Aviation Technology


The Aviation Technology program teaches engine inspection, assembly and rigging, reciprocating and turbine engines and other hands-on training. Earn an AAS in Aviation Maintenance Technology or certificates and pursue work as a Aviation Inspector, Flight Attendant, and more.

Degrees & Certificates

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

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Program Information

This Aviation Maintenance Technology program prepares you for certification as a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified Airframe and/or Powerplant (A&P) Technician. Our experienced instructors will teach you the fundamentals of airframe electrical, engine inspection, materials and finishes, assembly and rigging, instruments, propellers, and a variety of systems including powerplant, landing gear, fuel, and environmental systems. 

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.

Meet Program Graduates

James Caswell 

James Caswell standing in front of Eclipse Aviation

James Caswell was able to transfer the skills he learned in CNM's Automotive Technology program to a successful career as a mechanic and, later, an aircraft manufacturing technician at Eclipse Aviation. With 14 years of experience under his belt, James is proud of the career he built for himself in both fields. Learn how James' experience at CNM impacted his success in life. 

Lexy Snell

Lexy Snell (pictured on the right) standing in front of an aircraft carrier

Lexy Snell took a chance studying Aviation Maintenance Technology at CNM. Even though Lexy didn’t have a technical background when she enrolled, she quickly found her footing and credits much of her success to her instructors, who she felt were her biggest supporters. Now, she’s an Assistant Crew Chief for Virgin Galactic. Learn more about Lexy's success and experience at CNM.

Additional Information 

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 FAA Mechanic Certifications form.

Become an Aircraft Mechanic

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