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Aviation: Powerplant (470J)

Southern State Engineering Banner, Aviation: General and Airframe

Offered on: North Campus (Evening) and Laural Oaks (Evening)

Nature of Profession

Aviation mechanics repair and perform scheduled maintenance on airplanes and helicopters. They inspect aircraft as required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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Students must have their 8610 for General and Airframe, or their Airframe FAA License, or the associated credits for General and Airframe to qualify for this certificate.

Degree requirements are different than FAA requirements for testing and licensures. Please contact Amy McClellan for clarification or questions.

Fall Semester | First Year

Course # Course Title Credits
AVIT 2363 Aircraft Propellers & Cooling Systems 5
MATH 1120 Technical Mathematics 3
PHYS 1117 Applied Physics I (Mechanics) 3
ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3

Spring Semester | First Year

Course # Course Title Credits
AVIT 2351 Aircraft Reciprocating Engines I 6
AVIT 2352 Aircraft Reciprocating Engines II 6
AVIT 2353 Aircraft Fuel Metering 5

Summer Semester | First Year

Course # Course Title Credits
AVIT 2361 Aircraft Turbine Engines I 6
AVIT 2362 Aircraft Turbine Engines II 6
AVIT 2364 Aircraft Powerplant Inspections 3
Program Total: 46

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