Aviation Airframe Mechanics 

Workforce Certificate

Aircraft Airframe Mechanics

Give your career wings

A Workforce Certificate (W.C.) in Aviation Mechanics (FAA Certification) will have you career ready for aircraft mechanic jobs. A qualified aviation maintenance technician is an individual who maintains aircrafts so they are ready for flight. The program, approved by the Federal Aviation Administration, provides hands-on training in aircraft mechanics that will give you the skills you’ll need and at a fraction of the cost of for-profit schools. You’ll be fully prepared to earn the FAA Airframe rating and be ready for a rewarding aviation job in the commercial and general aviation industries. 

Our experienced instructors will take you through the structure and rigging, as well as the electrical systems of aircraft. You’ll learn about various aircraft systems including communications and navigation. Instruction consists of academic as well as laboratory training designed to prepare you for the FAA written, oral and practical certificate examinations for the Airframe Mechanic rating. With this rating you will be qualified for aviation jobs as an Aviation Maintenance Technician with the FAA Airframe rating. Whether you need training for your first job, are looking for a different career or already have the FAA Powerplant rating and want to add the airframe rating, this program can provide the training to be proficient in airframe mechanics and airplane maintenance.

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Note: It is recommended that students pursue both the Airframe and Powerplant ratings for maximum employment potential.


Program Code: 5712

1,440 Clock/Contact hours

School of Technology and Industry
Additional Costs

Drug screen report through Medical Express Corp. (904) 421-3462 $26. Background check done through a local Sheriff’s Office of the student’s county of residence $5. Tools, depending on source $700- 1,500.

Financial Aid Eligibility

Financial aid is available, if qualified.




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Alternative ways to earn credit

You may be eligible to receive credit toward this degree through Prior Learning Assessment. Examples include industry certifications, certain PSAV programs, credit by examination, or creating a portfolio of learning experiences. For more information, contact an academic advisor or learn more about Accelerated College.

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Certification and Licensing

The airframe courses prepare students for the FAA Airframe Mechanic certification exams. The FAA certificate and workforce certificates articulate into the Aviation Maintenance Management Associate of Science (A.S.) degree.

Career Opportunities

Aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and technicians repair and perform scheduled maintenance on aircraft. They also may perform aircraft inspections as required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) (Bureau of Labor Statistics). 

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