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Aviation Maintenance Technology Department
Business Education Building

Aviation Maintenance Technology

Fall 2014 / Spring 2015
Rancho Cucamonga Campus

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In order to be eligible to attend the AMT Registration Session (and classes),

All Students Must Complete Steps 1 - 3:
  1. Satisfy the steps to admission by fulfilling the following tasks:

    • Complete and submit the Chaffey College Application
    • Attend the Chaffey College Orientation
    • Take the Assessment Test
    • Create an Educational Plan with a Counselor
    • Pay all outstanding college fees (for returning students)

  2. Contact the AMT department for a one-on-one informational interview; this may be accomplished by emailing or by calling 909/652-6865. After the informational interview, you will be placed on a AMT Student Compliance list.

  3. Those students placed on the list will have additional information sent to them via email. This information will include where to find program entry requirements, such as: books, tools and dates/times of program registration meetings.
(Returning students do not have to complete the above steps, if already completed.)

(Only returning students and new students with AMT Letters of Entry may attend)
Date Time Location
Monday, August 10, 2015 8:00am - 11:00am Aero Building
Monday, December 7, 2015 8:00am - 11:00am Aero Building

All Students are required to bring the following to the AMT Registration session:
  • Letter of Entry for New Students (received previously - during the entry process above)
  • Copy of Chaffey College Assessment Test results
  • Required Tools and Toolboxes- See Department Syllabus
  • Required Text Books – See Individual Syllabus
  • Department and General, Airframe or Powerplant Syllabus
  • Completed Safety Test
Topics of Information Covered:
  • Registration Procedures (Add Codes*)
  • Syllabus Breakout Session
  • Questions and Answers
Download and Print Syllabus For Your Section:

General (New Students)
Department (All Students)

Download and Print:

Safety Test


Safety Manual

*Registration add codes will be distributed by the AMT faculty, only to students who meet all of the above AMT program requirements.

For additonal information please see our FAQs or contact the Counseling Department.


The Program

The Chaffey College Aviation Maintenance Technology Program will qualify and prepare you to take and pass the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe and Powerplant mechanic certificate test. The Chaffey College curriculum requires four semesters to complete when attending full time. Courses begin every eight weeks. An associate degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology may also be earned by completing the general education requirements in addition to the aeronautics curriculum. The courses are transferable to four-year colleges.

The Aviation Maintenance Technology Program faculty members have up to date experience from various aviation and aerospace companies, including General Electric Aircraft Engines, American Airlines, Beechcraft, Raytheon, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Global Atomics Aviation Maintenance Group, Ameriflight and Threshold Technologies. The faculty is committed to updating the program with current and emerging aerospace technology.

Benefits of having an Airframe and Powerplant Certificate
  • You can earn $40,000 to $80,000 per year.

  • Exciting employment opportunities in aviation that include: airlines, corporate aviation, general aviation, repair stations, defense contractors and aircraft manufactures.

  • Demand is high for non-aviation A & P certificat