Aircraft Powerplant Technology

Aircraft Powerplant Technology
Texas State Technical College
Waco, TX
Students can gain an associate degree in Aviation Maintenance through two specializations: Aircraft Airframe Technology or Aircraft Powerplant Technology, or even choose both. Full-time, academically prepared students can earn a degree in about two years.

About the Program

The Aviation Maintenance program is certified by the Federal Aviation Administration to provide the training necessary for testing for Airframe and Powerplant #FT8150Q (A&P) ratings.  Through your studies and hands-on labs at TSTC, you can prepare for testing to earn an Airframe and rating, with training in electrical and hydraulic systems, sheet metal repair and much more.

As a graduate of the program, students may qualify for positions with titles such as powerplant technician, airframe technician, repairman, sheet metal/structures worker, electrical installer, line mechanic, inspector or quality control technician.

Most students follow the industry lead and get both the airframe and powerplant certificates.


  • Associate in Applied Science
  • Mechanic Certificate - Powerplant
Program: Aircraft Powerplant Technology
  • Powerplant Technology
Length of Program: 2 Years

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Contact Information

Texas State Technical College - Aviation Maintenance
3801 Campus Drive
Waco, TX 76705
Phone: 254-867-2609