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Workforce Certificate

Aircraft Airframe Mechanics (5712)

A selective admission program
This FAA-approved program prepares you for a rewarding career in the general or commercial segment of the aviation industry. Instruction is comprised of academic as well as laboratory training designed to prepare you for the written, oral and practical testing process required for certification as an FAA mechanic. With this rating you will be qualified for positions as an Aviation Maintenance Technician with the FAA Airframe Rating. Note: It is recommended that students pursue both the Airframe and Powerplant ratings for maximum employment potential.

FAA certified maintenance technicians have the important responsibility of keeping aircraft and their equipment working safely and efficiently. They service, repair, and overhaul various aircraft components and systems including airframes, landing gear, electrical and hydraulic systems. Aviation Maintenance Technicians employed by the airlines perform either line maintenance work (for example, routine maintenance, servicing, or emergency repairs at airline terminals) or major repairs and periodic inspections at an airline’s overhaul facility. Aviation Maintenance Technicians in general aviation perform maintenance and repairs similar to those performed by airline mechanics, but they may work on small piston-engine or medium sized turbine- powered aircraft, depending on the specialty of business where employed.

You may be required to enroll in basic skills training. This will be determined by your scores on the state-mandated Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). For further information regarding testing, call the aviation program advising office at 904.997.2813.

Estimated tuition is $2,730 (for Florida residents, as of 7/06). Books total $362, course fees total $1,792 and student tools cost $781 (Spring 2007).

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Aircraft Airframe Mechanics (5712)

Professional Courses Contact Hours Workforce Credits
*VPI 0100 Basic Reading Skills    
*VPI 0200 Basic Mathematical Skills    
*VPI 0300 Basic Language Skills    
**AMT 0701 Aviation Maintenance Technology
General I
120 4.00
**AMT 0702 Aviation Maintenance Technology
General II
118 4.00
**AMT 0703 Aviation Maintenance Technology
General III
120 4.00
**AMT 0704 Aviation Maintenance Technology
General IV
120 4.00
#AMT 0935 Hand Tool Seminar 2 0.06
AMT 0712 Aviation Maintenance Technology
Airframe I
240 8.00
AMT 0713 Aviation Maintenance Technology
Airframe II
240 8.00
AMT 0714 Aviation Maintenance Technology
Airframe III
240 8.00
AMT 0800 Aviation Maintenance Technology
Airframe IV
240 8.00
  Total Contact Hours 1,440 48.06

*Students who have satisfactory test scores are not required to take these courses.
** General courses are identical between Airframe and Powerplant programs of study and only need to be completed once for both programs.
#AMT 0935 Hand Tool Seminar provides the mandatory student tool kit and must be taken upon entering the program. Students may provide their own tools, but may not enroll in any courses until their tools are presented to the Hangar Tool Room Technician for inventory. The mandatory tool list is available on-line at the Cecil Center South (ACE) web page.

All students are required to take the TABE exams prior to enrolling in this program unless you currently possess an A.A., A.S. or bachelor’s degree.


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