Aviation Maintenance Technology is a challenging career field with excellent employment opportunities. At ENMU-Roswell we offer:

  • The only FAA Part 147 Airframe and Powerplant school in Southeast New Mexico
  • Certificate of Achievement Program
  • Balanced Commercial and General Aviation Training Program
  • Boeing Commercial Experience Training
  • Reasonable Tuition
  • Veterans Qualify for In-State Tuition
  • Operational Aircraft
  • Hands-On Training
  • Advanced Composite Repair Training
  • On-Campus Housing

The Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) program runs for 21-24 months. Please consult AMT faculty, academic advisors, or the Technical Education Unit for semester start dates. Completing courses in the sequence and schedule offered is critical to successful completion of the program.

Upon successful completion of the FAA 14CFR Part 147 program, students are issued a certificate acknowledging their eligibility for FAA testing. Students seeking an Associate of Applied Science degree must also successfully complete additional general education courses. Applicants for an A.A.S. degree who currently hold a FAA Airframe & Powerplant license may apply their A&P certification towards the AMT portion of the A.A.S. degree.

Please note that mandatory drug screening is required prior to the first week of the program and will be scheduled by the AMT faculty. Students must pass the mandatory drug screening in order to remain in the program.

Program Learning Outcomes

In addition to supporting institutional learning outcomes and building upon the foundational general education outcomes, upon completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Students will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to complete the Federal Aviation Administration written, oral, and practical examination.
  • This program will prepare graduates to enter the workforce as trained aviation maintenance technicians and enjoy successful careers in general aviation, the aviation production industry, the airline industry, or the United States armed forces.
  • Students will develop general technical knowledge applicable to a broad range of aircraft and the specific information necessary to properly diagnose and understand specific powerplants, airframe designs, hydraulic systems, brake systems, and other attendant aircraft systems. Students will also develop an understanding of stated and printed technical information and blueprints related to the aviation industry.
  • Successful students will develop a professional work ethic, cooperative attitude, and leadership qualities needed as a conscientious and productive employee.

As December 7, 1941 forever changed the world, December 7, 1995 forever changed MY world.  At the time, I was driving a Peterbuilt pulling a Wilson Convertible trailer for Johnson Feed Company of Canton, South Dakota.  Having delivered my load in North West Texas early afternoon December 6th, I was dispatched to Hutchinson Kansas to pick up a load of Bulk Deicing Salt from Morton Salt Co., going to Mankato, Minnesota for the MnDOT.  Loaded, I worked my way to Highway 81 and into Nebraska. The weather had turned into a thick freezing fog that made travel treacherous, even for a seasoned winter weather driver. The last memory I have for that time in my life, for a very long time, was at a little trucks top in York, Nebraska.  The roads were too bad to continue and pulled in for the night. A brief conversation with a Nebraska Highway patrolman ended when he told me that the roads cleared just north of where we were and I would have clear sailing to South Dakota where I had intended to stop at home for the night. I remember buying chocolate milk and a coffee and saying “Thanks” to the officer on the CB as I pulled back onto Highway 81 north.  The roads apparently got worse in the next 96 miles. I was found lying on the ice, with my head ripped open, in the Parking lot of a truck stop in Norfolk, Nebraska.

This portion of the story is recalled by the other people involved. I have NO memory of any of it.

Because of weather, there was no air transportation available. I was transported 109 miles by ground ambulance on the ice to the head trauma unit at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. My understanding is that I survived the trip due to the fact that the “open” in the right side of my skull was significant enough to allow the brain to swell without resulting in my death and that the two attempts to restart my heart in transit were successful.

I enrolled to ENMU-R through the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation. I was the only one in a large group of folks that believed I even had a CHANCE in being successful in school of ANY type much less in aviation. Without Jerry DeLosh and Daryl Locker seeing SOMETHING in me and allowing me to start school (no doubt before I was ready) I shudder to think of what would have been my future. I have NO doubt I would still be an inhabitant of this planned much less a heavy systems instructor on Boeing, Embracer, and Bombardier aircraft. (oh there are more). I am factory and 121 operator certified to train the caretakers for many of the part 121 operators operating in the untied Stared and Canada.

It took years to come back. But I did. I attended classes in 1997-98 at ENMU-R to learn Aviation Technology. It was hard, but I accumulated 65 credit hours. I have worked for Mesa Airlines, have been Chief Inspector for Magellan (sub-contractor to NASA) served as a Quality Engineer at Sierra Nevada supporting the combat troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and now teach all with a TBI. There is so much more to this story…I am blessed…Randy Hamill

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