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Our Airframe and Powerplant Technician training program is designed so students can get trained in 18 months and get prepared to apply and test for Airframe and Powerplant Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification.

Aviation Mechanic School in Avondale, AZ

Our Airframe & Powerplant Technician program can help you train for a career you’re excited about.

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Our Airframe and Powerplant Technician training program is designed so students can get trained in 18 months and get prepared to apply and test for Airframe and Powerplant Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification.

Aviation Mechanic School in Avondale, AZ

Our Airframe & Powerplant Technician program can help you train for a career you’re excited about.

AVIATION MECHANIC PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Get hands-on training as you learn the basics of air science through our Airframe & Powerplant Technician training program, coming soon pending regulatory approvals to 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.

*Program coming soon pending regulatory approvals to UTI Avondale.

AVIATION MECHANIC TRAINING

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.

What Makes Aviation Mechanic Training Different With Us?

  • Connections with employers1
  • Complete the program in just 18 months
  • No prior experience needed
  • Hands-on learning that mirrors real-world experience18

AVIATION MECHANIC COURSES IN AVONDALE, AZ

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):

Turbine Engine Design

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.

Aircraft Instruments and Advanced Troubleshooting

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.

Navigation and Communication Systems

This course is a study of aircraft navigation, communication, approach control systems and autopilot. The course includes inspection, installation, service and FAA regulations.

Some of the other topics our aviation students can learn include:

  • Non-destructive testing
  • Basic sheet metal and welding familiarization
  • Paints and finishes
  • Organizational behavior
  • Environmental science
  • Hydraulics and pneumatics
  • Landing gear systems
  • Airframe inspection
  • Propellers
  • Power plant lubrication systems
  • Reciprocating engine instruments

AVIATION MECHANIC CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN AVONDALE, AZ

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual salary for aviation maintenance technicians in the Phoenix area was $71,940 in May 2021.57 This means half earned more and half earned less. Keep in mind that salary depends on several factors, including experience, employer, demand and cost of living in the area.

Combine that with Arizona’s various national parks, beautifully distinctive landscape and large array of cuisines, and the state can be a great place to train and work!

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

Courses in our Airframe and Powerplant Technician program are designed to build students’ knowledge from the ground up.

Entry-level

  • Aviation Technician
  • Turbine Technician
  • Field Technician

Advanced

  • Aircraft Restorer
  • Helicopter Mechanic
  • Avionics Technician
  • Aircraft Mechanical Installer
  • Aircraft Electrical Installer
  • Aircraft Structural/Sheetmetal Mechanic

Photo from MIAT College of Technology campus. Program coming soon pending regulatory approvals to UTI Avondale.

Is aviation mechanic a good career?

Nov 22, 2022, 16:50 PM
Aviation maintenance is a challenging career, which can be fulfilling for those who are mechanically inclined, looking for hands-on work and have a great eye for detail.
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AVIATION MECHANIC TRAINING NEAR ME

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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CAMPUS LOCATION

10695 West Pierce Street, Suite 100
   Avondale, AZ 85323

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866-224-8162 |  Financial Aid
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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.