Aviation Powerplant Mechanics (T.C.)

The Aviation Powerplant Mechanics Technical Certificate (T.C.) prepares students for entry into the aviation maintenance industry. Aircraft and engine manufacturers and repair facilities are looking for individuals who have the skills to assemble and repair aircraft piston and turbine engines.

Classes are approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and, upon completion, students are eligible to take the FAA written, oral and practical exams for the FAA Mechanic Certification with the Powerplant rating. 

Additional Costs/Fees: Drug screen report through Medical Express Corp. - $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.

This is a Selective Access program.

Degree: Technical Certificate
Credit Hours: 24 Credits
Online Program : No
Program Code: 6117
Financial Aid Eligible : Yes

  (904) 317-3824


The Aviation Maintenance Technician General and Powerplant courses prepare students for the FAA Powerplant certification exams.

Note: If you are considering employment in a state other than Florida, please visit https://www.fscj.edu/academics/license-disclose to determine if this program will meet the selected state’s requirements to sit for licensure or certification testing.


The AMT Professional courses comply with Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 147 and is FAA certified.

Program Notice

Student Alert: It is strongly recommended that students meet with the program manager or program advisor prior to enrollment in professional coursework to ensure proper curriculum sequencing. For more information, please contact David Dagenais, Program Manager, Cecil Center, (904) 317-3821 or David.W.Dagenais@fscj.edu --or-- Pat Conway, Cecil Center (904) 317-3824 or Patricia.h.Conway@fscj.edu