Aviation Maintenance

Aviation Maintenance Technology

Points of Contact

Mr. Kenney, Instructor: [email protected]

Ms. Spindler, Specialty Program Coordinator: [email protected]

To apply for the Aviation Maintenance Technology Program please use the PWCS Specialty Program Application found here: PWCS Specialty Program Application

The application opens on November 1, 2023 and closes on February 1, 2024

About The Program

Aviation Maintenance Technology students work with airframe and control surfaces, power plants, and basic aviation electricity while they learn to perform ground operations and servicing procedures as specified by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements.  Students also practice lab and tool safety, apply science and mathematics principles to aviation maintenance tasks, and research and use maintenance publications, forms, and records.  

Recommended Course of Study

  • Grade 9:  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.

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 complext 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 appropritate cleaning products for a given material
  • Clean aircraft components
  • Identify and treat corrosion

About Aviation Maintenance


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