Airframe and Aircraft Powerplant Maintenance Technology - Day, AS

Technology and Health Division
Degree S0911

This program prepares students to enter employment as a certified airframe and powerplant technician in the aircraft maintenance industry. Training is given in the overhaul of various airframes and powerplants and their components. Completion of this program leads to an Associate in Science degree. Two state-awarded certificates are also available upon successful completion of this program - one certificate in Airframe Maintenance Technology and one certificate in Aircraft Powerplant Maintenance Technology. Excellent opportunities for employment exist in this area of training. Certain administrative, quality control, and flight personnel careers require the applicant to hold a valid A & P Certificate.

This program offers a day or evening program option. The only difference between the two options is the course numbering and time required to complete the program. Day program courses AIRM 65A and AIRM 65B are equivalent to evening program courses AIRM 95A, AIRM 95B, AIRM 96A, AIRM 96B, AIRM 97A, AIRM 97B, AIRM 98A, and AIRM 98B. Day program courses AIRM 66A and AIRM 66B are equivalent to evening program courses AIRM 90A, AIRM 90B, AIRM 91A, AIRM 91B, AIRM 92A, AIRM 92B, AIRM 93A, and AIRM 93B. The evening program courses are offered in 9-week modules.

Successful completion of this program enables students to take the FAA examinations in Airframe, General, and Powerplant. Passing the General Exam plus the Airframe and/or Powerplant Exam provides certification as an Aircraft Maintenance Technician, which is required for employment in this field. Students desiring a bachelor’s degree (transfer program) should consult with a counselor or advisor to discuss transferability of courses.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Connect learned theory with real-world problems and develop a logical solution to the problem.
  • Locate, interpret and apply technical data from industry manuals and apply that technical data to a maintenance situation.
  • Determine several possible solutions for dealing with a given situation and then decide which solution(s) are ethical and which are not.
  • Demonstrate proper use of aircraft repair equipment.
  • Apply knowledge of aeronautics, aircraft maintenance, and aviation regulations.
  • Inspect an aircraft/aircraft component and determine if the unit conforms to industry established standards.

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Required Courses

AIRM 65AAircraft Powerplant Maintenance Technology 13
AIRM 65BAircraft Powerplant Maintenance Technology: Reciprocating & Turbine 13
AIRM 66AAircraft Airframe Maintenance Structures 13
AIRM 66BAirframe Maintenance Technology 13
AIRM 70AAircraft Maintenance Electricity and Electronics 3
AIRM 70BAircraft Maintenance Electricity and Electronics 3
AIRM 71Aviation Maintenance Science 6
AIRM 72Aircraft Materials and Processes 1.5
AIRM 73Aircraft Welding 1.5
Total Units67

Recommended Electives

AIRM 74Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Work Experience 2
AIRM 80Laboratory Studies in Aircraft Maintenance Technology 0.5
PHYS 1Physics 4

The Airframe and Aircraft Powerplant Maintenance Technology program is accredited by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Contact:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

800 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20591
1(800) 835-5322
www.faa.gov

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