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Aviation Airframe Mechanics

Aviation Airframe Mechanics (T640300)

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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 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 Airframe 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 on 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 AIRFRAME 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
A Aviation Maintenance General Technician AMT0705 450

Aviation Maintenance Airframe Technician 1

Aviation Maintenance Airframe 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: $4,725.50

Books/Supplies: $750.00

Total: $5,475.00


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 110

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


2023-24 Aviation Schedule


August 3, 2023 - May 22, 2024

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