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Aviation Powerplant Mechanics

The Aviation Maintenance Technology Center instructors, in cooperation with aviation industry representatives, combine classroom theory with real-world hands-on training for future Airframe and Powerplant Technician professionals.

Program Overview

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

STUDENTS WISHING TO CONTINUE TO THE AVIATION POWERPLANT MECHANIC PROGRAM WILL NEED TO ENROLL FOR ANOTHER 810 HOURS AT A TUITION RATE OF $2,365.20 PLUS REGISTRATION/FACILITY USAGE ($157.50) AND LAB FEES ($300.00) AND THE POWERPLANT TEXTBOOK KIT ($94.00) FOR A TOTAL OF: $2,916.70.

Aviation Maintenance
Aviation Maintenance

Employment Opportunities

  • Aviation General Maintenance Technician
  • Airframe Maintenance Technician
  • Powerplant Maintenance Technician

What You'll Learn

  • Perform basic aircraft drawing skills.
  • Demonstrate aircraft weight and balance skills.
  • Perform ground operations and servicing duties.
  • Demonstrate mathematical skills.
  • Maintain forms and records.
  • Apply principles of basic physics.
  • Demonstrate the use of maintenance publications and appropriate communication skills.
  • Demonstrate employability skills as an Aviation Maintenance General Technician.
  • Maintain aircraft fluid lines and fittings.
  • Perform aircraft materials and processes skills, cleaning and corrosion-control operations and perform basic electricity skills.
  • Interpret mechanic privileges and limitations.
  • Perform basic reciprocating engine skills, turbine engine skills and engine inspection.
  • Maintain engine instrument systems, engine fire-protection systems, engine electrical systems, lubrication systems, ignition and starting systems.
  • Maintain fuel-metering systems, engine fuel systems, induction and engine airflow systems, engine cooling systems, engine exhaust and reverser systems.
  • Maintain aircraft propellers, unducted fans and auxiliary power units.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of FAA Powerplant licensing requirements.
  • Demonstrate employability skills for an Aviation Maintenance Powerplant Technician (AMT) with an FAA Powerplant rating.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurship opportunities in Aviation Powerplant Maintenance occupations.
Aviation Maintenance

STUDENTS WISHING TO CONTINUE TO THE AVIATION POWERPLANT MECHANIC PROGRAM WILL NEED TO ENROLL FOR ANOTHER 810 HOURS AT A TUITION RATE OF $2,365.20 PLUS REGISTRATION/FACILITY USAGE ($157.50) AND LAB FEES ($300.00) AND THE POWERPLANT TEXTBOOK KIT ($94.00) FOR A TOTAL OF: $2,916.70.

Program Requirements

Aviation Powerplant Mechanics · I470612/I470622 · 1350 Hours

OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length SOC Code
A AMT0705 Aviation Maintenance General Technician 450 49-3011
B AMT0775 Aviation Maintenance Powerplant Technician 1 450 49-3011
B AMT0776 Aviation Maintenance Powerplant Technician 2 450 49-3011

Program Costs

$3,618.00 Florida Resident Tuition ($2.68 x 1350 hours)
$316.75 Bookstore Costs
$200.00 Registration Fee ($80.00 per semester x 2.5)
$70.00 Facility Usage Fee ($30.00 per semester x 2.5)
$500.00 Lab Fee ($200.00 per semester x 2.5)
$85.00 Miscellaneous Fee (paid first semester)
Total Costs $4,789.75

Employers of Graduates

Program Instructors

Dennis Jersey
Mr. Dennis Jersey
Dee Howard Aircraft Maintenance, L.P.: Executive Director, Quality

Phone: 850-488-2461

Email: jerseyd@leonschools.net

David Norton
Mr. David Norton
Instructor of Aviation Maintenance Technology

Phone: (850) 488-2461

Email: nortond2@leonschools.net

Joseph Garcia
Joe Garcia
Aviation Instructor, FAA DME, FAA FAAST Representative

Phone: (850) 488-2461

Email: garciaj@leonschools.net

Occupational Advisory Committee

Jim Bragdon
Aviation Consultant
David Calianno
FWC, State of Florida
Mitch Curtis
Leon County Sheriff’s Aviation
Fred Davis
Flightline Group
Fred DeVore
Aviation Consultant
Rutledge Fuller
Florida Forestry Service
Rich Ledson
Aero Associates
David Pollard
City of Tallahassee Aviation Dept.