Aircraft Maintenance Technician Program Overview

This program prepares students for employment as an aircraft mechanic.  Students who complete the Airframe and/or Powerplant Technician Program(s) are eligible to take the Federal Aviation Administration written and the oral examinations to become a certificated Airframe or Powerplant Technician.  High school students may complete the second program as an adult student.  The school is certificated by the FAA under Certificate #CT9T072R.

 General: The General curriculum is a one-year prerequisite for both the Airframe Technician and/or Powerplant Technician Programs.

Airframe: The Airframe Technician Program is a two-year program consisting of an in-depth study of aircraft structures and systems.

Powerplant: The Powerplant Technician Program is a two-year program consisting of an in-depth study of powerplant theory and maintenance of aircraft engine operations and systems.


Course Curriculum


Math Reciprocating Engine Theory Flight Theory
Weight and Balance Reciprocating Engine Overhaul Assembly and Rigging
Materials and Processes Turbine Engine Theory Wood Structures
Aircraft Drawing
Turbine Engine Overhaul
Aircraft Covering
Ground Handling
Engine Removal and Installation
Aircraft Finishes
Basic Electricity
Engine Operation, Troubleshooting, and Repair
Aircraft Inspection
Engine Inspection
Maintenance Forms and Records
Ignition Systems
Maintenance Publications
Fuel and Fuel Metering Systems
Mechanics, Privileges, and Limitations
Lubrication Systems
Hydraulics and Pneumatics
Nondestructive Testing
Engine Electrical and Starting Systems
Landing Gear
Hand Tools
Engine Instrument Systems
Communication and Navigation
Fluid Lines and Fittings
Fire Protection
Employability Skills Corrosion Control
Engine Cooling Systems
Fuel Systems
Engine Induction Systems
Instrument Systems
Engine Exhaust and Reverser Systems
Airframe Electrical
Fire Protection
Position and Warning
Cabin Atmosphere
Ice and Rain Removal


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