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Associate in Applied Science

Aviation Maintenance Technology Program

Do you have a passion for mechanics and aviation?
Interested in an in-demand career?

Find your calling in aviation with the Aviation Maintenance Technology Program at Cape Cod Community College. The unique, 24-month airplane maintenance training program at 4Cs meets a critical need for highly skilled technicians in airframe and power plant repair and certification—including full FAA Certification.

Aviation maintenance technicians (AMT’s) are the professionals who fix and maintain aircraft. AMT’s repair and service nearly every part and system of an aircraft, including landing gear, aircraft structure and engine systems. AMT’s are also called A&P mechanics because of their airframe and power plant certifications. AMT’s are in high demand and make a higher return on their education investment than pilots, doctors and lawyers.

AMT’s have great career options, and can work in most countries around the world.

The Associates of Applied Science − Aviation Maintenance Technology program fosters student responsibility, accountability, and management skills. The degree requires a total of 70/71 credits for completion. The Airframe and Powerplant program is 48 credits. Each student will require an additional 22/23 credits of general education. The additional credits can be earned at any time the student wants to pursue this pathway.

Attendance at an AMT Information Session is required for all applicants to the program.

For program costs visit Tuition and Fees.

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General EducationCredits
ENL101   English Composition I
  Elementary Statistics

College Algebra

Applied Calculus

Calculus I
ENL102   English Composition II
PHY151   Physics I
    Behavioral & Social Sciences 3
    Behavioral & Social Sciences 3
GIT110   Computer Application
Program RequirementsCredits
AMT110*   AMT General Module 1 (15 weeks)
AMT120*   AMT General Module 2 (15 weeks)
AMT210*   AMT Airframe Module 1 (10 weeks)
AMT220*   AMT Airframe Module 2 (15 weeks)
AMT230*   AMT Powerplant Module 1 (15 weeks)
AMT240*   AMT Powerplant Module 2 (10 weeks)
Total Credits 70/71

*Pending academic approval.

The AMT General Modules run Monday–Thursday; Airframe and Powerplant Modules run Monday–Friday.

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More Information:

  • This program is located at our Plymouth Airport facility.
  • Housing is available at Bridgewater State University.

Labor market data show a strong need for aviation industry education targeting occupations like aviation maintenance technicians, avionics, engineering & operating technicians, inspectors, aircraft structures, rigging & systems assemblers, aviation managers, and directors of maintenance. The degree program prepares students for careers as aviation technicians in maintenance and repair. The AAS Aviation Maintenance Technology degree will allow growth for the technician and a pathway to management roles in the industry.

This occupational profile is provided by O*NET.

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.

Behavioral/Mental Performance

  • 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.

Upon successful completion of the Aviation Maintenance Technology program, students are able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of aviation maintenance and increase opportunities in an aviation career field.
  • Excel in management, responsibility and leadership roles.
  • Provide organizational influence and direction in aviation operations. The Aviation modules are divided into three main categories of instruction identified by the Federal Aviation Administration.
    1. AMT General Modules consist of 404 lab and lecture hours
    2. AMT Airframe Modules consist of 750 lab and lecture hours
    3. AMT Powerplant Modules consist of 750 lab and lecture hours

In order to complete 1900 hours of lab and lecture, the AMT curriculum is offered eight hours a day for five days a week 12 months a year.

Students must pass:

  • 404 hours of AMT110, 120 and 210 to sit for the FAA General Maintenance Certification Written Exam.
  • 404 hours of AMT110, 120, 210 and 750 Hours of AMT110, 120, 210 and 220 to sit for the FAA Certification Written Airframe, then FAA General and Airframe Oral & Practical Exams.
  • 404 hours of AMT120, 120, 210 and 750 Hours of AMT220, 230 and 240 to sit for the FAA Certification Written Powerplant Exam, then General and Powerplant Oral & Practical Exams.

Housing is available at Bridgewater State University

4Cs Aviation students housed at BSU have access to:

  • All common area kitchen, lounge and recreation spaces within the assigned residence hall.
  • All programs and activities offered by the residence hall staff within the assigned residence hall.
  • Parking in resident student parking lots.
  • Services provided by Counseling and Health Services.
  • All BSU facilities, including the library and fitness facilities.

Bridgewater State University
131 Summer Street
Bridgewater, MA 02325

Only 30 minutes to:

Plymouth Airport
246 South Meadow Road
Plymouth, MA 02360

Housing costs cover:

  • Room
  • Meal Plan (optional)
  • Parking
  • ResNet (Cable, Internet, WEPA printing, Xfinity on Campus, ResNet Cinema movies, HBO Go and telephone)
  • CONNECT Card

For more information on current costs and availability contact Roberto Flores, Admissions Counselor:

Roberto Flores, Admissions Counselor
Phone 774.994.0197

Want to Learn More?

For more information about opportunities in the field of aviation, a tour of our state-of-the-art facility, details on the 2-year program, A.A.S. Degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology, or how to enroll, please contact the Admissions Office:

Roberto Flores, Admissions Counselor
Phone 774.994.0197