The Connecticut Aero Tech School for Aviation Maintenance Technicians, an extension campus of Bristol Technical Education Center and part of the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System, is a Federal Aviation Administration approved school that specializes in the training of Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technicians. Our school offers a twenty month program of training in General, Airframe and Power Plant curriculum that prepare you to take your examination to become a certified Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT).

For enrollment in the December 2023 class:

Application Period: July 2023 – December 2023

Priority Application Deadline: October 15, 2023

Adult applicants interested in applying for admissions must complete an application and include a high school transcript or GED certificate. Application materials can be submitted either via email to, or via post-mail. Once applications have been submitted and received, the applicant should contact Mrs. Domenica Holman at, 860-584-8433 ext. 335, or by email, to schedule an Admissions Test. The test consists of a 50-question multiple choice assessment in the areas of Mathematics, Science, and Vocabulary.

Bristol Technical Education Center
Attn: Mrs. Domenica Holman, School Counselor
431 Minor Street
Bristol, CT 06010

Admission decisions are based the applicant’s test results and by a ranked order list. A ranked list is a roster of applicants sorted in order from highest total score to the lowest total score. Applicants with the higher scores will receive conditional acceptance letters. We accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Our Aircraft Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology Program enrolls a new class every 6 months, (excluding the summer months).   See below for a general time line for program start dates and application submission periods.

Applications for class enrollment will continue to be accepted and reviewed up to the first day of classes.  Applications received after the priority deadline date will be considered on a space available basis.

Meeting the priority deadline gives applicants the advantage of being considered for open seats in the programs.  Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered for admission on a space-available basis.

For enrollment in the December 2022 class:

Application Period – April 2022 – December 2022

Priority Application Deadline – October 2022

We accept applications on a rolling basis until the first week of school, if seats remain open.

Tuition is $7,200* and is payable in three segments, on or before the start of each block of instruction. A $50 Admission test fee applies. Please note that tuition amount is subject to change at any time.

20 months, not including the summer. A total of two years.

Full time. A typical school day starts at 7:25 a.m. and ends at 2:15 p.m.

The admission test consists of a 50-question multiple choice assessment intended to measure the applicant’s general knowledge in the following areas:  Mathematics & Arithmetic Reasoning,  General Science, and Word Knowledge / Vocabulary.  Questions on this test are similar to those found on an Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test.

We do our best to inform you of your acceptance status at least 8 weeks prior to the start of classes.

Yes. The minimum academic requirement for applicants is a high school diploma or GED. Mathematical and mechanical aptitude are essential, as well as reading, writing and language skills.

Yes. If you have credit from another aviation agency, please contact the Department Head at our school to discuss your options.

CTECS Adult Education programs offer financial aid through the Title IV/Pell grants to eligible students. Our adult education programs do not participate in federal loans. Students may seek private loans from a financial institution of their choice. The school is also approved for the training of eligible veterans under federal laws. Visit our adult education webpage for more information.

The two-year Aircraft Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology Program provides training that enables the student to develop operative skills that meet the license requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Upon successful completion of the General, Airframe and Power Plant curriculum, students are eligible to take the FAA examinations to certify as an Airframe and Power Plant Aviation Maintenance Technician. Additional exam cost is not included in tuition.

Aircraft Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technicians is a career in demand according to the Connecticut Department of Labor, with salary ranges between $52,000 – $104,000.

Some of our graduate career paths include: commercial or private airline maintenance, inspection authorized mechanic, aircraft engine manufacturing, wind turbine technician, avionics technician, vintage aircraft restoration, airframe and powerplant technician, sales at manufacturer facilities, rotocraft maintenance, cargo or passenger fleet management, record keeping and compliance, unmanned aircraft systems.

For the acceptance packet and other student information visit the CTECS adult education webpage and look under Student Forms and Information.

In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), this school adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA. This school will not:

  • Prevent the student’s enrollment;
  • Assess a late penalty fee to;
  • Require student secure alternative or additional funding;
  • Deny their access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.

However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:

  • Provide Chapter 33 Certificate of Eligibility (or its equivalent) or for Chapter 31, VA VR&E’s contract with the school on VA Form 28-1905 by the first day of class.