Tuesday – September 30, 2014

 

Aviation Technician — Airframe/Powerplant
Technical Diploma 
School of Technology and Applied Sciences
Oak Creek Campus
Program Codes: (Airframe) 31-402-2; (Powerplant) 31-402-3

For Information: 414-571-4500

Overview — MATC offers two Aviation Technician programs geared toward instructing you in all phases of aircraft/powerplant maintenance. They are governed by the Federal Aviation Administration. 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. 


Career Outlook
— 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.


Program Learning Outcomes — Employers expect graduates to:

  • Read and comprehend aircraft maintenance manuals
  • Troubleshoot and repair electrical malfunctions using electrical schematics
  • Analyze and repair powerplant malfunctions
  • Repair airframe structures and return crafts to service
  • Maintain aircraft powerplant subsystems, and determine their airworthiness in accordance with applicable FAA and manufacturer specifications


Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • Completion of the General Aviation Technician component or instructor approval
  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment

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. Many employers require drug tests and a complete physical examination.

 

Future Opportunities — 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.

 

Possible Careers:
Airframe Technician
Aircraft Electrical Technician
Aviation Technician
Environmental Systems Technician
Hydraulics Technician
Powerplant Technician
Structures Technician 


Related Programs:
Auto Maintenance Technician
Automotive Technology
Diesel and Powertrain Servicing

 

Start Dates: August/January

This program is governed by the Federal Aviation Administration.

 

Curriculum effective 2013-14.

GENERAL COMPONENT: 


 


Sixteen-Week Term 

 Credits

 

AVITEC-323

Aircraft Ground Operation and Servicing

3

 

AVITEC-380

Basic Physics

1

 

AVITEC-383

Aircraft Maintenance Publications, Records and Mechanics Regulations

1

 

AVITEC-393

Mathematics for Aviation Technicians

2

 

AVITEC-381

Basic Electricity

3

 

AVITEC-382

Aircraft Materials and Their Inspection

3

 

ENG-345

Communications 1

1

 

SOCSCI-330

Applied Economics and Human Relations

1

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 15

 

 


Airframe Aviation Technician
(31-402-2)


 


Sixteen-Week Term 

Credits 

 

 

AVITEC-320

Aircraft Electrical Systems ‡

4

 

AVITEC-368

Aircraft Structures ‡

3

 

AVITEC-370

Aircraft Instrument, Control, and Warning
Systems 1 ‡

5

 

AVITEC-372

Hydraulic and Pneumatic Power Systems‡

4

 

Eight-Week Term 

 

 

 

AVITEC-340

Aircraft Welding ‡

1

 

AVITEC-367

Composite Structures ‡

3

 

AVITEC-371

Aircraft Instrument, Control, and Warning
Systems 2 ‡

1

 

AVITEC-376

Airframe Maintenance ‡

4

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 25

 

 


Powerplant Aviation Technician
(31-402-3)


 


Eight-Week Term 

Credits 

 

 

AVITEC-304

Aircraft Induction and Supercharging Systems ‡

1

 

AVITEC-306

Engine Lubricating Systems ‡

2

 

AVITEC-315

Aircraft Reciprocating Engines 1 ‡

2

 

AVITEC-318

Aircraft Gas Turbine Engines 1 ‡

2

 

AVITEC-360

Propeller Systems ‡

2

 

Sixteen-Week Term 

 

 

 

AVITEC-302

Engine Fuel Metering Systems ‡

2

 

AVITEC-303

Powerplant Electrical and Instrument Systems ‡

5

 

AVITEC-316

Aircraft Reciprocating Engines 2 ‡

4

 

AVITEC-319

Aircraft Gas Turbine Engines 2 ‡

5

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 25

 

 

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated April 2013.