Powerplant Technician Certificate

CIP Code

47.0687

This FAA-approved program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the aviation engine maintenance industry. Graduates will meet FAA requirements for the issuance of a powerplant certificate. Aviation maintenance technicians are qualified to perform service or make repairs on all types and sizes of private and commercial aircraft propulsion systems. Related fields include aircraft and component manufacturing. Students are eligible for FAA certification upon completion of required technical credits.

Included in this program are academic courses in communication, quantitative reasoning, and social sciences that provide knowledge and abilities that enhance personal development and serve as a foundation for technical skills.

Note: Graduates must meet FAA literacy requirements and complete technical credits for FAA certification.

Note: Transfer students will have their transcripts evaluated by the Aviation Maintenance staff in accordance with FAR Part 147 to determine their qualification and placement in any of the Aviation Maintenance Technician programs.

Employability Requirements

Graduates must pass Federal Aviation Administration certification exams and meet literacy requirements.

Program Length

This program is approximately five quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Admission Dates

Fall and spring quarters.

Completion Requirements

Prerequisite(s)

None.

Program Course List

AMT 104Basic Mathematics, Basic Physics, and Weight & Balance

5

AMT 109Basic Electricity

4

AMT 116Aircraft Drawings, Cleaning & Corrosion Control, Ground Operations & Servicing, and Fluid Lines & Fittings

5

AMT 119Materials & Processes

5

AMT 125Advanced Electricity

4

AMT 127Maintenance Forms & Records, Publications, and Mechanics Privileges & Limitations

4

AMT 142Hangar Operations & Maintenance

3

AMT 144Engine Electrical Systems

5

AMT 217FAA Testing & Turbine Engines

7

AMT 219Engine Lubrication Systems

4

AMT 221Engine Instrument Systems

4

AMT 224Powerplant Reciprocating Engine Theory

6

AMT 225Powerplant Maintenance & Operation

6

AMT 226Engine Fuel System & Fire Protection

1

AMT 228Engine Fuel Metering Systems

5

AMT 229CAPPropellers & FAA Final Testing

4

AMT 231Engine Inspection

4

AMT 233Engine Ignition & Starting Systems

4

AMT 235Induction, Airflow, Cooling & Exhaust Systems

3

 

English Composition

5

Or

Public Speaking

5

 

Any 100-Level Math Class

5

General Psychology

5

COLL 102College Success for All

3

Total Credit Hours:101

NOTE:

English Composition or higher

General Psychology or other social science or humanities class.