Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technicians are qualified to perform service or make repairs on all types and sizes of private and commercial aircraft, including airplanes, helicopters, and their propulsion systems. Stratford School for Aviation Maintenance Technicians provides extensive hands-on training in small classes with well-trained teachers. The two-year program provides training that enables the student to develop operative skills that meet the license requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration.

Upon completing the General, Airframe and Power Plant curriculums students are certified as an Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT). They are prepared to take the FAA examinations.

The FAA’s minimum academic requirement for the AMT certificate is a high school diploma or GED. Mathematical and mechanical aptitude are essential, as well as reading, writing and language skills.

Graduates from this program may obtain jobs as airport mechanics and technicians for aircraft and power plant companies. This is a FAA Part 147 School TF5T221N.

The school day is from 7:40 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

A rolling enrollment takes place with classes enrolling every 128 days. Enrollment periods are September, March and December. Learn more about our admissions process.

The school year is 192 days long.

Any weather cancellations will be taken from scheduled vacation time in December, February or April.

""Programs accredited by:
Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road
Building 300 Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30350
Telephone Number: 1-800-917-2081

A. Basic Electricity
B. Aircraft Drawings
C. Aircraft Weight and Balance
D. Fluid Lines and Fittings
E. Materials and Processes
F. Ground Operation and Servicing
G. Cleaning and Corrosion Control
H. Mathematics
 I. Maintenance Forms and Records
J. Basic Physics
K. Maintenance Publications
L. Mechanic Privileges and Limitations

Total Hours – 650

A. Wood Structures
B. Aircraft Covering
C. Aircraft Finishes
D. Sheet Metal and Non-Metallic Structures
E. Welding
F. Assembling and Rigging
G. Airframe Inspections
H. Aircraft Landing Gear Systems
 I. Hydraulic and Pneumatic Power Systems
J. Cabin Atmosphere Control Systems
K. Aircraft Instrument Systems
L. Communication and Navigation Systems
M. Aircraft Fuel Systems
N. Aircraft Electrical Systems
O. Position and Warning Systems
P. Ice and Rain Control
Q. Fire Protection Systems

Total Hours – 897

A. Reciprocating Engines
B. Turbine Engines
C. Engine Inspection
D. Engine Instrument Systems
E. Engine Fire Protection Systems
F. Engine Electrical Systems
G. Lubrication Systems
H. Ignition and Starting Systems
 I. Fuel Metering Systems
J. Engine Fuel Systems
K. Induction and Engine Airflow Systems
L. Engine Cooling Systems
M. Engine Exhaust and Reverser Systems
N. Propellers
O. Unducted Fans
P. Auxiliary Powerplants

Total Hours – 855.5