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  Sep 24, 2023
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Aviation Airframe Mechanics (6115) (T.C.)

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Technical Certificate

Student Alert: It is strongly recommended that students meet with the program manager or program advisor prior to enrollment in professional coursework to ensure proper curriculum sequencing. For more information, please contact Pat Conway, Cecil Center (904) 317-3824 or

This is a Selective Access program.


The mission of the Aviation Airframe Mechanics program is to serve the air transportation industry with highly trained individuals having the knowledge and skills for an entry-level technician in the Aviation Maintenance Industry. The program produces qualified Airframe Technicians ready to perform aviation maintenance through practical training and education on Federal Aviation Administration standard methods, techniques, and skills via realistic experience with aircraft, avionics, engines, and their subsystems. 

The Program

This program prepares you for a rewarding career in the commercial and general aviation industries. Instruction consists of academic as well as laboratory training designed to prepare you for the FAA written, oral and practical certificate examinations for the Airframe Mechanic rating. With this rating, you will be qualified for a position as an Aviation Maintenance Technician with the FAA Airframe Rating.

A minimum grade of C or higher must be achieved in all professional coursework.

The Career

FAA certified maintenance technicians have the important responsibility of keeping aircraft and their equipment working safely and efficiently. They service, repair and overhaul various aircraft components and systems including airframes, landing gear, electrical and hydraulic systems. Aviation Maintenance Technicians employed by the airlines perform either line maintenance work (for example, routine maintenance, servicing, or emergency repairs at airline terminals) or major repairs and periodic inspections at an airline’s overhaul base. Aviation Maintenance Technicians in general aviation perform maintenance and repair tasks similar to those performed by airline mechanics, and they may work on small piston-engine or larger turbine-powered aircraft, depending on the specialty of business where employed.

Program Accreditation

The AMT Professional courses comply with Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 147 and is FAA certified.

Application Procedure

FAA certified Repair Stations are required to have all employees complete drug screening and a criminal background check for employment. Completion of this program is intended to lead to employment in certain safety sensitive positions. To ensure your safety as well as your employability in the widest possible manner, all students are required to submit drug screening and criminal background check results to the Aviation Department prior to enrolling in the program. Call the Aviation Maintenance Department at the number below for instructions on completing these requirements.

It is strongly recommended that students with the program manager or program advisor prior to enrollment in professional coursework to ensure proper curriculum sequencing.

Need More Information? Contact:

Pat Conway, Cecil Center (904) 317-3824 or


Professional Coursework

Credit Hours: 24
A minimum grade of C or higher is required in all Professional coursework. 

It is strongly recommended that students meet with the program manager or program advisor prior to enrollment in professional coursework to ensure proper curriculum sequencing.

Total Credit Hours: 24 / Program Length: 10 Months

Graduation Requirements

In order to be awarded a technical certificate, students must have met the following requirements.

  1. Fulfill all academic requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville catalog and curriculum.
  2. Earn minimum prescribed semester hours for the chosen program of study with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) on a 4.0 scale on all courses that apply to the chosen program of study.
  3. Complete a minimum of 25 percent of the total hours required for the program in residence at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Credit by examination and credit for prior learning do not count toward this residency requirement.
  4. Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating. 
Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.
  • A student’s graduation date will be the date of the end of the College term in which the student has fulfilled all academic requirements (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students’ graduation dates since the grade change is effective at the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up).
  • Students who enter under the (2023/2024) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2023/2024 academic year. The student’s assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  • Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite requirements and/or corequisite courses listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
  • Students who place into developmental education courses are required to complete designated developmental education courses with a grade of C or higher regardless of program of study.


Upon successful completion of the program students may receive articulated College credit toward the Aviation Maintenance Management (2150) (A.S.)  degree.  See the program description and official articulation agreement for credit award requirements.  Students may pursue one or more certificates to develop or upgrade their skills in a particular field, or pursue the A.S. degree and earn technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree. Contact an advisor to determine the career education path that is best for you.

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