Aviation Maintenance - Airframe, Certificate of Proficiency

Gateway STEM High School

This program prepares students for employment in aircraft maintenance and repair. This FAA approved curriculum is offered in cooperation with the St. Louis Public School System and prepares students for both the General and Airframe licensing exams from the Federal Aviation Administration. Licensed airframe mechanics are employed by airlines, manufacturers, repair stations and general aviation companies.

This program provides instruction and intensive hands-on training and is located at the Gateway STEM High School.

Interested in this program? Start the enrollment process by visiting stlcc.edu/enroll.

Technical Area
AVI 101General Mechanics, Drawings and Safety2
AVI 102Basic Electricity for Aviation Technicians2
AVI 103Structural Materials and Corrosion Control2
AVI 104Federal Regulations and Ground Operations2
AVI 105Basic Physics for Aviation2
AVI 106Quantitative Applications2
AVI 121Aircraft Non-metallic Structures and Finishes2
AVI 122Aviation Welding2
AVI 123Airframe Fuel Systems and Fire Detection1
AVI 124Aircraft Metallic Structures4
AVI 125Aircraft Fluid and Pneumatic Power Systems2
AVI 126Rigging, Inspection, Cabin Environment, Ice and Rain3
AVI 127Communication/Navigation Systems3
AVI 128Aircraft Electrical Systems4
Entrance Requirements
A minimum score on the math placement test or successful completion of MTH 030 (or higher) with a C or better. Students are required to submit to a background check prior to admission.
Total Credit Hours33
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
AVI 101 General Mechanics, Drawings and Safety 2
AVI 102 Basic Electricity for Aviation Technicians 2
AVI 104 Federal Regulations and Ground Operations 2
AVI 106 Quantitative Applications 2
AVI 124 Aircraft Metallic Structures 4
AVI 125 Aircraft Fluid and Pneumatic Power Systems 2
 Credit Hours14
AVI 103 Structural Materials and Corrosion Control 2
AVI 105 Basic Physics for Aviation 2
AVI 121 Aircraft Non-metallic Structures and Finishes 2
AVI 122 Aviation Welding 2
AVI 123 Airframe Fuel Systems and Fire Detection 1
AVI 126 Rigging, Inspection, Cabin Environment, Ice and Rain 3
AVI 127 Communication/Navigation Systems 3
AVI 128 Aircraft Electrical Systems 4
 Credit Hours19
 Total Credit Hours33