Amarillo College delivers Associate Degree and Certificate programs that enrich lives, inspire success, and provide an outstanding academic foundation.
AC students have success whether they are looking to immediately enter the workforce or proceed to a university.
Everything you need to achieve success is within easy reach at Amarillo College, including a team of enthusiastic faculty and staff who are fully committed to helping you realize your dreams.
Nothing takes precedence at AC over your success.
Your success is our sole purpose. Take advantage of scholarships, join an organization, or look for study abroad opportunities that few other community colleges offer.
Be your best self at Amarillo College.
Amarillo College is the most-affordable choice for quality higher education in the Panhandle and offers many ways to support your financial investment.
From corporate training opportunities to personal enrichment classes geared to every age group, the Continuing Education Division is a community resource true to its purpose.
DEVELOPING INNOVATIVE USER EXPERIENCES
Students get hands-on airframe and power plant mechanic's training in AC’s Aviation Maintenance program. The highly qualified faculty has vast experience with large jets, military planes, and small aircraft. Students work on aircraft with operational engines, controls and hydraulics, and running turbine/jet engines. This degree plan prepares and qualifies students to take Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) mechanic's exams for General Airframe and/or Power Plant ratings. Graduates enter the industry with a comprehensive understanding of Aviation Maintenance Technology.
Aviation maintenance technology specialists maintain and repair aircraft engines, power train systems, propellers, fuselages, and hydraulic systems. They may also work with computers and other instrumentation which control the engine and radio communications. Throughout the US, there is an increasing critical shortage of aircraft mechanics and the number of United States commercial planes is growing.
Take a look at jobs in this field that are high paying and growing in our region right now. View data on wages, employment, and education requirements for these careers.
Enter the Workforce in as little as 3 semesters
AERM.CERT.AM – 42 hrs
1st Semester (FALL) – 15hrs
2nd Semester (SPRING) – 15 hrs
3rd Semester (SUMMER) – 12 hrs
AERM.AAS (Airframe) – 60 hrs
4th Semester – 18 hrs
(1 of these options)
AERM.CERT.PM – 39 hrs
1st Semester (FALL) – 15 hrs
2nd Semester (SPRING) – 9 hrs
3rd Semester (SUMMER) – 15 hrs
AERM.AAS (Powerplant) – 60 hrs
2nd Semester (SPRING) – 12 hrs
3rd Semester (SUMMER) – 3 hrs
4th Semester (FALL) – 15 hrs
5th Semester (SPRING) – 15 hrs