Airframe and Aircraft Powerplant Maintenance Technology - Evening (AS Degree S0951)

Technology and Health Division
Degree S0951

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 course 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.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
AIRM 70AAircraft Maintenance Electricity and Electronics3
AIRM 70BAircraft Maintenance Electricity and Electronics3
AIRM 71Aviation Maintenance Science6
AIRM 72Aircraft Materials and Processes1.5
AIRM 73Aircraft Welding1.5
AIRM 90AAirframe Theory3
AIRM 90BAirframe Wood, Fabric, and Paint3
AIRM 91AAirframe Aluminum Repair and Plastics3
AIRM 91BAirframe Composites, Rigging, and Inspection3
AIRM 92AAirframe Hydraulics and Pneumatics3
AIRM 92BAirframe Fuel and Environmental Systems3
AIRM 93AAirframe Warning and Fire Systems3
AIRM 93BAircraft Communication, Navigation, Radar, and Autopilot Systems3
AIRM 95AAircraft Powerplant Theory3
AIRM 95BAircraft Powerplant Inspection and Maintenance3
AIRM 96AAircraft Turbine Engines3
AIRM 96BAircraft Propellers3
AIRM 97AAircraft Power Plant Instrumentation3
AIRM 97BAircraft Powerplant Fuel Systems3
AIRM 98AAircraft Power Plant Ignition Systems3
AIRM 98BAircraft Power Plant Lubricating Systems3
Total Units63

Recommended Electives 

Course Prefix Course Name Units
AIRM 74Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Work Experience2
AIRM 80Laboratory Studies in Aircraft Maintenance Technology0.5
PHYS 1Physics4

Aircraft Maintenance Website  

Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence  

The Airframe and Aircraft Powerplant 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

Explore Your Future in Airframe & Aircraft Powerplant Maintenance Technology AS Degree - Evening

The Guided Pathway of Study grid below offers a semester by semester plan for achieving the AS degree in  Airframe & Aircraft Powerplant Maintenance Technology (Evening) as recommended by content Faculty Members and Counselors. This Guided Pathway of Study assumes the student is able to take 12-15 units per semester.

If the number of units you are able to take are fewer than 12-15 per semester, or you are eligible for English other than English 1A,  and Math other than Math 71, please make an appointment with a counselor who will assist you with developing your personal Guided Pathway of Study for this degree. 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Units
AIRM 65A Aircraft Powerplant Theory 13
AIRM 70A Aircraft Maintenance Electricity and Electronics 3
Intersession 1
AIRM 71 Aviation Maintenance Science 6
AIRM 72 Aircraft Materials and Processes 1.5
AIRM 73 Aircraft Welding 1.5
Semester 2
AIRM 65B Aircraft Powerplant Systems 13
AIRM 70B Aircraft Maintenance Electricity and Electronics 3
Intersession 2
MATH 71 Intermediate Algebra 5
Second Year
Semester 1
AIRM 66A Aircraft Airframe Maintenance Structures 13
Intersession 1
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4
Semester 2
AIRM 66B Aircraft Airframe Maintenance Systems 13
Intersession 2
A General Education from Area C Arts is recommended here. ARTS 22 is recommended by the Aircraft Maintenance Technology program. 1 3
A General Education from Area E Humanities is recommended here. SPAN 1 is recommended by the Aircraft Maintenance Technology program. 3
Third Year
Semester 1
HIST 1 History of the United States (General Education Recommendation; or any Area D Social, Political, Economical; History Background course) 1 3
SOC 1 Introduction to Sociology (General Education Recommendation; or any Area D Social, Political, Economical; History Background course) 1 3
PHYS 1 Physics (General Education Recommendation; or any Area B Physical Universe course) 4
KIN 34 Fitness for Living 3
 Total Units99

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.
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