Associate of Applied Science Degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology

Maintenance Technology
Aviation students getting personal guidance while working on a real aircraft in the aviation shop

At MIAT, our aviation training focuses on teaching students the advanced precision skills necessary to become FAA Certificated Airframe and Powerplant Technicians. With the strong foundations that we provide, our graduates are prepared to start their exciting careers immediately.

Why earn your Degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology?

  • An aviation maintenance degree will give you a competitive advantage in securing an entry-level position by possessing more than the position’s minimum requirements.
  • Opens doors to many career opportunities within aviation, industrial technology, renewable energy and more
  • MIAT’s research through Program Advisory Committee Members from aviation employers shows that they will often consider advanced educational credentials when promoting from within their organizations.
  • Employers who answered surveys from the MIAT Career Services Department stated they are looking for applicants who possess critical communication, problem solving, and analytical skills that can be acquired by completing a college degree.

Take a look at the variety of hands on skills covered in the Aviation Maintenance Technology AAS Degree program:


Course Outline

Air Science

Course Name Clock Hours
History 42
Match and Drawings 48
NDT and Physics 60
Weight and Balance safety and ground operations 60
Fluid Lines Materials Processes and FAR’s 90
Basic Electricity 1 42
Basic Electricity 2 54
Basic Electricity 3 54


Course Name Clock Hours
Basic Sheetmetal and Welding 1 54
Basic Sheetmetal and Welding 2 54
Basic Sheetmetal and Welding 3 42
Advanced Sheetmetal 84
Rigging and Fuel Systems 66
Non-Metallic Structures 84
Cabin Atmosphere and Aircraft Finishes 66
Airframe electrical 1 54
Airframe electrical 2 54
Position and Warning and Principles of Troubleshooting 42
Aircraft Instruments and Advanced Troubleshooting 72
Communication and Navigation Systems 78
Hydraulics and Pneumatics 54
Landing Gear Systems 48
Airframe Inspection 48

Power Plant

Course Name Clock Hours
Reciprocating Engine Operation 54
Fuel Metering Systems 54
Induction Exhaust and Instrument Systems 42
Powerplant Lubrication Systems and Propellers 78
Reciprocating Engine Ignition Systems 72
Reciprocating Engine Inspection and Overhaul 1 48
Reciprocating Engine Inspection and Overhaul 2 54
Fire Protection and Reciprocating Engine Troubleshooting 48
Turbine Engine Operation and Design 1 42
Turbine Engine Operation and Design 2 42
Turbine Engine Accessories 66
Turbine Engine Instruments 30
Turbine Engine Maintenance 54
Turbine Engine Overhaul and Troubleshooting 66

General Education

Course Name Clock Hours
Intermediate Algebra 40
English Composition 40
Public Speaking 40
Introduction to Sociology 40
Evironmental Science 40
Organizational Behaviour 40

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Get Backed by Over 45 Years of Success

MIAT Established 1969 - Building Technical Careers

Since 1969 MIAT School of Technology has helped thousands of individuals get the industry-relevant skills, experience and connections it takes to pursue rewarding technical careers. After more than 45 years in technical career education, MIAT has built an excellent reputation and strong working relationships with top employers.

We partner directly with employers to develop programs specifically tailored to fit their needs. As a MIAT student you get the relevant, up-to-date skills employers are look for.

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