This program is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and meets the requirements established in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 14, Part 147. The program is designed to teach students entry-level technical skills in airframe and powerplant. The skills and information taught in the program are applicable to other maintenance industries and professions as well as aviation. Obtaining an A&P certificate is required for aviation industry jobs.
Successful completion of the program qualifies the graduates to take the written, oral and practical tests with the Federal Aviation Administration for the Mechanic’s Certificate with both Airframe and Powerplant Ratings. An Airframe & Powerplant certification, also known as the A&P certificate, is required by those who inspect, maintain, and repair aircrafts. At Spartan College, we can provide you with the hands-on aircraft maintenance training and knowledge needed to prepare for your Federal Aviation Administration A&P exam.
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First, you need to provide proof you’ve graduated from high school or passed the General Education Development (GED) test. You’ll need your high school transcript from an accredited institution – or an official copy of the military DD214 that includes proof of your graduation.
For a full list of prerequisites, check out our College Catalog.
Aviation Maintenance Technology and Airframe & Powerplant programs are essentially the same. They both lead to eligibility for the certification process with the Federal Aviation Association (FAA) for the Airframe & Powerplant certificate.
Great question, Spartan’s have gone to work in roles like:
The College Catalog has a full list, however, just to name a few: Reciprocating Engines, Metallic Structures, and Hydraulics and Landing Gear Systems among others.
In your classes, you’ll explore aviation maintenance and the technologies associated with it including everything from fuel metering and propellers to aircraft instrumentation. You will get up close and personal with several types of machinery.
There are no general education classes required at the Inland Empire area branch campus. Students will earn a diploma in Aviation Maintenance Technology but can upgrade to an AOS degree by taking general education classes at the main campus located in Inglewood, CA.
Our campuses have different schedules; however, each schedule is set. Most Spartan students find the schedule fits well with their busy lifestyle. For the Riverside/Inland Empire area, you’ll typically follow one of the below:
Sometimes you need the long answer, check out the College Catalog for a full break down of requirements.
With the AMT program you will earn a diploma and be eligible to take the FAA required exams to obtain your A&P Certificate. FAA exams consist of three written exams, General, Airframe, and Powerplant and Three Oral and Practical exams over the same topics with an FAA DME.
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