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Airframe Maintenance Technology

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Associate Degree Program

A career in the aviation industry is exciting but requires a solid educational background. If you have the desire to learn the intricate details of aircraft systems and operations, Delaware Tech’s FAA-certified Airframe Maintenance program will prepare you to become an airframe maintenance technician professional. Through the course offerings, you will gain fundamental knowledge and skills that relate to the principles of aircraft maintenance. Through hands-on experience in Delaware Tech’s state-of-the-art labs, you’ll learn the tools and technologies required to perform the job in a safe and professional manner. Upon completion of this program you will be prepared to take your FAA certification tests and earn an FAA airframe license.

Academically ready students can apply to the program following the guidelines of each location's wait-list process. Interested applicants should review the information provided here and contact their program advisor for program requirements.

This program is offered at the Georgetown campus.

What You Can Do

In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare you for positions in such as:

  • Airline Industry
  • Manufactures
  • Overhaul Facilities
  • Corporate Aviation
  • Government Aviation
  • General Aviation
  • Private Entrepreneurship
What You Will Earn

Competitive starting salaries range from $32,000 - $47,000

What You Will Learn

Program Graduate Competencies

The Program Graduate Competencies listed below identify the major learning goals related to your specific program of study and identify the knowledge and skills you will have when you graduate to be successful in your chosen field.

  1. Demonstrate professionalism in the workplace and adherence to safety and environmental procedures and regulations.
  2. Demonstrate ability to work in a team environment.
  3. Adhere to and apply appropriate FAA regulation and industry publications, including: FAA approved data, manufacturers' manuals and records.
  4. Adhere to FAA approved aviation maintenance technician's privilege and limitations.
  5. Apply FAA approved procedures and industry standards to ensure airworthiness and safety.
  6. Perform inspection, repair and maintenance as required by FAA approved data.
  7. Explain and apply the principles of aerodynamics to aircraft inspection, repair and maintenance.
  8. Apply appropriate maintenance and safety practices relating to the following aircraft systems: electrical, hydraulics, fuels, flight controls, landing gears, assembly and rigging, position and warning, fire protection and aircraft structures.
Core Curriculum Competencies

The Core Curriculum Competencies listed below identify what you, as an associate degree graduate, will be able to do upon completion of your degree, regardless of your major. You will acquire these core competencies through your general education courses (i.e. English, math, etc.) and your program of study courses.

  1. Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
  2. Demonstrate effective problem solving and reasoning skills.
  3. Work effectively in groups of people from diverse backgrounds.
  4. Demonstrate ethical and professional understanding and conduct.
  5. Apply appropriate information literacy skills to locate, evaluate and use information effectively.
  6. Use computer technology appropriate to the field.
  7. Use scientific and mathematical reasoning appropriate to the technology.


Campus-Specific Airframe Maintenance Technology Information
This program of study is available at the Georgetown campus.
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CONTACT

Barry Weiss
Department Chair, Instructor,
and Program Advisor
bweiss@dtcc.edu
(302) 855-2309

The Delaware Tech Airframe Maintenance Technology program is certified by the Federal Aviation Administration.

The number of students accepted into the Airframe Maintenance Technology program is limited by the college’s FAA certification. Consequently, students applying to enter the program are placed in a “pool”. Students must satisfy program prerequisites required by scores on Accuplacer, SAT or ACT prior to program admission. Once prerequisites are met, students are placed on a waiting list for the next available program based on a first come, first served basis.

This program of study is available at the Georgetown campus.
This program of study is available at the Georgetown campus.