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Aviation Powerplant Mechanics

Aviation Powerplant Mechanics Course - 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.

Career Opportunities:

  • Aviation/Powerplant Technician
  • Aircraft Inspector
  • Engine and Other Machine Assembler

Employment Outlook:

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.

Completion Requirements:

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 AAviation Maintenance General Technician450 Hours
OCP BAviation Maintenance Powerplant Technician 1
Aviation Maintenance Powerplant Technician 2
450 Hours
450 Hours
Total Hours: 1350

Location & Course’s Schedule:

Aviation Powerplant Mechanics is available at the following school (s):

George T. Baker Aviation Technical CollegeMonday - 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:

George T. Baker Aviation Technical College
(305) 871-3143
Vivian Garcia
Cassandra Whitehead
Ext. 2311
Ext. 2304