Combined Airframe and Powerplant FAQs

Q: Which course(s) do I sign up for first?
A: Any student interested in the Combined Airframe and Powerplant program must first complete the AERO 309  course (Introduction to Aircraft Mechanics). AERO 309 is a mandatory pre-requisite course for the Combined Airframe and Powerplant Maintenance program. AERO 309 is offered in January (before the start of the Spring semester) and June (during the Summer session) every year. Students who complete AERO 309 with a “C” grade or better will receive permission numbers to enroll in their first semester courses.

Q: Do I have to complete my general education requirements before I start this program?A: It is highly recommended that students planning on earning an Associate in Science Degree in Combined Airframe and Powerplant Maintenance complete their general education requirements before starting the Combined Airframe and Powerplant Maintenance program.

Q: Are there any additional requirements to this program?
A: These are the FAA Requirements for Airframe and Powerplant Maintenance:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age to be eli­gi­ble to take the Air­frame & Pow­er­plant Knowl­edge exam
  • Must be at least 18 years of age to be eli­gi­ble for an Air­frame & Pow­er­plant certificate
  • Must be able to read, speak, write and under­stand the Eng­lish language
  • Pass an oral, writ­ten and prac­ti­cal exam

For more infor­ma­tion, visit the FAA web­site.