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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:

The AMT program is an approved Federal Aviation Regulation School (FAR147.23) FAA Certificate number #7OCT635K. See operation manual here.


Sample Courses

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?


Interior of Hangar at DCC @ HVR Airport
Group of Aviation Maintenance Grads


Contact Us

Office of Admissions

101 Orcutt Student Services Center
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Phone: (845) 431-8010

53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601