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Contact: David YostTitle: Department ChairContact: dyost@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Aircraft Powerplant Maintenance Technology - Day

Technology and Health Division
Certificate T0982

This program prepares students to enter employment as a certified powerplant technician in the aircraft maintenance industry. Training is given in the overhaul of various powerplants and their components. Completion of this program leads to an Associate in Science Degree or a Certificate. Excellent opportunities 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 or evening 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 AIRM 65B are equivalent to evening program courses AIRM 95A, AIRM 95B, AIRM 96A, AIRM 96B, AIRM 97A, AIRM 97B, AIRM 98A, and AIRM 98B . Day program courses AIRM 66A and AIRM 66B are equivalent to evening program courses AIRM 90A, AIRM 90B, AIRM 91A, AIRM 91B, AIRM 92A, AIRM 92B, AIRM 93A, and AIRM 93B.

Successful completion of this program enables students to take the FAA examination in 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 an advisor to discuss transferability of courses.

Required Courses

Industry StatisticsJob Titles & Salaries
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    • Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

      Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

      SOC Career Code: 49-3011.00

      Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies, such as hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Includes helicopter and aircraft engine specialists.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $48.49

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $71,157.76
      Annual Job Openings
      2,213

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers

      Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers

      SOC Career Code: 51-2011.00

      Assemble, fit, fasten, and install parts of airplanes, space vehicles, or missiles, such as tails, wings, fuselage, bulkheads, stabilizers, landing gear, rigging and control equipment, or heating and ventilating systems.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $39.68

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $47,522.05
      Annual Job Openings
      338

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages

Certificate & Degree Details

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  • Aircraft Powerplant Maintenance Technology - Day

    Technology and Health Division
    Certificate T0982

    This program prepares students to enter employment as a certified powerplant technician in the aircraft maintenance industry. Training is given in the overhaul of various powerplants and their components. Completion of this program leads to an Associate in Science Degree or a Certificate. Excellent opportunities 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 or evening 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 AIRM 65B are equivalent to evening program courses AIRM 95A, AIRM 95B, AIRM 96A, AIRM 96B, AIRM 97A, AIRM 97B, AIRM 98A, and AIRM 98B . Day program courses AIRM 66A and AIRM 66B are equivalent to evening program courses AIRM 90A, AIRM 90B, AIRM 91A, AIRM 91B, AIRM 92A, AIRM 92B, AIRM 93A, and AIRM 93B.

    Successful completion of this program enables students to take the FAA examination in 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 an advisor to discuss transferability of courses.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Core Courses
    AIRM 65AAircraft Powerplant Theory13
    AIRM 65BAircraft Powerplant Systems13
    AIRM 70AAircraft Maintenance Electricity and Electronics3
    AIRM 70BAircraft Maintenance Electricity and Electronics3
    AIRM 71Aviation Maintenance Science6
    AIRM 72Aircraft Materials and Processes1.5
    AIRM 73Aircraft Welding1.5
    Total Units41

    Recommended Electives 

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    AIRM 74Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Work Experience2
    AIRM 80Laboratory Studies in Aircraft Maintenance Technology0.5
    PHYS 1Physics4
     

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence  

  • Airframe and Aircraft Powerplant Maintenance Technology - Day, AS

    Technology and Health Division
    Degree S0911

    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 opportunities 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 or evening 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 AIRM 65B are equivalent to evening program coursesAIRM 95A, AIRM 95B, AIRM 96A, AIRM 96B, AIRM 97A, AIRM 97B, AIRM 98A, and AIRM 98B. Day program courses AIRM 66A and AIRM 66B are equivalent to evening program courses AIRM 90A, AIRM 90B, AIRM 91A, AIRM 91B,AIRM 92A, AIRM 92B, AIRM 93A, andAIRM 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.

    This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    AIRM 65AAircraft Powerplant Theory13
    AIRM 65BAircraft Powerplant Systems13
    AIRM 66AAircraft Airframe Maintenance Structures13
    AIRM 66BAircraft Airframe Maintenance Systems13
    AIRM 70AAircraft Maintenance Electricity and Electronics3
    AIRM 70BAircraft Maintenance Electricity and Electronics3
    AIRM 71Aviation Maintenance Science6
    AIRM 72Aircraft Materials and Processes1.5
    AIRM 73Aircraft Welding1.5
    Total Units67

    Recommended Electives

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    AIRM 74Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Work Experience2
    AIRM 80Laboratory Studies in Aircraft Maintenance Technology0.5
    PHYS 1Physics4

    Aircraft Maintenance Website 

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence  

Contacts

Department Contact

Contact: David YostTitle: Department ChairContact: dyost@mtsac.edu

Office Contact

Location: Building 28Phone: (909) 274-4773