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Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics

Fox Valley Technical College
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Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
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About this program

Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics

Aviation maintenance technicians play an important role in keeping aircraft safe and ready to fly. This program prepares you for Federal Aviation Administration certification which allows a mechanic to inspect and maintain U.S.-registered civil aircraft. Through hands-on training you’ll learn to inspect, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain aircraft structure and aircraft engines. You’ll also learn the details of maintenance documentation, recordkeeping and certification, as well as how to read technical drawings and diagrams. This career field requires a high standard of integrity and ethics.

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Admission requirements

Skills Assessment

An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program or the following: High School GPA of 2.75 or higher (last 10 years) OR provide completion of associate’s or higher degree OR; 165 or higher on your 2014 series GED tests OR; ACT OR SAT OR Accuplacer OR Companion OR Compass (last 3 years) to waive to the general education level; The cost of the Accuplacer assessment is $15.

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Program content

Occupational Specific

  • Materials and Installation
  • Aircraft Electrical Power
  • Aviation Regulations & Publications
  • DC Circuits 3 - Aircraft/Electromechanical
  • DC Circuits 1
  • DC Circuits 2
  • AC Circuits 1
  • Aircraft Instrument Systems
  • Aircraft Electrical Systems
  • Maintenance Forms & Records
  • Technical Drawings & Diagrams
  • Human Factors
  • Aircraft Applied Welding
  • Aircraft Powerplants 1
  • Powerplant Systems 1
  • Powerplant Systems 2
  • Aircraft Systems 1
  • Aircraft Inspection and Analysis
  • Propellers
  • Aircraft Systems 2
  • Structural Materials
  • Maintenance and Service
  • Aircraft Powerplant 2
  • Powerplant Systems 3

Occupational Supportive

  • Aeronautics, Introduction to
  • College Technical Math 1A
  • Written Communication
  • Survey of Physics

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.


Estimated program cost: $12,332.12


Degree: Technical Diploma (TD)

Credit Points: 70 Credits

Program Outcomes

  • Obtain the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic Certificate.
  • Comply with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations governing Airframe and Powerplant Technicians.
  • Demonstrate FAA and manufacturers’ approved and/or acceptable methods, of maintenance, preventive maintenance, and alterations to airframes, powerplants, and appliances of aircraft.
  • Determine the appropriate diagnosis, inspection, and repair of aircraft, powerplants, and components.
  • Demonstrate proper safety procedures when working on or around aircraft.

Career paths

  • Airline Technician
  • Aircraft Inspector
  • Corporate/General Aviation Technician
  • Aviation Maintenance Technician

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Fox Valley Technical College

Want to prepare for a career that is cutting edge? At Fox Valley Technical College you get a hands on, high-tech education that prepares you for the workplace of tomorrow. Fox Valley Technical College has been the college of choice...

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Why study at Fox Valley Technical College

Fox Valley Technical College, a 2-year public college in Appleton and Oshkosh, Wisconsin, has been the college of choice in this community for over 100 years.

You get high-tech occupational training for the workplace of today, whether you’re preparing for a new career or sharpening your job skills. With over 200 programs to choose from, you can put your career on the fast track.

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Fox Valley Technical College

1825 N. Bluemound Drive
54912 Appleton Wisconsin
United States of America (USA)

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