Aeronautical Technology

Aviation Maintenance Airframe & Powerplant


This program is designed to prepare incoming students to attain there FAA Airframe and Powerplant license at the end of the program. The 8-quarter program includes theoretical and practical training and the students will learn necessary skills to pursue a career in Aviation Maintenance.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Credits
Certificate Full Time: 8
Part Time: Part Time Option Not Available

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.

Students must meet with an advisor for entry into this program. A placement test is required to assure language and computational skills are sufficient to assure program success.

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to discuss specific career goals and recommended coursework.

Job tests this program will prepare you for:

  • Federal Aviation Administration examination for Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic License

For current employment and wage estimates, please visit the following online resources and search for the relevant occupational term:

All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391. There are additional costs for books and supplies. Each student is responsible for the purchase of certain supplies and required tools before the instruction begins.

The following fee is associated with the program:

  • Books: $200-250 total
  • Aviation Lab/Materials Fee: $150.00/quarter
  • FAA licensing exam: $1700 total for all A&P Tests
  • Community Technology Access: $20.00/quarter
  • Student ID Card: $5.00
  • Transportation Management Plan: $15.00/quarter
  • Universal Technology Fee: $3.00/credit

Equipment Fee associated with this program:

  • Tools : $500-$1000

Quarter Start Dates: Please email for the most up to date information.

Students may still enroll in the program during other quarters to begin their related academic classes (Not required if a student has already completed these classes. Students must provide an official transcript.).

Class Times: Check the online class schedule. Students will meet during the class timeframe listed, however in order to maintain safe distances in on-site labs students will be grouped and have specified times on campus. Please check with your instructor for more information.

Other related academic classes are required that meet outside of these class times. These classes can be completed online and/or in-person depending on availability. Check with an advisor regarding when to take related academic classes.


Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 240 prescribed clock-hours of instruction per quarter and a minimum 2.0 grade point average (70%) on each class assignment.

Course Course ID Credits Availability

This course introduces students to aircraft terminology and nomenclature, basic physics, aircraft drawings, maintenance forms and records, Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs), materials and processes, the exercise of mechanics privileges, and shop safety practices as they pertain to every day shop problems.

AMT 111 15.0

This course introduces students to the basic concepts of electricity and magnetism. Methods of generating alternating and direct current are studied. Students will learn the proper methods of overhaul, inspection, installation and repair of aircraft electrical components. Safety precautions are also emphasized.

AMT 112 15.0

This course introduces students to the use of wood, fabric, composites, fiberglass, plastic and metal as materials for aircraft structures. Upon completion of the projects in the course, students learn methods of inspection and repair of aircraft structures. Safety precautions are emphasized when using the various materials found in aircraft structures.

AMT 113 15.0

This course introduces students to powerplant theory and maintenance practices of the reciprocating engine and the gas turbine engine. Course topics include overhaul of each powerplant type, inspection technique, induction systems, cooling systems, exhaust, and turbocharging systems.

AMT 133 15.0

This course Introduces students to the five basic airframe systems: hydraulic-pneumatic power, landing gear, ice and rain control, cabin environment, fuel systems and management. Students work on assigned projects in each of the areas.

AMT 214 15.0

This course Introduces students to aircraft inspection and record keeping procedures, including doors and interior furnishings, fire detection and extinguishing systems, aircraft instruments, aircraft electrical systems, and communication & navigation systems.

AMT 215 15.0

This course Introduces students to aircraft engine fuel metering systems, ignition systems, lubricating systems, ice and rain control systems and indicating systems. Upon completion of the projects, students learn the correct procedures for inspecting, testing, overhauling, & troubleshooting powerplant systems & related components. Safety precautions are emphasized when using the various shop tools and equipment.

AMT 234 15.0

This course Introduces students to aircraft propeller systems, fire detection and extinguishing systems, reciprocating and turbine engines, powerplant inspections troubleshooting. This is the final phase of powerplant technology and reviews are given for the final FAA exam with emphasis is placed on FAA regulations, airworthiness concepts, safety, personal and technical ethics.

AMT 235 15.0
Course Course ID Credits Availability

Covers skills and strategies needed to meet writing demands in college and on the job. Prereq: Satisfactory performance on English placement test.

ENGL 105 3.0

Writing strategies geared to target audiences. Emphasis on research and problem-solving requiring critical reading and writing; development of ideas and argumentation. Includes layout and design, use of illustration, schematics and mathematics. Prereq: ENGL 105 or permission.

ENGL 106 3.0

Intro to popular applications software. Hands-on experience with a word processor, spreadsheet, database manager and MS-DOS.

ICT 103 2.0

Covers dynamics of organizations and human resources in the workplace: motivational theory, leadership, group processes, organizational theory, participatory management, conflict management and counseling. Primarily for professional-technical students.

PSYC 240 3.0