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Aeronautics - Airframe & Powerplant Maintenance Technicians

Program Description

Practical and theoretical knowledge in basic maintenance techniques, plus the special requirements of either airframe or powerplant work. Upon satisfactory completion of the required courses, the student is eligible to take the Federal Aviation Administration written, oral and practical examination for airframe or powerplant license.


An ever-increasing number of new light and medium aircraft are in the sky each year, and a number of new airports are being built by government agencies throughout the country. There is a pressing demand for qualified aircraft mechanics. Positions can be found with metropolitan area and rural airports, with government agencies, and with private firms and contractors. Mechanics should be able to adapt easily to new developments in their field. Preparation in high school should include courses in algebra, geometry and shop. Working conditions are clean, well lighted and attractive.

Go to your catalog to find the requirements to achieve the:

  • Associate in Science Degree
    • Airframe
    • Powerplant
    • Airframe and Powerplant
  • Certificate of Achievement
    • Airframe
    • Powerplant