Aviation Maintenance Technician, Associate in Applied Science



Program Code: 0445

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements 2
ENGLISH 101Composition3
IAI approved Social/Behavioral Science3
IAI approved GECC math course4
IAI approved GECC physical science course3
IAI approved Hum/FineArts course3
Required Program Core
AVIATN 101Aviation General Sciences I-Math, Science and General Physics5
AVIATN 102Aviation General Sciences II - Tools, Surfaces, and Corrosion Control5
AVIATN 103Aviation General Sciences III - Maintenance Operations and Records5
AVIATN 104Aviation General Sciences IV - Basic Electricity5
AVIATN 200Aviation Sheet Metal8
AVIATN 205Metallic Structures 13
AVIATN 206Electrical, Navigational, and Communication Systems 13
AVIATN 207Non-Metallic Structures 13
AVIATN 208Aircraft Systems I 13
AVIATN 209Aircraft Systems II 13
AVIATN 213Aircraft Systems III 13
AVIATN 214Reciprocating Engines 13
AVIATN 215Turbine Engines 13
AVIATN 216Powerplant Systems I 13
AVIATN 217Powerplant Systems II 13
AVIATN 218Aircraft Propellers and Inspections 13
Required Work-Based Learning Courses
AVIATN 219Aviation Maintenance Technician Capstone 13
Total Hours80

Taken at the Aviation Institute of Maintenance


One course must satisfy the Human Diversity (HD) requirement


This is an example course sequence for students interested in earning a Associate in Applied Science in Aviation Maintenance Technician. If this pathway is followed as outlined, you will earn a Basic Certificate (BC) in Aviation Maintenance Technician - General and an AAS in Aviation Maintenance Technician. It does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability.

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
AVIATN 101 Aviation General Sciences I-Math, Science and General Physics 5
IAI approved Hum/FineArts course 1 3
IAI approved GECC physical science course 1 3
Semester 2
AVIATN 102 Aviation General Sciences II - Tools, Surfaces, and Corrosion Control 5
IAI approved GECC math course 1 4
IAI approved Social/Behavioral Science 1 3
Semester 3
AVIATN 103 Aviation General Sciences III - Maintenance Operations and Records 5
AVIATN 104 Aviation General Sciences IV - Basic Electricity 5
ENGLISH 101 Composition 1 3
Semester 4
AVIATN 200 Aviation Sheet Metal 8
Semester 5
AVIATN 205 Metallic Structures 3
AVIATN 206 Electrical, Navigational, and Communication Systems 3
AVIATN 207 Non-Metallic Structures 2 3
Semester 6
AVIATN 208 Aircraft Systems I 2 3
AVIATN 209 Aircraft Systems II 2 3
AVIATN 213 Aircraft Systems III 2 3
Semester 7
AVIATN 214 Reciprocating Engines 2 3
AVIATN 215 Turbine Engines 2 3
AVIATN 216 Powerplant Systems I 2 3
Semester 8
AVIATN 217 Powerplant Systems II 2 3
AVIATN 218 Aircraft Propellers and Inspections 2 3
AVIATN 219 Aviation Maintenance Technician Capstone 2 3
 Total Hours80

General Education Requirement (one course must satisfy the Human Diversity (HD) requirement)


Taken at the Aviation Institute of Maintenance


This program can prepare students for the jobs listed below. Click on each one to learn more, including average earnings, annual job openings, and how much education people in that field have. For additional guidance and resources on career options, current City Colleges students and alumni can contact the Career Services Office.

Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

Job Description

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies, such as hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

Salary Based on Experience Level

Take a look at the average hourly/annual earnings for this career in Cook County

Lightcast earnings figures are based on OES data from the BLS and include base rate, cost of living allowances, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay (including commissions and bonuses), on-call pay, and tips.

Annual Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$51,208
Median 50th Percentile$79,700
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$137,881

Hourly Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$25
Median 50th Percentile$38
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$66

Annual Job Openings

295 annual openings in Cook County

National Education Attainment

Here, you can see the level of education that people in this career complete.

Degree Program% of Jobs
A high school diploma or less12.37%
A certificate60.33%
Some college0.00%
An Associate degree24.80%
A Bachelor's degree2.50%
A Master's or Professional degree0.00%
A Doctoral degree or more0.00%

2.50% continue their education beyond an associate degree