In order to successfully complete the Aviation Maintenance Technology Program (AMT) and work in the field of aviation maintenance, certain physical capabilities are required throughout the program and in the industry. All AMT students must be able to satisfy the following standards without a reasonable accommodation.
- Communicate verbally in understandable English including the ability to hear and speak normally without electronic assistance.
- Must always wear hearing protection in areas of high noise levels.
- Contact the front desk and/or Instructor when tardy or late for class.
- Participate in classroom discussions and team projects during class including shop/lab time.
- See and accurately read all written assignments, texts, manuals, and other required materials.
- Have vision abilities including close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
- Must always wear eye protection.
- Ability to lift 30–50 pounds unassisted in a safe manner.
- Be able to sit, walk, and stand for extended periods of time.
- Be able to kneel, crouch, stoop, crawl, reach, twist, lying down, handle, finger, and feel.
- Ability to raise arms over one’s head.
- Use scaffolds, ladders, and aviation specific equipment.
- Use of hand, power tools and testing equipment.
- Have no disease or disability that does not allow the contact or use of required tools, chemicals, or equipment needed to perform essential duties and tasks.
- Work often outdoors or inside hangar in inclement weather conditions.
- Function safely, effectively and calmly.
- Prioritize and manage tasks simultaneously.
- Exhibit social skills necessary to interact with classmates, faculty and staff, visitors, and industry.
- Maintain personal hygiene consistent with program dress code guidelines.
- Display ethical attitudes and actions consistent with professional behavior of the Aircraft Mechanic’s Creed and FAA regulations.
- Display the social skills to behave with politeness, tact and sensitivity to others in all settings.
- Exhibit respect for cultural and ethnic differences of clients, peers and individuals in health care and classroom settings.
- Remain free from alcohol and/or chemical impairment in classroom and clinical settings at all times.