To meet the Federal Aviation Administration's criteria, approved courses in both airframe and powerplant mechanics are available. Both the airframe and powerplant phases of the program require completion of general aircraft courses over the first two quarters. During the first two quarters of the curriculum, students acquire a well-rounded education in general aviation mechanics. Both lecture and lab courses in airframe repair are available in the third and fourth quarters, and lecture and lab courses in engine repair are available in the fifth and sixth quarters. Courses to fulfill the prerequisites for an AAS degree will be scheduled on a case-by-case basis.
Graduates of the program are able to sit for the FAA exams for both the Airframe and Powerplant licenses. These tests require a minimum of 1,900 hours of attendance.
For the Airframe Maintenance Certificate, the FAA requires 750 hours of attendance. For the General Aircraft Maintenance Certificate, the FAA requires 400 hours of attendance. For the Powerplant Maintenance Certificate, the FAA requires 750 hours of attendance.
Took the FAA general, airframe, and powerplant tests and passed.
Capable of performing the duties of a beginning certified mechanic with entry-level skills in the repair, maintenance, inspection, and overhaul of aircraft airframes and aircraft powerplants, including electrical systems, sheet metal, welding, hydraulic systems, rigging and assembly, wood, fabric, and finishes, propellers, ignition systems, lubrication systems, and general overhaul procedures.
Ability to repair, maintain, and check aircraft and powerplants using tools, equipment, methods, and procedures.
Possess the necessary qualifications for an AAS degree from Spokane Community College.
Aircraft accessories, aircraft air conditioning and environmental control, aircraft engine overhaul, aircraft fabric repair, airframe overhaul, aircraft construction, aircraft and engine modification, helicopter maintenance, hydraulic specialist, and sheet metal repair are all areas where a licensed airframe or powerplant aviation maintenance technician can specialize. Airline aircraft maintenance technicians, A&P mechanics, military aircraft maintenance, self-employed aircraft operators, technicians, and sales are all possibilities.
Typical Student Schedule for the First Quarter of Winter 2022
Introduction to General Aircraft Maintenance (ARCFT115)
5 ARCFT116Introduction to a General Aircraft Maintenance Shop 5 ARCFT116Introduction to a General Aircraft Maintenance Shop
ARCFT117 (General Aircraft Maintenance) 4 ARCFT117 (General Aircraft Maintenance) 4 ARCFT
4 MATH 100Vocational Technical Mathematics5 ARCFT118General Aircraft Maintenance Shop
Second Quarter: 13-4, 21-22
Advanced General Aircraft Maintenance (ARCFT119)
ARCFT120Advanced General Aircraft Maintenance Shop 5 ARCFT120Advanced General Aircraft Maintenance Shop
4 ARCFT135 ARCFT135 ARCFT135 ARCFT135 ARCFT135 ARCFT
Basic Airframe Maintenance (ARCFT136) 5 Requirements for Related Education Third Quarter: 23-4 22-23
Airframe Structures (ARCFT137)
5 ARCFT138Airframe Structures 5 ARCFT139Airframe Systems 5 ARCFT138Airframe Structures 5 ARCFT138Airframe Structures 5 ARCFT138Airframe Structure
5 ARCFT140Airframe Systems Shop5 Requirements for Related Education
Fourth Quarter: 23-4, 23-24
Advanced Airframe Systems (ARCFT235)
5 ARCFT237Integrated Airframe Powerplant Maintenance5 ARCFT236Advanced Airframe Systems Shop
5 ARCFT238 Airframe Powerplant Maintenance Integrated Airframe Powerplant Maintenance Integrated Airframe Powerplant Maintenance Integrated Airframe Powerplant 5 Requirements for Related Education Fifth Quarter: 23 23
ARCFT247Aircraft Engines II5 ARCFT248Aircraft Engines Shop II5 20 Sixth Quarter ARCFT255Powerplant Systems and Components ARCFT245Aircraft Engines I5 ARCFT246Aircraft Engines Shop I5 ARCFT247Aircraft Engines II5 ARCFT248Aircraft Engines Shop II5 20 Sixth Quarter ARCFT255Powerplant Systems and Components 20 Seventh Quarter Additional Credits to Meet FAA Requirements I5 ARCFT256Powerplant Systems and Components I Shop5 ARCFT257Powerplant Systems and Components II5 ARCFT258Powerplant Systems and Components II Shop5 30-20 s0-20
The Associate in Applied Science requires 129-152 credits.
Additional Credits to Meet FAA Standards 3 ARCFT275Theory and Analysis - Airframe or Engine 31-10
31-10 ARCFT276 Airframe or Powerplant Shop
1Any course from the department's pre-approved substitution list, or any related course or combination of courses allowed by the instructional dean, may be substituted for this course.
2This course may be selected from a departmental elective list or from any comparable course or combination of courses approved by the instructional dean. The AAS degree requires a subtotal of 15 credits (at least 3 in each category) in the associated education areas of computing, writing communication, and human relations/leadership.
3For students who have not yet completed 1900 hours or met other FAA requirements.
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