Airframe Manufacturing Technology Program (AFMT)

News and Announcements

The application period has been extended! The new deadline to apply is Friday, March 5, 2021. Applicants will be notified of their status in the program by U.S. Postal mail up to 4 weeks after the deadline has closed. 

The application is now available to download here. Applications will be accepted by mail only. Please refer to the instructions on the Application for Enrollment Form cover sheet. Applications will not be accepted prior to January 4, 2021

Upcoming Virtual Information Sessions: 

Participants must click on the date of choice above to register for the information session.  

Application Dates:

  • 3rd-year track: January 4, 2021, through March 5, 2021. 

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

Female and Male student

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 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. Obtain a minimum of 2.8 GPA in Aircraft Fabrication & Assembly courses. 

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

Application packets will only be accepted by mail. 

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 AFMT program Faculty Lead to discuss progression as a part-time student.

Last updated: February 11, 2021