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:

  1. Big Bend Community College, Moses Lake Washington (central Washington)
  2. Clover Park Technical College, Lakewood Washington (western Washington)
  3. Everett Community College, Everett Washington (north of Seattle)
  4. South Seattle College, Seattle Washington (south of Seattle)
  5. 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 danm@bigbend.edu and Erik Borg – 509.793.2253 erikb@bigbend.edu

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 aviation@everettcc.edu

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

Website link: http://www.southseattle.edu/programs/proftech/aeronautical-technology/aviation-maintenance-technology/

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

Website link: https://scc.spokane.edu/What-to-Study/Hands-on-Building-Trades/Aviation-Maintenance-Technology