Aviation Maintenance Technology

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

  • Only FAA Part 147 A&P school in New Mexico
  • 14.5 month Certificate of Completion Program
  • Balanced Commercial and General Aviation Training Program
  • Boeing 727 Familiarization Training
  • Reasonable Tuition
  • Operational Aircraft
  • Hands-On Training
  • Cessna Approved Composite Training Certification

The Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) program runs approximately fourteen and a half consecutive months, making this program one of fastest and most competitive in terms of completion time available. We believe that by training students and preparing them for FAA licensure in the shortest time frame possible, we provide a gateway to careers much sooner and in a more cost effective manner than other AMT training programs. Because of this schedule, please consult AMT faculty, academic advisors, or the Career and Technical Education Division concerning 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 FAR Part 147 program, students will be issued a certificate acknowledging the student’s eligibility for FAA testing. Students seeking an associate of applied science degree must also successfully complete additional general education classes. Applicants for an associate of applied science degree who are currently FAA Airframe & Powerplant certificate holders may apply their A&P certificate 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.

“My name is Harley Thomas, 54 years old and I was a 2016 graduate from ENMU-Roswell with an Associates in Applied Science in Aviation Maintenance Technology.

I’m a 28 year Aviation Maintenance Technician with a major airline and wanted to further my education from just having an Airframe/Power-plant license.  I had heard through word of mouth the Aviation Education online program at ENMU-Roswell and decided to transfer from a local community college and pursue my Associates degree.  Upon graduation in 2016, I contemplated my next step of what I wanted from my degree and future career path. The answer was to transfer to Oklahoma State University and enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Administration/Operations of which I will graduate in Spring 2019. I will have my Masters by mid term 2019 also from OSU. My end goal is to be an adjunct instructor in Aviation Education for the undergraduate program at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa campus, starting the Spring 2020.

    I highly recommend the Aviation Education program at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell. It helped me achieve my goals and opened doors that this late bloomer in higher education never knew existed. I will always remember the opportunities and value this Aviation program has brought to me and my career.”

Harley Thomas

Aviation Maintenance Technician

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

Systems Instructor, AAR Aircraft Services

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