Occupational Technology

AviationGeneral Technology, Aviation Maintenance Emphasis - Associate in Applied Science

If you like to work on anything with an engine, you can take your abilities to the skies with an associate degree in Aircraft Maintenance. Horry Georgetown Technical College and Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA) have signed an agreement that allows students to earn an Associate in Applied Science in General Technology, with an emphasis in Aviation Maintenance. General Education courses are taught at HGTC or are available online and can be completed before, during, or after PIA enrollment; Aviation courses are taught at PIA facilities at the airport in Myrtle Beach. Each student is required to complete a minimum of 25% of the required coursework at HGTC. 

Credit Requirements: 102 semester credit hours

Career Outlook

An aviation maintenance technician has the technical knowledge and ability to inspect, troubleshoot, maintain, and repair the engines, structure, and onboard systems of all types of aircraft. Graduates of the Aviation Maintenance program are eligible to test for the FAA Airframe and Powerplant Certification.

Graduates of the Aviation Maintenance program can begin their careers with regional airlines, aircraft manufacturers, maintenance facilities, aircraft charter services, and corporate aviation departments. HGTC and PIA regularly host company representatives on campus to recruit for jobs that are open only to PIA students and graduates.

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry Georgetown Technical College's Career Resource Center for more employment resources.


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