In order to be eligible to attend the AMT Registration Session (and classes),
All Students Must Complete Steps 1 - 3:
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)
Contact the AMT department for a one-on-one informational interview; this may be accomplished by emailing
email@example.com or by calling 909/652-6865. After the informational interview, you will be placed on a AMT Student
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.)
MANDATORY AMT REGISTRATION SESSION (Only returning students and new students with AMT Letters of Entry may attend)
Monday, December 8, 2014
8:00am - 11:00am
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)
Required Tools and Toolboxes- See Department Syllabus
Required Text Books – See Individual Syllabus
Department and General, Airframe or Powerplant Syllabus
*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 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
Who Can Enroll in the
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
You will also get to feel the exhilaration and
joy of taxiing and flying an aircraft during your
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.