Aviation Mechanics Airframe Certificate (AVAC)


The Aviation Mechanics Airframe Certificate includes the study of aircraft structures and hydraulic, electrical, and landing gear systems. Lab experiences include aircraft inspection, troubleshooting, and repair.

Following successful completion of the Airframe Certificate requirements, students may take Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) licensing tests. Certification requirements are subject to current FAA requirements and may change without notice.

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Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Assemble, fit, fasten, and install parts of airplanes, space vehicles, or missiles, such as tails, wings, fuselage, bulkheads, stabilizers, landing gear, rigging and control equipment
  • Students who combine this certificate with the Power Plant Certificate are prepared take licensing tests for the full FAA Airframe and Power Plant (A&P) mechanic certification

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Aviation Airframe Mechanic

Graduate Starting Salary Projections


Employment Outlook

Employment of aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and technicians is projected to hold steady through 2022. Job prospects will be best for mechanics who hold an FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) certificate.

Gainful Employment Data


Effective 2018-2019 academic year

Aviation Mechanics Airframe Certificate (AVAC)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
AMT 100Aviation Standard Practices 466
AMT 105Aircraft Orientation 254
AMT 110Aircraft Electricity 334
AMT 115Aircraft Weight and Balance 334
MAT 121Technical Algebra and Geometry with Statistics 223
Semester 2  
AMT 120Aircraft Non-Metal Structures 345
AMT 130Aircraft Welding Processes 223
AMT 135Aircraft Landing Gear Systems 355
AMT 140Airframe Electrical Systems 446
PHY 115Aviation Maintenance Physics 334
Semester 3  
AMT 125Aircraft Metal Structures 355
AMT 145Airframe Electronic Systems 212
AMT 150Airframe Systems 334
AMT 155Airframe Assembly and Rigging 345
AMT 160Airframe Inspection 132
ENG 101English Composition 1 303
Total Credits:  445365

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum


Program Chair
Jeff Wright, AAS, BS, MS, FAA A&P, DME
(513) 569-4976
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