Airframe Mechanic Career Major - Overview

Airframe Mechanic

airframe mechanic
Career Major Length
1275 hours
Who Can Enroll
Adults
Schedule
M-Th 7A-2:30P
Fees
In-State Tuition:
$4,144.00
Out-of-State Tuition:
$8,288.00
Book Costs:
$274.00
Average Oklahoma Salary
$21/hr

Learn to inspect and perform or supervise maintenance, preventive maintenance, and alteration of aircraft and aircraft systems. This major is designed for the person who desires to work with airframes and other similar structures performing assembly, repair, rigging and inspections on a variety of control systems. It prepares you for entry employment in aviation maintenance or in a variety of service technician positions throughout the world. The Airframe Mechanic major is certified under Part 147 of the Federal Aviation Regulations with an FAA-approved and -supervised curriculum.

Career Major Length
1275.00Total Hours
Course Title
Hours
Aviation Math
30.00
Basic Physics and Aerodynamics
45.00
Ground Handling and Servicing
30.00
Aircraft Drawings
30.00
Fluid Lines and Fittings
30.00
Materials and Processes, NDI, Precision Measuring
75.00
Aircraft Cleaning and Corrosion Control
30.00
Weight and Balance
37.50
Federal Aviation Regulations, Publications & Records
45.00
Basic Electricity DC and Batteries
60.00
Basic Electricity AC
45.00
Solid State Circuits
37.50
Aircraft Electrical Systems
52.50
Aircraft Wiring Practices
45.00
Aircraft Structures, Aerodynamics, Assembly and Rigging
67.50
Nonmetallic Structural Repair Fabric and Finish
127.50
Sheet Metal Structural Repair
120.00
Aircraft Welding
30.00
Hydraulics and Pneumatics
60.00
Landing Gear and Position/Warning Systems
75.00
Cabin Atmosphere Control Systems
30.00
Instruments and Communication/Navigation Systems
37.50
Ice, Rain and Fire Protection Systems
30.00
Fuel Systems
30.00
Airframe Inspections
75.00

Helpful Attributes and Abilities

  • General math, Algebra I, general science or equivalent courses
  • Reading and math skills at the 10th grade level or above
  • Ability to comprehend and apply basic math and physics concepts
  • Ability to demonstrate and understand theory and technical information
  • Ability to read and comprehend textbooks and technical publications
  • Basic computer literacy/skills
  • Average or better mechanical aptitude
  • Good manual dexterity and agility
  • Ability to withstand physical labor which includes standing, heavy lifting, working in confined spaces, and working above head level

Certifications Available

  • FAA Airframe Mechanic