Big Bend’s AMT instructors have extensive knowledgeable backgrounds and come from various careers in the aviation field.
Their education and experience in positions such as FAA mechanics examiner, FAA inspection authorization, and commercial airline maintenance have provided them with the skills to train you to be the best there is.
All instruction is provided in a large, newly remodeled hangar that is filled with several aircraft and a variety of engine types including turbines and jets.
The BBCC Aviation Maintenance Technology program is approved by the Washington State Aeronautics Commission and the Federal Aviation Administration.
Upon successful completion of the AMT program, students will be eligible to complete the FAA written tests for certified aviation maintenance technicians and then sit for the oral and practical tests, all of which may be completed here at Big Bend Community College.
BBCC has a long and rich history of providing a solid foundation to students seeking aviation-related education and training. The Aviation Maintenance Technology program at BBCC is designed to prepare students for FAA airframe and power plant maintenance certification and for employment in aviation maintenance careers.
Courses offer quality training to serious and motivated students through a structured competency-based curriculum provided by industry-experienced instructors.
Instruction includes the basics of maintenance, servicing, inspection, repair, the overhaul of aircraft airframes, power plants, and their related systems and components associated with general and commercial aviation.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Overall employment of aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and technicians is projected to grow 11 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. About 14,400 openings for aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and technicians are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire."