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Our Airframe & Powerplant Technician program prepares students for entry-level opportunities in various areas of the aviation industry.1 Through hands-on and classroom learning, they explore topics such
as aircraft troubleshooting, hydraulics and pneumatics, powerplant lubrication systems and turbine engine operation.3 As graduates, they’re eligible to apply and test for Airframe and Powerplant
*Dependent on location
*Program coming soon pending regulatory approvals to UTI Avondale and UTI Long Beach.
A trained airframe and powerplant technician can apply skills in many different roles. Most of our grads start out working as entry-level technicians or in other entry-level roles. As with any industry, over time, you may be able to advance in your career with hard work. Some entry-level and advanced roles could include:77
Your training will take you through a variety of courses, including:
Completing a formal training program like the one we offer is a great first step toward starting a career as a aviation technician. Our program will build your knowledge from the ground up–so even if you’ve never worked on a plane, you’ll gain the skills necessary to pursue a career as an aviation technician. Some technicians start their career path with on-the-job training, however this may take longer to work your way into a technician role.
Nowadays, many employers prefer to hire aviation mechanics who have completed some sort of formal training program. Our program takes just 18 months to complete, which means you can go out into the field and start working quickly. The curriculum is made up of a variety of hands-on courses that equip you with the skills you need to pursue a career.
Many people who work in the A&P field would agree that it’s a great industry to be in. If you love flying and travel and are looking for a career path that’s hands-on, this may be the perfect fit for you. This industry brings new challenges and innovations every day–it’s not your typical office job!
Interested in training for a career in the aviation industry?1 Click the request info link at the top of the page, and we’ll connect you with an Admissions Representative who can help you get started.
1) UTI and MIAT are educational institutions and cannot guarantee employment or salary.
2) For program outcome information and other disclosures, visit www.uti.edu/disclosures for UTI and www.miat.edu/disclosures for MIAT.
3) The Robotics & Automation AAS, Aviation Maintenance Technology, and Energy Technology programs contain online general education courses.
77) UTI and MIAT are educational institutions and cannot guarantee employment or salary. UTI and MIAT prepare graduates for entry-level careers using the provided training. Graduates’ achievements may vary. Some graduates get jobs within their field of study in positions other than those listed.
79) Pending FAA approval, UTI’s aviation maintenance programs prepare graduates to apply & test for FAA mechanic certification. Graduates who don’t obtain certification may have fewer career opportunities. Some graduates get jobs other than aviation maintenance technician such as turbine or field technicians. UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment, salary, or FAA certification.
80) MIAT’s aviation program prepares graduates to apply and test for FAA mechanic certification. Graduates who do not obtain certification may have fewer career opportunities. Some graduates get jobs other than aviation maintenance technician such as turbine or field technicians. MIAT is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment, salary, or FAA certification.
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