Aviation Maintenance Technology

AviationThe Aviation Maintenance Technology program offered by Northwest Mississippi Community College has been developed for the preparation of mechanics in the aeronautical maintenance field, bearing the qualifications for an FAA Mechanic Certificate with an Airframe, Powerplant, or Airframe and Powerplant rating(s).

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This program and its curriculum is an approved Federal Aviation Regulations Part 147 school. Upon completion of the program, a student is eligible to take the prescribed written, oral and practical exams given by the Federal Aviation Administration. Showing satisfactory completion of these exams, the student will receive their Mechanic Certificate with an Airframe and/or Powerplant rating, which gives them the authority to perform inspections, minor repairs, and alterations to fixed and rotary wing aircraft. Graduates will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science degree through Northwest.

The curriculum has been planned so that at least 50% of the total time spent in the program is in shop/laboratory training and 50% instructional theory. Classes meet Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This program meets on our Olive Branch campus.

How do I get in the Aviation Maintenance program?
Acceptance in the program is in the Fall semester. The program is four semesters, both fall and spring and summer courses for the Associate of Applied Science degree. Keep in mind that program admittance is competitive, following are admission criteria:

  • Completed application to Northwest Mississippi Community College
  • Completed Aviation Maintenance Technology Application
  • A copy of an official high school OR college transcript OR GED scores
  • A copy of ACT scores with a composite of 15

When all documents are completed and received, an interview with an instructor will be scheduled. Applicants will be notified of the interview schedule. The deadline for returning all documents is August 1st.

For more information, contact:
Aviation Maintenance Technology
Northwest Mississippi Community College
8750 Deerfield Drive
Olive Branch, MS 38654

Calvin Cooper
Program Director/Instructor
Phone: (662) 280-6183
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