Careers in avionics and as an aviation maintenance technician (AMT) are hot topics right now!
In Washington state there are many opportunities to train to become an Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT). There are five community and technical colleges offering AMT training. There are various levels of certifications and degrees within a variety of disciplines within aircraft repair and maintenance. These skills are in-demand in our state’s aerospace economy and the average salary is $49,421/yr to $67,000 (glassdoor.com).
Here are the schools offering training in this area:
- Big Bend Community College, Moses Lake Washington (central Washington)
- Clover Park Technical College, Lakewood Washington (western Washington)
- Everett Community College, Everett Washington (north of Seattle)
- South Seattle College, Seattle Washington (south of Seattle)
- Spokane Community College, Spokane Washington
Employers: If you are seeking skilled Aviation Maintenance Technicians, but don’t have a relationship with your local community college, please contact us and let’s discuss how we can help. Contact: Sue Bradshaw, 425-388-9196.
Featured AMT Schools in Washington
Big Bend Community College
Program name: Big Bend Community College, Aviation Maintenance Technology
When/how to enroll: Fall and Winter
Pre-reqs: None listed
Website link: https://www.bigbend.edu/academics/programs/aviation-maintenance-technology/
Contact info: Dan Moore – 509.793.2254 firstname.lastname@example.org and Erik Borg – 509.793.2253 email@example.com
Clover Park Technical College
Program name: Clover Park Technical College, Avionics Technician Program
When/how to enroll: We have anywhere from 97 to 105 students actively enrolled in the AMT Program at any particular time and we have new classes starting the 2 year program on 1 April and on 23 September next year and then again on the first of April in 2020.
We started our first 6 month long Avionics Course, consisting of two students, here at the South Hill Campus on 17 Oct 18, new classes will be starting on 1 April and on 23 September next year and then again on the first of April in 2020.
Pre-reqs: General Prerequisites for enrollment in this course is to have the General Portion of A&P requirements completed in order to establish an understanding of basic electrical concepts, however, this decision will be made by the Avionics Instructor.We conduct Program information sessions here at the South Hill Campus, located at 17214 110th Ave E, Puyallup, WA 98374, every First and Third Wednesday of each month at 3pm.
Website link: http://cptc.edu/programs/avionics
Contact info: Earl Joy, Instructor of Aviation Maintenance Technology,Clover Park Technical College, AMT Aviation Training Center / South Hill Campus, T: 253/583-8917, EARL.JOY@cptc.edu
Everett Community College
Program name: Everett Community College – Aviation Maintenance Technician School
Specific programs: Aviation Maintenance Technology, Advanced Avionics
Enrollment: 1. Aviation Maintenance Technology – Fall quarter start program only (September each year)
However registration starts as early as the previous May. 2. Advanced Avionics – Fall quarter (September) and Spring quarter (April) starts
Pre-reqs: 1. Aviation Maintenance – Attend a quarterly information session, eligible for college level ENG 101 and MATH 086. 2. Advanced Avionics – Attend a quarterly information session, eligible for college level ENG 101 and MATH 141 OR posses a PART 147 A&P license.
Website link: http://www.everettcc.edu/programs/aamc/aviation
Contact: Main office – (425) 388-9533 or firstname.lastname@example.org
South Seattle College
Name of program: South Seattle College, Aviation Maintenance Technology
Enrollment: New students accepted for Fall (September) and Spring (April) quarters
Pre-reqs: Advising appointment
Spokane Community College
Program Name: SCC Aviation Maintenance Technology Program
When to Enroll: New students can register after attending our program orientation. This occurs in early June for Fall quarter and November/December for Winter Quarter. Please call for specific dates.
Pre Reqs: N/A