Maintenance facility at the Airport Center

Who are the faculty members?
The faculty members for the Aviation Maintenance program at SLCC have impressive education and industry work experience. Click here to read more about their credentials.

What does industry say about the AMT program?
“This program has improved a great deal over the past several years and continues to do so.  Improvements have been made in every facet of the program in recent years.  Changes in leadership, new faculty, along with textbook and classroom media are all improved.  These along with numerous changes in upgraded equipment provide a top notch learning experience.  The school has been receptive to industry concerns expressed through the PAC and continues to look to the future.”  

- Kriss Richards, Aviation Maintenance Program Advisory Committee Chair.

What will it take for me to succeed?
There are several traits in maintenance personnel:  dependability; integrity; commitment to excellence; willingness to put in effort and long hours; distrust of words; the tendency to be a loner; and modesty.  The typical technician also doesn’t like to ask for help, tends to be self-sufficient and so tends to think things through on his own and not share his thoughts too frequently or completely.  The unfortunate part for mechanics is they do their job so well, they never give anybody any problems. 

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