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Aviation Powerplant Mechanics

Aviation Powerplant Mechanics (T640400)


The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment or advanced training in the commercial and general aviation industry. Instruction is designed to prepare students for the 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 advanced. This program prepares students for employment as an Aviation Maintenance General Technician, and an Aviation Powerplant Maintenance Technician.

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics career cluster.

This program focuses o broad, transferable skills, stresses understanding of all aspects of the aviation maintenance industry, and demonstrates elements of the industry such as planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues, and health, safety, and environmental issues. 

Classroom, shop, and laboratory activities are an integral part of this program. FAR Section 147.21(e) requires teaching of at least 50% of the curriculum in the shop or laboratory. These activities include instruction in the use of safety procedures, tools, equipment, materials, and processes found in the industry.

This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of two occupational completion points. The Aviation Maintenance General Technician (AMT0705) course is the core course.

Required FAA exams include GENERAL written, oral, and practical and POWERPLANT written, oral, and practical. The only way a person can get authorization to take these examinations is to (1) graduate from and approved school or (2) obtain permission from the FAA to take the test based on prior experience on certified aircraft. Schools cannot grant permission.


Program content includes the following courses:

OCPs Title Course # Hours


Aviation Maintenance General Technician




Aviation Maintenance Powerplant Technician 1

Aviation Maintenance Powerplant Technician 2





    Program Length: 1350 Hours


Program Times

Status Times Frequency
Full Time - Day 8:00AM - 2:30PM MTWRF


Program Costs

                                Estimated for Florida Residents

                                                Tuition: $4,725.00

                                             Books/Supplies: $750

                                                 Total: $5475.00


Industry Salaries

Salary Rate: $51,003 - $82,242

Pensacola Average: $56,160

State Average: $56,722

National Average: $51,737

Contact Information

Phone: 850-941-6200 Ext. 2629


Location: Building 1, Room 120

Office hours: Monday through Friday 7:30AM - 3:00PM


2023-24 Aviation Schedule


August 3, 2023 - May 22, 2024

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