Aviation Systems Technology - Powerplant Diploma

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Aviation Systems Technology - Powerplant Diploma

Program Code: D60200B

Our Aviation Systems Technology (AST) - Powerplant program will provide you with hands-on training in a wide variety of military and civilian aircraft. You’ll become familiar with a complete array of aircraft systems, from nose to tail. Emphasis is placed on general aviation and powerplant maintenance.

The AST program also offers a degree and other diploma options.

Aviation Systems Technology Training for Military

Craven Community College has a specialized training program for students who have prior military aircraft maintenance experience. Through our Workforce Development program, students can take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) General/Airframe and FAA/General Powerplant certification exams.

Skills You’ll Learn

The Aviation Systems Technology program is focused on job-related skills in the following areas:

  • Inspecting airframe components, systems, and structures as allowed by FAA authority
  • Repairing airframe components, systems, and structures within the prescribed limits as allowed by FAA authority
  • Demonstrating proper documentation of maintenance, servicing, and repair records as required by FAA standards and authority

Career Opportunities

There are many employment opportunities for Aviation Systems Technology graduates, including:

  • Air carriers
  • Aircraft manufacturers
  • Fixed base operators
  • Flight schools
  • Government aviation operations
  • Repair stations
  • View more career opportunities

Plan of Study

The recommended course sequence for this program and a complete list of related classes are available in the Academic Catalog. Click the button below to view a copy of this plan of study, which is also available as a PDF.

View Plan of Study(link is external)

Questions others are asking.

We offer several credentials that provide the flexibility you need. Most degree programs last two years and provide the most in-depth study of a particular subject. Diplomas and certificates take less time and are often taken in conjunction with other degree programs. Specialized training is also available for workforce development programs that are completed in less than a year.

The Aviation Systems Technology program at Craven Community College has been approved by Federal Aviation Administration Part 147 since 2004.

Contact Information

Aviation Systems Technology Program Director
Institute of Aeronautical Technology
Havelock Campus

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