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Aircraft Maintenance Technician

Aircraft Maintenance Technician

Apprenticeship Program

The Aircraft Maintenance Apprenticeship program provides learners with the knowledge and skills required to service, inspect, repair, maintain, and document the maintenance of aircraft used in the Aviation Industry and prepare participants for Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) certification. Apprentice-level programs are best completed during a 30-month period of documented on-the-job-training (OJT) with a qualifying employer, allowing participants to meet the FAA requirements for certification testing.

Prerequisites

Maintenance Fundamentals Course or one year documented mechanic experience.

Earn Credit for Your Apprenticeship and Vocational Experience
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Wilmington University’s STEP PathTM is the Smart Transfer Enrollment Program to gain or complete a degree, no matter where you start with your apprenticeship. This unique pathway for journey people maximizes success and minimizes both the cost and time to degree completion.

An apprenticeship program works as a perfect stackable credential toward furthering your education. Journeypeople who complete a Department of Labor-registered apprenticeship and choose WilmU’s STEP PathTM can earn up to 42 academic credits* toward a WilmU degree program, including WilmU’s B.S. in Applied Business.

Required Courses
Aircraft Maintenance – Airframe I

This course builds upon the foundational understanding gained in the Aircraft Maintenance – General course. Students are provided with an opportunity to practice skills and gain essential competencies in a hands-on shop environment. Topics covered include wood structures, aircraft covering, aircraft finishes, sheet metal and non-metallic structures, welding, assembly and rigging, and airframe inspection. Prerequisite: Aircraft Maintenance – General.

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Aircraft Maintenance – Airframe II

This course is designed to build upon the knowledge, skills, and competencies gained during the General and Airframe I course. Topics covered include aircraft landing gear systems, hydraulic and pneumatic power systems, cabin atmosphere control systems, aircraft instrument systems, communication and navigation systems, aircraft fuel systems, aircraft electrical systems, position and warning systems, ice and rain control systems, and fire protection systems. Pre-requisite – Aircraft Maintenance – Airframe I.

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Aircraft Maintenance – General

This course offers an introduction to the aviation maintenance profession. Topics covered include basic electricity, aircraft drawings, aircraft weight and balance, fluid lines and fittings, materials and processes, ground operation and servicing, cleaning and corrosion control, mathematics, maintenance forms and records, basic physics, and maintenance publications. Successful completion of Aircraft Maintenance – General is required prior to enrollment in any of the Airframe or Powerplant apprentice-level courses.

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Aircraft Maintenance – Powerplant I

This course builds upon the foundational understanding gained in the Aircraft Maintenance – General course. Students are provided with an opportunity to practice skills and gain essential competencies in a hands-on shop environment. Topics covered include reciprocating engines, turbine engines and engine inspections. Pre requisite – Aircraft Maintenance – General

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Aircraft Maintenance – Powerplant II

This course is designed to build upon the knowledge, skills, and competencies gained during the General and Powerplant I courses. Topics covered include engine instrument systems, engine fire protection systems, engine electrical systems, lubrication systems, fuel metering systems, engine fuel systems, induction and engine airflow systems, engine cooling systems, engine exhaust and reverser systems, propellers, unducted fans, and auxiliary power units. Pre-requisite – Aircraft Maintenance – Powerplant I.

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Program Details
Tuition Cost:
$4,500.00
Hours:
360
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Contact:
John Morris
(302) 697-4545