Aviation Maintenance Technology


Our Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) is a four-semester instructional program that will prepare you to inspect, repair, service, and overhaul aircraft and engine components and systems. It is designed to introduce you to the rewarding profession of aviation maintenance while exposing you to the theories of operation for the various aircraft systems. Our program will also fully prepare you for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exams necessary to obtain your Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) rating as an Aircraft Maintenance Technician.

As an AMT student, you will study a wide array of subjects, ranging from physics and aerodynamics to engine systems and aircraft structures. You will be introduced to, and become familiar with, the mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, and structural elements of fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. Instruction is provided in the classroom as well as in the hangar/shop. You will be given opportunities to learn while working on FAA certificated aircraft.

Successful completion of our program will result in you receiving a Technical Certificate in Aviation Maintenance Technology. You will also have the option of obtaining an Associate of Applied Science degree by successfully completing a minimum of 15 academic hours in addition to, or in conjunction with, this program.

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FAA Approved

Hinds Community College is an FAA-approved Aviation Maintenance Technician school that operates within the guidelines set forth in FAR Part 147. The Aircraft Maintenance Technician certification (A&P rating) process consists of successfully passing written, oral, and practical examinations for each of the three subject areas taught: General, Powerplant, and Airframe. The examinations are administered by an FAA Designated Mechanic Examiner (DME) and can be taken at the school. The FAA Powerplant Rating must be obtained before proceeding to the fourth semester.

Worldwide Opportunities

The majority of AMT Program graduates have gone on to become successful in the aviation community. Opportunities are available worldwide.

Aviation Alumni

You can also become members of the Aviation Chapter of the Hinds Community College Alumni Association and enjoy the camaraderie among those who have similar interests as theirs.

Important Program Information

  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Technical Certificate

Next Steps


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At Hinds CC it’s easy to apply, and there’s no application fee! We have an open-door admission policy that offers all students general admission to the college. Take the first step towards your future and apply today!

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We are here to guide you through the enrollment process and help you make a smooth transition to Hinds. We invite you to contact us with any questions regarding your admissions and enrollment.


Beth Robbins
Aviation Student Navigator
Ward Marsh
Curriculum Coordinator/Instructor
Brad McCullouch
District Director of Aviation

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