Aviation Maintenance


High School Credits

4 credits per semester, Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

Course Description

For Students

Students take this program at the Indianapolis International Airport.  The four courses will apply toward an Associate’s degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology from Vincennes University.  The Associate’s degree program is designed to prepare students to take the FAA exam for A&P Mechanic certification.  If you successfully complete your program, you will be given priority for enrollment into the Associate’s degree program at either the Indianapolis or Vincennes campus.  You can even earn a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Indianapolis by continuing your education with Purdue University at the airport.

For Parents

5520 - Aviation Maintenance is a comprehensive course that familiarizes the student with Federal Aviation Regulations, weight and balance, ground operation, maintenance forms and records, non-destructive testing methods, aircraft paint and refinishing systems and the basics of aircraft welding. The course also covers various onboard systems including cabin atmospheric control systems, pressurization and fire detection/extinguishing systems. This course familiarizes students with the inspection, damage evaluation and repair of composite and wood structures, windows and fabric covering systems used on aircraft.




Dual Credit Institution


Dual Credit Courses

  • AMNT 102 General Aviation Maintenance
  • AMNT 106 Materials, Processes and Welding
  • AMNT 107 Hydraulics & Pneumatics
  • AMNT 162 Aircraft Sheet Metal
  • AMNT 164 Aircraft Systems
  • AMNT 166 Composite and Nonmetallic Structures

Potential Careers/Salary

Aircraft Mechanic - $60,270 per year

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Aircraft and Avionics Equipment Mechanics and Technicians, 
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/aircraft-and-avionics-equipment-mechanics-and-technicians.htm (visited March 04, 2018).

Additional Fees

Beyond the standard course and book fees, this program requires an approximate $500 fee for course tools.  Students are also responsible for their own transportation to the Vincennes campus at the Indianapolis International Airport.

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