Airframe Manufacturing Technology Program (AFMT)

News and Announcements

Upcoming Information Sessions: 

  • December 12, 2019, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., UH 109
  • January 16, 2020, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Palmdale Center, Room 147
  • January 31, 2020, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., UH 109

Note: these information sessions are for all Aeronautical Sciences & Technology programs offered at Antelope Valley College.  

Application Dates

  • 3rd-year track: The application period will open on Monday, March 2, 2020. The deadline to apply to the AFMT program will be extended. The new date to apply by will be posted once the AVC campus reopens. The Application for Enrollment Form will be available on the first date of the application period.

  • 1st-year track: Currently not accepting applications.

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AFMT Program Description: 

AVC's Airframe Manufacturing Technology Program (AFMT) is designed to meet the need in the aerospace industry for multi-skilled individuals who understand, perform, and serve as first-line leads in the major processes of manufacturing the structural components of an aircraft for civilian and military specifications. The program's curriculum addresses airframe manufacturing, aircraft fabrication (structures and composites), and electronics.

The Airframe Manufacturing Technology Bachelors Degree is a one-of-a-kind program specifically designed to meet aerospace industry needs for individuals who serve as first-line leads in the major processes of aircraft manufacturing, with a focus on the manufacturing and industrial engineering.

Program Cost: 

Complete this degree for $11,000 or less! Financial aid and scholarships are available for eligible students admitted to the AFMT Bachelor of Science Degree Program. For more information, please click here for a link to the financial aid department. 

Tuition fees per Education Code, Sections 76300 and 78042, are $46 per unit, plus $84 per unit for upper-division coursework. You may click on each of the section's codes for additional information. 

Eligibility to the AFMT Program:

The AFMT program is geared for students who have completed or are in progress of completing a two-year program in Aircraft Fabrication and Assembly, who are interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree in Aircraft Manufacturing Technology. Students will enter directly as juniors (3rd-year track students). AVC is very interested in Veterans and people working at locations, such as Edwards Air Force Base.

There are currently three tracks available:

  • Junior Track (3rd Year Track) - 2 years 

  • Junior Part-time Track (3rd Year Track) - length of the program is to be determined

    • Must meet with the program AFMT Faculty Lead to discuss progression as a part-time student. 

  • Freshman Track - 4 years - implemented as of fall 2017) currently under review. 

How to Apply to the AFMT Program: 

  1. Complete the matriculation process. 

  2. Declare your major as Aircraft Fabrication & Assembly Technician - Associates Degree. 

  3. Submit a completed Application for Enrollment Form. 

  4. Submit official college transcripts.

  5. Submit a copy of the applicant's Education Planning and Evaluation form completed by an AVC Counselor/Educational Advisor. 

  6. Maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA. 

  7. Maintain a minimum 2.8 GPA in Aircraft Fabrication & Assembly courses. 

Note: Application for Enrollment Forms are only accepted during the application period. 

Types of Jobs Obtained with the AFMT Degree:

The types of jobs students will be able to obtain upon graduation can be found here.

Location, Day, and Times for Class Offerings: 

The majority of classes will be held at the main AVC campus in Lancaster, with a few classes located at our Fox Field location. Classes are scheduled Monday through Saturday evenings. Please check the AVC Class Schedule for the upcoming dates, times, and locations of our next available classes.

Time to Degree: 

The program will take two to four years depending on the track the student initially chooses. Part-time track students should make an appointment with the program Faculty Lead to discuss progression as a part-time student.


    Last updated: March 24, 2020