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Aviation Systems Technology


Program Overview

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Aviation Systems Technology program, available at the Regional Aviation & Technical Training Center in Currituck, offers the knowledge and skills needed to qualify for an Aircraft Mechanic’s Certificate with airframe and powerplant ratings.

Degree Options

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

Core Classes

  • Aviation mathematics
  • FAA regulations
  • Basic electricity
  • Aircraft theory, engines, structures, systems, drawings and components
  • Engine inspection and maintenance

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

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

Aviation Systems Technology Handbook


Occupational Outlook Handbook

Airframe Maintenance: Gainful Employment Disclosures

Powerplant Maintenance: Gainful Employment Disclosures