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Powerplant Technology (AAS-PPT)

Program Location:  Alabama Aviation Center at Brookley Field

Aviation Technology 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 Alabama Transfers state transfer and articulation reporting system.

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
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
Sub-total Credits 18

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 222 Reciprocating Engine Inspections and Propellers 5
MTH 100 or MTH 116 + 3
Sub-total Credits 18

Semester Three

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

Item # Title Credits
AMP 221 Turbine Engine Theory and Systems 5
AMP 223 Reciprocating Engine Overhaul 5
History, Social Science, or Behavioral Science Elective + 3
Humanities and Fine Arts Elective (T) + 3
Sub-total Credits 16

Complete Graduation Application

Semester Four

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

Item # Title Credits
AMP 224 Turbine Engine Inspection and Overhaul 5
Computer Science, Math, or Natural Science Elective + 3
Sub-total Credits 8


*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