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AMT – Aviation Maintenance Tech Instructor Qualifications – ARCHIVE

AMT Instructor Qualifications Prior to March 2021:

  • Associate of Applied Science in Aviation Maintenance Technology or other related technical service field;† AND
  • Currently effective FAA Mechanic Certificate with both Airframe and Powerplant ratings;* AND
  • At least five years’ experience exercising the privileges of both the Airframe and Powerplant mechanic certificate ratings as indicated by 14 CFR Part 65.83.

“Related technical service fields” are those fields which specialize in complex mechanical, electrical, vehicular, or transportation systems. The appropriate Division Dean, in consultation with the AMT Faculty Department Chair, will make a recommendation to the appropriate DOI concerning the applicability of a particular “related field.”

*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.

Communication: AMT 117, 121

Computation and Communication: AMT 102, 203

Computation and Human Relations: AMT 212

Communication and Human Relations: AMT 101, 105, 204

Computation, Communication, and Human Relations: AMT 106, 107, 115, 120, 208, 213

In order to teach these courses, instructor must 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: March 6, 2019

AMT Instructor Qualifications Prior to March 2019:

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*
AND
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.

Communication: AMT 117, 121

Computation and Communication: AMT 102, 203

Computation and Human Relations: AMT 212

Communication and Human Relations: AMT 101, 105, 204

Computation, Communication, and Human Relations: AMT 106, 107, 115, 120, 208, 213

In order to teach these courses, instructor must 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: March 2017

AMT Instructor Qualifications Prior to March 2017:

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, instructor must 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

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AMT Instructor:

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*
AND
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.

Approved: February 2011

Related Instruction:

An AMT instructor presenting valid evidence of a minimum of five years’ experience exercising the privileges of an Airframe and Powerplant mechanic, or an appropriately related aviation industry, qualifies to teach the Related Instruction content regarding Computation, Communication, and Human Relations as described in the CCOGS for courses listed below:

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

Approved: June 2011

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AMT Instructor

  1. Holds a valid FAA Mechanic Certificate with both Airframe and Power plant Ratings
  2. Has a minimum of 4 years experience as a certified A&P mechanic in:
    1. Aviation maintenance
    2. An appropriately related industry

Fewer years of experience may be considered for part time instructors if their experience coordinates with the subjects to be taught.

Revised Date: 11/27/2000

AMT Instructor

  1. Holds a valid FAA Mechanic Certificate with both Airframe and Power plant Ratings
  2. Has a minimum of 4 years experience as a certified A&P mechanic in:
    1. Aviation maintenance
    2. An appropriately related industry

Revised Date: 11/06/2000

1/11/1990 – Reference to FAR §§ 147.5 (a) (4) and 147.23