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Aviation Maintenance and Structural Technology

The Department of Aviation Maintenance and Structural Technology is home to the Aircraft Structural Technology (AST) and the Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) programs – offering both degree and certificate options. The School of Aviation is an FAA-approved Part 147 maintenance school offering management and supervision by skilled faculty.

Earn college credit for prior aviation maintenance experience! The School of Aviation at MGA now offers the Bachelor of Applied Science in Technical Management degree (BASTM).The BASTM is designed to complement the skill set of the aircraft mechanic, with the addition of aviation management studies. Candidates with aircraft maintenance experience (ex. Airframe and Powerplant certifications) may be eligible to receive up to 27 credit hours toward the BASTM degree.

For those interested in the BASTM, but lacking prior aircraft maintenance experience, MGA has a pathway, the Aviation Maintenance Technology certificate, or associates of applied science degree. Aviation Maintenance Technology is a five semester program that prepares a candidate to test for the Airframe and Powerplant certificates, which are issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Airframe and Powerplant certifications may then be used to award 27 credit hours toward the BASTM. Those choosing to pursue the Aviation Maintenance Technology A.A.S. degree, may qualify for an additional 22 credit hours, 49 in total, which can be applied toward the BASTM degree (120 credit hours).

Any questions may be directed to Martin Kehayes (), Chair, Aviation Maintenance and Structural Technology Department.

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