Marshall University and Mountwest Community and Technical College's Aviation Maintenance Technology program has received its formal FAA certification. This makes the program the newest FAA Part 147 aviation maintenance technician school in the US and the first of its kind in the region.

The AMT program offers an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree though an 18-month, year-round program. Graduates will receive an associate degree and be eligible to take the Airframe and Powerplant certification exams from the Federal Aviation Administration. 

With this approval, the program is open for enrollment through MCTC. The program will accept 30 students in Fall 2022, 30 in Spring 2023, and additional students each fall thereafter.

With a central location at the Huntington Tri-State Airport, this program will provide training to communities in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. The AMT program is partnered with Delta Air Lines Technical Operations, Embraer Aircraft and others.