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Aviation Maintenance Technology

More Than Pilot Training

California Aeronautical University has a lot more to offer than just pilot training. Keeping a fleet of aircraft running like clockwork requires qualified professionals with the training, skill and passion for aviation maintenance technology.

Perhaps the most important field in aviation, aviation maintenance technicians are always in high demand. Can you see yourself on the team of technicians who keep the airway safe and have a knack for technical and mechanical details? Our aircraft maintenance program is designed to help you learn skills used in keeping fleets of planes running smoothly. Being bored by your job will never be a problem again!

Aircraft Maintenance Program - CAU

Our Aviation Maintenance Technology Program

The courses in the combined Associate of Applied Science in Aviation Maintenance Technology Program are designed to provide the necessary educational opportunities through classroom and laboratory teaching for a person to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to enter the industry as an entry-level Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic. Graduates will be eligible to take the Federal Aviation Administration examinations.

Upon successful completion of the written exams, the graduate will be eligible to take the oral and practical examinations to complete the requirements for the FAA (A&P) Certificate, the A&P Mechanic may enter a number of employment areas, such as:

  • General aviation
  • Fixed-base operation
  • Executive aircraft services
  • Major airlines
  • Aircraft contractors
  • Modification operations
  • Manufacturers as A&P mechanics and technicians
  • Technical writers


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Aircraft Maintenance Program for A&P Mechanics - CAU

CAU’s Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Program Module

This program runs for 7 terms – roughly 1 year and 3 months and classes are scheduled every 5 weeks. Class will run from 8 hour days: 7:30-11:30, Lunch time, 12:10-4:10 daily.

The CAU Aviation & Aircraft Maintenance program covers the following modules:

  • Electrical Theory
  • Materials and Processes
  • General Aviation Maintenance
  • Non-metallic Aircraft Structures
  • Metallic Aircraft Structures
  • Composite Structures
  • Aviation Law for Mechanics
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems
  • Airframe Systems I
  • Airframe Systems II
  • Reciprocating Engine Theory and Maintenance
  • Turbine Engine Theory and Maintenance
  • Powerplant Systems I
  • Powerplant Systems II
  • Propellers and Auxiliary Power Units

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Bachelors In Aeronautics - CAU

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