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

Aircraft Mechanic Course Curriculum

Our aviation mechanic courses are designed to teach students what they need to know to prepare to test for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe and  Powerplant (A&P) certification and to prepare for entry-level aviation technician roles.

Universal Technical Institute and its family of schools, including MIAT College of Technology, follow a blended learning format, which combines in-person, hands-on lab work led by instructors experienced in the industry with an online curriculum within the classroom.18

You can complete training at our aircraft mechanic school locations in 2 years or less. Learn more about hands-on and aircraft mechanic online courses to see if you’d be interested.

How to Enroll in Aircraft Mechanic Course Near Me

If you want to train for a career as an entry-level aircraft mechanic, first determine which of our programs you’d like to pursue. Our Airframe & Powerplant Technician training program is coming soon pending regulatory approvals to our UTI campuses in Avondale, Arizona, and Long Beach, California. The A&P and Aviation Maintenance Technology programs are offered at our MIAT campuses in Canton, Michigan, and Houston, Texas. Then, follow these steps:

  1. Get more information. Contact us online or call 800-834-7308 to learn about our programs and locations. An Admissions Representative can walk you through the enrollment process.
  2. Apply for financial support. If you’re interested in grants, scholarships or school loans, our Financial Aid office can help.10 Call 800-834-7308, or email CentralizedFinancialAidAdvisors@uti.edu.
  3. Enroll and make moving arrangements. After you’ve applied, we can team with housing services to assist you if you decide to move. Call 800-834-7308 for help.

Once you start school, it takes just 2 years or less to graduate, depending on the program and location. You can then apply and test for FAA certification, and then begin applying for entry-level jobs in the aviation technician industry.79

Aircraft Mechanic Course Overview

Our programs are designed to teach students the basics of air, airframe and power plant science. You’ll learn skills like turbine engine operation, power plant lubrication systems, hydraulics and pneumatics, and aircraft troubleshooting. The following are some of the types of courses to expect from the programs (course titles and descriptions are subject to change).

Basic Sheetmetal and Welding Familiarization

Students receive a general introduction to the FAA’s requirements for sheetmetal fabrication and repair. They learn industry standard practices for repair procedures, as well as fundamental operations like oxyacetylene equipment operation and safety.

Non-Metallic Structures

Students learn about composite materials like Kevlar and fiberglass, which are used in aircraft construction. They also learn about historical building techniques and materials, including fabric and wood.

Navigation and Communication Systems

Students learn about aircraft communication, navigation, autopilot and approach control systems. This course also teaches students about FAA regulations, inspection, service and installation.

Hydraulics and Pneumatics

In this course, students learn about basic hydraulic and pneumatic principles, operation and servicing of equipment. They learn about component repair, covering fluids, seals, washers and pressures. Students also participate in hands-on activities like inspecting hydraulic pumps for efficiency after a detailed disassembly and reassembly.

Powerplant Lubrication Systems

Students discover how to identify lubricants and learn what their functions are. They learn how to service and adjust the components, install lines and rings, interpret FAA regulations pertaining to oil tanks, and disassemble and reassemble engine oil pumps.

Turbine Engine Design

Students develop an understanding of turbine engine design, including turboprop engines, turbofan engines and turbojet engines. They learn about the multiple operating principles, as well as application benefits and the evolution of various designs.

Propellers

Students learn about the theory of aircraft propellers, installation procedures, minor and major repair classifications, and aircraft applications of propellers and governors. They learn how to inspect, check, repair and service propeller synchronization, how to balance propellers, and how to install, remove and troubleshoot propellers.

These are just a few sample courses found in our Aviation programs.

Next Steps After Aviation Technician Programs

After completing the aviation mechanic coursework, you’ll be ready to apply your knowledge and skills to FAA A&P certification testing. You’ll have experience working with real machinery. You’ll have received guidance from experienced instructors on the correct procedures and safety methods. You’ll have the technical knowledge you need to successfully complete the tasks of an entry-level aviation technician.

You can then apply for jobs that have requirements you meet. There are typically aviation technician jobs throughout the country.1 Connect with our Career Services team to find relevant opportunities where you want to work.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Are there any requirements for acceptance into the program?

    To be eligible for enrollment, you’ll need need: a standards-based high school diploma that’s authorized by the state you graduate in; a state-issued GED certificate or state-authorized equivalent exam; successful completion of an officially recognized home-schooling program; or evidence of having previously attended a Title IV-eligible program or graduation from a degree program at the postsecondary level.

  • Does the program offer aircraft mechanic online courses?

    Yes. Our programs offer a blended learning model of in-class, hands-on instruction, as well as aviation mechanic online courses.18

  • Are aircraft mechanic courses hard?

    We have many students who enter our program with no prior aircraft knowledge or experience. As long as you’re willing to learn and dedicate effort to your aviation mechanic courses, you can succeed in the program.

TRAIN TO BECOME AN AVIATION MECHANIC

If you’re interested in aviation mechanic school, contact us to learn more about our programs. You can graduate in 2 years or less and be prepared to apply and test for Airframe and Powerplant FAA certification. Click the button below or call us at 800-834-7308.