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2024-2025 WNCC College Catalog 
2024-2025 WNCC College Catalog

Aviation Maintenance, AAS

Location(s): Sidney

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The Aviation Maintenance program at WNCC is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The program prepares students for entry-level aviation maintenance technician positions

The Aviation Maintenance program requires a minimum total of 1900 clock credits. Upon successful completion, the student is eligible to take the FAA examinations.

Technical Standards

Technical standards for the Aviation Maintenance program at WNCC are promulgated upon an extensive set of subject-area criteria which cover not only knowledge levels, but skills demonstration established by the FAA in in Subpart D of Part 65 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR’s), part of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The criteria can be found at rgl.faa.gov/ and should be carefully reviewed by prospective students to best understand the scope and demands of training. The curriculum for the program is specified in Part 147 - Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools.

Program Outcomes

At the conclusion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Develop safe, clean work habits, attitudes, and skills.
  • Develop a thorough knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations.
  • Acquire, develop, and apply both academic knowledge and practical skills related to all phases of aviation repair in preparation for sitting for the FAA exams.
  • Perform repairs and other aviation maintenance functions under conditions similar to those in an aviation maintenance shop.
  • Explore aviation technology careers.


  • Course availability may differ from semester to semester. See advisor prior to registration.
  • Credit for previous courses and military training can be applied toward the program requirements.

Associate of Applied Science

AAS.4901 (92 credits)

The Associate of Applied Science degree is designed to increase student opportunities in the field of aviation maintenance. Students must successfully complete a minimum of 15 credits of general education in addition to the aviation hours required for the Aviation Maintenance Certificate . Students should consult with their academic advisor about how best to incorporate the general education requirements into their academic pathway.

NOTE: The credit hour requirement for a certificate in aviation maintenance exceeds the College’s definition for a certificate due to industry requirements.

Program Requirements

AAS General Education Core: 15-17 Credits

View listing of General Education Courses.  

*Written Communication and Quantitative Reasoning course selections are dependent on writing and math proficiency based on assessment. Students should consult with their academic advisor about specific general education courses required.

Core Program Requirements: 77 Credits

Total AAS Requirements: 92 Credits

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