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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.

"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 by appointment only. Registration is required for tours. 

To register, please contact (815) 921-3020 or

  • 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