Aviation Maintenance Technology
Associate Degree Program
With the growing need for aircraft maintenance technicians throughout Delaware and the region, there has never been a better time to enroll in Delaware Tech’s Aviation Maintenance Technology program. This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to maintain the airframe and powerplant of an airplane. In addition to the study of airframe and powerplant maintenance theory, you will take part in over 230 hands-on projects that include the fabrication, inspection, engine teardown and build-up, maintenance, repair, and testing of aircraft. Having gained the critical thinking and hands-on skills needed for success in the field, graduates of this program are well-prepared to take the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) certification exams and earn an FAA Airframe and Powerplant 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:
- FAA-certified Airframe and Powerplant maintenance technician
- Lead technician
- Aircraft inspector
- Maintenance controller
What You Will Earn
Starting annual salaries for technicians in Delaware range from $33,000 to $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.
- Demonstrate professionalism in the workplace and adherence to safety and environmental procedures and regulations.
- Demonstrate ability to work in a team environment.
- Adhere to and apply appropriate FAA regulation and industry publications, including: FAA approved data, manufacturers' manuals and records.
- Adhere to FAA approved aviation maintenance technician's privilege and limitations.
- Apply FAA approved procedures and industry standards to ensure airworthiness and safety.
- Perform inspection, repair, and maintenance as required by FAA approved data.
Core Curriculum Competencies
The Core Curriculum Competencies listed below identify what you will be able to do as a graduate, regardless of your program of study. You will acquire these core competencies through general education courses and program-specific coursework. You will be expected to use relevant technology to achieve these outcomes:
- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.