Aviation Maintenance Technology Program (AMT 65)


Four weeks (nights & weekends)

9 days

Program Objective: The Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT 65) Program is designed to enhance aviation maintenance knowledge in the areas of General, Airframe, and / or Powerplant theory and hands on skills.

Any student desiring FAA certification using their experience needs to review the Federal Aviation Regulations Part 65.

Instruction includes the use of button head and countersunk rivets, the requirements of maintaining reciprocating and turbine engines ensuring airworthy condition, timing a magneto internally and timing a magneto to a reciprocating engine, perform compression testing, proper maintenance entries, proper use of 337 (major repair and alteration), writing airworthy and unairworthy letters, utilizing reference material such as; 14 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations), FAA-H-8083-30 (General Handbook), FAA-H-8083-31 (Airframe Handbook, volumes 1 and 2), FAA-H-8083-32 (Powerplant Handbook, volumes 1 and 2), AC43.13 (Advisory Circulars, Acceptable Methods).


Although students can be employed within the aviation field without additional credentials upon program completion, most companies prefer for a student to complete the Federal Aviation Administration certification. For a student to earn their certification the student will need to complete the following:

Visit with the FAA to determine if student is qualified for 8610-2

65.71 Eligibility requirements: General

a)    To be eligible for a mechanic certificate and associate ratings, a person must –

        1. Be at least 18 years of age;
        2. Be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language, or in the case of an applicant who does not meet this requirement and who is employed outside of the United States by a U.S. air carrier, have his certificate endorsed “Valid only outside the United States”;
        3. Have passed all of the prescribed tests within a period of 24 months; and
        4. Comply with the sections of this subpart that apply to the rating he seeks.

b) A certificated mechanic who applies for an additional rating must meet the requirements of §65.77 and, within a period of 24 months, pass the tests prescribed by §§65.75 and 65.79 for the additional rating sought. in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) 65.71, (a), (2)

65.75 Knowledge Requirements

  • a) Each applicant for a mechanic certificate or rating must, after meeting the applicable experience requirements of § 65.77, pass a written test covering the construction and maintenance of aircraft appropriate to the rating he seeks, the regulations in this subpart, and the applicable provisions of parts 43 and 91 of this chapter. The basic principles covering the installation and maintenance of propellers are included in the powerplant test.
  • b) The applicant must pass each section of the test before applying for the oral and practical tests prescribed by § 65.79. A report of the written test is sent to the applicant.

65.77 Experience requirements

Each applicant for a mechanic certificate or rating must present either an appropriate graduation certificate or certificate of completion from a certificated aviation maintenance technician school or documentary evidence, satisfactory to the Administrator, of –

a) At least 18 months of practical experience with the procedures, practices, materials, tools, machine tools, and equipment generally used in constructing, maintaining, or altering airframes, or powerplants appropriate to the rating sought; or

b) At least 30 months of practical experience concurrently performing the duties appropriate to both the airframe and powerplant ratings.

65.79 Skill requirements

Each applicant for a mechanic certificate or rating must pass an oral and a practical test on the rating he seeks. The tests cover the applicant’s basic skill in performing practical projects on the subjects covered by the written test for that rating. An applicant for a powerplant rating must show his ability to make satisfactory minor repairs to, and minor alterations of, propellers.

The program is comprised of 5.5 SH:

General – 1.5 SH (28 instructional hours)

Airframe – 2.0 SH (30 instructional hours)

Powerplant – 2.0 SH (30 instructional hours)

Aviation Maintenance Technology Program (AMT 65)  – 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.*





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