Airframe Maintenance Technology - Evening (Certificate T0981)

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, andAIRM 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.


Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Core Courses
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
Total Units39

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 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.
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