Aircraft Maintenance

Degree Programs

Airframe & Aircraft Powerplant Maintenance Technology - Day
 
Aircraft Maintenance Technology Department Major 20911

This program prepares students to enter employment as a certified airframe and powerplant technician in the aircraft maintenance industry. Training is given in the overhaul of various airframes and powerplants and their components. Completion of this program leads to an Associate in Science Degree. Two state-awarded certificates are also available upon successful completion of this program – one certificate in Airframe Maintenance Technology and one certificate in Aircraft Powerplant Maintenance Technology. Excellent oportunities 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 (full-time) or evening (part-time) program option. The only difference between the two options is the course numbering and time required to complete the program. Day program courses AIRM 65A and 65B are equivalent to evening program courses AIRM 95A, 95B, 96A, 96B, 97A, 97B, 98A, and 98B. Day program courses AIRM 66A and 66B are equivalent to evening program courses AIRM 90A, 90B, 91A, 91B, 92A, 92B, 93A, and 93B. The evening program courses are offered in 9-week modules.

Successful completion of this program enables students to take the FAA examinations in Airframe, General, and Powerplant. 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 a counselor or advisor to discuss transferability of courses.

Requirements for the Major
Required courses:
  • AIRM 65A Aircraft Powerplant Maintenance Technology
  • AIRM 65B Aircraft Powerplant Maintenance Technology
  • AIRM 66A Airframe Maintenance Technology
  • AIRM 66B Airframe Maintenance
  • AIRM 70A Aircraft Maintenance Electricity and Electronics
  • AIRM 70B Aircraft Maintenance Electricity and Electronics
  • AIRM 71 Aviation Maintenance Science
  • AIRM 72 Aviation Materials and Processes
  • AIRM 73 Aviation Welding
Total Units: 63.0
Recommended Electives:
  • AIRM 74 Aircraft Maintenance Technology – Work Experience
  • AIRM 80 Lab Studies in Aircraft Maintenance Technology
  • AIRM 81 Lab Studies in Aircraft Maintenance Technology
  • EDT 12 Technical Engineering Drawing II
  • ELEC 90 Survey of Electronics
  • MFG 70 Technical Mathematics – Manufacturing Applications
  • PHYS 1 Physics
The Airframe and Aircraft Powerplant Maintenance Technology faculty recomend that students complement their studies with selected elective courses chosen from the list above. Students should meet with a professor of Airframe and Aircraft Powerplant Maintenance Technology to help them determine which electives best suit their career plans.