Aviation Certificates (pdf)
Airframe and powerplant certificate
This two-year program prepares students for the Federal Aviation Administration airframe and powerplant certificate. Students who successfully complete the program will be awarded a certificate of completion. Upon passing the FAA written, oral, and practical exams, graduates will be certified airframe and powerplant maintenance technicians.
The bachelor degree of science is designed for the maintenance technician with a future goal of a management position. This would include shop foreman, lead technician, and other supervisory positions. The additional courses will give the student background for leadership roles in the aviation maintenance area. Courses in people skills and communications, both verbal and written, are enhanced. Additional math skills as well as computer skills will be developed. There are two additional specialty areas in the maintenance field that are covered: the non-destructive testing of aviation parts and aircraft, and also the use of advanced composites in larger transport category aircraft. This degree would be a strong asset to the maintenance technician looking for employment in the airline industry.