Aviation Maintenance Technology

About the Program

Advanced Air, Con Agra, Mutual of Omaha and Delta Airlines want you – after you complete the requirements for the Aviation Maintenance Technology program. Those are just a few of the companies that hire Iowa Western students who earn their Associate of Applied Science degree to become a Certificated Aviation Maintenance Technician.

Few community colleges offer this unique program. The quality of instruction is second-to-none with an abundance of information given to each student. You’ll spend 50 percent of your time in the classroom and the other 50 percent in the lab getting hands-on experience.

Students gain valuable lab experience working on real airplanes. Iowa Western's facilities are state-of-the-art and make for a perfect learning environment.

Career Information

This program is intended to place students into the workforce upon completion of this two-year degree. Aviation mechanics inspect the engines, landing gear, instruments, pressurized sections, accessories, and other parts of the aircraft and do the necessary maintenance and replacement of parts. Upon passing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification exam, students will be able to seek employment with major and minor airline carriers, government institutions, private corporations, and individuals.

Salary Information

Salary: Regional
Entry Level: $14 to $20/hour

* Salary information from the Iowa Western Program Chair.

Just the Facts

Program Start Term: Fall Only
Program Length: 4 Semesters, 2 Summer
Award: A.A.S.
Accreditation: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved Number of Majors: 39
Average Class Size: 12
Program Capacity: 30
Part-Time or Full-Time: Full-Time Only
Program Courses Offered: Day
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus