Effective Fall 2022

This major prepares students for employment as airframe and powerplant maintenance technicians and affords the opportunity for students to broaden their perspective and ability to adapt to a rapidly changing industry. Emphasis on the general education component enhances the student's prospects of employment and further educational advancement. The major prepares students for the written, oral and practical Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Examination of the Airframe and Powerplant Maintenance Certificate, and provides the knowledge needed for supervisory and technical positions.

Career Opportunities

Employment as maintenance technicians for commercial aviation, general aviation, aviation repair stations, and manufacturers' 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.

Special Equipment Needs

See program Tool List for major.

Remediation Strategies

All incoming students must meet placement requirements in math. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies as explained in the College Catalog (see https://www.pct.edu/catalog/admissions-policy).

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 prepared to be employed in the field of aviation maintenance and repair, aviation management, a related industry, or graduate from a four-year degree major.

Performance Standards

The following grading system is applied to all AVI-designated courses. There is no rounding of grades.

A = 90 – 100
B = 80 – 89.99
C = 72 – 79.99
D = 70 – 71.99
F = 69.99 and below


First SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
FYE101First Year Experience 1.50 1.50 SREQ
AVI100Aviation Practices I 21 3 MREQ
AVI105Aviation Practices II 21 3 MREQ
AVI110Aviation Fundamentals I 21 3 MREQ
AVI115Aviation Fundamentals II 21 3 MREQ
AVI120Aviation Science I 21 3 MREQ
AVI125Aviation Basic Electricity I 21 3 MREQ
AVI140Aircraft Reciprocating Engines 42 6 MREQ
ENL111English Composition I 33 SREQ
Second SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
AVI130Aviation Science II 21 3 MREQ
AVI135Aviation Basic Electricity II 21 3 MREQ
AVI145Aircraft Turbine Engines 42 6 MREQ
AVI150Aircraft Engine Fuel Metering Systems 21 3 MREQ
AVI155Aircraft Engine Ignition Systems 21 3 MREQ
AVI160Aircraft Engine Systems 42 6 MREQ
MTH181College Algebra & Trigonometry I 32.50 1.50 SREQ
Summer SessionCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
ENL121English Composition II 33 SREQ
ENL201Technical & Professional Communication 33 SREQ
SPCSpeech Elective 3 SSPC
CSC124Information, Technology & Society 33 SREQ
CSC229Cybersecurity for Non-IT Majors 33 SREQ
Third SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
AVI165Engine Electrical Systems 42 6 MREQ
AVI170Aircraft Engine Troubleshooting & Inspection 42 6 MREQ
AVI200Vintage Aircraft Structures 21 3 MREQ
AVI205Sheet Metal Aircraft Structures 42 6 MREQ
AVI210Composite Aircraft Structures 21 3 MREQ
PHS103Physics Survey 33 SREQ
Fourth SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
AVI215Airframe Systems I 42 6 MREQ
AVI220Airframe Systems II 21 3 MREQ
AVI225Rotary Wing Systems & Maintenance 21 3 MREQ
AVI230Advanced Aircraft Electrical Systems 42 6 MREQ
AVI235Aircraft Electronic & Instrument Systems 21 3 MREQ
AVI240Aircraft Inspection 21 3 MREQ
AAPCore Applied Arts Perspective 3 SAAP
HIPCore Historical Perspective 3 SHIP
SSPCore Social Science Perspective 3 SSSP
ARPCore Arts Perspective 3 SARP
CDPCore Global & Cultural Diversity Perspective 3 SCDP

Additional Information

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