Aviation Technology


The Aviation Technology program teaches engine inspection, assembly and rigging, reciprocating and turbine engines and other hands-on training. Earn an Associate of Applied Science or certificate and pursue work as a Aviation Inspector, Flight Attendant, and more.

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Program Information

These programs are FAA part 147 approved (FAA #Q8UT5734K).

This Aviation Maintenance Technology program prepares you for certification as a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified Airframe and/or Powerplant (A&P) Technician. As a graduate, you will be equipped to take the FAA written, oral and practical exams. Students will apply theory in various hands-on activities.

After passing the FAA exams, you will be qualified for employment in entry-level positions in the aviation maintenance and manufacturing fields, as well as other fields requiring highly trained technicians.

Program Highlights

  • Airframe Electrical
  • Materials and Finishes
  • Engine Inspection
  • Powerplant Systems
  • Assembly & Rigging
  • Landing Gear Systems
  • Fuel Systems
  • Propellers
  • Environmental Systems
  • Instruments
  • Reciprocating & Turbine Engines

Get Credit for Prior Learning

If you have FAA Mechanic Airframe and/or Power Plant certifications, you can receive credit for courses in the Aviation Maintenance AAS program by filling out the following form:

Aviation Maintenance in Space 

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Lexy Snell (pictured on the right) took a chance studying Aviation Maintenance Technology at CNM. Now, she’s an Assistant Crew Chief for Virgin Galactic, a major spaceflight company. Learn more about Lexy's success today. 

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