MATC Aviation Center (422 East College Avenue), east of the Oak Creek Campus
This specialized, high-demand training program concentrates on aircraft engine and propeller systems. Program is certified by the Federal Aviation Administration. (A companion technical diploma program in airframe maintenance also is offered.)
Aircraft propulsion mechanics remain in high demand.
You can earn the Aviation Maintenance Technician – General certificate on the way to completing this technical diploma.
Additional program details: You are required to attend a minimum of 400 hours of the General Aviation Technician component (offered each fall semester) prior to enrolling in either technical diploma program.
Students must maintain a 2.0 grade-point average in the general component to be eligible for the Airframe and Powerplant programs. To successfully complete either the Airframe or Powerplant program, you must attend 750 hours of the respective section, and you are required to pay for any missed class time.
A background in mathematics and the physical sciences is recommended. Keys to your success will be a high mechanical aptitude, the ability to pay attention to detail, and the ability to work efficiently under stress.
General Component: Aviation Technician
Aircraft Ground Operation and Servicing ^
Basic Physics ^
Basic Electricity ^
Aircraft Materials and Their Inspection ^
Aircraft Maintenance Publications, Records and Mechanics Regulations ^
Mathematics for Aviation Technicians ^
Workplace Communication ^
Aviation Technician - Powerplant
Engine Fuel Metering Systems
Powerplant Electrical and Instrument Systems
Aircraft Induction and Supercharging Systems
Engine Lubricating Systems
Aircraft Reciprocating Engines 1
Aircraft Reciprocating Engines 2 ‡
Aircraft Gas Turbine Engines 1
Aircraft Gas Turbine Engines 2 ‡
‡ Prerequisite required.^ Counts toward earning the Aviation Maintenance Technician – General certificate.Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.
Read and comprehend aircraft maintenance manuals
Analyze and repair powerplant malfunctions
Maintain aircraft powerplant subsystems and determine their airworthiness
The job outlook for aviation technicians is expanding, locally and nationally. Today’s complex aircraft and demanding requirements offer you a unique career challenge. Airframe and powerplant technicians can find positions with airlines, corporations and commuter lines.
Completion of both Aviation Technician technical diploma programs is recommended to enhance your employment potential. Many employers will require drug tests and a complete physical examination.
FAA Certified Aviation Maintenance Technician - Powerplant Certificate Possible Careers
Aircraft Powerplant Maintenance Technician
Aircraft Powerplant Electrical System Technician
Aircraft Powerplant Component Overhaul Technician
Aircraft Powerplant Test Cell Technician
Aircraft Powerplant Line Maintenance Technician
Aviation technicians are licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration. Following graduation, you will be eligible to take the FAA-administered licensing exam, which includes written, practical and oral examinations in the general, powerplant, and airframe subject areas. FAA regulations require you to take the practical examination within two years after successful completion of the written portions of the examination.
Completion of the Aviation Technician General Component or instructor approval.
Background in mathematics and physical sciences recommended.
This program is certified by the Federal Aviation Administration Headquarters, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591
FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) Part 147 Aviation Maintenance Technician School.