Aircraft Mechanic – Career Courses



Working equipment on aircraft is the number one priority when it comes to flight safety. All aspects of an aircraft are vital to the success of a flight. Students can enter a career as an aircraft mechanic after completing a schooling program from a vocational college.

To gain a further understanding of the career students can research typical vocational programs and their curriculums. An aircraft mechanic program or often referred to as avionics technician program can be entered at numerous schools. In the process of working through focused courses students learn to be specialized repair technicians. The goal of education is to prepare students to perform repairs, maintenance, and inspections of an aircraft. Courses hone in on the ability for mechanics to recall information so they can install, manage, and remove equipment. Different aspects of the field are looked at in separate courses. Coursework inside a vocational degree may include:

  • Aircraft Electrical Systems
  • Autopilot Systems
  • Avionics Maintenance
  • Calibration Equipment

Vocational colleges offer students these courses and more inside a certificate or associate's degree program. The integration of these courses is centered on providing students with the educational background to service aircraft. Troubleshooting potential problem areas and ensuring that the structure of an aircraft is sound and ready for flight are the two main ways mechanics perform service. Students can expect to learn the entire mechanical process after completing a program. General courses taken inside a vocational program teach students the maintenance needed to maintain an aircraft.

Courses vary depending on the school and program selected but most include courses like:

*Aircraft Electrical Systems

Introductory concepts are introduced that include alternative and direct power currents. The circuits and voltage used are emphasized so students understand how to fix electrical systems inside aircraft. After a basic foundation is laid students apply their knowledge to the operation of an aircraft. Understanding the power behind operation is how students learn to fix aircraft when they cease to work or malfunction.

*Maintenance Procedure

Due to the regulation standards set forth by the Federal Aviation Administration students are required to adhere to these standards in the classroom and in the workplace. This type of course examines how to inspect, manage, and report all maintenance completed. Students learn to keep records of all work conducted to ensure that repairs are done according to code and the specific technical requirements of aircraft.

*Communication Maintenance

The ability for a pilot to communicate is essential for safe travel. Students work to understand the systems of an aircraft and how to fix them when they fail. The main system is explored to train students to repair the electronics part so pilots can successfully send out messages to their control tower.

The knowledge gained inside a program is vital to the work done in the professional world. Students can study the mechanics of an aircraft by first exploring the different schooling options and entering accredited program. Programs and their concentrated courses center on giving students the proper knowledge to go from the classroom to the field. Full accreditation is provided by agencies like the Council on Aviation Accreditation ( http://www.aabi.aero/ ) to programs that offer the best quality education. Students can make this transition smoothly by completing a program in aircraft mechanics.

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Source by Renata McGee

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