Aviation General Technician - Certificate of Specialization

The Certificate of Specialization in Aviation General Technician teaches students the fundamental knowledge and skills needed for a successful career in aviation maintenance. Students will learn general aviation mechanical and maintenance principles, which are reinforced through real-world training. Course topics include basic electrical principles, cleaning and corrosion control, ground operations and more. Training will include properly maintaining records, following regulations, and performing inspections. The certificate program allows students to complete their coursework quickly for an expedited path to graduation. Graduates will be prepared to test for certification as an Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT). Potential careers include aviation technician, aviation inspector, aviation maintenance instructor and other aviation maintenance-related positions.

Program At a Glance

For those who want to:

Repair and maintain aircraft
Learn basic mechanical principles
Receive training on aviation regulations
Strengthen their credentials

Program Snapshot

In-district Tuition: N/A
Out-of-district Tuition
: N/A
Credits: 15*
Graduation Retention Rate: N/A

Possible Careers

Aviation technician
Aircraft support technician
Aviation inspector
Aviation maintenance instructor

*Costs are estimates and are subject to change. Please visit the tuition and fees details page for precise details or call 417-447-7500. Degree time/credits vary with students' enrollment and course completion. Graduation retention varies by case. For program enrollment, retention, exam/certification, and employment rates visit Student Outcomes/Student Right-to-Know. Salary information is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some careers on this list may require additional education and training. For program-specific accreditation visit OTC Accreditation.

Degree Requirements

credit hours
Program Requirements

For the full program requirements, see curriculum. For the full list of courses, see the catalog.

Program Details

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Program Contact

Kyle McKee
Aviation Department Chair


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