Aviation Maintenance Technology

Program Description

The mission of the Aviation Maintenance Technology program is to provide a hands-on learning environment and practical application of aircraft maintenance training. This program is a federally regulated Aviation Training School, certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and is an accredited program of the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). Once training is accomplished, the students are then authorized to test for FAA Airframe and Powerplant certification. The certification process consists of two testing segments; multiple choice testing and the oral and practical testing detailing General, Airframe and Powerplant sections administered by an FAA Designated Maintenance Examiner (DME). Upon successful completion of these tests, the graduate is awarded the Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic Certificate from the FAA. Students can also decide to test for the FAA Airframe certificate or Powerplant certificate separately, once training has been accomplished for these areas. SOWELA awards a Technical Diploma to all students who complete the aviation maintenance training (66 credit hours). Students receive an Associates of Applied Science Degree upon completion of the aviation maintenance training (66 credit hours) and general studies courses (15 credit hours) totaling 81 credit hours. We are dedicated to ensuring our students receive prior learning credit for equivalent training received in the military (competency test required) and / or transferred credits from other participating FAA Part 147 training schools (grade C or higher from FAA certified courses).

Premier Program

SOWELA ensures our programs have the latest technology. New equipment, laboratory facility expansion and updated curriculum make this a premier program. Over the years SOWELA has acquired a Boeing 727 aircraft, 7 lite aircraft, 3 helicopters, a Redbird Flight Simulator, virtual reality welding training, virtual reality paint training, PT-6 engine trainers, a CFM-56 engine and much more. The Aviation Maintenance Technology program updates the curriculum as needed to stay current with industry standards and FAA requirements. The program has a network of industry partners with whom it relies on to ensure the training is relevant, technologically modernized and prepares students for employment. Our industry partners’ advise the program while also providing internships, scholarships and equipment. This along with each instructors’ 35+ years’ experience, guarantee an unsurpassed training environment for our students. SOWELA is proud to have offered aviation maintenance training for 50 years and is one of four FAA certified Part 147 Aviation Maintenance Training Schools in Louisiana.

Students are our Priority

The Aviation Maintenance Technology program provides a safe and healthy environment for learning, encourages students to become critical thinkers and lifelong learners. In addition, the program helps build relationships among the students and employers to promote enhancement of skills for continued advancement in the field.

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Curriculum

Aviation Maintenance Tech-470608-AAS
Course No. Course Title Lecture Lab Total Credit Hrs
Semester 1
AMTG 1010 Aircraft Math & Physics 1 1 2
AMTG 1020 Aircraft Drawings .5 .5 1
AMTG 1040 Materials and Processes 1 1 2
AMTG 1050 Fluid Lines and Fittings .5 .5 1
AMTG 1070 Weight and Balance 1 1 2
AMTG 1030 Ground Operation and Servicing .5 .5 1
AMTG 1060 Cleaning and Corrosion Control .5 .5 1
AMTG 1080 Documents & Regulations 1 1 2
AMTG 1090 Basic Electricity 2 1 3
General Education Course 3 0 3
General Education Course 3 0 3
21
Semester 2
AMTA 2000 Aircraft Fuel Systems 1 1 2
AMTA 2010 Wood Structures and Covering .5 .5 1
AMTA 2020 Aircraft Finishes .5 .5 1
AMTA 2030 Sheet Metal 2 2 4
AMTA 2040 Composites 1 1 2
AMTA 2050 Welding .5 .5 1
AMTA 2060 Assembly and Rigging 1 1 2
AMTA 2070 Hydraulics and Pneumatics 1 1 2
AMTA 2080 Landing Gear & Position/Warning System 1 1 2
General Education Course 3 0 3
General Education Course 3 0 3
General Education Course 3 0 3
26
Semester 3
AMTA 2090 Aircraft Electrical Systems 2 2 4
AMTA 2100 Aircraft Instruments .5 .5 1
AMTA 2110 Communication and Navigation System .5 .5 1
AMTA 2120 Cabin Atmosphere .5 .5 1
AMTA 2130 Ice and Rain .5 .5 1
AMTA 2140 Airframe Inspection .5 .5 1
AMTP 2200 Aircraft and Engine Fire Protection .5 .5 1
AMTP 2210 Reciprocating Engines 2 3 5
AMTP 2220 Turbine Engines & APU 2 1 3
18
Semester 4
AMTP 2230 Induction & Engine Airflow Systems .5 .5 1
AMTP 2240 Exhaust (Reverser) and Cooling Systems .5 .5 1
AMTP 2250 Lubrication Systems .5 .5 1
AMTP 2260 Engine Electrical Systems 2 1 3
AMTP 2270 Engine Instruments .5 .5 1
AMTP 2280 Ignition and Starting Systems 1 1 2
AMTP 2290 Fuel Metering Systems 2 1 3
AMTP 2300 Propellers and Rotors 2 1 3
AMTP 2310 Engine Inspection .5 .5 1
16
Aviation Maintenance Tech-470608-Diploma Certificate Option
Course No. Course Title Lecture Lab Total Credit Hrs
AMTG 1010 Aircraft Math & Physics 1 1 2
AMTG 1020 Aircraft Drawings .5 .5 1
AMTG 1030 Ground Operation and Servicing .5 .5 1
AMTG 1040 Materials and Processes 1 1 2
AMTG 1050 Fluid Lines and Fittings .5 .5 1
AMTG 1060 Cleaning and Corrosion Control .5 .5 1
AMTG 1070 Weight and Balance 1 1 2
AMTG 1080 Documents & Regulations 1 1 2
AMTG 1090 Basic Electricity 2 1 3
AMTA 2000 Aircraft Fuel Systems 1 1 2
AMTA 2010 Wood Structures and Covering .5 .5 1
AMTA 2020 Aircraft Finishes .5 .5 1
AMTA 2030 Sheet Metal 2 2 4
AMTA 2040 Composites 1 1 2
AMTA 2050 Welding .5 .5 1
AMTA 2060 Assembly and Rigging 1 1 2
AMTA 2070 Hydraulics and Pneumatics 1 1 2
AMTA 2080 Landing Gear & Position/Warning System 1 1 2
AMTA 2090 Aircraft Electrical Systems 2 2 4
AMTA 2100 Aircraft Instruments .5 .5 1
AMTA 2110 Communication and Navigation System .5 .5 1
AMTA 2120 Cabin Atmosphere .5 .5 1
AMTA 2130 Ice and Rain .5 .5 1
AMTA 2140 Airframe Inspection .5 .5 1
CTS – Airframe (41) (15 hours AMTG + 26 hours AMTA)
AMTP 2200 Aircraft and Engine Fire Protection .5 .5 1
AMTP 2210 Reciprocating Engines 2 3 5
AMTP 2220 Turbine Engines & APU 2 1 3
AMTP 2230 Induction & Engine Airflow Systems .5 .5 1
AMTP 2240 Exhaust (Reverser) and Cooling Systems .5 .5 1
AMTP 2250 Lubrication Systems .5 .5 1
AMTP 2260 Engine Electrical Systems 2 1 3
AMTP 2270 Engine Instruments .5 .5 1
AMTP 2280 Ignition and Starting Systems 1 1 2
AMTP 2290 Fuel Metering Systems 2 1 3
AMTP 2300 Propellers and Rotors 2 1 3
AMTP 2310 Engine Inspection .5 .5 1
CTS – Powerplant (40) (15 hours AMTG + 25 hours AMTP ) 25
Total Clock Hours 1455

Program Information

CIP Code: 470608

Program Type: Associate of Applied Science

Program Length: 81 Semester Credits

Program Resources

Awards Per Highest Degree/Certificate Earned
Year AAS Level % AAS Level Diploma Level % Diploma Level CTS Level % CTS Level TCA Level % TCA Level Grand Total % Grand Total Enrollment
2018-2019 6 13.04% 7 15.22% 11 23.91% 8 17.39% 32 69.57% 46
2017-2018 3 5.66% 9 16.98% 10 18.87% 11 20.75% 33 62.26% 53
2016-2017 3 5.17% 2 3.45% 12 20.69% 14 24.14% 31 53.45% 58

Contact Information

Deborah Coles - Administrative Assistant

deborah.coles@sowela.edu

(337) 421-6992

3820 Senator J. Bennett Johnston Avenue
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70615
(337) 421-6565
(800) 256-0483
info@sowela.edu

Mon-Thu: 7:45 AM to 4:15 PM
Friday: 7:45 AM to 12:00 PM
(337) 421-6550

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Title IX Officer

Candy Parker

candy.parker@sowela.edu

(337) 421-6510 or (800) 256-0483

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ADA Officer

Maegan Lewis

maegan.lewis@sowela.edu

(337) 421-6952 or (800) 256-0483

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