Airframe Maintenance Technology - Evening

Technology and Health Division
Certificate T0981

This program prepares students to enter employment as a certified airframe technician in the aircraft maintenance industry. Training is given in the overhaul of various airframes and their components. Completion of this program leads to an Associate in Science Degree or a Certificate. 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 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.

Successful completion of this program enables students to take the FAA examinations in Airframe and General. 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 an 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

Core Courses
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
AIRM 90AAirframe Maintenance Technology 3
AIRM 90BAirframe Maintenance Technology: Structure and Design 3
AIRM 91AAirframe Maintenance Technology 3
AIRM 91BAirframe Maintenance Technology: Aluminum Repair 3
AIRM 92AAirframe Maintenance Technology: Hydraulics & Pneu 3
AIRM 92BAirframe Maintenance Systems 2 3
AIRM 93AAirframe Maintenance Technology: Systems 3
AIRM 93BAirframe Maintenance Technology: Fire Suppression 3
Total Units39

Recommended Electives

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

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

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
800 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20591
1(800) 835-5322
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