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Get hands-on training as you learn the basics of air science through our Airframe & Powerplant Technician training program at the Universal Technical Institute campus in Avondale, Arizona. Not too far a drive from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, our state-of-the-industry campus can be a great place to train for the aviation industry!1
At UTI Avondale, you’ll experience hands-on labs combined with instructor-led online learning with a curriculum that’s built to fit industry needs.
With our program, students can get trained in 18 months and get prepared to apply and test for Airframe and Powerplant Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification.79
Aviation technician can be a great career path for those who are mechanically inclined and have an eye for detail.
UTI Avondale’s Airframe & Powerplant Technician program is designed to build your knowledge from the ground up — no prior experience is needed! Here are some highlights of courses in the program (course titles and descriptions are subject to change):
This course is designed to develop an understanding of the designs of turbine engines used on aircraft to include turbojet engines, turbofan engines and turboprop engines. The multiple operating principles are described, as well as the specific benefit of each for a given application.
This course contains the theory of all instruments and instrument systems used for aircraft flight and navigation. In addition, students are exposed to real-world aviation databases, like those they can encounter in the workplace, and will develop an understanding of one or more specific avionics systems used in today’s aircraft.
This course is a study of aircraft navigation, communication, approach control systems and autopilot. The course includes inspection, installation, service and FAA regulations.
There are many potential career paths in the aviation industry. Most of our grads start out working as entry-level technicians or in other entry-level roles. As with any industry, over time, you may be able to advance in your career with hard work. Some entry-level and advanced roles could include:77
Photo from MIAT College of Technology campus. Program coming to UTI Avondale pending FAA approval.
Avondale offers beautiful wildlife, festivals and shopping, and is located near Phoenix, the fifth largest city in the country, making it a great place to train and pursue a career. Plus, at UTI’s Avondale campus you can complete aviation maintenance training in just 18 months, so you can feel confident pursuing a career in an industry you’re passionate about.
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Whether you have a passion for aviation or are looking for a role in an exciting, hands-on field, UTI Avondale can provide the training needed to start pursuing a career. Click on the button below to get started today.
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1) UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary.
2) For program outcome information and other disclosures, visit www.uti.edu/disclosures.
10) Financial aid, scholarships and grants are available to those who qualify. Awards vary due to specific conditions, criteria and state.
18) UTI now offers all of its automotive, diesel, motorcycle and marine technician training in a blended learning format consisting of online lecture courses along with in-person, hands-on lab training.
71) The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that total national employment for Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians will be 139,800 by 2031. See Table 1.2 Employment by detailed occupation, 2021 and projected 2031, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, viewed October 13, 2022. The Airframe & Powerplant and Aviation Maintenance Technology programs prepare graduates to pursue entry-level careers in the aviation industry or related fields. Graduates are eligible to apply and test for an FAA-issued mechanic certificate. Career options may be limited without an FAA-issued mechanic certificate, and salaries may be lower. UTI and MIAT are educational institutions and cannot guarantee employment, salary, or FAA certification.
77) UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary. UTI prepares graduates for entry-level careers using the provided training. UTI graduates’ achievements may vary. Some UTI graduates get jobs within their field of study in positions other than those listed.
79) Pending FAA approval, UTI aviation maintenance programs prepare graduates to apply and test for FAA mechanic certification. Graduates who don’t obtain certification may have fewer career opportunities. Some graduates get jobs in aviation or related industries other than as aviation maintenance technicians. UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment, salary or FAA certification.
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