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 95AAIRM 95BAIRM 96AAIRM 96BAIRM 97AAIRM 97B,
AIRM 98A, and AIRM 98B.
Day program course AIRM 66A and AIRM 66B are equivalent to evening program courses AIRM 90AAIRM 90B
AIRM 91AAIRM 91BAIRM 92AAIRM 92BAIRM 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 Processes2
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 Powerplant Instrumentation3
AIRM 97BAircraft Powerplant Fuel Systems3
AIRM 98AAircraft Power Plant Ignition Systems3
AIRM 98BAircraft Powerplant Lubricating Systems3
Total Units62

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  

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

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.

Looking for guidance? A counselor can help.This Guided Pathways for Success (GPS) is a suggested sequence of coursework needed for program completion. It is not an official educational plan. Schedule an appointment with a counselor or advisor as soon as possible to create an individualized Mountie Academic Plan (MAP) specific to your goals and needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
AIRM 90A Airframe Theory 3
AIRM 90B Airframe Wood, Fabric, and Paint 3
AIRM 91A Airframe Aluminum Repair and Plastics 3
AIRM 91B Airframe Composites, Rigging, and Inspection 3
Winter Term 1
AIRM 70A Aircraft Maintenance Electricity and Electronics 3
Spring Term 1
AIRM 92A Airframe Hydraulics and Pneumatics 3
AIRM 92B Airframe Fuel and Environmental Systems 3
AIRM 93A Airframe Warning and Fire Systems 3
AIRM 93B Aircraft Communication, Navigation, Radar, and Autopilot Systems 3
Summer Term 1
AIRM 70B Aircraft Maintenance Electricity and Electronics 3
Fall Term 2
AIRM 95A Aircraft Powerplant Theory 3
AIRM 95B Aircraft Powerplant Inspection and Maintenance 3
AIRM 96A Aircraft Turbine Engines 3
AIRM 96B Aircraft Propellers 3
Winter Term 2
AIRM 72 Aircraft Materials and Processes 1.5
AIRM 73 1.5
Spring Term 2
AIRM 97A Aircraft Powerplant Instrumentation 3
AIRM 97B Aircraft Powerplant Fuel Systems 3
AIRM 98A Aircraft Power Plant Ignition Systems 3
AIRM 98B Aircraft Powerplant Lubricating Systems 3
Summer Term 2
AIRM 71 Aviation Maintenance Science 6
Certificates: Airframe Maint. Tech Eve. T0981 1  
Aircraft Powerplant Maint. Tech Eve. T0952 2  
Submit petition:, Student Tab #45 5  
Fall Term 3
AA/S MATH Meet AA/AS Math Comptcy Req 3
AA/S USHIS Area D-1 Hist/Pol Sc Course 3
AA/S BEHAV Area D-2 Elective Course 3
AA/S LIFE Area E Lifelong Undrstg Course 3
Winter Term 3
AA/S KINES Phys Ed (KIN) Activity Course .5
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4
Spring Term 3
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4
AA/S ARTS Area C-1 Arts Course 3
AA/S SCNCE Area B-1 or B-2 Science Course 3
Airframe Aircraft PowerPlant Main. AS S0911 1  
Submit petition:, Student Tab #45 5  
 Total Units92.5
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