2023-2024 Catalog

Aviation Maintenance Certificate of Proficiency

Program Description

The Aviation Maintenance Technician school of SAU Tech is designed to provide up-to-date, intensive training for this occupational field.  Completion of this school, certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under Title 14 CFR Part 147, meets the training and experience requirements of the FAA for Airframe and/or Powerplant certificate ratings.  The number of credit hours is determined by the FAA.


The Aviation Maintenance Technology curriculum is divided into three parts: General, Airframe, and Powerplant.  A student enrolling in this course of study must first enroll for the general curriculum.  Upon completion of the general section, the student may elect to pursue the Airframe and/or Powerplant section. Completion of the general curriculum qualifies the student for an Aviation Maintenance Certificate of Proficiency.  

General Requirements

  • This certificate requires successful completion of 14 credit hours.
  • A minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average is required for graduation.

Residency Requirement

The student is required to complete a minimum of 15 semester hours in residence at SAU Tech for associate degrees and technical certificates and half of the credit hours required for certificates of proficiency as well as complete all other graduation requirements.  Students who wish to pursue additional degrees must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours of difference between the degrees.

Degree Plan

Program Requirements

AM 1002Fundamentals of Math & Physics


AM 1503Aircraft Standard I


AM 1603Aircraft Standards II


AM 1703Basic Electricity


AM 1803Aircraft Science


Total Credit Hours: 14