Aviation Maintenance Technology

Applications for Fall 2023 are currently closed. Applications for Fall 2024 will open on October 1st.

The Aviation Maintenance Technology program offers an FAA-certified curriculum designed to prepare students for a career as aircraft, airframe and powerplant mechanics. The program is four semesters, both fall and spring and summer courses for the Associate of Applied Science degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology. 

  • Location- DeSoto Center- Olive Branch campus only

  • Students are only accepted during the fall semester. 

  • Maximum enrollment of 20 students per class as designated by the FAA

  • Applications for admissions must be received by April 15th.

How do I get into the Aviation Maintenance Technology program?

  • Complete an  Application for Admissions to the college.

  • Have official ACT scores on file with the admissions office
  • Confirm with the admissions office that high school transcript or GED/HISET transcript and all previous college course transcripts have been received in the admissions office. Pay any outstanding balances to Northwest MS Community College or any other college. 
  • Acceptance to the college does not guarantee acceptance to the program.
  • Complete an Application to the Aviation Maintenance Technology program.  Fall 2023 Application Deadline April 15, 2023. Program forms can also be obtained from the Northwest/DeSoto Center, 5197  W.E. Ross Parkway, Southaven, MS 38617. Applicants that are not selected and wish to be considered for the next academic year, must reapply for the Aviation Maintenance Technology program during the application window of that year. Additional consideration is given to those that are prior year applicants and prior year alternates.

  • When all admission documents have been processed and eligibility has been determined, a meeting with the Aviation Maintenance Technology Instructor will be scheduled and a basic mechanical aptitude test will be administered. 

  • Acceptance to the program is determined by application date and aptitude test score. Seats are limited due to FAA regulations and acceptance to the program is competitive. 
  • Upon acceptance into the Aviation Maintenance Technology Program a Negative 5-panel drug screen must be submitted no sooner than July 15th. Failure to submit a negative 5-panel drug screen or submission of a positive 5-panel drug screen will result in a forfeit of seat in the program. Please click here to see drug screen policy.

Note- Admissions to the college does not guarantee admissions to the program of study.

Program Information