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Technology and Health Division
Certificate T0991

This program prepares students to enter employment as a certified airframe technician in the aircraft maintenance industry. Training is given in the overhaul of various airframes 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 66A and AIRM 66B are equivalent to evening program coursesAIRM 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 examinations in Airframe and General. 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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    • Avionics Technicians

      Avionics Technicians

      SOC Career Code: 49-2091.00

      Install, inspect, test, adjust, or repair avionics equipment, such as radar, radio, navigation, and missile control systems in aircraft or space vehicles.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $48.86

      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
      $75,545.60
      Annual Job Openings
      289

      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 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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  • Airframe Maintenance Technology - Day

    Technology and Health Division
    Certificate T0991

    This program prepares students to enter employment as a certified airframe technician in the aircraft maintenance industry. Training is given in the overhaul of various airframes 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 66A and AIRM 66B are equivalent to evening program coursesAIRM 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 examinations in Airframe and General. 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 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 Units41

    Recommended Electives 

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

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

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