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Sinclair College

Airframe Aviation Maintenance AAM.S.CRT

One-year Technical Certificate - 31 Credit Hours

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Aviation Technology
Effective as of Fall 2012

What is the program about?

This certificate provides the knowledge and skill required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the airframe maintenance technician student. Students will learn to apply the knowledge and skills covering the required sections of training for the Airframe certificate as required by the Federal Aviation Administration under Part 147 Appendix C. Those subjects include assembling and rigging, metallic and non-metallic structures, fuel systems, electrical power production and distribution, instruments, communication/navigation systems, cabin atmospheric control systems, landing gear, hydraulics and pneumatics, fire protection systems, aircraft finishing, ice protection systems and welding inspections.

Program Outcomes

  • Operate equipment, inspect for corrosion and delamination, troubleshoot and repair the sheet metal and non-metallic structures of the aircraft.
  • Operate, inspect, troubleshoot, repair and update instruments, communications, navigation, automatic dependent broadcast systems and in flight passenger systems
  • Operate, inspect, troubleshoot and repair the aircraft electrical production, distribution, load distribution systems; understand requirements for wiring size and inspect for corrosion.
  • Operate, inspect, troubleshoot and repair airframe safety systems.

Career Opportunities

Boeing Commercial Aircraft Company recently predicted 1,000,000 more jobs in aviation in the next 15 years. Airbus of Europe has predicted about 800,000 more jobs in the next 15-20 years. Both predictions are based on anticipated growth in aircraft production and flying passengers. Many mechanics will reach retirement age in the next three years as a result of an interruption of current certificates issued by the FAA. More jet aircraft means more need for mechanics. The general aviation sector already has a shortage of certificated mechanics.


The Airframe certificate is the one of the basic requirements for any aviation maintenance technician to maintain US registered aircraft in an airworthy condition. The mechanic is a vital part of safety for the flying public.


Course Title Credits
AVT 1106 Airframe Safety Systems 2
AVT 1107 Fuel Systems 3
AVT 1133 Instruments/Communications 3
AVT 1136 Sheet Metal 4
AVT 1214 Cabin Atmospheric Control 2
AVT 1218 Utility Systems 6
AVT 2121 Assembly & Rigging 3
AVT 2132 Airframe Electrical Systems 4
AVT 2236 Non-Metallic Structures 4
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.