SWIC Aviation Maintenance - Powerplant Certificate (009C)

The Aviation Maintenance Technology program gives you the opportunity to obtain the FAA-approved Airframe and/or Powerplant Certificate in one year and an Associate in Applied Science degree with an additional semester of classes. The FAA approved certificate allows you to take the FAA written, oral and practical tests in the General, Airframe, and Powerplant courses. Upon successful completion of the FAA tests, the FAA will issue a FAA Airframe and/or Powerplant License.
This program offers a one-year or two-year format. The one-year format allows you to obtain the A&P Certificate (core courses) in 50 weeks (eight hours per day). The two-year format allows you to complete the A&P Certificate or Associate in Applied Science degree taking classes four hours per day.

Powerplant Certificate (009C)

Total Credits: 36
Course Number Course Description Credits
AVMT 140 Materials, Processes, and Fabrication 3
AVMT 145 Basic Electricity & Technology 3
AVMT 150 Fundamentals & Operations 3
AVMT 155 Regulations & Science 3
AVMT 157 Propulsion Systems I 3
AVMT 158 Propulsion Systems II 3
AVMT 171 Powerplant Systems I 3
AVMT 172 Powerplant Systems II 3
AVMT 176 Powerplant Components I 3
AVMT 177 Powerplant Components II 3
AVMT 186 Reciprocating Engine Maintenance I 3
AVMT 187 Reciprocating Engine Maintenance II 3

State Regulatory Requirements

Meets Requirements in

This program MEETS the State educational requirements for licensure, certification or registry in: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, District of Columbia

Does not Meet Requirements in

This program DOES NOT MEET the State educational requirements for licensure, certification or registry in: N/A

No determination In

No determination has been made whether this program meets the State educational requirements for licensure, certification or registry in: American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands


Changes from Prior Year: New


In order to become a licensed mechanic for Aviation Maintenance Powerplant, applicants must pass both the Aviation Maintenance General Test and the Aviation Maintenance Powerplant Test.  Below are the average pass rates for SWIC graduates from 2020-2021.

AMG – Aviation Maintenance General                                              90%

AMP – Aviation Maintenance Powerplant                                         91%