Undergraduate Certificate in Aviation Maintenance Technology, Powerplant

The Undergraduate Certificate in Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT), Powerplant, 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 Powerplant 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 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 a higher level with an appropriate level on ACT English scores, SAT Verbal scores, or an English placement exam. Generally, applicants eligible for entry into WRTG A110 or ENGL A109 level have sufficient proficiency for entry into the AMT programs.

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 and schedules. 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 and English proficiency. Preparatory mathematics and English courses should be taken prior to entry into the AMT program. Under certain circumstances preparatory courses may be taken during the first semester with some AMT courses. The AMT program courses are sequential and the student is 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

The courses listed below are scheduled in established blocks to meet course prerequisites. Mixing courses from a different semester series may result in significantly extending the completion of the certificate, as most courses are offered once a year.

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 A177Reciprocating Engine Theory2
AMT A178Turbine Engine Theory2
AMT A181
A181L
Aircraft Fuel Systems
and Aircraft Fuel Systems Lab
4
AMT A186Aircraft Non-Destructive Inspection Methods3
AMT A187
A187L
Aircraft Reciprocating Engine Overhaul
and Aircraft Reciprocating Engine Overhaul Lab
5
AMT A272Aircraft Electrical Hardware and Systems3
AMT A274
A274L
Aircraft Electronic Systems
and Aircraft Electronic Systems Lab
6
AMT A279
A279L
Aircraft Turbine Engine Repair and Overhaul
and Aircraft Turbine Engine Repair and Overhaul Lab
4
AMT A282Aircraft Propeller Systems1
AMT A284
A284L
Aircraft Electrical Machinery
and Aircraft Electrical Machinery Lab
4
AMT A287
A287L
Reciprocating Engine Installation and Operation
and Reciprocating Engine Installation and Operation Lab
5
AMT A289
A289L
Turbine Engine Installation and Operation
and Turbine Engine Installation and Operation Lab
5
Total Credits60

A total of 60 credits is required for the AMT Powerplant Undergraduate Certificate.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in entry-level aviation maintenance skills.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in the required powerplant maintenance skills.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of aircraft powerplants, systems and appropriate FAA regulations.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of industry information: current status, trends, segments and opportunities.