What is Aviation Maintenance?
Aviation maintenance encompasses the repair, inspection, modification, or complete overhaul of an aircraft or aircraft component by an aviation maintenance technician (AMT). Aviation maintenance technicians ensure that aircraft complies with airworthiness directives and are safe and functioning during flight.
Aviation Maintenance Training at Spartan
Spartan’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) and Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) programs have been training skilled aircraft technicians for nearly a century. All of our aviation maintenance programs prepare you for the Airframe and Powerplant certification (A&P License) required by the FAA.
We offer both on-campus and partially online (hybrid) aviation maintenance programs.
- Shorter program length
- Train in a Dynamic campus environment
Partially Online, Partially On-Campus
- Begin your training online, then finish at our Tulsa, Oklahoma location
- Keep a flexible schedule while studying online
- Reduce the cost of relocation by reducing the length of time required in Tulsa
Locations offered at:
- Tulsa, Oklahoma
- Denver (Broomfield), Colorado
- Los Angeles (Inglewood), California
- Inland Empire (Riverside), California
Why Train to Become an Airframe and Powerplant Technician
Highly trained mechanics and technicians secure the safety of flight. Professionals in this industry provide insight into a multitude of organizations and people who rely on aviation services.
Those who graduate from the Aviation Maintenance Technology Program are trained to work on aircraft
components and systems including airframe, piston engines, turbine engines, hydraulic systems, propellers, rigging, warning systems, and environmental systems.
Sample Aviation Maintenance Classes
Graduates are prepared for the Airframe and Powerplant certification (A&P License) required by the FAA.
GEN 1113 (L) – Aviation Fundamentals I | 1 Credit Hour
In this class, the student will complete projects concerning aircraft aerodynamics, ground operations and servicing. They develop aircraft drawings of aircraft parts and repairs. The student will complete projects on maintenance human factors which affect aircraft maintenance as well as mechanics privileges and limitations. The students also complete projects using basic mathematics in an applied format and will include: fractions, decimals, ratios and proportions, percentages, sign numbers, transforming formulas, powers and roots, basic geometry, number bases, scientific notation, basic trig functions, and basic vectors.
PPT 2113 – Aircraft Electrical Systems & Fire Protection | 3 Credits
In this class, students will learn the use of the multimeter to troubleshoot electrical circuits, disassemble, inspect, reassemble and operationally check AC and DC generators and alternators. Students inspect, service, and repair engine and aircraft fire detection and protection systems.
ARF 2213 – Basic Sheet Metal, Forming and Construction | 3 Credits
Students learn the basic techniques necessary to perform sheet metal repairs on aircraft structures; this includes studying applicable Federal Aviation Administration regulations. Students develop skills using sheet metal tools, laying out parts and forming parts with bending machines.