Aviation Maintenance Technology

  • David Young - Instructor

    Mr. Young has a Type M teaching certificate and FAA Airframe & Powerplant/Inspection Authorization. He was a member of the United States Air Force 1990-2011, and worked for Swissport 2006-2008. He likes to ride motorcycles, fly planes, work on planes, collect heavy equipment, collect pinball machines, hunt and practice marksmanship. He and his wife have two boys.


    Grade level 11-12. May be taken 4 times with “C” or better grade to advance. AM and PM sessions offered

    Aviation Maintenance Technology This is a 4-semester program taught at the University of Alaska Aviation Complex at Merrill Field. Different subject matter is covered each semester. Students can earn college credits.


    Why take this course?

    • Take a step into the exciting world of aviation. The focus is on maintenance but all of the possibilities in the aviation world are introduced and explained
    • Do you crave fast-paced and exciting work? Aviation is that and more
    • Aviation professionals are drug-free, sharp, and safety-conscious
    • Opportunities are limitless in Alaska's aviation industry


    Credits and Certifications

    SnapOn Multimeter Certification

    AMT students learn repair and maintenance of aircraft in 4 subject areas: welding, bonded structures, sheet metal and engine theory. Additionally, students will learn about aircraft hardware and lock wire as well as basic aerodynamics or how aircraft fly.
    Students must purchase leather gloves for welding class. All other supplied safety equipment use is mandatory. 


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    Aviation Maintenance Technology Career Tree