Airframe-Maintenance Technology

What will I learn in this program?

The curriculum in this certificate or A.S. Degree Program includes Introduction to Aircraft Maintenance, Basic Electric Systems, Power-Plant Theory, Propulsion Power-Plant Systems, Power-Plant Proponents, and Aircraft Material Process. The FAA has approved this course of study, thereby permitting students with the Certificate of Completion to take the exam for the FAA Power-Plant Certificate.

Graduates are eligible for such positions as accessory mechanic, general power-plant mechanic, maintenance crew member and hanger crew member. After attaining experience and undertaking further training, students may be prepared for the position of power-plant technician, supervisor or inspector.

What kind of jobs can I get once I complete the program? How much will they pay?  What “demand” is expected for these jobs?

Occupation

Average Annual Salary

Expected Regional Demand

Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

$34,700

Average Growth

Avionics Technicians

$47,700

Average Growth

 

Does this program have any special enrollment requirements?

Applicants prior to enrolling in the Aircraft Maintenance Technology program 1) complete ESL 82 with a final grade of "C" or higher or receive a CCSF placement of ENGL 92 with a "C" or higher or receive a CCSF placement of ENGL 94 OR 2) Students enrolled in English classes complete ENGL 92 with a "C" or higher or receive a CCSF placement of ENGL 94 AND 3) Students complete MATH E, BSMA G, BSMA H, or BSMA J or receive a placement of MATH 840.

The Federal Aviation Administration requires the student to read, speak, and understand English. Other requirements include the satisfaction of the math requirement; students must be legal residents of California and have good health, eyesight, and hearing. Students must pass required courses with a minimum score of 70% and meet hourly attendance requirements.

Does this program have any special costs?

N/A

How long will it take to complete this program?

Degree/Certificate

Time to Complete*

Airframe Maintenance Technology Certificate of Accomplishment

3 Semesters

Airframe Maintenance Technology Award of Achievement

2 Years

*Based on full-time attendance or 12 units per semester

How do I get more information on this program?

Department website: School of Applied Science & Technology: Maintenance Technology & Aeronautics or www.ccsf.edu/aeronaut
Department contact information: San Francisco Airport
Program coordinator information: (415) 239-3901