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School of Technical & Professional Specialties

Aviation Maintenance

The Aerospace/Aviation Technology-Aviation Maintenance Program is designed to prepare students for a career in maintenance and repair of various aircraft. This program is designed to give students knowledge and skills for the level required to pass the Federal Aviation Administration written, oral and practical examinations for an airframe and power plant (A&P) mechanics license. Aircraft technicians are required to perform preventive maintenance and troubleshoot, repair, install or replace parts relative to airframes and engines. Students will learn both fixed and rotor-wing aircraft as well as reciprocating and turbine engines.

Depending upon the type of work they do, aircraft mechanics and repairman work in hangars, on the flight line, or in repair shops. They use hand and power tools as well as sophisticated test equipment. Noise levels are high, and flight line mechanics often work outdoors in inclement weather. Sometimes the work requires physical demands that can be arduous. Aircraft maintenance technicians often work under pressure to maintain flight schedules or minimize inconvenience to customers, but a technician must not sacrifice high standards of workmanship in the process.

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For information about this program, please contact us at or 801-957-2050. 

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As the aviation industry expands, so does the demand for AMTs. As much of the current workforce is nearing retirement, more AMTs will be needed to take their place. AMTs have enjoyed higher than average wages and excellent benefits and employment opportunities are expected to continue to grow.

Here are just a few reasons, why Salt Lake Community College's Aviation Maintenance Program should be your top choice:

  • Our AMT program is FAA approved, which is required in order to be accepted as an aircraft mechanic.
  • Our program is one of only two Aviation Maintenance schools in the State of Utah.
  • Our program is located on the Salt Lake International Airport, which is the aviation center of the Intermountain West. To advance students in composite materials and technologies, we utilize our own Beech Raytheon Starship

SLCC's aviation maintenance program is located on the east side of the Salt Lake City International Airport at the Airport Center. Classes are held Monday thru Friday, 7 a.m. to 1:20 p.m., 2:30 p.m. to 8:50 p.m., or refer to the schedule.

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