Aviation


The Aviation College at Snead State offers two Associate in Applied Science degree programs: Airframe Technology, which focuses on maintenance of aircraft frames, and Powerplant Technology (pending Federal Aviation Administration approval), which focuses on aircraft engine maintenance.

The Airframe Technology program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) written, oral, and practical examinations 
required for certification as an aviation maintenance technician with an airframe endorsement. FAA certification is normally required to begin a career as an aviation maintenance technician.

With a degree in Airframe Technology, students can find jobs at regional and national commercial airlines, in general aviation, or with government and military agencies.With a FAA Airframe Mechanics certification, students can pursue careers as an Aircraft Mechanic, an Aircraft Assembler, an Airframe Maintenance Technician, and an Aircraft Maintenance Inspector.

Students can earn an Associate in Applied Science Degree in four full-time semesters. The earning potential for careers in the Airframe Technology field is $14-$17 hourly.

The Powerplant Technology program certification gives aviation maintenance professionals the additional credential and provides expanded employment opportunities in the aviation industry, leading to higher earnings and greater career possibilities. The Aviation College at Snead State provides the industry-relevant training, so students can quickly earn this important FAA certification and begin a lifelong career in the high-demand, high-income aviation industry.

Snead State's Aviation Powerplant Technology program trains you to work not only on all aircraft types but also in industries such as amusement parks. Medical equipment device manufacturers seek aircraft mechanics for employment due to the advanced level of training and safety awareness. Entry-level Aviation Maintenance positions have an earning potential of $15-$23 hourly.

Snead State partners with the University of Alabama in Huntsville to provide transfer opportunities in aviation.


Scholarships are available for the Fall 2018 semester!

Scholarships are available for students enrolling in the aviation program. Complete a scholarship application packet and submit it to the Aviation College by 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 19. Fall registration opens July 11 for returning students & July 19 for first-time students. Fall classes begin Aug. 20.

See what our program is like before you enroll!

Come to a special Open House we're hosting at the Aviation College on Friday, July 27. You'll be able to see the facility, meet with our experienced faculty and watch demonstrations of the training available through the program.


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