Program Overview


Southern Union State Community College’s Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to excel as Aircraft Maintenance Technicians.

AMT students will learn the maintenance and repair of aircraft mechanical systems including:     

  • Turbine and Reciprocating Engines
  • Hydraulics
  • Non-metallic Structures
  • Fuel Systems
  • Corrosion Control 
  • Propellers
  • Sheet Metal
  • Flight Controls
  • Landing Gear
  • Electrical Systems

Students will complete this two-year program with the knowledge and skill levels needed to pass the tests required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and receive the Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic Certificate. Receiving the Airframe and/or Powerplant Certificate will allow students to gain entry level employment in the aviation field. Graduates of the aviation maintenance program will find careers in many sectors of the aviation industry including Commercial Aviation, Aircraft Manufacturing, Medical Transport, Space, Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facilities, and more.

For information on this program, please contact Director of Aviation, Richard Belk at or 1-334-745-6437 ext. 5486. 

Aviation Courses General

Aviation Airframe

Aviation Power Plant