Aviation Maintenance Technicians are a vital component of the fast-paced and exciting aviation industry. Aerospace industry growth creates a continual demand for newly trained AMTs and interesting job locations abound. Due to the unique skills of the aviation maintenance technician, there are many career opportunities within the aviation maintenance field as well as in non-aviation industries. Students in the Aviation Maintenance Technology program may pursue technical training for the Airframe and Powerplant Certificate or the Associate of Applied Science Degree. The Airframe and Powerplant Certificate program covers all the essential subject areas necessary for successful completion of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification process for the mechanic ratings. Students who complete the certificate program may take additional course work in English, mathematics, physics, and other electives to receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree. The certificate and associate degree can be completed in six semesters. An Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic Certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 65 (14CFR65), is required for employment as an Aviation Maintenance Technician. The Aviation Maintenance facility is located at the Columbus State Southwest Center at Bolton Field Airport (KTZR), southwest of Columbus. The 10,000 square foot hangar houses the college’s fleet of single and multi-engine, reciprocating and turbine-powered aircraft. Well-equipped classrooms and laboratories provide students with an enjoyable setting for learning and a unique hands-on experience in an airport environment.