FAA Airframe & Powerplant Certification Preparation

Select FAA Airframe & Powerplant Certification Preparation- (pdf) to download the FAA Airframe & Powerplant Certification Preparation information document which includes course dates/time and the coast of the course.

FAA Airframe Powerplant Enrollment Guide - (pdf)

Course Learning Objectives

Provide participants with an instructional environment that will allow them to expand their knowledge and prepare them to take the FAA written, oral, and practical General and Airframe and/or Powerplant Mechanic exams to become a Certified FAA Airman.

General Knowledge

  • Aviation Maintenance General
  • Mechanic Privileges & Limits
  • Aviation Physics
  • Basic Electricity
  • Aircraft Drawings
  • Maintenance Forms & Records
  • Maintenance Publications
  • Materials & Processes
  • Fluid Lines & Fittings
  • Weight & Balance
  • Cleaning & Corrosion Control
  • Ground Operations & Servicing
  • Aviation Mathematics

Airframe Knowledge

  • Airframe Maintenance
  • Aircraft Welding
  • Aircraft Non-metallic Structures
  • Aircraft Sheet Metal Structures
  • Wood Structures, Covering
  • Assembly & Rigging
  • Comm. & Navigation Systems
  • Aircraft Electrical Systems
  • Hydraulic & Pneumatic Power
  • Aircraft Landing Gear
  • Position & Warning Systems
  • Aircraft Fuel Systems
  • Aircraft Instrument Systems
  • Cabin Atmosphere Control Systems
  • Ice & Rain Control Systems
  • Airframe Inspection & Review

Powerplant Knowledge

  • Powerplant Maintenance
  • Engine Instruments
  • Engine Fire Protection
  • Engine Electrical Systems
  • Lubrication Systems
  • Engine Fuel Systems
  • Ignition & Starting Systems
  • Fuel Metering Systems
  • Induction & Airflow Systems
  • Engine Cooling Systems
  • Engine Exhaust & Reverser Systems
  • Propellers & Unducted Fans
  • Engine Inspection

Calendar of Training Goals and Resources (16 weeks)

Week 1, 2, 3, 4

  • Location: Computer Lab
  • Study for FAA Laser Grade Written Exam for Aviation Technician General
    • Learning Resources
      • Instructor Lead Study Sessions
      • Textbooks
      • FAA Prep Ware – Software with all possible FAA exam questions
  • Pass FAA Laser Grade Written Exam for Aviation Technician General
    • Authorized Laser Grade Testing Center
      • Tradewind Aviation in New Bern, NC at the Airport
      • Jacksonville Flying Service in Jacksonville, NC at the Airport
    • Length of Exam: 100 questions, approximately 2 hours

Week 5, 6, 7, 8

  • Location: Computer Lab
  • Study for FAA Laser Grade Written Exam for Aviation Technician Airframe or Powerplant
    • Learning Resources
      • Instructor Lead Study Sessions
      • Textbooks
      • FAA Prep Ware – Software with all possible FAA exam questions
  • Pass FAA Laser Grade Written Exam for Aviation Technician Airframe or PowerPlant

Week 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

  • Location: Aviation Hangar
  • Study for FAA Oral and Practical Exam for Aviation Technician General/Airframe or General/Powerplant
  • Learning Resources
    • Instructor Lead Hands-On Aircraft Equipment Study Sessions
    • Textbooks
  • Pass FAA Oral and Practical Exam for General/Airframe or General/Powerplant
    • Authorized FAA Examiners (You “MUST” make an appointment to take exam)
      • Ron Prince at 919-738-7566
      • Reuben Edwards at 919-738-3741
    • Length of Exam: 7 to 12 hours one on one with FAA Examiner
    • Location of Exam:
      Craven Community College
      Aeronautical Center
      305 Cunningham Blvd.
      Havelock, NC 28532

Enrollment, Student Responsibility and Exam Fees

How to Enroll

Pre-Requisite: FAA Form 8610 Sign-Off
“How To” receive FAA 8610 Sign-Off
GO TO: http://fsims.faa.gov/PICResults.aspx?mode=EBookContents
CLICK ON: Volume 5 Airman Certification CLICK ON: Section 2 Certificate Airframe and/or Powerplant Mechanic/Added Rating
FAA office in Greensboro:

6433 Bryan Blvd.
Greensboro, NC 27409

Make Appointment for FAA 8610 - 2 Sign-Off Interview - zaccardk@cravencc.edu

Contact Craven Community College to make an appointment to enroll

Havelock Campus New River Air Station Site
Aeronautical Center,305 Cunningham Blvd. Education Building, Room 203
252-444-3257 910-449-4111

The college will have you complete the following items:

  1. Student Application and Class Funding Roster
  2. Payment for Fee; Tuition Assistance Voucher accepted or 3rd Party Payment Voucher accepted
  3. Copy of FAA 8610 Sign-Off

Student Responsible for these Supplies

  • 2” three ring Binder
  • Ink Pen
  • #2 Pencil
  • Correction Tape
  • Closed Toe Shoes

College Will Supply

Textbooks: General Kit Textbook Set, Airframe or Powerplant Kit Textbook Set, Mechanics Handbook, ASA Prep-Ware (Software with FAA sample question test bank.)

Exam Fees

Exam Fees: College pays these fees one time. If student fails any part of their exams and is required to retest, the cost of the retesting is the student’s responsibility. The College will pay for these fees for up to 90 days after the last day of class. Beyond this point, the cost of exams are the student’s responsibility.

Exam Cost
Written Exam – General, Airframe and Powerplant $150.00 each
Oral and Practical Exam General & Airframe or Powerplant $600.00 for both
Oral and Practical Exam Add-On Airframe or Powerplant $400.00

Program Contact Information

Kim Zaccardelli, Coordinator
Robin Matthews, Director

Contact Information

Cherry Point Active Duty Military
Office of Education Program
Jerry Marvel Training & Education Bldg. 4335,
Room 217
Contact: Mrs. Cynthia Bouie
Contact: 252-466-5197/3500
Email Contact: cynthia.bouie@usmc.mil

MCAS Cherry Point
Training Office
CO FRC EAST PSC Box 8021, Code 7.3.3
Cherry Point, NC
Rob Gordon, Training Assistant
Email Contact: robert.p.gordon@navy.mil

Cherry Point Civilian Workforce
Office of Training Support Department
Jerry Marvel Training & Education Bldg 4335 Room 129
Contact: Mrs. Carrie Ulery
Email Contact: carrie.ulery@usmc.mil

New River Air Station Active Duty Military
Education Building
Personal & Professional Dev. Programs
Contact: Christine Yancey
Email Contact: christine.yancey@usmc.mil