Aviation Maintenance Tech: Powerplant Certificate

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Program Options

Degree, Certificate or Diploma

Locations

Council Bluffs Campus

Program Information

The aviation industry offers exciting career opportunities in areas other than professional pilot. Iowa Western has a unique Aviation Maintenance Technology Powerplant Certificate program designed to place graduates into the workforce after just one year. This program is Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified, and unique to the region, focusing solely on the powerplant aspect of aviation. You’ll learn how to inspect, service, and repair aircraft reciprocating and turbine engines. Half of the class time in this program is spent in the state-of-the-art lab, where you’ll work on an actual aircraft in the hangar of Iowa Western's Aviation building located at the Council Bluffs airport. After accumulating just 30.5 credit hours, you’ll be eligible to qualify for a certificate in one year. You can also apply your credits toward Iowa Western's two-year program to earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology.  

Job Outlook

546 Jobs (2020)

+4.5%  Change from 2020-2025

Data is from the Omaha Metropolitans Area, and the seven counties in Southwest Iowa that Iowa Western serves

What will you do

This program is intended to place students into the workforce upon completion of this one-year program. This certificate program will prepare students to inspect, service, and repair aircraft reciprocating and turbine engines. Students who wish to earn an advanced degree should major in the two-year Aviation Maintenance Technolog program to earn an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Wages

  • Entry: $23.90
  • Average: $30.21
  • Experienced: $38.63

Career Examples

  • Avionics Technicians
  • Aerospace Engineers
  • Design Engineers
  • Software Engineers
  • Industrial Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Engineering Managers
  • Directors of Engineering

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First Semester

AVM 191 - Aviation Powerplant I

AVM 192 - Aviation Powerplant II

AVM 193 - Aviation Powerplant III

AVM 194 - Aviation Powerplant IV

Total Semester Hours Required: 30.5

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Program Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the program students will:

  • Recall information and apply knowledge needed to pass the Federal Aviation Administration’s written and oral examination for the 3 Powerplant Theory and Maintenance subject areas as established and regulated by Title 14 CFR Part 65 and Part 147 appendix D.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform the servicing, maintenance, preventive maintenance, and alteration in accordance with FAA Practical Test Standard FAA-S-8081-28 for the 3 Powerplant Theory and Maintenance subject areas as established and regulated by Title 14 CFR Part 65 and Part 147 appendix D.
  • Recall information and apply knowledge needed to pass the Federal Aviation Administration’s written and oral examination for the 12 Powerplant Theory and Maintenance subject areas as established and regulated by Title 14 CFR Part 65 and Part 147 appendix D.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform the servicing, maintenance, preventive maintenance, and alteration in accordance with FAA Practical Test Standard FAA-S-8081-28 for the 12 Powerplant Theory and Maintenance subject areas as established and regulated by Title 14 CFR Part 65 and Part 147 appendix D.

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