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Aviation Maintenance Technology - AMT
National Aviation Academy's (NAA's) Aviation Maintenance Technology corse is a FAA approved Part 147 core curriculum for students who desire the knowledge and skills necessary to become an Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) mechanic. Students who complete the 14 month, 2,000 clock hour Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) program are then eligible for FAA maintenance testing. Those achieving A&P certifications work in fields such as; commercial, corporate and or general aviation. Additional opportunities include: helicopters, air ships, manufacturing, unmanned aerial vehicle's, space and parallel industries. Students of the AMT program are taught 44 FAA mandated subjects that are divided into 3 sections; General, Airframe, and Powerplant.
The Aviation Maintenance Technology Program is an attractive option for many due to the length of the course. The typical aviation maintenance program offered at other institutions ranges in the area of 17-24 months in length. National Aviation Academy's AMT program is comprehensive and fast paced to help students move into their careers quickly. Not only does NAA's program help candidates into career positions efficiently, it also carefully prepares students for FAA examinations.
National Aviation Academy uniquely, through FAA approval (14 CFR 65.77), allows qualified students eligiblility for early oral and practical testing. This feature allows qualified students the privilege of earning required certifications and working in a career field immediately upon completion of training. No longer do students need to wait until after graduation to take their A&P examinations and begin the interview process for employment. This means working in the field of aviation sooner than later, maximizing earning potential.
Below are a few of the career fields thats A&P certifications can qualify you for:
Aviation Maintenance Technician $53,220/yr (BLS
Wind Turbine Technician $52,140/yr (BLS
Roller Coaster Mechanic $78,160/yr (BLS
Cruise Ship Mechanic $54,820/yr (BLS
Elevator Technician $70,910/yr (BLS
Employment opportunities for aviation maintenance professionals has never been greater. A recent Boeing study showed that over 500,000 mechanics will need to be hired over the next 30 years.
By The Numbers
The average aviation technician salary. (From BLS
The number of aviation mechanics that will need to be hired over the next 30 years.
The percentage of National Aviation Academy students who graduated in 2011 and were hired within 6 months of graduation.
The FAA requires that the student studying for an Airframe and Powerplant certification must successfully complete the prerequisite foundational courses in mathematics, physics, basic electricity, drawing and other aircraft mechanic specific subjects such as materials and processes, weight and balance and the use of forms and the thorough knowledge and understanding of the Federal Aviation Regulations relating to the mechanics certification and aircraft maintenance.
Powerplant subjects include the study of the design, operation and repair of aircraft engines (powerplants). The student will, through lecture and hands on training learn the basic principles of reciprocating (piston) engines and turbine engines (jets). The student will study induction system, exhaust systems, ignition and starting system among others.
Airframe areas of study include the aircraft electrical systems, cabin atmosphere systems, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, landing gear, assembly and rigging of aircraft and flight controls, sheetmetal structure and non-metallic structures.