$15 million in grants & scholarships available this year for those who qualify10

Our Aviation program features hands-on instruction in our labs from experienced teachers.

Aviation Mechanic Schools Near Me

We’re always working on bringing those who are interested in technician training the most convenient and helpful options available. If you’ve been wondering, “Is there an aviation mechanic school near me?” we have different options for where to go.

Here, learn where to find aviation mechanic training near me and how to apply for one of our programs that can help train you to become an entry-level aviation mechanic.

Aviation Mechanic Training Near Me: Program Overview

We have two programs that help prepare students to apply and test for Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) certification from the Federal Aviation Administration.79,80 These are the Airframe & Powerplant Technician program and the Aviation Maintenance Technology program, both of which also help prepare students for entry-level careers in the aviation industry.1

The Airframe & Powerplant Technician training program is available at our Avondale, Arizona campus and is coming to our Long Beach, California, and Miramar, Florida campuses pending FAA approval. The A&P and Aviation Maintenance Technology programs are also available at our MIAT College of Technology campus locations in Canton, Michigan, and Houston, Texas.

Both programs feature hands-on instruction from experienced teachers.18 In both programs, students learn skills that include:

  • Paints and finishes
  • Non-metallic structures
  • Turbine engine designs
  • Power plant lubrication systems
  • Propellers
  • Reciprocating engine operation
  • Hydraulics and pneumatics
  • Navigation and communication systems
  • Airframe electrical
  • Airframe fire protection
  • Assembly and rigging
  • Basic sheet metal and welding familiarization
  • Non-destructive testing

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be prepared to apply for and take the written, oral and practical tests required to qualify for FAA A&P certification. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), aircraft mechanics and technicians are typically certified by the FAA.

Aviation Program Goals and Length

The goal of our programs is to prepare students for entry-level opportunities in various areas of the aviation industry. Students practice aircraft maintenance skills on industry-standard equipment in a safe and supervised setting.

The Airframe & Powerplant Technician training program is designed to take 18 to 20 months to complete, depending on the location. The Aviation Maintenance Technology program is designed to take 24 months to complete at our MIAT locations.

Our Aviation programs are recognized by the FAA and teach students the skills they need to prepare to apply and test for FAA certification.80 Our programs give students the knowledge they need to work safely, as well as to prepare to obtain certifications needed for the industry.

Aviation Mechanic Training Near Me: Locations

Canton, MI | MIAT

Canton is located between Detroit and Ann Arbor. The community includes parks, trails, golf courses, a library, and diverse shopping and restaurant options. Both the Aviation Maintenance Technology program and the Airframe and Powerplant Technician program are offered at the Canton campus.

Houston, TX | MIAT

As the fourth-most-populated city in the United States, Houston is home to an array of attractions and amenities. These include major sports venues, cultural spaces and museums, and nature-filled destinations. The Houston MIAT campus features both the Aviation Maintenance Technology program and the Airframe and Powerplant Technician program.

Avondale, AZ | UTI

Avondale is less than 20 miles away from the state’s capital of Phoenix. There’s so much to do in the Phoenix area, aka the Valley of the Sun, including hiking, professional sports games, arts and culture attractions, and much more.

Long Beach, CA | UTI

Long Beach is the third-largest city in Southern California and, like its name implies, there are plenty of beach and water activities to do in the area. In addition to boating and an array of nature attractions in Long Beach, the city also hosts annual racing events. The Airframe & Powerplant Technician training program is coming pending FAA approval to UTI Long Beach.

Miramar, FL | UTI

South Florida offers several airports, including the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Miami and Daytona Beach international airports, which can make UTI Miramar a great place to train in aviation mechanics. UTI Miramar is also near beautiful beaches and electric nightlife for students to enjoy outside of training. The Airframe & Powerplant Technician program is coming to UTI Miramar pending FAA approval.

How to Enroll in Aviation School

It’s easy to enroll in the aviation programs at all of our locations. When you’re ready to enroll in aircraft mechanic training near me, follow these steps:

  1. Request info.Either give us a call at 800-834-7308 or contact us online to get in touch with an Admissions Representative. They can answer your questions and help you choose the best location for your unique needs.
  2. Apply for financial aid. There’s a variety of financial aid available if you need it, including scholarships, grants and loans.10 Learn more about financial aid options here. Contact if you need help.
  3. Find housing. If you’ll be moving for school, we team with housing services to help you find a place to live. Call us at 800-834-7308 to get housing assistance.

You can call us or contact us online anytime to get answers to any questions you have. We’re here to help!


  • How do I start a career in aviation?

    The BLS reports most aircraft mechanics and service technicians typically enter the occupation after completing aviation technician training school. With training from one of our programs, you can prepare to apply and test for FAA certification, which is also a typical requirement for most aircraft mechanic and service technician jobs.79

  • What skills do you need to be an aircraft mechanic?

    Aircraft mechanics must understand how to safely work on aircraft machinery, guided by the regulations set forth by the FAA. Aircraft mechanics also need skills like dexterity and hand-eye coordination, observational and analytical skills to detect and solve problems, physical strength and stamina to work on their feet and maneuver around machinery, and detail-oriented skills to work on components and operations with detailed specifications.

  • How long does it take to become an aircraft mechanic?

    You can complete our aircraft mechanic school programs in 2 years or less. After that, you can apply to test for FAA certification and then apply for entry-level positions in the field.79


If you’re at all curious about beginning a career as an aircraft mechanic and want to learn about aircraft mechanic schools near me, contact us for more information. You can complete training in 2 years or less to prepare to apply and test for FAA certification and then apply for entry-level aviation mechanic jobs. Click the button below or call us at 800-834-7308.