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AMT students standing in front of a plane that they painted at RVC's ACEC

Aviation Maintenance Technology

There’s good news when it comes to the aviation world. There will be 584,000 new maintenance technicians needed to maintain the world fleet over the next 20 years. And RVC boasts one of the best Aviation Maintenance Technology programs in the country. 

RVC offers: a program of the highest quality—at a significantly lower cost than other options in the region; a state-of-the-art Aviation Career Education  Center at Chicago Rockford International Airport; outstanding faculty with a combined 150+ years of diverse experience in the field; an impressive learning experience in both the instruction lab and classroom environment; both a two-year, FAA approved degree program and an Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanic certification program.

Students learn everything from materials and processes, aircraft drawing, fuel and lubrication systems, ignition systems, propeller systems, assembly and rigging and so much more in this exciting field.

No More Delays

584,000 new maintenance technicians will be needed to maintain the world fleet over the next 20 years.*


Employees with Aviation Maintenance Technology degrees are highly sought after for careers in the aviation industry, manufacturing, and maintenance, repair and overhaul, in northern Illinois and nationwide.

Along with our passion for aircraft and the knowledge, technology, and power required to maintain it, we have the focus and unique commitment essential to the success of a new generation of students: tomorrow's cross-cultural, cross-generational workforce.


"The overall global fleet growth—and with an increasing trend in outsourcing maintenance, repair, and overhaul activities to third-party providers in emerging markets—will drive an increased overall need for qualified technicians sourced from an expanded number of locations."*

* - The 2014 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook

Tour the RVC Aviation Career Education Center

Tours are offered on Thursdays* from 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Registration is required for tours. Please register below. 
*There will be no ACEC tours offered from December 10 - January 6. 

Tours are only offered on Thursdays. Please select a Thursday you wish to tour ACEC.
  • Aviation Maintenance Hangar Workspace
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology at Rock Valley College
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology Outdoor Area at Rock Valley College ACEC
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology Classroom
  • Aviation Maintenance Hangar
  • Aviation Maintenance Painting