Airframe Mechanic Career Major - Overview

Airframe Mechanic

Airframe 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:
$8,249.00
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 and aircraft systems. This major is designed for the person who desires to work with airframes and other similar structures performing assembly, repair, rigging and inspections on a variety of control systems. It prepares you for entry employment in aviation maintenance or in a variety of service technician positions throughout the world. The Airframe 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
Aviation Math
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
Aircraft Electrical Systems
54.00
Aircraft Wiring Practices
45.00
Aircraft Structures, Aerodynamics, Assembly and Rigging
72.00
Nonmetallic Structural Repair Fabric and Finish
120.00
Sheet Metal Structural Repair
120.00
Aircraft Welding
24.00
Hydraulics and Pneumatics
66.00
Landing Gear and Position/Warning Systems
75.00
Cabin Atmosphere Control Systems
30.00
Instruments and Communication/Navigation Systems
48.00
Ice, Rain and Fire Protection Systems
30.00
Fuel Systems
30.00
Airframe Inspections
72.00

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

Student Organizations

Certifications Available

  • FAA Airframe Mechanic