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Aviation Maintenance: Airframe

Certificate of Proficiency (FV)

Aviation maintenance includes a wide range of work duties performed on various kinds of aircraft, including helicopters. Aircraft mechanics and technicians diagnose, adjust, repair or overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies including hydraulic and pneumatic systems. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certifies aviation maintenance technician schools and graduates of these schools are allowed to take the written, oral and practical tests for an Airframe and Power Plant (A&P) license issued by the FAA.

The airframe curriculum covers repairs, maintenance, inspection and alterations of the airframe structure, landing gear systems, hydraulic and pneumatic systems and other non-engine/propulsion systems.

This program prepares students for employment in aircraft maintenance and repair.

This FAA approved curriculum is offered in cooperation with the St. Louis Public School System and prepares students for both the General and Airframe licensing exams from the Federal Aviation Administration. Licensed airframe mechanics are employed by airlines, manufacturers, repair stations and general aviation companies.

Students attend classes full-time, five days per week. The general and airframe coursework is completed in one school year.

If aviation and mechanical repair are your passions, then this course of study will help your career
take flight.

These FAA certified programs are offered in conjunction with the Gateway STEM High School near Kingshighway and Highway 44 where STLCC students attend classes alongside St. Louis Public School students for the general and airframe portions of the curriculum.

Entrance requirements: A minimum score of 46 on the Compass Algebra domain or successful completion of MTH 030, Elementary Algebra (or higher) with a C or better. Students are required to submit to a background check prior to admission due to concurrent attendance with high school students.