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2310 Centennial Rd.
Salina, KS 67401

Aviation Maintenance Management

Kansas State Polytechnic’s aviation maintenance management program offers a Federal Aviation Administration Part 147-approved track from an Airframe and Powerplant certificate to a bachelor’s degree.

You’ll work hands-on with more than 10 actual aircraft from a Bell 206 helicopter to a cabin-class, turbine-powered King Air 90. Learn troubleshooting and analytical skills when you work on these aircraft, aircraft systems, electrical simulators and build your own aircraft components.

At K-State Polytechnic, we prepare aviation maintenance management students with the technical skills needed to excel in their career. You’ll learn the techniques of an aviation mechanic, while also mastering the skills necessary to develop your career into a leadership role. 

Why our program?

Our aviation maintenance management bachelor’s degree program prepares you to sit for the FAA A&P certification exams and provides you the technical skills and academic development to immediately make an impact in your career and take it to the next level.

In addition to the bachelor’s degree, our avionics electronics technology certificate is National Center for Aircraft Technician Training, or NCATT, certified and prepares you to pass the NCATT Aviation Electronics Technician certification.

At K-State Polytechnic, we graduate aviation professionals, allowing you to take your career to any height. You’ll be responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting on a G1000 simulator, as well as building, troubleshooting and inspecting the wiring harnesses. You’ll also have the opportunity to build, repair and modify aircraft structures and systems. Our program provides you the ability to learn on actual aircraft, with a fleet of more than 10 operable aircraft ranging from a Bell helicopter to a cabin-class, turbine-powered King Air 90 available in the lab.

What is the FAA Airframe and Powerplant Certificate?

The FAA’s Airframe and Powerplant certificate is a government-issued certification allowing aircraft maintenance technicians to return aircraft to service. You’ll be responsible for quality assurance of maintenance and have signature authority to return repaired and inspected aircraft to the skies.

At K-State Polytechnic, we provide you a one stop shop to complete your FAA A&P. Our courses prepare you to sit for the A&P exams, which you can do right here on campus in our testing center. Even better, we have an FAA-designated mechanic examiner on-site, meaning you’ll take the exam from a professor you know.

Why K-State Polytechnic?

Our faculty have worked in the industry and bring those professional connections to the classroom, providing an already established network for students. Everyone in our aviation maintenance management program is passionate about aviation and the inner workings of aviation equipment. Our faculty have collective experience in commercial airlines, corporate, manufacturing, general aviation and avionics. You’ll cultivate your passion for aviation equipment into a rewarding career alongside our faculty who are dedicated to your success. If you’re ready to turn your passion for aviation into a career, K-State Polytechnic is the place for you.

K-State Polytechnic is centered around the student experience emphasizing innovative learning, real-world experiences and industry connections. Our student to faculty ratio is 14:1 – meaning our faculty are focused on each individual student. We are a tight-knit family with a small college feel and the resources of a Big 12 university.

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Safety report (pdf)