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Classes & Course of Study

About The Program

Students enrolled in this transfer program will complete a four year sequence with the last two courses earning students credit from the Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) in Manassas, VA along with PWCS High School credit.

Recommended Course of Study

  • Grade 9: Technical Drawing OR Introduction to Engineering and Design (PLTW) 
  • Grade 10: Construction Technology OR Digital Electronics (PLTW)
  • Grade 11: Aviation Maintenance I
  • Grade 12: Aviation Maintenance II

Program Eligibility

Students enrolled in this program of student must maintain the following:

  • Complete the year with passing grades (60% or higher) in all enrolled courses at WSHS. 
  • Accrue no more than five unexcused absences each school year.

Any violations of the PWCS code of behavior can result in removal from this program and will be evaluated on a case by case basis. 

Aviation Maintenance I

Course Competencies

  • Following Tool and Equipment Safety and Care Guidelines
  • Applying Science
  • Applying Mathematics
  • Interpreting Maintenance Publications, Forms, and Records
  • Exploring Airframe and Control Surfaces
  • Providing Ground Operations and Servicing
  • Maintaining the Power Plant
  • Performing Basic Electricity Tasks
  • Exploring Aviation Careers

Aviation Maintenance II

Course Competencies

  • Recognize the application and standards used in aircraft drawings
  • Interpret drawings, and become familiar with the types of lines used to illustrate various concepts
  • Sketch parts and repairs on their own
  • Use charts and graphs to quickly visualize certain relationships, complete complex calculations, and predict trends
  • Recognize and utilize proper tools for a variety of tasks
  • Demonstrate proper tool cares
  • Demonstrate proper shop safety
  • Properly use and interpret Precision Measuring Equipment
  • Demonstrate the basic skills needed to select appropriate cleaning products for a given material
  • Clean aircraft components
  • Identify and treat corrosion



About Aviation Maintenance



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