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AVIATION MAINTENANCE: AIRFRAME?
Certificate of Proficiency (CP)
Aviation maintenance includes a wide range of work duties performed on various kinds of aircraft, including helicopters. Aircraft mechanics and technicians diagnose, adjust, repair or overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies including hydraulic and pneumatic systems. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certifies aviation maintenance technician schools and graduates of these schools are allowed to take the written, oral and practical tests for an Airframe and Power Plant (A&P) license issued by the FAA.
The airframe curriculum covers repairs, maintenance, inspection and alterations of the airframe structure, landing gear systems, hydraulic and pneumatic systems and other non-engine/propulsion systems.
This program prepares students for employment in aircraft maintenance and repair.
This FAA approved curriculum is offered in cooperation with the St. Louis Public School System and prepares students for both the General and Airframe licensing exams from the Federal Aviation Administration. Licensed airframe mechanics are employed by airlines, manufacturers, repair stations and general aviation companies.
Students attend classes full-time, five days per week. The general and airframe coursework is completed in one school year.
If aviation and mechanical repair are your passions, then this course of study will help your career
These FAA certified programs are offered in conjunction with the Gateway STEM High School near Kingshighway and Highway 44 where STLCC students attend classes alongside St. Louis Public School students for the general and airframe portions of the curriculum.
Entrance requirements: A minimum score of 46 on the Accuplacer placement algebra domain or successful completion of MTH 030, Elementary Algebra (or higher) with a C or better. Students are required to pay for and submit a background check prior to registering for classes due to concurrent attendance with high school students. Check with an advisor or the program coordinator for instructions.
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Aviation Maintenance: Airframe (CP) 33 Credits
|Program Total Credits||33|
|General Aviation Core||Total: 12|
|AVI:101||General Mechanics, Drawings and Safety||2|
|AVI:102||Basic Electricity for Aviation Technicians||2|
|AVI:103||Structural Materials and Corrosion Control||2|
|AVI:104||Federal Regulations and Ground Operations||2|
|AVI:105||Basic Physics for Aviation||2|
|Area of Concentration–Airframe||Total: 21|
|AVI:121||Aircraft Non-Metallic Structures and Finishes||2|
|AVI:123||Airframe Fuel Systems and Fire Detection||1|
|AVI:124||Aircraft Metallic Structures||4|
|AVI:125||Aircraft Fluid and Pneumatic Power Systems||2|
|AVI:126||Rigging, Inspection, Cabin Environment, Ice and Rain||3|
|AVI:127||Communication and Navigation Systems||3|
|AVI:128||Aircraft Electrical Systems||4|
Classes for Aviation Maintenance – Airframe are offered at Gateway STEM High School. Students may take general education classes toward this degree at any of our four campuses, our five education centers, and online.