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 have sufficient proficiency for entry into the AMT program.


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 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
Fundamentals of Aircraft Electronics
and Fundamentals of Aircraft Electronics Lab
AMT A175Drawing and Precision Measurement2
AMT A176Aircraft Materials and Processes I2
AMT A181
Aircraft Fuel Systems
and Aircraft Fuel Systems Lab
AMT A185
Aircraft Sheetmetal Structures
and Aircraft Sheetmetal Structures Lab
AMT A186Aircraft Non-Destructive Inspection Methods3
AMT A272Aircraft Electrical Hardware and Systems3
AMT A273
Aircraft Fluid Power Systems
and Aircraft Fluid Power Systems Lab
AMT A274
Aircraft Electronic Systems
and Aircraft Electronic Systems Lab
AMT A283
Aircraft Auxiliary Systems
and Aircraft Auxiliary Systems Lab
AMT A285
Aircraft Bonded Structures
and Aircraft Bonded Structures Lab
AMT A286Aircraft Materials and Processes II2
AMT A364Aircraft Avionics Systems3
AMT A369
Airframe Assembly and Inspections
and Airframe Assembly and Inspections Lab
Total Credits60

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

Licensure and/or Certification

Graduates of the Undergraduate Certificate in Aviation Maintenance Technology, Airframe are eligible to sit for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) national certification examination(s).

Students planning to seek a professional license or certificate in a state other than Alaska are required to contact the UAA offering department before enrolling to determine if the program meets the licensing/certification requirements of the state in which they wish to practice.

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.