School of Applied Technologies
Program information is available from the School of Applied Technologies Office at (505) 224-3711 or from Academic Advisement and Career Development at (505) 224-4321.
The maintenance technician degree and certificates prepare students for certification as Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified Airframe and/or Powerplant (A&P) Technician. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be prepared and equipped to take the FAA written, oral and practical exam. These programs are FAA part 147 approved (FAA #Q8UT5734K).
Graduates who pass the FAA exams will be qualified for employment in entry level positions in the aviation maintenance and manufacturing fields, and other fields requiring highly trained technicians.
Students are required to purchase textbooks, hand tools, personal protective equipment and pay for any certification exam fees.
Note: FAA regulations prohibit anyone from taking the General, Airframe or Powerplant licensing examinations who has been convicted of a drug-related crime within one year prior to the testing date.
Fees: Course fees are published in the Schedule of Classes. These fees cover the cost of tools required for lab activities.
Career and Educational Opportunities
These programs are positioned to help provide a sustainable workforce for the emerging aviation manufacturing industry cluster in New Mexico. The aviation companies that have selected Albuquerque to establish manufacturing and assembly facilities will require Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified maintenance technicians as part of their assembly processes and after-sales servicing centers.
Exit competencies (see Program Exit Competencies ) for this program of study are available at cnm.edu/exitcomp.
For the graduation policy refer to the Moving On section, cnm.edu or the Students tab in my CNM.