Aviation Maintenance Technology

Winter 2019


Fall, Winter

Degrees and Certificates

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Program Description

Approved courses in both airframe and powerplant mechanics are offered to meet the Federal Aviation Administration requirements. General aircraft courses offered the first two quarters are prerequisites to both the airframe and powerplant phase of the program. Students receive a well-rounded education in general aircraft mechanics the first two quarters of the program. Third- and fourth-quarter course offerings include both lecture and lab courses in airframe repair, and fifth- and sixth-quarter offerings include lecture and lab courses in powerplant repair. Courses to satisfy the requirements for an AAS degree will be by arrangement.

Graduates of the program are eligible to take the FAA examination for both the Airframe and Powerplant licenses. A minimum of 1,900 attendance hours is required to take these exams.

Course of Study

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Qualified to take the FAA general, airframe, and powerplant tests.
  2. Able to perform the duties of a beginning certified mechanic with entry level skills in the repair, maintenance, inspection and overhaul of airframe and of aircraft powerplants, including electrical systems, sheet metal, welding, hydraulic systems, rigging and assembly, wood, fabric and finishes, propellers, ignition systems, lubrication systems, and general overhaul procedures.
  3. Able to use tools, equipment, methods, and procedures in repair, maintenance, and inspection of aircraft and powerplants.
  4. Able to meet the requirements for an AAS degree from Spokane Community College.