Aviation Maintenance Training

Comprehensive FAA Part 147 approved A&P Program that can be completed in just 12 months.

SMAT is one of the few schools to offer a comprehensive course in Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Maintenance training that can be completed in just one year. The program is FAA approved and provides training and preparation for the FAA written, oral, and practical mechanics tests.

  • Low student to faculty ratio
  • Individual lab workstations
  • Spacious new lab facilities
  • Hands-on projects
  • 60% lab, 40% lecture
  • Tool discounts
  • Aircraft mockup systems

Curriculum

Main Courses

General Classes

AVG-140
Basic Electricity

AVG-141
Aircraft Drawings

AVG-142
Weight & Balance

AVG-143
Fluid Lines & Fittings

AVG-144
Materials & Processes

AVG-145
Ground Operation and Servicing

AVG-146
Cleaning & Corrosion Control

AVG-147
Mathematics

AVG-148
Regulations and Publications

AVG-149
Basic Physics

Airframe Classes

AVA-150
Sheet Metal and Non-metallic Structures

AVA-151
Aircraft Covering and Finishes

AVA-152
Welding

AVA-153
Assembly and Rigging

AVA-154
Airframe Inspection

AVA-155
Aircraft Landing Gear Systems

AVA-156
Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems

AVA-157
Cabin Atmospheric Control

AVA-158
Aircraft Instrument Systems

AVA-159
Communication & Navigation Systems

AVA-160
Aircraft Fuel Systems

AVA-161
Aircraft Electrical Systems

AVA-162
Position and Warning Systems

AVA-163
Ice & Rain Control Systems

AVA-164
Fire Protection Systems

Powerplant Classes

AVP-170
Reciprocating Engines

AVP-171
Turbine Engines and Auxiliary Power Units

AVP-172
Engine Inspection

AVP-173
Engine Instrument Systems

AVP-174
Engine Fire Protection Systems

AVP-175
Engine Electrical Systems

AVP-176
Lubrication Ignition & Starting Systems

AVP-178
Fuel Metering Systems

AVP-179
Engine Fuel Systems

AVP-180
Engine Induction, Airflow, and Cooling Systems

AVP-181
Engine Exhaust and Reverser Systems

AVP-183
Propellers and Unducted Fans

Academic Calendar

2019-2020
  • Student Orientation – August 23, 2019
  • First Day of Classes – August 26, 2019
  • Labor Day (No Class) – September 2, 2019
  • Thanksgiving – November 28-29, 2019
  • Christmas Break – Dec 23, 2019 – Jan 1, 2020
  • Classes Resume – January 2, 2020
  • Winter Break – February 27-28, 2020
  • Good Friday (No Class) – April 10, 2020
  • Memorial Day (No Class) – May 25, 2020
  • Independence Day (No Class) – July 3, 2020
  • EAA Airventure Break – July 23-24, 2020
  • Last Day of Classes – August 17, 2020
  • Graduation – August 17, 2020

Cost

Maintenance Program tuition and lab fees cost $25,000. Additional costs will be incurred for tools and FAA testing. Payments are due and payable on the first day of each period as stated below. On individual basis, students may be afforded the opportunity to make payments throughout the billing periods. However, a student may be asked to withdraw from the program if a delinquency in payment persists. Students are responsible for their individual room and board.

Payment 1

$5,750
Due 8/23/2019
($6,250 tuition/lab fee – $500 registration fee = $5,750)

Payment 2

$6,250
Due 11/18/2019

Payment 3

$6,250
Due 2/17/2020

Payment 4

$6,250
Due 5/18/2020

Apply to the Maintenance Training Program

We encourage individuals who are willing to meet high academic standards and desire a mission-focused education to submit an application to our Maintenance Training Program. We evaluate every applicant for the potential to be successful in mission aviation and we hope you’ll be the next to join us!