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Aviation Maintenance Technology Training

Thank you for your interest in the MRTDL program. Enrollment in this program is now closed.

Please check the STLCC Workforce Solutions site for training updates and opportunities. St. Louis Community College is continuously adding accelerated training programs for individuals.

Aviation maintenance technology programSTLCC’s aviation maintenance technology program will help prepare students to diagnose and complete repair work on aircraft engines and assemblies including hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Students can earn a Certificate of Proficiency in General Airframe (33 credit hours) and a Certificate of Proficiency in Power Plant (21 credit hours).

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

Students attend classes full-time, five days per week. The General, Airframe and Power Plant coursework is completed in two school years.

Aviation Maintenance Technology training areas Include:

  • Electrical theory and systems
  • Mathematics and physics related to aviation
  • Maintenance publications, forms and records
  • Ground operations
  • Fluid lines & fittings
  • Aircraft drawings
  • Materials and fabrication techniques used in aircraft construction including wood, metals and composites, and fasteners
  • Welding
  • Fire detection
  • Airframe systems, such as instruments, landing gear, navigation, hydraulics & pneumatics,cabin environment, fuel
  • Assembly & rigging
  • Powerplant systems, such as electrical, ignition, lubrication, airflow, exhaust, propellers
  • Human factors
  • Inspections

Recommended Academic Plan:

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Entrance requirements: A minimum score of 46 on the Accuplacer placement test Algebra domain or successful completion of MTH 030, Elementary Algebra (or higher) with a C or better.

This program is offered in partnership with Gateway STEM High School but is open to all ages. Since college students will be working alongside high school juniors and seniors, background checks are mandatory. The following back ground checks will be required:

  • State and national child abuse/neglect registry

Classes will be offered at the Gateway STEM High School aviation maintenance facility meeting Monday–Friday, 7:10 a.m. to 2:07 p.m. Gateway’s aviation maintenance facility is at 5101 McRee Ave location and classes will be scheduled to align with the St. Louis Public School calendar.

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