In this course, you will learn the basic information, principles, and technical procedures required to perform the duties of an aircraft maintenance technician.


Read and understand technical instructions, safety protocols, and maintenance procedures.
Keep written logs and records of maintenance and repairs.
Discuss your responsibilities and communicate with colleagues.




Hours of Contents




Required Skill level


  1. Hand Tools and measuring devices: The aviation maintenance technician spends a major portion of each day using a wide variety of hand tools to accomplish maintenance tasks. This unit contains an overview of some of the hand tools an AMT can expect to use
  2. Mathematics in aviation maintenance: Review some of the necessary mathematical principles to successfully complete the maintenance, repair, installation, or certification of aircraft equipment.
  3. Fundamentals of electricity and Electronics. This unit addresses a few of the fundamental concepts that are the building blocks for advanced electrical knowledge and practical troubleshooting.
  4. Aircraft Drawings: Drawing, in the aviation industry, is a method of conveying ideas concerning the construction or assembly of objects. It is important that the aviation mechanic understands the meaning of the different lines, notes, abbreviations, and symbols that are used in a drawing.
  5. Physics of Aviation and Aircraft Weight and Balance: The people who maintain and repair aircraft should have knowledge of basic physics to understand the fundamental concepts of aviation. Knowledge of the weight of an aircraft and its balance are also extremely important for operating in a safe and efficient manner.
  6. Aircraft Materials, hardware and Processes: Knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of structural metals is vital to properly construct and maintain any equipment, especially airframes. In aircraft maintenance and repair, even a slight deviation from design specification may result in the loss of both lives and equipment.
  7. Maintenance Technician Responsabilities: Learn about the daily routine of an aircraft maintenance mechanic and twelve human factors that degrade people’s ability to perform effectively and safely, which could lead to maintenance errors.
  8. Safety, Ground Operations, and Servicing: The information in this unit serves as a general guide for safely servicing and operating aircraft.
  9. Cleaning and Corrosion Control: Many aircraft structures are made of metal, and the most insidious form of damage to those structures is corrosion. From the moment the metal is manufactured, it must be protected from the deleterious effects of the environment that surrounds it.
  10. Inspection Concepts and Techniques: Inspections are visual examinations and manual checks to determine the condition of an aircraft or component. An aircraft inspection can range from a casual walk around to a detailed inspection involving complete disassembly and the use of complex inspection aids.
  11. Maintenance and Repair Forms: Filling out forms is a key responsibility for aircraft technicians. Learn how to complete some of the most common maintenance and repair forms using the correct vocabulary and sentence structure.
  12. Regulations, Records and Publications: Just as aircraft continue to evolve with ever improving technology, so do the regulations, publications, and records required to design, build, and maintain them.