Associates Degree - Aviation Maintenance Technology (Airframe or Powerplant)
This degree includes all of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) required training in airframe and powerplant topics and takes six semesters to complete. With this degree, you'll be able to work on aircraft anywhere in the USA, in a broad variety of career opportunities including: working for a small flight school, working on an executive's corporate jet, or maintaining aircraft for a regional or major airline. You'll be qualified to work on helicopters as well. Degree holders are typically known as: aviation maintenance technicians, aviation maintenance mechanics, A&P mechanics, FAA repairman, aircraft structural mechanics or line mechanics. Or, you may have additional administrative duties and be called a shop foreman, dock line supervisor, maintenance scheduler or director of maintenance.
These two certificates work hand in hand. Almost all graduates get both certificates. Both certificates allow you to perform most of the duties listed above, but will not qualify you for a managerial position. However, if time is tight because of family, work or other issues, certificates can get you everything you'll need to legally work on aircraft.