Airframe Maintenance Technology Certificate

Airframe Maintenance TechnologyAirframe Maintenance TechnologyThere is a growing need for trained and certified airframe maintenance technicians. In response, Delaware Tech has developed a program to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to gain Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) licensing and the opportunity to enter into a challenging and exciting career in the aviation industry.

The 53 credit-hour Airframe Maintenance Technology Certificate will prepare you to successfully complete the FAA exams for certification. If you choose to continue your studies, you can apply those credits toward an associate degree in Airframe Maintenance Technology.

Through the study of aviation maintenance theory and practical application, our students develop critical thinking, manipulative skills, and a familiarity with the tools and technologies necessary to succeed in the field of aircraft maintenance.

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 such as:

  • Aircraft Maintenance Technician 
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.

Campus-Specific Airframe Maintenance Technology Certificate Information
This program is offered at the Georgetown campus.

Barry Weiss
Department Chair, Instructor,
and Program Advisor
(302) 259-6741

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 is offered at the Georgetown campus.
This program is offered at the Georgetown campus.