Aviation Powerplant Mechanics
Aircraft/airframe and powerplant mechanics are in demand.
The Powerplant Technician program prepares students for entry-level employment as aircraft mechanics. Students may enroll on a part-time or full-time basis. The programs also provides supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in the aviation industry. All courses are FAA approved. The tuition cost is approximately $4,500 (out of state tuition cost is approximately $17,600). Prices are subject to change without prior notice. The Powerplant blocks of instruction provide an in-depth study of PowerplantTheory/Maintenance and Systems, which includes in-depth analysis of reciprocating and turbine engine systems. Upon completion, students are qualified to take the FAA Written, Oral, and Practical Examinations and obtain the Powerplant Rating.
- Aviation/Powerplant Technician
- Aircraft Inspector
- Engine and Other Machine Assembler
Overall employment of aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and technicians is projected to grow 3% from 2016 to 2026.
The average wage for this career in Florida is $32.32 hourly or $58,910 annually.
The entire program is 1350 hours. Certain Adult Education Centers do not offer all components of the program. Full completion of the program may be completed at a Technical College. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):
*OCPA Applies to both Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics. Students should only take this section once.
|OCP A||Aviation Maintenance General Technician||450 Hours|
|OCP B||Aviation Maintenance Powerplant Technician 1|
Aviation Maintenance Powerplant Technician 2
|Total Hours: 1350|
Location & Course’s Schedule:
Aviation Powerplant Mechanics is available at the following school (s):
|George T. Baker Aviation Technical College||Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.|
Monday - Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Contact Information at the Location:
Additional information can be provided by student services:
|LOCATION||COUNSELOR / REGISTRAR||PHONE NUMBER|
|George T. Baker Aviation Technical College|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Aircraft, and Avionics Equipment Mechanics and Technicians, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/aircraft-and-avionics-equipment-mechanics-and-technicians.htm.