Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

AMT Instructor Requirements:


Associate of Applied Science in Aviation Maintenance Technology or other vehicle service field AND a valid FAA Mechanic certificate with both Airframe and Powerplant Ratings*
A minimum of five years experience exercising the privileges of both the Airframe and Powerplant mechanic ratings, OR five years experience teaching at the college level or in an aviation maintenance training department or a combination of experience may be substituted, year for year, for aviation mechanic experience.

*Part time Instructors: An AMT Instructor presenting a certificate with a single rating will be limited to teaching only the subject material related to that rating. The above AMT Instructor education and experience requirements still apply appropriately to the single rating.

Related Instruction:

The following list of AMT classes include embedded Related Instruction in Computation, Communications and Human Relations.

Computation, Communication and Human Relations: AMT 102. 107, 115, 120, 123, 203, 208, 212, 213 and 222
Communication and Human Relations: AMT 101, 105, 117, 121, 204, 218, 219
Computation and Communication: AMT 106

In order to teach these courses,instructormust have:

  • Math 60 or tested into higher than Math 60 (for Computation)
  • Writing 121 or Writing 227 or demonstrated writing competency with a professional writing sample (for Communication)
  • Documented 2 years of supervisory work experience or served in a customer service/support/management position (for Human Relations)


Approved: February 2016


AMT Instructor Qualifications Prior to February 2016