Powerplant Mechanic Career Major - Overview

Powerplant Mechanic

powerplant mechanic
Career Major Length
1269 hours
Who Can Enroll
Adults
Schedule
M-F 8A-2:45P or 3:30-10:15P
Fees
In-State Tuition:
$4,125.00
Out-of-State Tuition:
$8,248.00
International Tuition:
$20,515.00
Book Costs:
$300.00
Exam Fees:
$230.00
Supplies Costs:
$1,900.00
Average Oklahoma Salary
$21/hr

Learn to inspect and perform or supervise maintenance, preventive maintenance, and alteration of aircraft systems. This major is designed for the person who desires to work on engines, turbines or other power generating devices and prepares you for entry employment in aviation maintenance or in a variety of service technician positions throughout the world. The Powerplant Mechanic major is certified under Part 147 of the Federal Aviation Regulations with an FAA-approved and-supervised curriculum.

Adult students in the Aircraft Maintenance program are required to provide their own laptop, set of tools and secured storage. Metro Tech does not endorse nor recommend any one particular vendor/manufacturer of tools.

Career Major Length
1269.00Total Hours
Course Title
Hours
Mathematics
30.00
Basic Physics and Aerodynamics
48.00
Ground Handling and Servicing
30.00
Aircraft Drawings
24.00
Aircraft Materials and Processes
42.00
Fluid Lines and Fittings
30.00
Inspection Concepts & Precision Measuring
48.00
Aircraft Cleaning and Corrosion Control
30.00
Weight and Balance
36.00
Federal Aviation Regulations, Publications & Records
36.00
Basic Electricity DC and Batteries
54.00
Basic Electricity AC
36.00
Solid State Circuits
42.00
Power Plant Electrical Systems
69.00
Power Plant Wiring Practices
30.00
Fundamentals of Turbine Engines
54.00
Power Plant Instrumentation and Fire Protection
24.00
Turbine Induction, Exhaust, Cool, Lube, Start and Ignition Systems
48.00
Turbine Fuels and Metering
36.00
Turbine Engine Removal, Overhaul and Installation
90.00
Turbine Engine Inspection, Repair, Alteration and Troubleshooting
60.00
Basic Propeller Systems
30.00
Complex Propeller Systems
30.00
Fundamentals of Reciprocating Engines
54.00
Reciprocating Induction, Exhaust, Cool, Lube and Start Systems
48.00
Reciprocating Fuels and Metering
36.00
Reciprocating Ignition Systems
42.00
Reciprocating Engine Removal, Overhaul and Installation
90.00
Reciprocating Engine Inspection, Repair, Alteration & Troubleshooting
42.00

Helpful Attributes and Abilities

  • General math, Algebra I, general science or equivalent courses
  • Reading and math skills at the 10th grade level or above
  • Ability to comprehend and apply basic math and physics concepts
  • Ability to demonstrate and understand theory and technical information
  • Ability to read and comprehend textbooks and technical publications
  • Basic computer literacy/skills
  • Average or better mechanical aptitude
  • Good manual dexterity and agility
  • Ability to withstand physical labor which includes standing, heavy lifting, working in confined spaces, and working above head level

Required Prerequisites

  • An employment authorization card or a social security number is required for this program due to licensure requirements.

Student Organizations

Certifications Available

  • FAA Powerplant Mechanic