Powerplant Maintenance Technician Certificate

This certificate is designed to prepare students to qualify for the Powerplant Certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

This certificate is designed to prepare students to qualify for the Powerplant Certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which enables the holder to perform 100 hours and annual inspections on aircraft ranging from small aircraft used in general aviation to jets utilized by commercial airlines. The written examinations are administered by the FAA at computer testing centers. The total program requires 1,150 hours of lecture and laboratory.

REQUIRED COURSES: Units
AERO 050 General/Calculations and Basic Electricity Airframe and Powerplant Technologies 5
AERO 050L General Laboratory/Calculations and Basic Electricity Airframe and Powerplant Technologies 2
AERO 051 General/Materials and Servicing Airframe and Powerplant Technologies 5
AERO 051L General Laboratory/Materials and Servicing Airframe and Powerplant Technologies 2
AERO 054 Powerplant Maintenance - Reciprocating Engine Overhaul 6
AERO 054L Powerplant Maintenance Laboratory - Reciprocating Engine Overhaul 5
AERO 055 Powerplant Maintenance - Accessory Overhaul 6
AERO 055L Powerplant Maintenance Laboratory - Accessory Overhaul 5
 
Total Units 36
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
  1. Familiarization with and application of general/calculations and basic electricity of aviation as required by the FAA
  2. Familiarization with and application of general/materials and servicing of aviation as required by the FAA
  3. Read and interpret powerplant manuals, charts and task sheets
  4. Perform required inspections, maintenance and repairs on aircraft powerplants
  5. Troubleshoot aircraft powerplant systems and components
  6. Overhaul aircraft powerplants
  7. Read and interpret powerplant overhaul manuals measure and determine serviceability of parats
  8. Write descriptive and concise discrepancy reports

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