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Airframe, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CT_AMAF

Control Number: 22393

Financial Aid Eligible

This program provides training for the student who desires to be an Airframe Technician. The training received enables the technician to return to service an airplane, related part, and appliance after performing, supervising or inspecting its maintenance or alterations. This Certificate of Achievement can be acquired in two semesters, one intersession, and one summer school session.

This certificate would enable students to achieve employment at local aircraft manufacturing and repair facilities.

Program Outcomes

  1. Have the necessary skills and training for proficiency in taking written, oral and practical exams for AIRFRAME certification which may be required for employment.
  2. Be able to improve or develop additional proficiencies required for professional growth or advancement in their current employment. All qualification training and tests are prescribed and follow the guide of the Federal Aviation.

Review Graduation Requirements.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
AMT A150General Maintenance Records - FAA4
AMT A151General Electricity - FAA3
AMT A152General Airframe & Powerplant Fuel Systems - FAA2
AMT A153General Materials, Processes & Welding - FAA3
AMT A154General Weight & Balance, Math & Physics - FAA3
AMT A155General Blueprint Reading & Drafting - FAA2
AMT A160Airframe & Powerplant Electricity - FAA6
AMT A161Airframe Sheet Metal & Composite Structural Repair - FAA5.5
AMT A162Airframe Assembly & Rigging, Pneumatics & Environmental Control Systems - FAA3
AMT A163Airframe Hydraulics and Landing Gear - FAA4.5
AMT A180Airframe and Powerplant Instrumentation FAA2.5
AMT A181Airframe Communication and Navigation Systems - FAA2
Total Units40.5

Program approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Completion of the above enables the student to take the FAA Airframe written examination.

Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing.

Some courses in this program may be offered once per academic year. 

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
AMT A150 General Maintenance Records - FAA 4
AMT A151 General Electricity - FAA 3
AMT A152 General Airframe & Powerplant Fuel Systems - FAA 2
AMT A153 General Materials, Processes & Welding - FAA 3
AMT A154 General Weight & Balance, Math & Physics - FAA 3
Semester 2
AMT A160 Airframe & Powerplant Electricity - FAA 6
AMT A161 Airframe Sheet Metal & Composite Structural Repair - FAA 5.5
AMT A162 Airframe Assembly & Rigging, Pneumatics & Environmental Control Systems - FAA 3
AMT A181 Airframe Communication and Navigation Systems - FAA 2
AMT A180 Airframe and Powerplant Instrumentation FAA 2.5
AMT A155 General Blueprint Reading & Drafting - FAA 2
AMT A163 Airframe Hydraulics and Landing Gear - FAA 4.5
 Total Units40.5