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Our Airframe & 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 Miramar, FL

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Our Airframe & 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 Miramar, FL

Get aviation mechanic training in just 18 months.


If you’re looking for aviation mechanic schools in Florida, you’ve come to the right place. Our Airframe & Powerplant Technician program is coming to the Universal Technical Institute campus in Miramar pending FAA approval and is designed to offer hands-on training in state-of-the-industry labs for real-world learning.18 You’ll also find supportive instructors who mentor our students along the way and provide useful insight from their years of experience.

In just 18 months, you could be prepared to pursue an entry-level career in the aviation industry.


Behind each functionally operating aircraft is a skilled mechanic. Aircraft & powerplant technicians are vital to the aircraft industry, as they are responsible for the maintenance, repairs and alterations on structures, engines and more.

For the mechanically inclined who have an eye for detail, aviation mechanic training could become a great career path. At UTI Miramar, you could turn your talents into training to get prepared to apply and test for Airframe and Powerplant Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Certification.79

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 experience


No prior experience is needed with the Airframe & Powerplant Technician program at UTI Miramar! Our courses are designed to build your knowledge from the ground up. Here are some highlights of courses students take (course titles and descriptions are subject to change):

Materials and Processes

Students learn to identify, properly select and use a variety of aircraft hardware and materials used for repair and maintenance. Students learn how to inspect and check welds, and how to perform precision measurements.

Fluid Lines and Fittings

Students acquire knowledge and skills based on standard industry practices relating to fabrication and the repair of rigid and flexible fluid lines used in various aircraft systems.

Basic Sheetmetal

Students receive a general introduction to the FAA’s requirements for sheet metal fabrication and repair. Industry standard practices like de-burring metal to prevent cracking and failure are included. This class includes instruction on special fasteners, layouts, bends in sheet metal, forming and stressed skin repairs.

Advanced Sheetmetal

Students develop advanced skills and techniques used in the workplace. This course includes advanced hardware like Hi-LokTM and Taper-LockTM fasteners.

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.

Reciprocating Engine and Instrument Systems

Students learn to troubleshoot, service, and repair electrical and mechanical fluid rate-of-flow indicating systems, as well as how to inspect, check, service, troubleshoot, and repair electrical and mechanical engine temperature, pressure, and rpm-indicating systems.

Other courses include:

  • Human Factors, Math & Basic Physics
  • Basic Electricity I & II
  • Drawings, FARs and Ground Control
  • Non-Metallic Structures and Repair
  • Non-Metallic Structures and Aircraft Finishes
  • Assembly & Rigging; Fuel Systems
  • Airframe Electrical I & II
  • Hydraulics and Pneumatics; Landing Gear Systems
  • Airframe Environmental Systems and Airframe Inspections
  • Reciprocating Engine Ignition Systems
  • Reciprocating Engine Fuel Metering System, Induction, Exhaust
  • Powerplant Lubrication and Propellers
  • Reciprocating Engine Inspection and Overhaul
  • Powerplant Fire Protection, Reciprocating AD Research and Troubleshooting
  • Turbine Designs and Operations
  • Turbine Engine Accessories
  • Turbine Inspection, Overhaul and Maintenance
  • Turbine Engine Instruments and Troubleshooting


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 & Powerplant Technician program are designed to build students’ knowledge from the ground up.


  • Aviation Technician
  • Turbine Technician
  • Field Technician


  • 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 to UTI Miramar pending FAA approval.


  • Is aviation mechanic a good career?

    There’s no doubt the aviation industry is exciting, and there’s a certain level of prestige around being in this field. For those who are drawn to the excitement of the industry, want to work with their hands every day, and don’t mind working irregular shifts, the aviation industry could be a great career path to pursue.

  • Are aviation mechanics in demand?

    Yes! In fact, total aviation technician employment is expected to exceed 139,000 by 2031.71

  • How long does it take to become an A&P mechanic?

    The length depends on the school and program you choose. UTI’s Airframe & Powerplant Technician program is designed for students to get trained for entry-level roles in the industry in just 18 months!

  • What skills are needed to be an A&P mechanic?

    Typically, skilled airframe and powerplant technicians have a great eye for detail, an inclination for mechanics, are good with basic math and prefer hands-on work. Employers often require some form of education, and that’s where attending a training program like ours can help you stand out and help equip you with the basic knowledge needed for an entry-level position.1


With several international airports in the state, nearby theme parks and beautiful beaches, South Florida is a great place for aviation mechanic school, and UTI Miramar can help get you trained in just 18 months! Seeing makes the difference. You can get a personal campus tour to check out our state-of-the-industry labs and get your questions answered.

2601 SW 145th Avenue
    Miramar, FL 33027

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Whether you have a passion for aviation or are simply looking for a hands-on career you can enjoy, UTI Miramar can help provide the training needed to pursue an entry-level role as an aviation mechanic. Click on the button below to get started.