Airframe & Powerplant Technician
Make the Skies Safer
If you love fixing things and aren’t sure what to study in college, look to the sky. DCC’s Airframe & Powerplant Technician certificate program will get you on the runway toward your aircraft maintenance career in just 12 months.
year of full-time training to get you career-ready
credits of hands-on training
start dates to choose from. Begin training in August, December or April.
What You'll Study in Our Airframe & Powerplant Technician Program
You'll learn to keep planes in the air safely and efficiently with state-of-the-art tools and equipment used around the globe. At our Aviation Education Center and hangar, you'll get hands-on experience in servicing, repairing and testing aircraft and aircraft systems.
A supportive community of expert faculty are committed to your professional success. After your time at DCC, you'll have entry-level skills that will prepare you to pursue employment as a maintenance technician in general aviation, corporate aviation, airlines or aerospace manufacturers. Or go on to our AMT program and earn an associate degree.
Students can take advantage of two programs:
- Airframe and Powerplant Technician (APC) certificate program (12 months)
- Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree (20 months)
The AMT program is an approved Federal Aviation Regulation School (FAR147.23) FAA Certificate number #7OCT635K. See operation manual here.VIEW FULL CATALOG
AMT 101: General Maintenance Practices
Math, charts, forms, human factors, airframe material testing procedures, and more.
AMT 104: Airframe Systems I
The basics of airframe maintenance, service, repair, troubleshooting, and inspection.
AMT 110: Reciprocating Engines
Intro to what you’ll need to overhaul aircraft reciprocating engines.
Where Do Aviation Grads Go?
AVIATION AT DCC