Aviation Maintenance

Aviation maintenance is a dynamic career field, changing continuously since Charles Taylor, the first aircraft mechanic, helped design, build, and maintain the engine for the 1903 Wright Brothers’ Flyer. Now and in the future, aircraft maintenance will continue to change. New designs and materials in aircraft construction and the interface between complex space-age systems, such as navigational aides, fly-by-wire, flight controls and electronic fuel controls, as well as the improvements in the time proven systems such as hydraulics and propellers continue to add to the mysticism of flight.

NCI offers educational programs that cover both the theoretical and hands-on approach required to succeed in today’s ever-changing, exciting, and expanding aviation industry.

FAA regulation, 14 CFR Part 147, establishes what education and skill requirements must be met prior to testing for the General, Airframe, and Powerplant certification.

NCI offers two Aviation Maintenance programs:

Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT 147) – 147 Program: For those with no experience.

North Central Institute’s (AMT) 147 Program is approved and mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT 65) – 65 Program: For those with experience in accordance with the 14 CFR Part 65 requirements.

  • To download the information brochure click here 
  • Click here for a printable 8610-2. (Do not sign in block IV. Applicants Certification until advised by the FAA representative.)

*Please contact our Admissions department for more information.*


Contact the Financial Aid Department for funding / financial advising for your program.

Contact the Registrar for academic advising / completion of program.

Contact the Admissions Department for initial program counseling for students & Service members including disability counseling to assist with program completion and for job search activities..

North Central Institute has certified test proctors available to administer FAA written exams and Designated Mechanic Examiners (DMEs) available onsite, by appointment only. No traveling necessary.  

 “It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.”- Wilbur Wright

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