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Aviation Mechanics Powerplant Certificate (AVPC)


The Aviation Mechanics Powerplant Certificate includes the study of all types of aircraft engines (small and large piston, and jet), along with the study of engine systems and propellers. Lab experiences include inspection, troubleshooting, and repair of aircraft engines.

Following successful completion of the certificate, students may take Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) licensing tests.

Certification requirements are subject to current FAA regulations and may change without notice.

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Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul aircraft and/or helicopter engines and assemblies, such as hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Students who combine this certificate with the Aviation Mechanics Airframe Certificate are prepared to take licensing tests for the full FAA Airframe and Power Plant (A&P) certification

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Aviation Mechanic
  • Aviation Power Plant Technician

Graduate Starting Salary Projections


Employment Outlook

Employment of aircraft mechanics and service technicians is expected to increase slightly over the next four years, as older members of the current workforce retire.


Effective 2020-2021 academic year

Aviation Mechanics Powerplant Certificate (AVPC)

Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
AMT 100 Aviation Standard Practices 4 6 6
AMT 105 Aircraft Orientation 2 5 4
AMT 110 Aircraft Electricity 3 3 4
AMT 115 Aircraft Weight and Balance 3 3 4
MAT 121 Technical Algebra and Geometry with Statistics 2 2 3
Semester 2      
AMT 201 Powerplant Maintenance 1 4 6 6
AMT 215 Aircraft Propellers 3 3 4
PHY 115 Aviation Maintenance Physics 3 3 4
Semester 3      
AMT 202 Powerplant Maintenance 2 4 6 6
AMT 205 Starting and Ignition Systems 3 4 5
ENG 101 English Composition 1 3 0 3
Semester 4      
AMT 203 Powerplant Maintenance 3 4 6 6
AMT 210 Engine Fuel and Lubrication Systems 4 6 6
Total Credits:   42 53 61

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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