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Workforce Certificate

Aircraft Powerplant Mechanics (5734)

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 Powerplant 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 powerplants and their related equipment working safely and efficiently. They service, repair, and overhaul various aircraft components and systems including piston engines, turbine engines, propellers, fuel metering systems and start and ignition 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 the business where employed.

The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is a major criterion in a student’s completion of the program. Students who fail to meet the State of Florida’s designated exit score will be required to complete the Vocational Preparatory Instruction (VPI). In order to complete the program successfully, students must achieve or surpass the designated exit score(s). (See Standards of Academic Progress.) For further information regarding testing, call 904.997.2813.

Estimated tuition is $2,798 (for Florida residents, as of 7/06). Books total $362, course fees total $1,792 and student tools cost $781 (Spring 2007).


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 0821 Aviation Maintenance Technology
Powerplant I
240 8.00
AMT 0822 Aviation Maintenance Technology
Powerplant II
240 8.00
AMT 0823 Aviation Maintenance Technology
Powerplant III
240 8.00
AMT 0824 Aviation Maintenance Technology
Powerplant 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 ACE website.

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



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