Aviation Maintenance: Powerplant Maintenance Technician Certificate

This FAA-approved program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the Aviation Engine maintenance industry.

Certificate Info at a Glance

Type: Certificate

Approx. # of Quarters: 5

Estimated Cost: $8,873.20

Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters

Graduates will meet Federal Aviation Administration requirements for the issuance of a Powerplant certificate. Aviation maintenance technicians are qualified to perform service or make repairs on all types and sizes of private and commercial aircraft propulsion systems. Related fields include aircraft and component manufacturing. Students are eligible for FAA certification upon completion of required technical credits.

Included in this program are academic courses in communication, quantitative reasoning, and social sciences that provide knowledge and abilities upon which technical skills are built and personal development enhanced.

This program is approximately five quarters in length, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Note: Graduates must meet FAA literacy requirements and complete technical credits for FAA certification.

Program Requirements

Catalog # Course Name Credits
AMT 104 Basic Mathematics, Basic Physics, and Weight & Balance 5
AMT 109 Basic Electricity 4
AMT 116 Aircraft Drawings, Cleaning & Corrosion Control, Ground Operations & Servicing, & Fluid Lines & Fittings 5
AMT 119 Materials & Processes 5
AMT 125 Advanced Electricity 4
AMT 127 Maintenance Forms & Records, Publications, & Mechanics, Privileges & Limitations 4
AMT 142 Hangar Operations & Maintenance 3
AMT 144 Engine Electrical Systems 5
AMT 217 FAA Testing & Turbine Engines 7
AMT 219 Engine Lubrication Systems 4
AMT 221 Engine Instrument Systems 4
AMT 224 Powerplant Reciprocating Engine Theory 6
AMT 225 Powerplant Maintenance & Operation 6
AMT 226 Engine Fuel System & Fire Protection 1
AMT 228 Engine Fuel Metering Systems 5
AMT 229CAP Propellers & FAA Final Testing 4
AMT 231 Engine Inspection 4
AMT 233 Engine Ignition & Starting Systems 4
AMT 235 Induction, Airflow, Cooling, & Exhaust Systems 3
ENGL& 101 English Composition (or higher) or CMST& 220 5
MAT 105 Math for Industrial Professions (or higher) 5
PSYC& 100DIV General Psychology (or other social science or humanities course) 5
  Total Credits for Completion of AAT Degree 98

Note: Transfer students will have their transcripts evaluated by the Aviation Maintenance staff in accordance with FAR Part 147 to determine their qualification and placement in any of the Aviation Maintenance Technician programs.