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Powerplant Technology (AAS-PPT)

Program Location:
Alabama Aviation Center at Brookley Field

Aviation Division

Length: Four Semesters

This program prepares students to take the Federal Aviation Administration written, oral, and practical examinations required for certification as an aviation maintenance technician with a powerplant endorsement. Graduates earn an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Powerplant Technology.

This is a career program designed for students to go directly into the labor market upon completion. Although some of the courses in this program will transfer to four-year institutions, this program is not designed to be a transfer program of study; therefore, it is not subject to the terms and conditions of STARS.

Semester One

Upon completion of Semester One, students will take their Generals Comprehensive Exam and FAA Written Generals Exam. 

Item # Title Credits
AMT 101 Basic Electricity 5
AMT 104 Technical Preparation 5
AMT 105 Materials and Processes 5
Sub-total Credits 15

Semester Two

Item # Title Credits
AMT 103 Weight and Balance, Ground Handling and Servicing, Cleaning and Corrosion Control 5
AMP 220 Reciprocating Engines and Theory 5
AMP 221 Turbine Engine Theory and Systems 5
Sub-total Credits 15

Semester Three

Upon completion of Semester Three, students will take their PowerPlan Comprehensive Exam and FAA Written PowerPlant Exam. 

Item # Title Credits
AMP 222 Reciprocating Engine Inspections and Propellers 5
AMP 223 Reciprocating Engine Overhaul 5
AMP 224 Turbine Engine Inspection and Overhaul 5
Sub-total Credits 15

Complete Graduation Application

Semester Four

Upon completion of Semester Four, students will take their FAA Oral & Practical exam. 

Item # Title Credits
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
Computer Science, Math, or Natural Science Elective + 3
History, Social Science, or Behavioral Science Elective + 3
Humanities and Fine Arts Elective (T) + 3
MTH 116 or MTH 100 + 3
Sub-total Credits 15


*Depending on the program or course, a student may also be required to purchase certain necessary tools and supplies.





Financial Aid is Available


Alabama Aviation Center at Brookley Field

1975 Avenue C
Mobile, AL 36615