Aviation Maintenance (A.A.S.)
The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in aviation maintenance is a degree completion program designed to enhance employability and opportunity for advancement in the aviation industry. The program offers the opportunity for students who complete the airframe and powerplant certificate to continue their education through an additional year of coursework in communications, mathematics and human relations. This option is also open to students who have an FAA mechanics certificate, regardless of how or where it was obtained.
Airframe and Power Plant (Cert.)
The airframe and powerplant certificate is a one-year program designed to prepare you to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) examination for the Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) rating.
Program coursework will develop your knowledge and skills in the following areas of aviation maintenance technology: general and combined systems and components; airframe structures, systems and components; and powerplant theory, maintenance, systems and components.
Students interested in enhancing their employability skills and opportunity for advancement can choose to continue their education through the aviation maintenance A.A.S. degree.
The airframe certificate is a one-year program designed for students who have already obtained a powerplant rating or who are interested in only earning an airframe rating. This certificate will only include coursework from the following areas: general and combined systems and components; and airframe structures, systems and components.
The powerplant certificate is a one-year program designed for students who have already obtained an airframe rating or who are interested in only earning an powerplant rating. This certificate will only include coursework from the following areas: general and combined systems and components; and powerplant theory, maintenance, systems and components.
The aviation field offers a broad range of job opportunities throughout Alaska and the world. The program is designed to prepare students for the FAA’s Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) exam. Passing the exam allows students to find jobs in aircraft maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification and other maintenance-related fields, as well as perform maintenance on personal aircraft. Most graduates choose to work in general aviation and many have gone on to become lead mechanics, shop foremen, and directors of maintenance.
Program is completed through in-person courses in which students receive both classroom and practical hands-on learning experiences. Class size is limited in order for students to receive individual help and attention.
The program is a cohort based program that accepts up to 25 students each year. Each student cohort progresses through a pre-determined sequence of courses over a 12-month period.
The UAF CTC aviation maintenance technology program is one of the few FAA-certified, Part-147 school, programs in the nation that can be completed in just 12 months.
Admission to the program is at the discretion of the program faculty and requires an interview with the program advisor.
Early Program Start: Fall, spring, and summer classes for students in the Airframe & Powerplant program begin and end outside the traditional start and end dates of UAF. These dates require students to be available to attend classes daily throughout the year and because program courses are only offered once per year, it is important for students to work closely with their program advisor to ensure optimal courses are selected.
The program’s early start date will require students who plan to live on campus to complete an “Exception to Housing Policy” to request to move in early and for an extended stay. This request is reviewed by the UAF Residence Life Central Office for approval. The initial request does not require any additional documentation, but the student may be asked to provide additional information when their request is reviewed.
Information about how to apply for housing and submit an Exception to Housing Policy form can be found on the Department of Residence Life Online Forms and Resources website.
If you have general questions about housing or how to submit your request to move in early, please contact UAF Residence Life at (907) 474-7247.
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