Welcome to Trident Technical College's Aircraft Maintenance Technology program. If you are looking for an exciting and rewarding career that involves working with your hands as well as your mind, then you have come to the right place. Read on to find out more about our program or choose one of the links at the left.
What does an aircraft maintenance technician (AMT) do?
AMT's (or A&P mechanics as they are more commonly known) are licensed by the FAA to maintain aircraft of all types. Some of the places AMT's may work are major airlines, regional airlines, air taxi services, FBO's, major corporations, or the federal government. And some AMT's with business expertise open their own shops. Nationally, licensed journeyman AMT's earn an average salary of $30,000 to $68,000. AMT's employed by the major airlines can expect to earn the most money and receive the best benefits.
Aircraft Maintenance Technology: A good career move.
Aircraft maintenance technology, now more than ever, is a good career move. The major airlines, FAA repair stations, and even aircraft manufacturers are continually looking for certificated aircraft mechanics to assemble and maintain aircraft and associated systems.
Some of the companies who hire new AMT's include the major airlines, Cessna, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Boeing, Gulfstream, and General Electric. There are many more companies hiring AMTís than the few listed here.
Trident Technical College helps fill the need for trained and certified aircraft maintenance technicians through either an accredited associate degree program or a certificate program that prepares students for certification by the Federal Aviation Administration as airframe and powerplant technicians. Trident's Aircraft Maintenance Technology program is certified by the FAA under 14 CFR Part 147(#EC9T107R).