Aviation Maintenance

The air transportation industry relies on equipment which must function as designed at all times. The Career Tech Aviation Maintenance program is designed to introduce key aspects of maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and inspection of various aircraft and power plants. Students will use hand and power tools as well as sophisticated test equipment as they learn the value of high standards of workmanship necessary to succeed in the career field of aviation maintenance.

PDF DocumentAviation Maintenance Summary Sheet


  • Teamwork/employability
  • Troubleshoot and repair hydraulic systems
  • Understand flight controls and landing gear
  • Airframe structure inspection
  • Physics of flight
  • Sheet metal fabrication

Future Career Options

  • Aviation maintenance technician
  • Airframe and Power plant (A&P) certified technician
  • Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging and system assembler
  • Aviation inspector
  • Engine & machine assembler

Certifications/Academic Credit

  • English and/or Math credit
  • PASSES EDGE workplace safety certificate
  • Foreign object elimination certification
  • 3rd Year Science waiver option
  • 2nd Year World Language waiver option

Setting Students up for Success

Students will gain knowledge through a hands-on approach to learning the mechanics of flight, maintenance and components of modern aircraft. Job shadow and work experience programs often lead to employment following graduation.

Leadership & Scholarship Opportunities

Club participation, competition and leadership can occur with Skills USA, National Technical Honor Society and student council.