Powerplant Mechanic Career Major - Overview

Powerplant Mechanic

powerplant 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:
$78.00
Average Oklahoma Salary
$21/hr

Learn to inspect and perform or supervise maintenance, preventive maintenance, and alteration of aircraft systems. This major is designed for the person who desires to work on engines, turbines or other power generating devices and prepares you for entry employment in aviation maintenance or in a variety of service technician positions throughout the world. The Powerplant 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
Mathematics
30.00
Basic Physics and Aerodynamics
45.00
Ground Handling and Servicing
30.00
Aircraft Drawings
30.00
Aircraft Hardware
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
Power Plant Electrical Systems
67.50
Power Plant Wiring Practices
30.00
Fundamentals of Turbine Engines
52.50
Power Plant Instrumentation and Fire Protection
22.50
Turbine Induction, Exhaust, Cool, Lube, Start and Ignition Systems
45.00
Turbine Fuels and Metering
37.50
Turbine Engine Removal, Overhaul and Installation
90.00
Turbine Engine Inspection, Repair, Alteration and Troubleshooting
60.00
Basic Propeller Systems
30.00
Complex Propeller Systems
30.00
Fundamentals of Reciprocating Engines
52.50
Reciprocating Induction, Exhaust, Cool, Lube and Start Systems
45.00
Reciprocating Fuels and Metering
37.50
Reciprocating Ignition Systems
45.00
Reciprocating Engine Removal, Overhaul and Installation
90.00
Reciprocating Engine Inspection, Repair, Alteration & Troubleshooting
45.00

Helpful Attributes and Abilities

  • General math, Algebra I, general science or equivalent courses
  • Reading and math skills at the 10th grade level or above
  • Good manual dexterity and agility
  • Average or better mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to comprehend and apply basic math and physics concepts

Certifications Available

  • FAA Powerplant Mechanic