AMT Frequently Asked Questions
How much does the Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) program cost?
Costs include tuition, lab fees, uniform fees, application and testing fees, books, toolkits and supplies
What does the AMT program consist of? How does the program breakdown? What type of testing is required after completion?
The AMT program consists of three elements plus Avionics. The three elements General, Airframe, and Powerplant are all necessary requirements for completion in order to prepare for the FAA Part 65 Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) certification. The Avionics portion is added knowledge required to work in today’s aviation and manufacture industry working on aircraft with cutting edge electronics technology.
What are the requirements/prerequisites to enroll in program?
The requirements are set forth by Traviss Technical College guidelines which includes passing a TABE test with a level 11 commensurate to knowledge base for program success. This includes knowledge in basic math, physics, hand-tooling, high mechanical aptitude, diligence, honesty, honor, integrity, and ability to work with others in the fast-paced aviation and other industries.
What certifications are students eligible for upon completion of program?
Upon completion of the AMT program, students will be prepared to take written, oral and practical tests for certification as an A&P technician. This qualifies you to perform duties on any aircraft manufactured in the US.
Upon completion of the Avionics program, students will be prepared to take written tests for the FCC/GROL (General Radiotelephone Operator License), and the NCATT/AET (Aircraft Electronics Technician).
What are the hours/where is program located?
The AMT program is located at Central FL Aerospace Academy (CFAA) which is on the Sun-n-Fun Campus, 4141 Medulla Rd., Lakeland, FL 33811.
The hours of operation are from 1300-2000 Mon-Fri, with all federal holidays and breaks that apply as in any regular school year.
How long does the program last? When will student be complete?
The A&P portion of the AMT program is a closed enroll, closed exit program, due to strictly mandated and monitored FAA hours. The first portion, General/Airframe is an 1150 hour course that lasts for the length of one school year (Aug-Jun). The Powerplant portion is a 750 hour course. It begins start of 2nd school, year and continues until O/A Spring Break (Aug-March).
The Avionics portion of the program is open enroll, open exit because hours are being monitored solely by Traviss Technical College. Students may enter and exit this program anytime throughout the school year, and start at course beginning, or pick-up where they left off when returning. Most students, while awaiting the start of A&P, will enroll in this program until the General portion opens up in Aug.
What type of financial aid are potential students eligible for?
There is a wide variety of financial aid established to help offset costs of tuition, and our excellent counselors at Traviss can answer any questions you might have about tuition.
What type of jobs are available in the industry if the A&P certification is attained?
The A&P program essentially breaks down as follows:
- 18-month training program (app 2,000 clock hours)
- FAA approved Part 147
- Prepped to test and earn an Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) Certificate
Test costs are as follows: written tests for General, Airframe and Powerplant: $450.00 ($150 each), Oral and Practical for General/Airframe: $600, Oral and Practical for Powerplant: $600, Total costs for all testing: $1650
All testing can be accomplished at any approved FAA facility and we have local testing facilities in the Lakeland area, if needed.
- This knowledge stems from 44 FAA mandated subjects that are divided into 3 sections; General, Airframe and Powerplant.
- Numerous career opportunities abound, including: airplane/aircraft/aviation, helicopters, air ships, manufacturing, cruise ship, roller coaster, elevator, auto racing (Formula 1 and NASCAR), HVAC, electronics/avionics, etc. Any industry that demands meticulous attention to mechanical detail will be very interested in a student with this FAA A&P certification.
Is it possible to schedule a tour?
If you would like more information or would like a tour of our facilities, please contact Ms. Phyllis Baxla at 863-413-3655, Mr. David Wiggs at 863-499-2700, or click the contact us link on the website to email the AMT program directly to help accommodate your needs. Someone will respond to you within 24 hours, and one of our AMT instructors will be happy to show you an in-depth look at our program.