Aviation Maintenance

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take? What makes this unique? How to succeed?
How much will it cost? Where will I train? Ready to Apply?
Career Opportunities Who are the faculty? What does industry say?


How long will the program take?

Aviation Maintenance AAS Degree: 88 credit hours
Aviation Maintenance  Diploma: 84 credit hours
A&P Certificate:
75 credit hours

How much will the program cost?

Regular Tuition

Books & FAA Test + Tools & Equipment

$12,500 total

flight deckWhere will I be able to work upon graduation?

As the aviation industry expands, so does the demand for AMTs.  As much of the current workforce is nearing retirement, more AMTs will be needed to take their place.  AMTs have enjoyed higher than average wages and excellent benefits and employment opportunities are expected to continue to grow.  If you are interested in learning more about career possibilities, then visit the Career Information page.

What makes this program unique?

Here are just a few reasons, why Salt Lake Community College's Aviation Maintenance Program should be your top choice:

  • Our AMT program is FAA approved, which is required in order to be accepted as an aircraft mechanic.
  • Our program is one of only two Aviation Maintenance schools in the State of Utah.
  • Our program is located on the Salt Lake International Airport, which is the aviation center of the Intermountain West.

To advance students in composite materials and technologies, we utilize our own Beech Raytheon Starship.

Where will I do my training?

SLCC's aviation maintenance program is located on the east side of the Salt Lake City International Airport at the Airport Center. Classes are held Monday thru Friday, 7 a.m. to 1:20 p.m., 2:30 p.m. to 8:50 p.m., or refer to the schedule.

Directions to the Aviation Maintenance facility at the Airport Center.

Who are the faculty members?

The faculty members for the Aviation Maintenance program at SLCC have impressive education and industry work experience. Read more about their credentials.

What does the industry say about the AMT program?

"The program has improved a great deal over the past several years and continues to do so. Improvements have been made in every facet of the program in recent years. Changes in leadership, new faculty, along with textbook and classroom media are all improved. These along with numerous changes in upgraded equipment provide a top notch learning experience. The school has been receptive to industry concerns expressed through the PAC and continues to look to the future."

—Kriss Richards, Aviation Maintenance Program Advisory Committee Chair

What will it take for me to succeed?

There are several traits in maintenance personnel: dependability; integrity; commitment to excellence; willingness to put in effort and long hours; distrust of words; the tendency to be a loner; and modesty. The typical technician also doesn't like to ask for help, tends to be self-sufficient and so tends to think things through on his own and not share his thoughts too frequently or completely. The unfortunate part for the mechanics is they do their job so well they never give anybody any problems.

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