Undergraduate Certificate in Aviation Maintenance Technology, Airframe

The Undergraduate Certificate in Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT), Airframe, is designed to prepare graduates for employment as maintenance technicians in general aviation, corporate aviation, airlines or aerospace manufacturers. In addition to traditional aircraft maintenance courses, the curriculum emphasizes modern aircraft systems.

Admission Requirements

  • Satisfy the Application and Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Certificate Programs.
  • Apply for admission to the AMT Airframe program by contacting the Aviation Technology Division (ATD) at 2811 Merrill Field Drive in Anchorage, calling (907) 786-7200 or visiting www.uaa.alaska.edu/aviation.
  • Present evidence of a proficiency in mathematics at or exceeding the MATH A055 level. An appropriate score on a math placement test may be used.
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency through placement into WRTG A110 (or higher), ACT English scores, SAT Critical Reading scores or an appropriate score on the UAA-approved English placement exam. Generally, applicants eligible for entry into WRTG A110 or ENGL A109 have sufficient proficiency for entry into the AMT program.

Advising

All students must meet with an ATD academic advisor prior to beginning any program of study and are encouraged to meet each semester for the purpose of reviewing their academic progress and planning future courses. It is particularly important for students to meet with their advisor whenever academic difficulties arise. Degree check sheets are available in the ATD office. See the ATD advisor for appropriate sequence of courses.

Successful progress through the AMT program requires that all students have algebra proficiency at the MATH A055 level (MATH A105 is highly recommended) and English proficiency at the WRTG A110 or ENGL A109 level. Preparatory mathematics and English courses should be taken prior to entry into the AMT program. Under certain circumstances mathematics and English courses may be taken during the first semester with some AMT courses; see an advisor before registering. The AMT program courses are sequential and students are cautioned that taking courses out of sequence will extend the program beyond its normal length. Typically, AMT courses have prerequisites, and advisor approval is required prior to registration for all AMT courses.

Graduation Requirements

Program Requirements

AMT A170Aircraft Ground Operations and Safety1
AMT A171Basic Aerodynamics3
AMT A172Aircraft Publications, Regulations and Records3
AMT A174
A174L
Fundamentals of Aircraft Electronics
and Fundamentals of Aircraft Electronics Lab
5
AMT A175Drawing and Precision Measurement2
AMT A176Aircraft Materials and Processes I2
AMT A181
A181L
Aircraft Fuel Systems
and Aircraft Fuel Systems Lab
4
AMT A185
A185L
Aircraft Sheetmetal Structures
and Aircraft Sheetmetal Structures Lab
5
AMT A186Aircraft Non-Destructive Inspection Methods3
AMT A272Aircraft Electrical Hardware and Systems3
AMT A273
A273L
Aircraft Fluid Power Systems
and Aircraft Fluid Power Systems Lab
4
AMT A274
A274L
Aircraft Electronic Systems
and Aircraft Electronic Systems Lab
6
AMT A283
A283L
Aircraft Auxiliary Systems
and Aircraft Auxiliary Systems Lab
4
AMT A285
A285L
Aircraft Bonded Structures
and Aircraft Bonded Structures Lab
5
AMT A286Aircraft Materials and Processes II2
AMT A364Aircraft Avionics Systems3
AMT A369
A369L
Airframe Assembly and Inspections
and Airframe Assembly and Inspections Lab
5
Total Credits60

A total of 60 credits is required for the undergraduate certificate.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficient, entry-level aviation maintenance skills.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in airframe maintenance skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of aircraft structures and systems, and appropriate FAA regulations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of industry information: current status, segments and opportunities.