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Aviation Systems Technology

Aviation Systems Technology Students

Program Overview

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Aviation Systems Technology program, available at COA – Currituck, 107 College Way, Barco, NC 27917, offers the knowledge and skills needed to qualify for an Aircraft Mechanic’s Certificate with airframe and powerplant ratings.

Looking for our non-credit courses? Visit our continuing education class schedules.

Degree Options

  • Aviation Systems Technology — Associate in Applied Science
  • Airframe Maintenance — Diploma
  • Powerplant Maintenance — Diploma

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will have the knowledge and ability to complete an aircraft 100-hour Airframe Inspection and ability to determine if the Airframe is airworthy or non-airworthy using the mandatory rules and regulations listed in 14 CFR 91, 65, 43, and 39
  • Students whom complete the ATM curriculum will be prepared to successfully pass the FAA written, oral and practical tests for the Mechanics Certificate with A&P ratings

COA’s program curriculum is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under 14 CFR Part 147, which governs aviation maintenance schools and describes the approval process.


Entry-level mechanic employment opportunities include air carriers, manufacturers, repair stations, fixed-base operators, flight schools and government aviation operations.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Curriculum Guides

Associate in Aviation Systems Technology Curriculum Guide (PDF)

Airframe Maintenance Diploma Curriculum Guide (PDF)

Powerplant Maintenance Diploma Curriculum Guide (PDF)

Credit for previous training can be applied to this program. Contact Instructor/Program Coordinator below for details.