Program Spotlight: Aviation Maintenance Technology


by Rachel Pope
Marketing Intern

Are you looking for a rewarding and exciting career in the aviation field? You may be interested the Aviation Maintenance Technology program at Ivy Tech Community College.

Aviation Maintenance Technology classes are taught by knowledgeable instructors from a vast variety of industry backgrounds, which allows students like you to be educated on all aspects necessary to be successful in your Aviation Maintenance career.

“Instructors are actively working the field,” said Roger Anderson, Aviation Maintenance Technology student. “They bring that same experience into the classroom to offer students the real-world experience that they’re not going to get from a textbook.”

shp15012_0096Certified by the Federal Aviation Administration, instructors for Ivy Tech’s Aviation Maintenance Technology program teach students the skills needed to perform maintenance, inspections and repairs of civilian aircrafts.

All classes for the Aviation Maintenance Technology program are held at Ivy Tech’s Aviation Center at Smith Field Airport in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This program, like many of our technology programs, is hands-on to help you be ready for the workforce.

“A degree in Ivy Tech Community College’s Aviation Maintenance Technology program has hands-on experience, and being tested to that standard gives students a very high probability of walking in and being a productive member of the employer’s team,” said Bob Schemelz, flight instructor at Sweet Aviation. “An Ivy Tech graduate has many opportunities. Many immediately head to the airlines, others can go and open their own mechanic shop. So there are a variety of opportunities for Ivy Tech graduates to step into.”

Although many graduates of this program head straight into the workforce, others continue to further their education, which Ivy Tech helps to make an easy transition.

With our partner Indiana State University, our students have the opportunity to earn their Aviation Maintenance Technology degree. Also, students enrolled at both Ivy Tech and Purdue University will be awarded an associate of applied science degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology once the program at Ivy Tech has been completed.

If you are ready to explore a career in Aviation Maintenance Technology, your first step is heading toward your education. Apply today at to begin your journey.


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