Aviation Programs

The Aircraft Mechanics Program is approved and certificated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under Federal Aviation Regulation Part 147. Certificate Number CZ9T078R.

The program consists of 45 subject areas presented in three separate classes; the course work consists of both technical classroom training and “hands-on” shop experience. Courses are designed to prepare students for the F.A.A. licensing examination in General Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics. Technical material and tools are provided for the Student.

The enrollment policy of the Division of Adult and Career Education provides open enrollment for prospective students. You can enroll in the program any time during the semester.

Students will usually begin Aircraft Mechanics/General subject class and then proceed to either Airframe or Powerplant classes.

Required Textbooks

  • A.C.65-9A Aircraft General Subjects
  • A.C.43.13-1B Aircraft Inspection, Repair and Alterations
  • Federal Aviation Regulations for Aviation Maintenance Technicians

In this course attendance is mandatory. Each subject has a minimum number of hours required for completion. School attendance is a key factor in the hiring process for major airlines, and attendance will be reviewed during that hiring process.

Each subject has more than one required tests. Tests may cover written lectures notes, video information, text material and class discussion topics. Minimum passing grade for all tests is 70%. If you fail a test, one retake is permitted, which will have a maximum grade of 70%.

All shop project packets must be completed by the last day of the subject, as listed on the printed schedule issued.