Associate of Applied Science
The Associate in Applied Science Degree Program in Aviation Maintenance Technology is offered in collaboration with Marshall University.
Aviation Maintenance Technicians inspect, service and repair airplanes, commercial airlines, and helicopters of all sizes. This hands-on training program provide a well-rounded education in aviation mechanics and systems. You’ll gain hands-on experience working with:
As a graduate of the program, you’ll be eligible to take the FAA exam for licensure in both airframes and powerplants. Whether you want to work in small general aviation or with large commercial jet aircraft, this program will prepare you for a multitude of career options with major airlines, manufacturers, repair stations, structural repair facilities and other organizations in the aviation industry.
Mountwest is offering an associate degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology in collaboration with Marshall University.
Housed at Huntington Tri-State Airport, the Aviation Maintenance Technology program is designed to allow students to obtain their degrees in addition to earning FAA certifications in airframe and powerplant maintenance (A&P).
The college adheres to an open admission policy which means applications with a high school diploma or GED are eligible for admission. Applicants with neither a high school diploma nor GED may be admitted on a conditional basis.
Students must be admittted to both Mountwest and Marshall University for this program. The program may have individual admission requirements.
In the United States, the aviation industry has a need for 132,000 technicians between 2021 and 2041. There are currently not enough licensed aviation technicians to fill every job in the US. Over the next few years approximately 30% of the existing aviation technology workforce is going to retire. This will create thousands of positions for new technicians.
Companies throughout the region, like Airborne Maintenance and Engineering (Wilmington OH), Thoroughbred Aviation (Lexington and Huntington), Embraer Aircraft in (Nashville), and Pratt and Whitney (Bridgeport) have hundreds of positions open collectively.
The program is working with employers like Delta Airlines, Embraer aircraft, Thoroughbred Aviation, and others to provide students with direct access to industry recruiters while they are in the program. Also, industry representatives will come to the school or give virtual presentations to familiarize students with the industry and their employment options upon graduation.