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Aviation Maintenance Technician

Why Choose the Aviation Maintenance Technician Program?

Airliners, business jets, helicopters, general aviation aircraft and more ... there are so many different fascinating varieties of aircraft! The Pacific Northwest boasts a tremendous heritage of aviation, and that continues to grow today. There is a great - and growing - need for qualified aviation maintenance technicians. Employers look for basic skills in aircraft structures, systems, troubleshooting, regulations, teamwork and personal accountability. These are the foundation of our AMT curriculum, taught by award-winning instructors at our state-of-the-art South Hill Campus. Our AMT students average among the highest pass rates in the nation for FAA certification. If you're fascinated by the mechanics of aviation, this program and career path might be the perfect fit for you.


Our Aviation Maintenance Technician Program can prepare you for a rewarding career in the aircraft maintenance industry. You'll learn how to perform repairs on all types and sizes of private and commercial aircraft.
How Long It Takes:

Aviation Maintenance Technician Degree: 8 quarters

Airframe Maintenance Technician Certificate: 5 quarters

Powerplant Technician Certificate: 5 quarters

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.


Potential Careers

Graduates may find employment as aircraft mechanics.

In Washington, median pay for aircraft mechanics is $64,440 per year.

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Career Pathway


This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at

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Meet Your Instructors

Greg Doyon

Instr. Greg Doyon

Greg Doyon has experience in aviation maintenance spanning more than 40 years. He graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. He holds an Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic’s Certificate with an Inspector’s Authorization and is experienced in a wide range of aircraft, from antique-propeller and piston-engine aircraft to modern turbine-powered equipment.

South Hill, Rm 116


Curtis Guttromson

South Hill, Rm 147

Earl Joy

South Hill, Rm 118

Phil Vick

South Hill, Rm 120

Aviation Maintenance Technician Program Information Sessions occur at 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. For more information and a complete schedule of session dates, view our Program Info Session Schedule.




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