4 Credits per semester
Grade Level: 12
Aviation Maintenance Technology includes classroom and laboratory experiences concerned with the inspection, repair, servicing, and overhauling of all airplane parts including engines, propellers, instruments, fuel and oil tanks, control cables and hydraulic units. The use of technical manuals and various kinds of testing equipment should be emphasized. Additional instruction should include experiences with air frame maintenance and repair. This training emphasizes layout and fabrication; fitting and structural members; equipment and mechanical parts; and the disassembly and replacement of damaged or worn parts so that students are prepared for the Federal Aviation Administration Examination for the Air Frame Mechanics License.
Central Nine Career Center works with Vincennes University for instructional services. During the studentÕs senior year, he/she has the potential to earn up to 6 credits toward high school graduation as well as 16 credits toward his/her freshman year in college.
Aviation Maintenance Technology is provided by Vincennes University at the Aviation Technology Center at Indianapolis International Airport. The program is two semesters in length and meets Monday through Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:10 p.m. Students earn a total of 16 college credits for the year after meeting university and F.A.A. standards.
The first semester curriculum consists of aircraft servicing and operations and general electricity. The second semester consists of publications, instrumentation and fire protection, cabin atmosphere, fuel systems and welding. Students will be in lecture 50% of the time.
Excellent attendance is essential and required by the F.A.A. All missed instructional time must be made up. Students must have excellent attendance to continue in the program second semester.
(FAA) Students can be certified by FAA only after they successfully completed an approved course of study (two-year or four-year program) - such as the one offered through Vincennes University.