Applied Technology

Aviation Maintenance Technology

Associate of Applied Science

The Associate in Applied Science Degree Program in Aviation Maintenance Technology is offered in collaboration with Marshall University.

Admission Requirements

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.

This program is a joint offering of Marshall and MCTC. Students will be accepted and enrolled at both institutions at the same time. Both institutions will have their names on your diploma.


The application process starts with MCTC, which will also administer financial aid for the program. The first step is to apply at MCTC. Applications are being accepted now.

Students will apply through Mountwest and all financial aid should be directed through MCTC as well. After a student is accepted into MCTC, additional documentation will be required to enroll the student as a Marshall student in the joint program.

Financial aid is available through MCTC. Financial aid counselors at MCTC will be glad to discuss your personal options with you. We expect this program will be eligible for WV Invests, which provides additional financial support.

Begin a Career in Aviation Maintenance Technology

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:

  • aircraft structures,
  • reciprocating and jet engines,
  • hydraulics,
  • electrical wiring and avionics,
  • flight instruments,
  • and other aviation components and systems.

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).

Demand for Aviation Technicians

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.

Program Partners

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.

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