The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Aircraft Maintenance Technology-Airframe program is designed to prepare students to enter careers in aircraft (fixed-wing and rotorcraft) structural manufacturing and maintenance. Graduates can potentially work in general, corporate, commercial, manufacturing, and military sectors. Graduates are eligible to apply for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Aviation Maintenance Technician--Airframe exam. An Associates in Applied Science (AAS) in Aircraft Maintenance Technology-Airframe is also available.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.
This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:
- Utilize inspection and diagnostic techniques to maintain aircraft.
- Service aircraft to industry and regulatory standards.
- Repair aircraft to industry and regulatory standards.
- Overhaul aircraft to industry and regulatory standards.
- Practice industry and regulatory standards required professional and ethical behavior.
- Mitigate human factors risk in aircraft maintenance operations.
- Employ common safety practices when working on and around aircraft and related support equipment.
- Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills specific to aviation maintenance concepts and technical processes.
- Prepare for airframe written, oral, and practical exams.
Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers
Students wishing to enroll in this certificate program must complete an application process before being officially accepted into the program.
The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:
- Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
- The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
- Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
- Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.
|AMT124||Aircraft Forms and Regulations, Weight and Balance, Drawings, and Ground Operations||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG091, RDG100, (MAT091 or MAT092), and permission of the Department or Division.||Critical course Gateway course OR Hold a valid FAA Powerplant Certificate||0–5|
|AMT126||Fundamentals of Mathematics and Electricity||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG091, RDG100, (MAT091 or MAT092), and permission of the Department or Division.||OR Hold a valid FAA Powerplant Certificate||0–9|
|AMT128||Fundamentals of Aviation Physics, Corrosion Control, Materials and Processes, Fluid Lines and Fittin||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG091, RDG100, (MAT091 or MAT092), and permission of the Department or Division.||OR Hold a valid FAA Powerplant Certificate||0–5|
|AMT220||Fundamentals Of Aircraft Wood Structures, Covering And Finishing, And Bonded Structures||Prerequisites: Admission to the program.||3|
|AMT222||Atmosphere Control, Fire Detection, Ice and Rain Protection Systems||Prerequisites: Admission to the program.||4|
|AMT224||Aircraft Sheet Metal||Prerequisites: Admission to the program.||5|
|AMT226||Aircraft Landing Gear, Hydraulic, Pneumatic, Fuel, Position And Warning Systems||Prerequisites: Admission to the program.||7|
|AMT228||Aircraft Electrical Systems, Instruments, Fuel Indicating, Communication And Navigation Systems||Prerequisites: Admission to the program.||7|
|AMT230||Airframe Assembly, Inspection And Welding||Prerequisites: Admission to the program.||6|
Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.
Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.
Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.
Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.
View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Aircraft Maintenance Technology-Airframe (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=148601).
At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.
The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:
|Catalog Year||Effective Dates|
|2020-2021||5/26/2020 – 5/24/2021|