Aviation Airframe Mechanics

The Aviation Maintenance Technology Center instructors, in cooperation with aviation industry representatives, combine classroom theory with real-world hands-on training for future Airframe and Powerplant Technician professionals.

Program Overview

The Aviation Airframe Mechanics program is designed  to prepare students for employment or advanced training in the commercial and general aviation industry.  Instruction is designed to prepare students for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) license examinations for Airframe ratings.  Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 147 identifies minimum requirements for AMT schools.  Any changes to the FAA-approved course content must be approved in advance.  This program prepares students for employment as an Aviation Maintenance General Technician, and an Aviation Airframe Maintenance Technician.

STUDENTS WISHING TO CONTINUE TO THE AVIATION POWERPLANT MECHANIC PROGRAM WILL NEED TO ENROLL FOR ANOTHER 810 HOURS AT A TUITION RATE OF $2,365.20 PLUS REGISTRATION ($150.00) AND LAB FEES ($400.00) AND THE POWERPLANT TEXTBOOK KIT ($94.00) FOR A TOTAL OF: $3,009.20.

Aviation Maintenance
Aviation Maintenance

Employment Opportunities

  • Aviation General Maintenance Technician
  • Airframe Maintenance Technician
  • Powerplant Maintenance Technician

What You'll Learn

  • Perform basic aircraft drawing skills.
  • Demonstrate aircraft weight and balance skills.
  • Perform ground operations and servicing duties.
  • Demonstrate mathematical skills.
  • Maintain forms and records.
  • Apply principles of basic physics.
  • Demonstrate the use of maintenance publications, appropriate communication skills and employability skills as an Aviation Maintenance General Technician.
  • Maintain aircraft fluid lines and fittings.
  • Perform aircraft materials and processes skills and cleaning and corrosion-control operations.
  • Perform basic electricity skills and aircraft covering.
  • Interpret mechanic privileges and limitations.
  • Maintain wood structures and apply aircraft finishes.
  • Repair sheet-metal and non-metallic structures.
  • Perform and identify proper welding, assembly and rigging and airframe inspection.
  • Maintain aircraft landing-gear systems, hydraulic and pneumatic power systems, cabin atmosphere control systems and aircraft instrument systems.
  • Maintain communication and navigation systems.
  • Inspect and repair aircraft fuel systems, repair aircraft electrical systems, and repair position and warning systems.
  • Maintain ice and rain control systems.
  • Inspect and repair aircraft fire-protection systems.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Federal Aviation Administration Airframe licensing requirements.
  • Demonstrate employability skills for an Aviation Maintenance Airframe Technician (AMT) with an FAA Airframe rating.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurship related to opportunities in Aviation Airframe Maintenance occupations.
Aviation Maintenance

STUDENTS WISHING TO CONTINUE TO THE AVIATION POWERPLANT MECHANIC PROGRAM WILL NEED TO ENROLL FOR ANOTHER 810 HOURS AT A TUITION RATE OF $2,365.20 PLUS REGISTRATION ($150.00) AND LAB FEES ($400.00) AND THE POWERPLANT TEXTBOOK KIT ($94.00) FOR A TOTAL OF: $3,009.20.

Program Requirements

Aviation Airframe Mechanics · I470612/I470622 · 1350 Hours

OCPCourse NumberCourse TitleCourse LengthSOC Code
AAMT0705Aviation Maintenance General Technician45049-3011
BAMT0765Aviation Maintenance Airframe Technician 145049-3011
BAMT0766Aviation Maintenance Airframe Technician 245049-3011

Program Costs

$3,942.00Florida Resident Tuition ($2.92 x 1350 hours)
$336.70Bookstore Costs
$225.00Registration Fee ($75.00 per semester x 3)
$90.00Facility Usage Fee ($30.00 per semester x 3)
$600.00Lab Fee ($200.00 per semester x 3)
$1,085.00Miscellaneous Fee (paid first semester)
Total Costs $6,278.70

Employers of Graduates

Program Instructors

Dennis Jersey
Mr. Dennis Jersey
Dee Howard Aircraft Maintenance, L.P.: Executive Director, Quality

Phone: 850-488-2461

Email: [email protected]

David Norton
Mr. David Norton
Instructor of Aviation Maintenance Technology

Phone: (850) 488-2461

Email: [email protected]

Joseph Garcia
Joe Garcia
Aviation Instructor, FAA DME, FAA FAAST Representative

Phone: (850) 488-2461

Email: [email protected]

Occupational Advisory Committee

Jim Bragdon
Aviation Consultant
David Calianno
FWC, State of Florida
Mitch Curtis
Leon County Sheriff’s Aviation
Fred Davis
Flightline Group
Fred DeVore
Aviation Consultant
Rutledge Fuller
Florida Forestry Service
Rich Ledson
Aero Associates
David Pollard
City of Tallahassee Aviation Dept.