Powerplant Mechanic Career Major - Overview

Powerplant Mechanic

powerplant 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 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.

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
Aviation Solid State Circuits
38.00
Powerplant Electrical Systems
68.00
Powerplant Wiring Practices
30.00
Fundamentals of Turbine Engines
53.00
Powerplant Instrumentation and Fire Protection
30.00
Turbine Induction, Exhaust, Cool, Lube, Start and Ignition 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
Fundamentals 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 Powerplant Mechanic