Federal Aviation Administration

(Effective Fall 2011)

This curriculum prepares students for employment as airframe and powerplant maintenance technicians. The major provides the student a unique combination of theory and practical applications on a wide variety of aircraft. The course work stresses practical application and troubleshooting of powerplant and airframe structures. Graduates will be eligible to take the required examinations for the Airframe and Powerplant Maintenance Certificate.

Career Opportunities

Employment as maintenance technicians for commercial aviation, general aviation, aviation repair stations and manufacturer's services. With work experience, a graduate may advance into a position such as maintenance supervisor, manufacturer service representative, product development technician, and accident/equipment failure investigator.

Recommended High School Subjects

Three years of English, one year of algebra, and one year of science.

Special Equipment Needs

See the Tool List on the Aviation Maintenance Technician major web page.

Remediation Strategies

The sequence of remediation will be mathematics, reading, English.

Program Goals

A graduate of this major should be able to:
  • master the theoretical knowledge and demonstrate the applied skills to successfully complete the requirements for the FAA General, Powerplant, and Airframe exams.
  • demonstrate proper safety procedures and follow all applicable regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • understand and demonstrate the professional and ethical standards appropriate in the aviation industry.
  • be employed in the field of aviation maintenance and repair or related industry.

Performance Standards

Students must earn a 'C' or better in all FAA-approved Airframe and Powerplant courses to progress in the major and be allowed to take the FAA written exams.

Curriculum

First Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
FYE101 First Year Experience 1 .50 1.50 S REQ
AVI100 Aviation Practices I 2 1 3 M REQ
AVI105 Aviation Practices II 2 1 3 M REQ
AVI110 Aviation Fundamentals I 2 1 3 M REQ
AVI115 Aviation Fundamentals II 2 1 3 M REQ
AVI120 Aviation Science I 2 1 3 M REQ
AVI125 Aviation Basic Electricity I 2 1 3 M REQ
AVI140 Aircraft Reciprocating Engines 4 2 6 M REQ
MTH011 Career Mathematics 3 2.50 1.50 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 20
Second Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
AVI130 Aviation Science II 2 1 3 M REQ
AVI135 Aviation Basic Electricity II 2 1 3 M REQ
AVI145 Aircraft Turbine Engines 4 2 6 M REQ
AVI150 Aircraft Engine Fuel Metering Systems 2 1 3 M REQ
AVI155 Aircraft Engine Ignition Systems 2 1 3 M REQ
AVI160 Aircraft Engine Systems 4 2 6 M REQ
ENL010 Communications 3 3 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 19
Third Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
AVI165 Engine Electrical Systems 4 2 6 M REQ
AVI170 Aircraft Engine Troubleshooting and Inspection 4 2 6 M REQ
AVI200 Vintage Aircraft Structures 2 1 3 M REQ
AVI205 Sheet Metal Aircraft Structures 4 2 6 M REQ
AVI210 Composite Aircraft Structures 2 1 3 M REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Fourth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
AVI215 Airframe Systems I 4 2 6 M REQ
AVI220 Airframe Systems II 2 1 3 M REQ
AVI225 Rotary Wing Systems & Maintenance 2 1 3 M REQ
AVI230 Advanced Aircraft Electrical Systems 4 2 6 M REQ
AVI235 Aircraft Electronic and Instrument Systems 2 1 3 M REQ
AVI240 Aircraft Inspection 2 1 3 M REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 16

Additional Information

Certification: Federal Aviation Administration, approved under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 147.