With your Aviation Maintenance Technician License, you are in demand!

Aviation Maintenance is what Lewis University was founded on in 1932, and now it is more important than ever. With Boeing’s latest projection, the world will need 679,000 maintenance technicians by 2035. Students who graduate with a degree in Aviation Maintenance are prepared to work in the world’s fastest growing field.


We are not only seeing this hiring trend from the Boeing numbers. 100% of our students received job offers upon graduation in 2015. Not only will you leave Lewis with skills necessary to work with airplanes, but you will also have the knowledge to manage the business end of this critical and evolving career field.

Earn Your Airframe and Powerplant (A & P) Licenses

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This program will prepare you to secure both ratings required to be a licensed Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT).

Powerplant Rating

This rating will enable you to work on aircraft engines.

Airframe Rating

This rating will allow you to work on the body of the airplane outside the engine; including wings, wheels, brakes, etc.

New Option for Adults

Working adults can now earn their A&P licenses while continuing to work full-time. Lectures are available online for your convenience. The corresponding labs meet four-five nights/week, beginning at 5:30 pm. Lewis University is the first school in the nation to offer this type of program.


Lewis University Maintenance Certificate courses are approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 147, and are continuously updated.

2018-19 FAA exams in Airframe, General and Powerplant = 100% pass rate.

Career Opportunities

You will be prepared for technical management positions with airlines or maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) facilities, including:

  • Aviation Maintenance Technician
  • Flight Operator
  • Crew Scheduler
  • Aircraft Maintenance Director
  • Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor
  • Airline marketing professionals
  • Aircraft parts sales

Aviation Maintenance Technology vs. Aviation and Aerospace Technology?

Our Aviation Maintenance Technology program is more business-focused, preparing you for management positions within the field of aviation maintenance. If you are interested in a purely technical program, preparing you to be an Aviation Maintenance Technician who works on cutting-edge aircraft systems, our Aviation and Aerospace Technology degree may be the perfect program for you.


For more information contact the Office of Admission at admission@lewisu.edu.

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