Aviation Maintenance Technology

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The Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) program is a Bachelor of Science program that prepares students to enter technical positions in the aerospace industry. The curriculum focuses on aircraft structures and system design, operation, test, and inspection. These skills and knowledge coupled with a solid science foundation prepares the students for employment in a wide range of aircraft maintenance, manufacturing, and aviation support careers. The Bachelor of Science degree positions our graduates for technology leadership roles in the future. We can count among our graduates managers, directors, vice presidents and CEO's of aerospace companies world wide.

The AMT program offers course work in advanced industry standards and practices including non-destructive test, composite construction and repair, avionics, and design for reliability and maintainability. In addition, students who complete the program qualify to take the examinations for the FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician certification with airframe and powerplant ratings which is recognized around the world as the standard of aviation technical knowledge.

WMU AMT graduates are highly regarded and sought after by industry. After graduation they go on to positions with airlines, corporate flight operations, manufacturers, government agencies, third party maintenance organizations, and fixed base operators. Air carriers and maintenance organizations routinely recruit out graduates. Many of our seniors have internships with local aircraft repair organizations, corporate flight operations and in our own flight department's maintenance facility which in many cases turns into full time employment upon graduation.

The Aviation Maintenance Technology program is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International under the Program Criteria for Aviation Maintenance.  This program is accredited through July 31, 2017.  The next reaffirmation review cycle will begin in 2015.

Additional information on accreditation and program assessment may be found on the Program Accreditation page.


College of Aviation
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5314 USA
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