Aviation Maintenance Technology - Admission

Rock Creek Bldg. 2, Rm. 230 | Hangar Complex: Bldg. 6 | Faculty Chair : Marshall Pryor | 971-722-7256 | Admin. Asst.: Erin Fivecoat

Steps for Enrolling into the AMT Program

Program Full

Winter 2014 AMT program classes are full. The next entry point will be Fall 2014.

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AMT admits a maximum of 20 students into the program twice a year: fall and winter terms only. Registration is first-come first-served. See the Academic Calendar for registration day/time details.

Step 1) Admission

Apply for admission to PCC.

AMT student

Step 2) Orientation

Complete PCC online orientation

Step 3) Prerequisites

The AMT program Reading, Writing, and Math prerequisites are:

  • Placement into RD 90 or higher
  • Placement into WR 90 or higher
  • AMT department Math Competency
    • Student must complete MTH 60 at PCC.
      - OR -
    • Student who has placement above PCC Math 60 or has taken a higher than PCC MTH 60 equivalency at another institution, must take the (free) AMT Department Math Competency Test. To take this test, please have your academic transcript evaluated by an Academic Advisor for math placement. Then contact either Gratia Minor at 971-722-7387 or gminor@pcc.edu, or Marshall Pryor at 971-722-7233 or mpryor@pcc.edu to obtain the Testing Center Permission Form for the AMT Department Math Competency Test. This test must be passed prior to registration into the first term of AMT program courses. Please contact Gratia Minor with any questions. (Scroll down for additional details regarding Reading and Writing placements and the Math Competency prerequisite)
  • AMT 101: Introduction to AMT (1cr)
    • Completion of AMT 101 is a prerequisite for all AMT program courses. You are required to have successfully (C or higher) completed this introduction class prior to your first day in AMT program courses. AMT 101 is a 1 credit, 2-day class that is offered once each term (fall, winter, spring, summer). Please contact the department with any questions regarding this program prerequisite.

Registering for AMT program classes

AMT 105, 106, and 107 are the entry-point classes that all incoming students must take their first term in the AMT program.  After you have met the Reading, Writing, Math, and AMT 101 prerequisites, you will be eligible to register for AMT program classes.

AMT admits a maximum of 20 students into the program twice a year: fall and winter terms only.

Registration is first-come first-served, so it is important that prospective students register for classes as soon as they are eligible. The AMT entry-point classes (and their wait list) tend to fill by the end of the third day of registration. Refer to the PCC Academic Calendar for registration date and time details. Please note that registration day and time is determined by number of credits earned at PCC (this does not include credits transferred in from another institution). Please contact Gratia Minor with questions, or for clarification, regarding registering for AMT program classes.

Please note:   If you are a student transferring from another AMT Part 147 school, or you have an FAA signoff for AMT testing, and are only interested in certain classes, we may be able to schedule you into other program classes on a space available basis. You will need to make an appointment with the  AMT department chair  to review your academic transcripts and Course Content & Outcome Guides for your already completed General/Airframe/Powerplant course work. The department chair will work with you to determine an academic plan to meet your remaining certification needs.

Additional details regarding Math Competency

Math competency is met by successful completion (“C” or higher) of PCC Math 60, or by successful completion (70% minimum) of the AMT Department Math Competency Test. When math competency is met, the FAA will grant 55 hours toward the total program time requirement (this is discussed in detail in AMT 101).

Have you completed a Math 60 class at PCC?
Yes: If you earned a “C” or higher in a PCC MTH60 course, you have satisfied the AMT department math competency.
No: If you place into MTH60, you need to take a PCC MTH60 course and pass it with a “C” or higher.
Do you have a transcript from an accredited institution with a passed (“C” or higher) math class equal to or greater than PCC Math 60?
Yes: Please present the transcript to PCC Academic Advising, or Gratia Minor for appropriate math placement. With placement into higher than MTH60, you are eligible to take the AMT Department Math Test. Please contact the AMT department chair, or Gratia Minor, to obtain the permission form for the AMT Department Math Test. The test must be taken at the Rock Creek campus testing center. This test consists of 30 of the 60 FAA-like math questions. A 70% score is required and the FAA will grant 55 hours toward the total program time requirement. This test must be taken and passed prior to registration into the program entry-point classes (AMT 105, 106, & 107). This test may be attempted once each term.
No: You will need to take a College Placement test for math.
Have you placed into higher than Math 60 in your placement tests?

Yes: You are eligible to take the AMT Department Math Test. Please advise the AMT department chair or Gratia Minor of your higher than MTH60 placement Once placement is confirmed, you will be emailed the permission form for the AMT Department Math Test.

If your placement tests were taken at another institution, you will need to present your placement test results to a PCC Academic Advisor, or Gratia Minor so the scores can be entered into your student record here at PCC. Once your higher than MTH60 placement scores are entered, advise the AMT department chair or Gratia Minor and you will be emailed the permission form for the AMT Department Math Test.

The department math test must be taken at the Rock Creek campus testing center. This test consists of 30 of the 60 FAA-like math questions. A 70% score is required and the FAA will grant 55 hours toward the total program time requirement. This test must be taken and passed prior to registration into the program entry-point classes (AMT 105, 106, & 107). This test may be attempted once each term.

No: You will need to take PCC Math 60 and earn a “C” or higher.
Have you placed into Math 60 through placement testing?
Yes: You will need to take Math 60 at PCC.
No: If you placed below Math 60, you must complete math courses until you have equivalent placement into MTH60. Once you have equivalent placement into MTH60, you will need to take MTH60 at PCC.

Additional details regarding Reading and Writing placement

For reading, writing, and math placement, take a College Placement test or have your previous college transcripts evaluated by an academic advisor. See College Placement Tests for more information on the College Placement tests (including study guides), as well as testing dates/times/locations.
If you are out of the PCC district, you may take an ASSET or COMPASS placement test at a college near you. Fax your placement results to Gratia Minor at 971-722-7887, or scan and email them to gminor@pcc.edu.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information and details about the AMT program.