Prepare to troubleshoot, repair, and maintain aircraft with an associate degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology from Vermont State University. Take hands-on courses in electrical, fuel, ignition, airframe, and power plant systems at the Burlington Technical Center, located at the Burlington International Airport, and complete a campus-based residency semester at our Williston campus. This Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified program prepares you for Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) licensing for careers in a variety of aviation sectors, including commercial, corporate, and general aviation.
We understand that the cost and value of your education is important to you. That’s why we’re committed to being one of the most affordable colleges in Vermont and why more than 80% of our students receive aid. We're here to help you fit this program into your unique financial picture. Contact this program's Admissions Counselor any time to discuss what types of financial aid are right for you.
Combined with scholarships and aid, a Vermont State education is within reach for students from all financial backgrounds. Speak with our Admissions Counselor to estimate what your true out-of-pocket costs might be for this program.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition for Aviation Maintenance Technology, A.A.S. This includes the general tuition and program tuition.
$13,680 Full Time Annual
$24,696 Full Time Annual
Total Mandatory Fees
Undergraduate (In-Person / In-Person Plus)
$1,416 Full Time Annual
Housing and Food
$7,830 Full Time Annual
For complete information on tuition and fees across all programs and locations, as well as indirect costs of attendance, visit the complete tuition and fees page.
Why Study Aviation Maintenance Technology at Vermont State?
High-Demand Field: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, aviation maintenance technician jobs are expected to grow 6% through 2031, with a median salary of $65,550.
Ideal Learning Environment: You’ll learn on-site at the Burlington International Airport and have access to their training facilities and expert instructors so you can prepare for the job in a context where real aircraft maintenance work is being done every day.
More Than Just Training: An A.A.S. degree in aviation maintenance technology will sharpen your critical thinking and communication skills, preparing you for leadership in your career. Plus, a college degree is an asset on your resumé to expand your opportunities in the future.
What You’ll Learn
Vermont State’s associate degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology gives you comprehensive hands-on training to enter the field of aviation maintenance confidently.
You must have your A&P certificate before you enter the program. You can take GenEds as a non-degree student in dual enrollment while you are in high school, while working on your aircraft mechanic certificate. In some scenarios, this would allow you to complete your degree in one semester.
After completion of your A&P certificate at the Burlington Technical Center, you can enroll in GenEd courses.
At facilities housed at the Burlington International Airport, you’ll learn by doing as you perform inspections, tear down and rebuild engines and other aircraft components, diagnose problems, make repairs, and gain experience with regulations and FAA mandated procedures.
Through courses at the Burlington Technical Center, you’ll build your competence in areas including:
Regulations and documentation
Protecting aircraft from environmental damage
Blueprints and drawings
Electronic components and systems
Materials and tools
Powerplant, including both reciprocating and turbine engines
Gain experience that will help you stand out Click here to enter text.in the job market. At Vermont State, you’ll train at Burlington International Airport’s state-of-the-art facilities through the Burlington Technical Center.
Burlington Technical Center: You’ll spend much of your time in BTC’s hangar at Burlington International Airport, working on a diverse fleet of real aircraft. Faculty are certified mechanics and inspectors.