Associate in Occupational Studies

Aviation Maintenance

78.5 Credits
  • Gain the practical hands-on laboratory experience
  • Develop skills in the servicing, repair, and maintenance of airframe structures and powerplants, including accessory and system components.

The airframe and powerplant technology curriculum is specifically designed for students who wish to concentrate on the mechanical skills involved in airframe and powerplant maintenance operations. It is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as preparation for the airframe and powerplant (A&P) certificate. Students gain practical hands-on laboratory experience and develop skills in the servicing, repair and maintenance of airframe structures and powerplants, including accessory and system components. FAA-certified technicians are responsible for maintaining all aircraft in airworthy condition and also obtain positions in aircraft manufacturing and related industries.

WHAT YOU'LL STUDY

Students who hold a GED or high school diploma qualify for this degree program, which is specifically designed for students who wish to concentrate on the mechanical skills involved in airframe and powerplant maintenance operations. Students holding either an airframe or powerplant license, or who have advanced standing toward those licenses, may be eligible to enroll in academic courses while pursuing their airframe and powerplant certification at the discretion of the department. FAA certification requires the completion of basic skills courses in the areas of mathematics, science and technical drawing.

SAMPLE CLASSES
  • Introduction to Aircraft Physics
  • Aircraft Materials and Processes
  • Aircraft and Engine Electrical Systems
  • Powerplant Theory and Maintenance
  • Turbine Engine Maintenance

CAREERS

Vaughn College has one of the highest rankings for graduate employment rate, and the graduates of the Aviation Training Institute (ATI) program are no exceptions. With the education, hands-on experience and skills students have gained on campus, they have found rewarding careers after graduation. FAA-certified technicians are responsible for maintaining all aircraft in airworthy condition and can also obtain positions in aircraft manufacturing and related industries. Our career services department employs a variety of tools to assist students and alumni in their development as professionals.