Aviation Maintenance Technology

Federal Aviation Administration Approved Program

The Southwestern Illinois College Aviation Maintenance Technology program gives you the opportunity to obtain the FAA Approved Airframe and/or Powerplant Certificate in one year and an Associate in Applied Science degree with an additional semester of classes. The FAA approved certificate allows the student to take the FAA written, oral and practical tests in the General, Airframe and Powerplant courses. Upon successful completion of the tests, the FAA will issue a FAA airframe and/or Powerplant License.

Aviation Maintenance Training Program Formats

The Aviation Maintenance Technology Program offers two formats. The one-year format allows you to obtain A&P certification (core courses) in 50 weeks (8 hours a day). The two-year format allows you to complete the A&P certification or Associate in Applied Science degree in two years (4 hours a day).

Training Location

Aviation Maintenance Technology training courses are taught at the Southwestern Illinois College Sam Wolf Granite City Campus at 4950 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL 62040.

For more information about the Aviation Maintenance program, contact Program Coordinator Robert Beckett at 618-931-0600, ext. 7361, or robert.beckett@swic.edu. 

Aviation Maintenance Technology Students

Educational Programs

Degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology

Aviation Maintenance Technology Certificates


Career Opportunities

The FAA license is required for careers in Aviation Maintenance.

  • Power Plant Mechanic
  • Airframe Mechanic
  • Combination Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic (A&P Mechanic)

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