Iowa Western Community College

Council Bluffs, Iowa


The Aviation Maintenance Technology program of study provides the necessary instruction and practical experience required by the Federal Aviation Administration regulations for those individuals who wish to become a Certificated Aviation Maintenance.

Advanced Air, Con Agra, Mutual of Omaha and Delta Airlines want you – after you complete the requirements for the Aviation Maintenance Technology program. Those are just a few of the companies that hire Iowa Western students who earn their Associate of Applied Science degree to become a Certificated Aviation Maintenance Technician.

Few community colleges offer this unique program. The quality of instruction is second-to-none with an abundance of information given to each student. You’ll spend 50 percent of your time in the classroom and the other 50 percent in the lab getting hands-on experience.

Students gain valuable lab experience working on real airplanes. Iowa Western´s facilities are state-of-the-art and make for a perfect learning environment.

Career Information
This program is intended to place students into the workforce upon completion of this two-year degree. Aviation mechanics inspect the engines, landing gear, instruments, pressurized sections, accessories, and other parts of the aircraft and do the necessary maintenance and replacement of parts. Upon passing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification exam, students will be able to seek employment with major and minor airline carriers, government institutions, private corporations, and individuals.

The Aviation Professional Pilot
If you have dreams of becoming a professional aviator, Iowa Western’s Aviation Flight and Administration Professional Pilot Option program can make those dreams come true. In just two years, you can earn an Associate of Arts degree and transfer to another four-year institution that will get your career soaring. This program will take you from solo flights to private pilot certification to an instrument-rated pilot status. 

Aviation Training Facilities


Flight School - Fixed WingAviation Degree ProgramsAircraft Maintenance School

Programs & Courses

Private Pilot LicenseFlight Instructor (CFI / FI)Flight Instructor - Instrument (CFII / IRI)
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2700 College Road
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
United States

+1 (800) 432-5852

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