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Aircraft Maintenance Technician

This program prepares students for employment as an aircraft mechanic.  Students who complete the Airframe and/or Powerplant Technician Program(s) are eligible to take the Federal Aviation Administration written and the oral examinations to become a certified Airframe or Powerplant Technician.  Secondary students may complete the second program as post-secondary students.  The school is certified by the FAA under Certificate #CT9T072R.

General: The General curriculum is a one-year prerequisite for both the Airframe Technician and/or Powerplant Technician Programs.

Airframe: The Airframe Technician Program is a two-year program consisting of an in-depth study of aircraft structures and systems.

Powerplant: The Powerplant Technician Program is a two-year program consisting of an in-depth study of powerplant theory and maintenance of aircraft engine operations and systems.

Target Group: 10th, 11th, and 12th Grade Students

Credit: Nine Elective Credits (three-year program)

Requirements: 2.0 GPA, ability to complete career-level coursework and superior attendance, conduct, and effort (State Statute 1007.271).

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Course  Curriculum


  • Math
  • Weight and Balance
  • Materials and Processes
  • Aircraft Drawing
  • Ground Handling
  • Basic Electricity
  • Physics
  • Maintenance Forms and Records
  • Maintenance Publications
  • Mechanics, Privileges, and Limitations
  • Nondestructive Testing
  • Hand Tools
  • Fluid Lines and Fittings
  • Employability Skills Corrosion Control


  • Flight Theory
  • Assembly and Rigging
  • Wood Structures
  • Aircraft Covering
  • Aircraft Finishes
  • Aircraft Inspection
  • Sheetmetal
  • Composites
  • Welding
  • Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • Landing Gear
  • Communication and Navigation
  • Fire Protection
  • Fuel Systems
  • Instrument Systems
  • Airframe Electrical
  • Position and Warning
  • Cabin Atmosphere
  • Ice and Rain Removal


  • Reciprocating Engine Theory
  • Reciprocating Engine Overhaul
  • Turbine Engine Theory
  • Turbine Engine Overhaul
  • Engine Removal and Installation
  • Engine Operation, Troubleshooting, and Repair
  • Engine Inspection
  • Ignition Systems
  • Fuel and Fuel Metering Systems
  • Lubrication Systems
  • Engine Electrical and Starting Systems
  • Engine Instrument Systems
  • Propellers
  • Engine Induction Systems
  • Engine Exhaust and Reverser Systems
  • Fire Protection