Aviation Technician - Airframe

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Program Information

  • Location: Oak Creek Campus
  • Pathway: Manufacturing, Construction & Transportation
  • Program Code: 31-486-1
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: Technical Diploma
  • Start Dates: January

About the Aviation Technician - Airframe Diploma

FAA Certified


Description

MATC Aviation Center (422 East College Avenue), east of the Oak Creek Campus

Get qualified to maintain aircraft electrical, instrument and power control systems. Program is certified by the Federal Aviation Administration. (A companion technical diploma program in powerplant maintenance also is offered.)

Skilled aviation mechanics with versatile knowledge are in 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.


Related Programs

Aviation Technician powerplant pic

Aviation Technician - Powerplant

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.

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Aviation Maintenance Technician - General Cert (amt-G)

Complete this certificate certified by the Federal Aviation Administration and you will be prepared for entry-level work as a line service technician assisting certified aircraft mechanics and structural assemblers, or you could work in airfield ground support positions.

Detailed Program Information

2020-21 Curriculum

Semester Course Course Name Credits
GENERAL COMPONENT: AVIATION TECHNICIAN
(1) AVITEC-323 Aircraft Ground Operation and Servicing ^ 3
(1) AVITEC-380 Basic Physics ^ 1
(1) AVITEC-381 Basic Electricity ^ 3
(1) AVITEC-382 Aircraft Materials and Their Inspection ^ 3
(1) AVITEC-383 Aircraft Maintenance Publications, Records and Mechanics Regulations ^ 1
(1) AVITEC-393 Mathematics for Aviation Technicians ^ 2
(1) ENG-340 Workplace Communication ^ 2
TOTAL CREDITS 15
AVIATION TECHNICIAN - AIRFRAME
(2) AVITEC-320 Aircraft Electrical Systems 4
(2) AVITEC-340 Aircraft Welding 1
(2) AVITEC-367 Composite Structures 3
(2) AVITEC-368 Aircraft Structures 3
(2) AVITEC-370 Aircraft Instrument, Control, and Warning Systems 1 5
(2) AVITEC-371 Aircraft Instrument, Control, and Warning Systems 2 ‡ 1
(2) AVITEC-372 Hydraulic and Pneumatic Power Systems 4
(2) AVITEC-376 Airframe Maintenance 4
TOTAL CREDITS 25

( ) Semester order for full-time students.
‡ 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.

To see course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online:
Students already enrolled in an MATC program can visit Self Service Student Planning.
All others can access this information through INFOnline.

2020-2021 Program Card

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Important Dates

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
Cost & Aid Deadlines

Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Calendar

Program Outcomes

  • Read and comprehend aircraft maintenance manuals
  • Pinpoint aircraft malfunctions using schematics and diagnostic equipment
  • Repair airframe structures and return aircrafts to service

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

FAA Certified Aviation maintenance technician – AIRFRAME certificate

Possible Careers

Aircraft Airframe Maintenance Technician
Aircraft Electrical Systems Technician
Aircraft Avionics System Technician
Aircraft Environmental Systems Technician
Aircraft Hydraulics System Technician
Aircraft Sheet Metal and Composite Structures Technician
Aircraft Line Maintenance Technician
Aircraft Component Overhaul Technician

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.

Admission Requirements

Completion of the Aviation Technician General Component or instructor approval.

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Accreditation

This program is certified by the Federal Aviation Administration Headquarters, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; www.faa.gov
FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) CFR (Code of Federal
Regulations) Part 147 Aviation Maintenance Technician School.

QUESTIONS?

Manufacturing, Construction & Transportation Academic & Career Pathway
414-297-8901, mctpathway@matc.edu

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Last updated: 08/28/2020