Repair and maintenance of airframes in accordance with industry standards and FAA regulations
Sheet metal fabrication
Aircraft inspection procedures
Maintenance of aircraft powerplants
Composite structure repair
Typical jobs to start your career:
Airframe and Powerplant Technician
General Aviation Technician
Employers of students from this program:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
US Airways Express
United States Department of Defense
College and related education:
Two- and four-year technical degrees in aviation technology, aeronautics, or aeronautical engineering. Articulation agreements with four-year colleges, such as Middle Tennessee State University and Parks College of St. Louis University, can earn students up to two years college credit toward a bachelor’s degree in aviation.
The MCCTC Aviation Maintenance Technology program is licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). When you successfully complete this program, you’ll be eligible to take the FAA Licensing Examination to become an aircraft mechanic. Federal certification allows you to be employed as an aircraft mechanic for corporate, government, commercial and general aviation. To meet licensing requirements, summer work is necessary.