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Aviation Maintenance Technology Department
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Aviation Maintenance Technology

Mandatory AMT Information Session
Fall 2013 / Spring 2014
Rancho Cucamonga Campus

In order to be eligible to attend the AMT information session and classes,

All Students Must:
  • Complete and submit the college application
  • Have a Chaffey student ID number
  • Pay all outstanding college fees - for returning students
New Students Must Also:

Have previously contacted the AMT department for additional requirements to enter the program. Contact or 909/652-6865

Tuesday, August 13, 2013
8:00am - 11:00am
Aero Building
Friday, January 10, 2014
8:00am - 11:00am
Aero Building

Topics of Information Covered:
  • Registration Procedures (Add Codes)
  • Program Overview
  • Syllabus Breakout Session
  • Questions and Answers
All Students are required to bring the following to the information session:
  • Required Tools and Toolboxes- See Department Syllabus
  • Required Text Books – See Individual Syllabus
  • Department and General, Airframe or Powerplant Syllabus
  • Safety Test (Completed Before Information Session)
Download and Print Syllabus For Your Section:

General (New Students)
Department (All Students)

Download and Print:

Safety Test


Safety Manual

For additonal information please see our FAQs

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 certificate holders. Opportunities include: facilities maintenance, theme park maintenance, power generation facilities and heavy equipment.
Who Can Enroll in the Aeronautics Program?

No prior mechanical experience is required. The Aviation Maintenance Technology curriculum starts with general entry-level subjects such as aircraft familiarization, math, physics, and electricity as applicable to aircraft. Inspection techniques, drafting, welding and basic maintenance processes are also included.

You will also get to feel the exhilaration and joy of taxiing and flying an aircraft during your first semester. Airframe subjects include: aircraft manufacturing and assembly processes, aircraft systems such as hydraulics, pneumatics, landing gear, flight controls, electrical and fuel. Powerplant subjects include the inspection, overhaul and testing of reciprocating and turbine engines, and the sub-systems for these engines. Students will have the opportunity to test run the engine that they repair.

Success is the Key to Your Career

Chaffey College has a 100% first time pass rate on FAA tests in Airframe and Powerplant as tracked by the FAA. The Chaffey College Aviation Maintenance Technology Program is contacted regularly by recruiters due to the reputation of the program and the professionalism of previous graduates.

For more information about any degrees or certificates, contact the Business and Applied Technology office or the Counseling Department.

Rev. 6/20/13

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