Airframe and Powerplant Course Descriptions | A&P Courses
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Airframe and Powerplant Course Descriptions

What courses can you take during Airframe and Powerplant career training?

At Redstone College, we take pride in providing a career-focused, hands-on learning environment which can help you truly succeed in the Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) industry. Take a closer look at some of our intensive courses you’ll take in our A&P career training program:

  • Metallic Structures: In this course, students will accomplish a wide variety of lab projects leading to a high degree of understanding of basic tasks required of an aircraft maintenance technician related to metallic structures.


  • Non-Metallic Structures: Extensive lab work will help students learn about composite structures including fiberglass, Kevlar, various core materials, and Plexi-glass; as well as wood structures, fabric coverings, and aircraft finishes.
  • Aircraft Electrical: This course provides an in-depth study of airframe electrical systems, including inspection and repair of components and related wiring, power distribution, and circuit troubleshooting.


  • Hydraulics and Landing Gear: This course covers the theory, operation, and maintenance of aircraft hydraulic and pneumatic systems; in addition to troubleshooting, maintenance, and repairs these systems.
  • Aircraft Instrumentation: Explore the theory, operation, and maintenance of aircraft communication and navigation systems and an in-depth study of the wide range of aircraft instrument systems found in today’s aircraft.


  • Aircraft Flight Controls: In this class, we’ll cover aircraft control surfaces, including system rigging, maintenance, inspection, and troubleshooting.  Aircraft fuel system theory, maintenance, and troubleshooting are also discussed, as well as the basic concepts of welding.
  • Aviation Science: Through this course, you’ll develop the skills needed in basic mathematics and algebra to calculate aircraft weight and balance as well as other calculations needed to perform aircraft maintenance.


  • Aviation Maintenance Practices: Explore seven different topics, including cleaning and corrosion control, a detailed study of aviation materials and processes, maintenance publications, maintenance forms and records, fluid lines and fittings, aircraft drawings, and mechanic privileges and limitations.
  • Fuel Metering and Propellers: Study the theory and operation of a wide variety of propellers and controlling governors.  Reciprocating engine fuel metering devices, including float carburetors and fuel injection systems, are explained in detail.


  • Turbine Engine Theory: This course covers an in-depth study of turbine engine theory of operation, inspection requirements and techniques, and troubleshooting of malfunctions
  • Turbine Engine Systems: This course covers eight different topics, including turbine engine lubrication systems, fuel metering, ignition and starting, engine instrument, as well as an in-depth study of auxiliary power units.


Earn your Airframe & Powerplant degree in just 18 months.
Our program is designed to train you and get you in the job field in as little as 18 months. Upon completion, you can seek employment with major airlines, aircraft manufacturers, general aviation and aerospace companies, and the U.S. government. You’ll graduate with the skills employers demand in today’s increasingly complex airline industry.

Launch your new career at Redstone College
If you are looking for a challenging career that allows you to put your mechanical skills to work, our Redstone College can help. For more information about our career-focused Airframe and Powerplant program, call 888.547.4037 today.


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