Printed on 1/30/2023

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Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics

Locations Spring 2023 Summer 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
Some courses may be available at multiple locations.

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Estimated Cost

Costs may not include all books or all materials and supplies. Some textbook costs may be included in the estimated program cost.

Cost based on current tuition and fees
Additional materials and supplies

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.


Skills Assessment

An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program or the following: High School GPA of 2.75 or higher (last 10 years) OR provide completion of associate’s or higher degree OR; 165 or higher on your 2014 series GED tests OR; ACT OR SAT OR Accuplacer OR Companion OR Compass (last 3 years) to waive to the general education level; The cost of the Accuplacer assessment is $15; Catalog #: 94100100; Learn more at

Additional Information

This program may require professional licensure or certification; FVTC has determined that this program meets professional licensure requirements in the state of Wisconsin; however, FVTC has not determined if this program meets professional licensure requirements for other states.

This program is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under 14CFR Part 147; You will earn a Graduation Certificate upon completion of the approved curriculum to meet 14CFR Part 65.77; You may not be able to transfer previously completed aviation maintenance courses. Contact Dennis Moehn at 920-232-6005 for details.

Many employers require a complete physical examination, including drug screening.

You may choose to also complete the Aircraft Electronics program at Fox Valley Technical College with only one additional year of instruction.

Written Communication is not an FAA-approved course, and it is not required to become eligible to test for an FAA Aircraft Maintenance Certificate. It is a requirement to earn a Technical Diploma from Fox Valley Technical College.

Evening classes will be available starting in January 2024.

Program Outcomes

  • Comply with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations governing Airframe and Powerplant Technicians.
  • Demonstrate FAA and manufacturers’ approved and/or acceptable methods, of maintenance, preventive maintenance, and alterations to airframes, powerplants, and appliances of aircraft.
  • Demonstrate proper safety procedures when working on or around aircraft.
  • Determine the appropriate diagnosis, inspection, and repair of aircraft, powerplants, and components.
  • Obtain the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic Certificate.


This program is certified and operated under the approval provisions of the Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration Regulation Part 147. As a successful graduate, you are eligible for federal testing and certification as an FAA-rated airframe and powerplant mechanic. In 2017-18, FVTC graduates had a pass rate of 100%. You must be 18 years of age in order to take the exams.

Beyond The Classroom

Student Clubs

There are over 45 different clubs and organizations available for students. Many clubs are directly related to programs offered at FVTC, so you can develop professional connections while meeting other students.

Student Resources

We’re here to help you succeed. You’ll find a broad network of support at Fox Valley Tech. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help.

Employment Services

Employment Connections is here to help you with your employment needs. Our services begin when you enroll as an FVTC student and continue throughout your employment career.

One-on-One Help

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Phone: 920-735-4740
Text: 920-294-1738