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Airframe Aviation Maintenance AAM.S.CRT

One-year Technical Certificate - 31 Credit Hours

Division: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Department: Aviation Technology
Effective as of Fall 2023

What is the program about?

This program is one of two Sinclair certificate programs (GAM.S.STC & AAM.S.CRT) needed to qualify the student for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe (A) certificate. To become an Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT), two ratings are required, the Airframe (A) and the Powerplant (P); this is commonly referred to as an "A&P Certificate". Subjects include assembling and rigging, metallic and non-metallic structures, fuel systems, electrical power production and distribution, instruments, communication/navigation systems, cabin atmospheric control systems, landing gear, hydraulics and pneumatics, fire protection systems, aircraft finishing, ice protection systems and welding inspections. Students will learn to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned with extensive hands-on training in the aviation maintenance lab. Sinclair is an FAA-approved Aviation Maintenance Technician School (AMTS) under Part 147.

Program Outcomes

  • Operate equipment, inspect for corrosion and delamination, troubleshoot and repair the sheet metal and non-metallic structures of the aircraft.
  • Operate, inspect, troubleshoot, repair and update instruments, communications, navigation, automatic dependent broadcast systems and in flight passenger systems
  • Operate, inspect, troubleshoot and repair the aircraft electrical production, distribution, load distribution systems; understand requirements for wiring size and inspect for corrosion.
  • Operate, inspect, troubleshoot and repair airframe safety systems.

Career Opportunities

The Aviation industry is experiencing a pressing shortage of aviation mechanics. In its most recent pilot and technician outlook report, issued in 2020, Boeing estimated that 739,000 new technicians would be needed worldwide during the next 20 years, much of it due to the large number of recent and upcoming retirements in the field...that includes 192,000 new technicians needed in North America.


The Airframe certificate is the one of the basic requirements for any aviation maintenance technician to maintain US registered aircraft in an airworthy condition. The mechanic is a vital part of safety for the flying public.


Course Title Credits
AVT 1106 Airframe Safety Systems 2
AVT 1107 Fuel Systems 3
AVT 1133 Instruments/Communications 3
AVT 1136 Sheet Metal 4
AVT 1214 Cabin Atmospheric Control 3
AVT 1218 Utility Systems 6
AVT 2121 Assembly & Rigging 3
AVT 2132 Airframe Electrical Systems 4
AVT 2236 Non-Metallic Structures 3
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.