Degree conferred: Associate in Applied Science – 82 credits
Program contact: Aviation Maintenance Technology Program, (815) 921-3016
Federally-licensed graduates of the Aviation Maintenance Technology (AVM) program are prepared to assume positions as airline or general aviation engine and/or airframe mechanics. The program is certified to provide approved instruction leading to FAA Airframe and Powerplant certificate examinations. Currently, 2,000 hours of instruction are offered in the areas of airframe and powerplant, which translates to 11 months of instruction in each year of the two-year program.
In addition to the general aviation engine and/or airframe mechanic, graduates have also found work in other job-related areas, such as sheet metal construction and repair, reciprocating and turbine engine repair and overhaul, engine accessory overhaul and repair, air conditioning systems, welding, hydraulics, pneumatics, and electrical systems maintenance.
The program provides the first two years of a baccalaureate program for those who wish to pursue a four-year degree. Graduates also receive preferential admission status when they apply to the B.S. in Aviation Management or Aviation Technologies programs at Northern Illinois University, Southern Illinois University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Students should consult with an academic advisor, or the Dean or Academic Chair of the Aviation Maintenance Technology program.
The RVC/AVM program does not accept transfer credits for aviation courses completed at any other institution.
The following procedures indicate steps to be taken by an applicant for the Aviation Maintenance Technology program.
|AVM-101||Materials and Processes|
|AVM-103||Aviation Math and Physics|
|AVM-104||Records and Publications|
|AVM-105||Aircraft Drawing--Weight & Balance|
|AVM-106||Cleaning and Corrosion Control|
|AVM-160||Fuel and Lubrication Systems|
|AVM-161||Engine Support Systems|
|AVM-165||Engine Electrical Systems|
|AVM-241||Aircraft Finishing and Covering|
|AVM-242||Cabin Atmosphere Control Systems|
|AVM-244||Aircraft Auxiliary Systems|
|AVM-245||Aircraft Electrical Systems|
|AVM-246||Aircraft Instrument & Communication Sys.|
|AVM-247||Aircraft Metal Structures|
|AVM-248||Hydraulic & Pneumatic Cont. Sys.|
|AVM-249||Aircraft Fuel Systems|
|AVM-250||Assembly & Rigging|
|AVM-251||Landing Gears Systems|