Aviation Maintenance Technology I(AV MAINT)(NLPS Not Available)

Course Overview

Aviation Maintenance Technology is a comprehensive course that familiarizes the student with Federal Aviation Regulations, weight and balance, maintenance forms and records, physics of flight, and the industry of aviation. The course also covers various onboard systems including flight control surfaces, avionics, propellers, and landing gear. Reciprocation engine and gas turbine engine operating theory and overhaul practices are emphasized. This course familiarizes students with the inspection, damage evaluation and repair of most components and systems us on aircraft.

Purdue University Credits Available

Course College Credits Prerequisite(s) Other

AT11600 Aircraft Science for Engineering Technology

3 none

Understanding of basic physics required

AT12700 Publications Records and Regulations 3 none  


Industry Certifications

  • Courses towards a DOT FAA Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic Certificate
Concentrator Star


DOE Course


Recommended Grade Level


Required Course Prerequisite


High School Credits:

  • 2 semester course
  • 2 semesters required
  • 3 credits per semester
  • 6 credits maximum

Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for all diplomas.

  • 7372 Principles of Aviation Maintenance
  • 7374 Aviation Maintenance Fundamentals
  • 7376 Advanced Aviation Maintenance