Aviation Maintenance Technology

Aircraft at the Metro Tech Aviation Career Campus

Are you fascinated by aircraft? 

Would you like to learn to work on jet engines, helicopters and airplanes? 

Then the adult Aviation Maintenance Technician program is for you! 

This program will prepare you to be part of a team that keeps passengers safe at 500 miles per hour and 35,000 feet in the air.  You will taxi aircraft, conduct inspections and perform engine start-ups as part of ground operations, as well as prepare to obtain your FAA certifications for an airframe and powerplant (A&P) mechanic.

What are the basic requirements for this class?
You must be 18 and have either a valid high school diploma or GED, to apply.

How long is this class?
The program is 2052 clock hours and takes approximately eighteen months to complete.

What times are classes available?
Classes meet year-round, Monday through Friday.  Daytime classes are held from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. and the evening class meets from 3:30 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. 

When do classes start and is there an application deadline?
Classes start twice a year-in September and March.  We are currently taking applications for the September 2020 class.  The application deadline is scheduled for August 19,2020, or until classes are filled, whichever occurs first.

How many students will be accepted?
We take the top 18 applicants for each class, for a total of 36 daytime students and 18 evening students. Admissions is competitive and is based upon a points system.

How much does the program cost?
In-state tuition is $3.25 an hour or $6,669 total.  Out-of-state tuition is $6.50 an hour or $13,338.00 total.  International student tuition is $12.00 an hour or $24,624 total.  Monthly tuition payments are available.  Books cost approximately $400.  FAA tests are approximately $1,200.  (this includes both written and oral/practical exams.)Students are responsible for providing their own laptops and tools.  TSA badges are $120.

How do I apply for the program?

  1. Your first step is to  complete an online application.
  2. You will receive an email from the Adult Career Advisor with several attachments for your review. These will include class information, testing study guides and a powerpoint on how to apply for this class.
  3. Contact the Adult Career Advisor, Mrs. Laura Garcia, at:  (405)-595-4442 or by email at:  laura.garcia@metrotech.edu, to determine if you will need to take the admissions testing.
  4. Schedule your admissions testing by calling (405)-595-4678. There will be a non-refundable $20 application fee (no checks) and a photo id is required to test.
  5. After testing, meet with the Adult Career Advisor to review your test results and turn in documentation of your highest level of education, work experience, and veteran's status, and  complete the paperwork for the application process.
  6. Apply for financial aid online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.  Our federal school code is 016140.

How will I know if I have been accepted into the program?
We plan to send letters out August 25, 2020,to inform students if they have been selected or not.

What are the requirements for admissions of international students?
International students must obtain an M-1 Visa to attend classes at a technical school.  For more information, please contact our Registrar, NuNu Ruttman, at (405)-595-4433 or nunu.ruttman@metrotech.edu.

Do you guarantee job placement upon graduation?
While no school can guarantee its’ graduates a job upon completion, we do have a very high placement rate.  There are also internship opportunities available to students with various employers, including the FAA, AAR, and Tinker Air Force Base, if they qualify.

Can I get college credit for my courses?
For the most up-to-date information on college credit, please contact our College Connection Coordinator, Teresa Francisco, at (405)-595-4459 or teresa.francisco@metrotech.edu.

Laura Garcia Laura Garcia,
Adult Career Advisor
Metro-Technology Centers
(405)-595-4442
laura.garcia@metrotech.edu