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Aviation Maintenance Technology Department
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Aviation Maintenance Technology

Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
Rancho Cucamonga Campus

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In order to be eligible to register for and attend AMT classes:

All Students Must Complete Steps 1 - 2:
  1. Satisfy the steps to admission by fulfilling the following tasks:

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

  2. Contact the AMT department for more information by emailing or by calling 909/652-6865.
(Returning students do not have to complete the above steps, if already completed.)

Date Time Location
January 13, 2020 7:15am - 2:15pm Aero Building

All Returning Students are required to bring the following on the 1st day of class:
  • Required Tools and Toolboxes- See Department Syllabus
  • Required Text Books – See Individual Syllabus
  • Department and Airframe or Powerplant Syllabi
  • Completed Safety Test

All New Students are required to bring the following on the 1st day of class:

  • Department and General Syllabi
  • Completed Safety Test
  • Required tools and toolboxes (See Department Syllabus)
  • Required Text Books (See General syllabus)
Download and Print Syllabus For Your Section:

General (New Students)
Avionics - AMT 400
Department (All Students)

Download and Print:

Safety Test (Answers in Safety manual, below)


Safety Manual

* If all of the above noted requirements (books, tools, syllabi, etc.) are not met (brought with you the 1st day of class) you will be dropped immediately from the program and the next waitlisted student will be added, if FAA numbers are not exceeded.

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

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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 semester. 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, General 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 $50,000 to $100,000 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 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.

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