Aircraft Maintenance Technician - Airframe and Powerplant - AAS

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

About This Degree

The Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) degree prepares students with the tools for a career in the aviation maintenance field. Upon completion of the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, students will meet the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements to test for two licenses; airframe maintenance technician and powerplant maintenance technician (A&P).

What You Will Learn

All the required coursework and lab hours (2030 hours total) are built into the curriculum. With those licenses, A&P technicians can work in the aviation industry on jet engines, reciprocating engines, airframes, and various aircraft accessories including work with sheet metal, riveting, composite manufacturing and repair, and more. Much of the program consists of hands-on lab work in USU's maintenance management laboratory.

Aircraft maintenance technicians are highly sought after, and students in the program have a high job placement rate after graduation.


At a Glance

College: College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Department: Aviation Technology

USU Locations:

  • Logan campus

Program Requirements

Career And Outcomes

Career Opportunities

With the A&P certificate, graduates work as aircraft maintenance technicians. They find employment in the following areas:

  • Maintenance technicians for airlines, corporate aviation, general aviation, including helicopter maintenance.
  • Fixed-base operator maintenance (general aviation)
  • Federal Aviation Administration (government)
  • Military aircraft maintenance contracts
  • National Transportation Safety Board
  • Aircraft engine and component manufacturer
  • Repair stations
  • Aerospace manufacturers

Job Outlook



We will build on your goals and experiences while working together to design an individualized semester-by-semester plan. Your personalized plan will help you see a path from where you are now on to graduation. Even if you are unsure of the major you would like to pursue, we can help with resources and ideas.

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Admission Requirements

  • New freshman must have a 3.0 high school GPA
  • Transfer students must have a 2.75 GPA

Program Requirements

Students are required to furnish their own basic set of tools and toolbox. With special discounts available through USU, prices range from $900 to $1,400.

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