Aviation Maintenance Technology – Aviation maintenance is a program that prepares students to take the Federal Aeronautics Administration exam to become a licensed aviation mechanic. Each graduate of the Aviation Maintenance Technology program is prepared to seek FAA certification/license in Airframe and/or Powerplant Technology in this one- or two-year certificate degree or two-year AAS degree program. Offered under FAA accreditation standards, students complete a general curriculum in the first semester, followed by two semesters of Airframe curriculum and two semesters of Powerplant curriculum. Graduates will be able to repair, maintain and service aircraft. This program is offered in five locations in Arkansas:
• Arkansas Northeastern College (Burdette, Blytheville, Leachville, Paragould)
• Arkansas State University – Mid-South (West Memphis)
• University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College (North Little Rock)
• Southern Arkansas University Tech (Camden)
• Southern Arkansas University Tech (Texarkana)
Henderson State University’s Department of Aviation (Arkadelphia) offers a four-year bachelor of science degree specifically in aviation. Utilizing experienced faculty, flight instructors and 15 aircrafts, their goal is to provide students with the training and education necessary to prepare them for a career in the professional aviation industry in the safest environment possible, whether they want to fly for the airlines, manage the airports they serve or manage the fleet they fly. Students have the option of a minor in unmanned aircraft systems-drones to enhance their flight training knowledge.