Airframe & Powerplant (Diploma) · 18 Months
Associate of Occupational Studies Aviation Maintenance Technology (Degree) · 22 months
The Airframe & Powerplant and Aviation Maintenance Technology programs are approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and meet the requirements established in Title 14, Part 147. The programs are designed to teach students entry-level technical skills in airframe and powerplant.
Successful completion 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. The skills and information taught are not only relevant in the aviation industry but also applicable to other maintenance industries, such as: Automotive and Diesel, Heavy Equipment, Power and Light, and Industrial Technology. The general education courses in the associate degree program enhance the students’ background and intellectual proficiency.
A Day in the Life of a Student:
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First, you need to provide proof you’ve graduated high school or 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 for our LA-area programs.
Well, Aviation Maintenance Technology and Airframe & Powerplant programs are essentially the same, but one is a diploma and one is an associate’s degree. They both lead to eligibility for the certification process with the Federal Aviation Association (FAA) for the Airframe & Powerplant certificate.
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We regularly update our Catalog Supplement guide to make sure you have the most up-to-date information about the cost of our Aviation Maintenance Technology program. Questions? Get in touch with an Admissions representative!
For a full list, check out the College Catalog . But a small sampling of classes would look like: Reciprocating Engines, Metallic Structures, and Hydraulics and Landing Gear Systems among others.
You’ll explore aviation maintenance and the technologies associated with it including everything from fuel metering and propellers to aircraft instrumentation. Plus, you’ll get familiar with small single engine planes to large transport planes used at major airlines.
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Students training in our diploma program only take one general education course. Students earning their associate’s degree study in seven general education courses. Due to program changes, the exact number of courses may change.
While our campuses have set schedules, most students find the schedule fits well with their busy lifestyle. Also, you typically will be either in the day or evening.
Day Shift (Monday through Friday)
Evening Shift (Monday through Friday)
Associates Degree Program Classes (Monday through Thursday)
Some things can’t and shouldn’t be simplified. Check out the College Catalog for a full break down of requirements.
The certification process is included in your cost of tuition, for one test attempt, if you take the exams within 45 days of graduation. In total it requires three written exams, four general Airframe & Powerplant exams, and an oral and practical exam with an FAA designated examiner.
No, internships are not required.
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