Airframe Mechanic Career Major - Overview

Airframe Mechanic

Airframe Mechanic
Career Major Length
1207.5 hours
Who Can Enroll
Adults
Schedule
M-Th 7A-3P or 3-11P
Fees
In-State Tuition:
$3,320.63
Out-of-State Tuition:
$8,482.50
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.

Adult students in the Aircraft Maintenance program are required to provide their own laptop, set of tools and secured storage. Metro Tech does not endorse nor recommend any one particular vendor/manufacturer of tools.

Career Major Length
1207.50Total Hours
Course Title
Hours
Mathematics
30.00
Basic Physics and Aerodynamics
38.00
Ground Handling and Servicing
30.00
Aircraft Drawings
30.00
Aircraft Materials and Processes
38.00
Fluid Lines and Fittings
30.00
Inspection Concepts & Precision Measuring
38.00
Aircraft Cleaning and Corrosion Control
30.00
Weight and Balance
30.00
Federal Aviation Regulations, Publications & Records
30.00
Basic Electricity DC and Batteries
53.00
Basic Electricity AC
45.00
Solid State Circuits
38.00
Aircraft Electrical Systems
45.00
Aircraft Wiring Practices
53.00
Aircraft Structures, Aerodynamics, Assembly and Rigging
60.00
Nonmetallic Structural Repair Fabric and Finish
128.00
Sheetmetal Structural Repair
120.00
Aircraft Welding
30.00
Hydraulics and Pneumatics
60.00
Landing Gear and Position/Warning Systems
68.00
Cabin Atmosphere Control Systems
30.00
Instrument and Communication/Navigation Systems
30.00
Ice, Rain and Fire Protection Systems
30.00
Fuel Systems
30.00
Airframe Inspections
68.00

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

Required Prerequisites

  • An employment authorization card or a social security number is required for this program due to licensure requirements.

Certifications Available

  • FAA Airframe Mechanic