Aviation Maintenance


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Program Overview
The Aviation Maintenance Technician program at WNCC, offered at the Sidney Campus, is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The program prerpares students for entry-level aviation maintenance technician prositions. This program is broken into three phases: general phase, airfrom maintenance phase, and power plant phase; for a minimum total of 1,900 clock hours. Upon successful completion, the student is eligible to take the FAA examinations for the airframe and power plant license.
Course availability may differ from semester to semester. See advisor prior to registration. Credit for previous courses and military training can be applied toward the program requirements.
  • Develop in each student, safe work habits, attitudes, and skills.
  • Develop a thorough knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations.
  • Develop knowledge and skills of all phases of aviation repair.
  • Allow students to acquire, develop, and apply both academic knowledge and practical skills. 
  • Provide students the opportunity to explore aviation technology careers.
  • Allow students to individualize their plan of study, (within parameters and with the help of their assigned faculty advisor).
  • Allow students to incorporate business and industry courses into their individual plan of study.
  • Prepare students for the FAA Exams.
Degrees & Certificates
Associate of Occupational Studies in Aviation Maintenance
Certificate in Aviation Maintenance
Career Opportunities
The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2014, the median pay for Aircraft and Avionics Equipment Mechanics and Technicians was $56,980 per year. Growth in jobs for this field for the decade 2014-2024 was projected to be 1%, little of no change. (bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/aircraft-and-avionics-equipment-mechanics-and-technicians.htm)
Gainful Employment (GE) Program Disclosures
NOTE: applies only to diploma and certificates, not associate degrees
Regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010 require institutions to report certain information to students who enroll in Title IV-eligible education programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation. Those regulations also provide that institutions must disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution's GE programs.

View the Gainful Employment Program Disclosure by visiting Aviation Maintenance Certificate.

Gainful Employment Acknowledgement