Aviation Maintenance Technician Career Major - Overview

Aviation Maintenance Technician

aviation maintenance technician
Career Major Length
1957.5 hours
Who Can Enroll
Adults
Schedule
M-Th 7A-3P or 3-11P
Fees
In-State Tuition:
$5,383.13
Out-of-State Tuition:
$10,766.25
Average Oklahoma Salary
$21/hr

Learn to inspect and perform maintenance, preventive maintenance, and alteration of aircraft and aircraft systems. This major prepares the student with the knowledge and skill required to pass both the Airframe Mechanic and the Powerplant Mechanic exams administered by the FAA to gain entry level employment in aviation and other maintenance fields throughout the world. The Aviation Maintenance Technician 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
1957.50Total 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
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
Powerplant Electrical Systems
68.00
Powerplant Wiring Procedures
30.00
Fundamentals of Turbine Engines
53.00
Power Plant Instrumentation and Fire Protection
30.00
Turbine Induction, Exhaust, Cool, Lube, Ignition and Start Systems
45.00
Turbine Fuels and Metering
38.00
Turbine Engine Removal, Overhaul and Installation
83.00
Turbine Engine Inspection, Repair, Alteration and Troubleshooting
60.00
Basic Propeller Systems
30.00
Complex Propeller Systems
38.00
Fundamental of Reciprocating Engines
53.00
Reciprocating Induction, Exhaust, Cool, Lube and Start Systems
45.00
Reciprocating Fuels and Metering
30.00
Reciprocating Ignition Systems
38.00
Reciprocating Engine Removal, Overhaul and Installation
75.00
Reciprocating Engine Inspection, Repair, Alteration & Troubleshooting
38.00

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 and Powerplant Mechanic