This program provides training in aircraft technology. Students will learn to perform maintenance, remove & replace components, troubleshoot, and repair aircraft systems, while also learning to develop plans to analyze and develop solutions for aircraft problems using approved maintenance materials.


Dr. Brad Gilbert
Senior Professor and Director of Aviation

Upon graduating, students will be qualified to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 147 tests.

Plenty of job opportunities within north central West Virginia, including at companies like Mitsubishi and Pratt and Whitney.

Program was featured in the PBS Special “The Future is You”, a project to encourage West Virginians, particularly females, to explore careers in the aviation industry.

Career Opportunities

With a degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology, students can begin an exciting career in a variety of fields, including:

  • Airframe Maintenance Mechanic
  • Avionics Technician
  • Aviation Maintenance Director


Median Salary Two Years After Graduation

Course Catalog

To see a model schedule for this program, please see our academic catalog.



Pierpont is an open enrollment institution. Only a standard Pierpont application is needed for this program.