Aviation Airframe and Powerplant Technician - Associate of Applied Science

The Associate of Applied Science in Airframe and Powerplant Technician program prepares students to work in the aviation maintenance field. Students learn by taking practical courses, which teach them general mechanical and maintenance principles. These principles are reinforced through hands-on training to understand, maintain and inspect aircraft systems such as airframe components and materials, electrical wiring, hydraulics, avionics, fuel systems, propellers, engines and more. Course topics include properly maintaining records, following regulations, and performing inspections. Graduates will be prepared to test for certification as an Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) with both Airframe and Powerplant ratings. Potential careers include aviation technician, aviation inspector, aviation maintenance instructor and other aviation maintenance-related positions.

Program At a Glance

For those who want to:

Repair and maintain aircraft
Learn basic mechanical principles
Receive training on aircraft inspection protocols

Program Snapshot

In-district Tuition: N/A
Out-of-district Tuition
: N/A
Credits: 79*
Graduation Retention Rate: N/A

Possible Careers

Aviation technician
Aircraft support technician
Aviation inspector
Aviation maintenance instructor

*Costs are estimates and are subject to change. Please visit the tuition and fees details page for precise details or call 417-447-7500. Degree time/credits vary with students' enrollment and course completion. Graduation retention varies by case. For program enrollment, retention, exam/certification, and employment rates visit Student Outcomes/Student Right-to-Know. Salary information is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some careers on this list may require additional education and training. For program-specific accreditation visit OTC Accreditation.

Degree Requirements

credit hours
Program Requirements
credit hours
General Education
credit hours
Program-Specific Course

For the full program requirements, see curriculum. For the full list of courses, see the catalog.

Program Details

  • Loading...

Program Contact

Kyle McKee
Aviation Department Chair


Admission to Ozarks Technical Community College is open to all individuals who can benefit from its educational programs. A focus of the college mission is on the academic, career and personal goals of the student. OTC may admit you as a First-Time student just completing their high school, GED or HiSET requirements or as a Transfer student coming from another institution finishing up a certificate or degree. For more information, visit OTC Admissions.

Wondering how you’re going to pay for college? At OTC, we believe that cost shouldn’t be a barrier to earning a degree. Our staff will work with you to make a financial plan. To browse the resources available to you, see paying for college.