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Certificate Programs for Aviation Maintenance Technology

Clover Park Technical College

Aviation Maintenance: Airframe Maintenance Technician - Lakewood, WA
Certificate / 104 Credits
Claire Korschinowski - 253-589-5516 - claire.korschinowski@cptc.edu
Ending: 08/29/14 (Anticipated Graduates = 18)

Program Description

Graduates will meet Federal Aviation Administration requirements for the issuance of an Airframe certificate. Aviation maintenance technicians are qualified to perform service or make repairs on all types and sizes of private and commercial aircraft, including airplanes and helicopters. Related fields include aircraft and component manufacturing. Students are eligible for FAA certification upon completion of required technical credits. Included in this program are academic courses in communication, quantitative reasoning, and social sciences that provide knowledge and abilities upon which technical skills are built and personal development enhanced.

Program Skill Sets

  1. Prepare for the FAA Airframe certification and to be technically competent in Airframe Maintenance.
  2. Develop the skills and experience necessary to secure employment including development of documents and skills necessary for job search.

Clover Park Technical College

Aviation Maintenance: Powerplant Maintenance Technician - Lakewood, WA
Certificate / 98 Credits
Claire Korschinowski - 253-589-5516 - claire.korschinowski@cptc.edu
Ending: 08/29/14 (Anticipated Graduates = 18)

Program Description

Graduates will meet Federal Aviation Administration requirements for the issuance of a Powerplant certificate. Aviation maintenance technicians are qualified to perform service or make repairs on all types and sizes of private and commercial aircraft propulsion systems. Related fields include aircraft and component manufacturing. Students are eligible for FAA certification upon completion of required technical credits. Included in this program are academic courses in communication, quantitative reasoning, and social sciences that provide knowledge and abilities upon which technical skills are built and personal development enhanced.

Program Skill Sets

  1. Prepare for the FAA Powerplant certification and to be technically competent in Powerplant Maintenance.
  2. Develop the skills and experience necessary to secure employment including development of documents and skills necessary for job search. 

Renton Technical College

Aerospace Assembly Mechanic - Renton, WA
Short Term Certificate / 18 Credits
Dante Leon - 425-235-5831 - dleon@rtc.edu
Ending: 06/09/14, 07/10/14, 08/12/14, 09/12/14, 10/15/14, 11/17/14, 12/18/14 (Anticipated Graduates = 12)

Program Description

Graduates of this program qualify for entry-level positions as Assembly Mechanics. The Assembly Mechanic must possess an extensive knowledge of tools, processes and inspection methodologies.

Pre-requisite: successful completion of the Aerospace Manufacturing Core Certificate.

Program Skill Sets

The certificate includes 13 modules, giving students skills in these areas:
  1. Mechanic Orientation
  2. Power Island
  3. Basic Drilling and Riveting
  4. Advanced Fasteners
  5. Countersinking and Flush Riveting
  6. 90-Degree Drilling
  7. Reaming and Permanent Fasteners
  8. Wing Structure
  9. Fuselage Skin
  10. Drilling Titanium
  11. Drilling Composite
  12. Sealant Application
  13. Electrical Bond and Ground Composite Manufacturing

South Seattle Community College

Airframe Mechanic - Seattle, WA
Certificate / 85 Credits
Kim Alexander - 206-934-6660
Ending: 06/20/14, 08/29/14, 11/21/14 (Anticipated Graduates = 18)

Program Description

One of two preparatory programs (Airframe and Power-plant, A&P) of the Aviation Maintenance Certificate program. Students are awarded a certificate of completion qualifying them to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)certification exam for the airframe mechanic license.

Program Skill Sets

1. Pass FAA exam.
2. Consistently follow EPA guidelines, shop and personal safety standards set by industry.
3. Measure weights, temperature and speeds.
4. Locate and interpret data in manufacturer's technical manuals.
5. Explain terms, processes and systems related to aircraft.
6. Ability to troubleshoot.
7. Able to use standard tools and materials common for structural repairs, including composites.
8. Form, heat-treat and fabricate metal and composite structures and install common fasteners in metal and composites.
9. Apply electrical and magnetic theories and interpret schematics using meters and testing equipment for troubleshooting.
10. Inspect aircraft for conformity and airworthiness in accordance with FAA and manufacturer's documentation.
11. Work effectively in groups or independently.
12. Demonstrate work ethic and responsibility appropriate to the industry.

South Seattle Community College

Power Plant Mechanic - Seattle, WA
Certificate / 85 Credits
Kim Alexander - 206-934-6660
Ending: 06/20/14, 08/29/14, 11/21/14 (Anticipated Graduates = 18)

Program Description

One of two preparatory programs (Airframe and Power-plant, A&P) of the Aviation Maintenance Certificate program. Students are awarded a certificate of completion qualifying them to take the Federal Aviation Administration certification exam for the Power-plant mechanic license.

Program Skill Sets

1. Pass FAA exam.
2. Consistently follow EPA guidelines, shop and personal safety standards set by industry.
3. Measure weights, temperature and speeds.
4. Locate and interpret data in manufacturer's technical manuals.
5. Explain terms, processes and systems related to aircraft.
6. Ability to troubleshoot.
7. Ability to run-up, move and tie-down an aircraft.
8. Repair generators, alternators, motors, magnetos,and other aircraft units.
9. Diagnose, repair, replace and overhaul power-plants.
10. Apply electrical and magnetic theories and interpret schematics using meters and testing equipment for troubleshooting. 11. Work effectively in groups or independently.
12. Demonstrate work ethic and responsibility appropriate to the industry.

Degree Programs for Aviation Maintenance Technology

Big Bend Community College

Aviation Maintenance - Moses Lake, WA
AAS
Dan Moore and Eric Borg - 509-793-2254 and 509-793-2253
Ending: 06/19/14

Program Description

Upon completion of the AMT program course of study, the student will have earned a minimum 400 hours of classroom and laboratory training in the AMT general section, 750 hours in airframe and 750 hours in powerplant. The FAA recognizes these time allotments as sufficient to meet testing requirements. Upon successful completion of the FAA written tests for certified aviation maintenance technician, the student is then eligible to take the oral and practical tests, all of which may be taken at BBCC. The BBCC Aviation Maintenance Technology program is approved by the Washington State Aeronautics Commission and the Federal Aviation Administration.
Students may choose to take Advance Composites Training as an elective in this program. 

Program Skill Sets

  1. The Aviation Maintenance Technology program at BBCC is designed to prepare students for FAA airframe and powerplant maintenance certification and for employment in aviation maintenance careers.
  2. Courses offer quality training to serious and motivated students through a structured competency-based curriculum provided by industry experienced instructors.
  3. Instruction includes the basics of maintenance, servicing, inspection, repair, troubleshooting, and overhaul of aircraft airframes, powerplants, and their related systems and components associated with general and commercial aviation in the proper environment in which students may become professional aviation maintenance technicians.

Clover Park Technical College

Aviation Maintenance Technician - Lakewood, WA
Degree / 168 Credits
Claire Korschinowski - 253-589-5516 - claire.korschinowski@cptc.edu
Ending: 08/29/14 (Anticipated Graduates = 18)

Program Description

Graduates will meet Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements for the issuance of Airframe and Powerplant certificates. Aviation maintenance technicians are qualified to perform service or make repairs on all types and sizes of private and commercial aircraft, including airplanes, helicopters, and their propulsion systems. Related fields include aircraft and component manufacturing. Students are eligible for FAA certification upon completion of required technical credits. Future employment may include major and regional airlines, aircraft and rotorcraft repair and maintenance facilities, airline and corporate jet refurbishing repair stations, and aircraft and component manufacturing. 

Program Skill Sets

  1. Prepare for the FAA Airframe and Powerplant certification and to be technically competent in Airframe and Powerplant Maintenance.
  2. Develop the skills and experience necessary to secure employment including development of documents and skills necessary for job search.

 

Everett Community College

Aviation Maintenance Technician - Everett, WA
ATA / 90 Credits
Sheila Dunn - 425-239-8017
Ending: 8/22/14, 8/21/15 (Anticipated Graduates = 39)

Program Description

Aviation maintenance technicians, also known as aircraft (A&P) mechanics, are responsible for keeping aircraft in peak condition.

  • FAA inspections and maintenance
  • Repairs
  • Replacement of parts
  • Use of precision tools
  • Troubleshooting problems
  • Testing equipment
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Work on all types of aircraft

Typically, technicians are FAA certified, which requires a combination of hands-on hours as well as classroom hours in a program offered within the EVCC program. EVCC'S aviation maintenance technology program boasts 40 years at Paine Field, including background knowledge and practical shop experience.

Program Skill Sets

Basics of electricity, physics, hydraulics, air conditioning, and other aircraft systems; aircraft maintenance; understanding of FAA regulations.

South Seattle Community College

Aeronautical Technology - Seattle, WA
AAS-T / 137 Credits
Kim Alexander - 206-934-6660
Ending: 6/20/14 (Anticipated Graduates = 22)

Program Description

The AAS and AAS-T degree programs provide graduates of recognized Airframe and Power-plant programs and experienced FAA-certified mechanics the opportunity to earn an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Program Skill Sets

None listed.

Spokane Community College

Aviation Maintenance Technician - Spokane, WA
AAS / 130 Credits
Nate Holes - 509-533-8492 - Nathan.Holes@scc.spokane.edu
Ending: 06/30/14, 12/15/14, 06/30/15 (Anticipated Graduates = 30)

Program Description

Approved courses in both airframe and powerplant mechanics are offered to meet the Federal Aviation Administration requirements. General aircraft courses offered the first two quarters are prerequisites to both the airframe and powerplant phase of the program. Students receive a well-rounded education in general aircraft mechanics the first two quarters of the program. Third- and fourth-quarter course offerings include both lecture and lab courses in airframe repair, and fifth- and sixth-quarter offerings include lecture and lab courses in powerplant repair. Courses to satisfy the requirements for an AAS degree will be by arrangement.

Program Skill Sets

1. Qualified to take the FAA general, airframe, and powerplant tests.
2. Able to perform the duties of a beginning licensed mechanic with entry level skills in the repair, maintenance, inspection and overhaul of airframe and of aircraft powerplants, including electrical systems, sheet metal, welding, hydraulic systems, rigging and assembly, wood, fabric, and doping, propellers, ignition systems, lubrication systems, and general overhaul procedures.
3. Able to use tools, equipment, methods, and procedures in repair, maintenance, and inspection of aircraft and powerplants. 4. Able to meet the requirements for an AAS degree from Spokane Community College.

Spokane Community College

Avionics/Electronics Engineering Technician - Spokane, WA
AAS / 135 Credits
John Barnett - 509-533-7136 - jbarnett@scc.spokane.edu
Ending: 8/15/2014 (Anticipated Graduates = 20)

Program Description

The electronics industry of today’s highly technological world needs technicians prepared for the dynamic field of microcomputer-based electronic equipment maintenance. The program provides a seven-quarter, comprehensive curriculum to prepare the student to meet this need. State-of-the art concepts are taught, as well as practical laboratory techniques, which provide the circuit analysis skills necessary for electronic technicians. Also included are studies in communication skills, computational skills and human relations skills.

Program Skill Sets

1. Computer Fundamentals for Electronics.
2. AC/DC Circuits.
3. DC/AC Circuit Math.
4. Written Communication.
5. Solid State Devices/Circuits.
6. Linear Devices/Circuits.
7. Employment Preparation.
8. Digital Concepts.
9. Basic Computer Systems.
10. Communication Fundamentals.
11. RF Communications.
12. Principles of Avionics.
13. Avionics Systems.

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