Aviation Airframe Mechanics

Career and Technical Certificate

The Aviation Airframe Mechanics certificate program provides the training leading to eligibility to test for the written, and oral and practical exams required to obtain the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe Mechanics license. This program provides instruction consisting of a sequence of courses that involves the theoretical knowledge and practical laboratory training to develop the skills necessary to fulfill the FAA eligibility requirement for testing.

This training is highly intensive in developing the academic, technical and professional skills, knowledge and attitudes required for success in the aviation maintenance field. This is a clock hour program which is approximately 15 months in length and is designed to meet the FAA standards which dictates a rigid class attendance and grading policy. Subjects will include inspect, service, repair and overhaul of various airframe systems and components to include aircraft structures, hydraulics, electrical and electronics, flight controls, landing gear and brakes and aircraft instruments and cabin environmental systems.

Successful completion of the program and acquiring the FAA Airframe license will provide career opportunities within General Aviation, airlines, repair stations, airframe manufacturing facilities as well as maintenance support of military aircraft.

Program Details

Class Options

Related Certificates

  • FAA Mechanic Certificate with Airframe Rating

Career Outlook*

Average or Median Salary

Avg. $69,470

*All career data on this page, such as occupation description, career outlook and salary information reflects the national average and was sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.