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Airframe and Powerplant Certification Prep Evening and Weekends

The Airframe & Powerplant Prep Evening and Weekend Program

This program is for qualified aircraft maintenance technicians wishing to take the next step in their career and earn a Mechanic’s Certificate with Airframe and Powerplant ratings from the FAA.

The course is designed for professionals with intermediate to advanced skills and experience in airframe and powerplant.  The program covers all areas of the A&P FAA testing requirements including general, airframe, powerplant, and oral & practical examination.

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Take the next step in your career and earn a Mechanic’s Certificate with Airframe and Powerplant ratings from the FAA. The Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) License Prep Course is designed for professionals with intermediate to advanced skills and experience in airframe and powerplant who are preparing for the Federal Aviation Administration’s(FAA) exams to receive their A &P license.  The program covers various topical areas that are identified in the FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbooks for General, Airframe, and Powerplant as well as the FAA Practical Test Standards for Mechanics the Oral & Practical examination.

 

The program includes classroom instruction and login to Prepware (education edition).

To succeed in this program you should be prepared to:

  • Review the FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbooks ahead of time
  • Utilize the FAA Website & Prepware for practice testing.
  • Review all practical test standards.
  • Know your calculator and all of its functions. 

If you need only a portion of the ratings, we can accommodate you into the schedule and reduce the cost accordingly. Please view our Course Fees tab for additional pricing information.

This preparation course is designed for intermediate to advanced professionals with 18 to 36 months of experience working on Airframe and Powerplant. Requirements for the course are as follows:

Our goal is to prepare you for success on your exams and part of that is helping our interested students understand what to expect when attending this training. Therefore, it is also important that we reiterate that our prep courses are intensive in nature and designed for those who have put in a substantial amount of independent study and feel they have a good foundational grasp on some of the theoretical concepts covered in the written test and will be using this course as an opportunity to work with the instructor to refresh and/or gain understanding of a few topics for which they have little to no understanding and to practice for the oral & practical examination in a lab environment.

  • If you feel you do not fit the description above —-or—-
  • If this is your first time with most of the theoretical topics or have not spent much time with any study materials for the exams —–or—–
  • If you are not able to pass practice exams with at least a 60% percent

It is strongly recommended that you decide to commit to a study plan prior to attending. The textbooks used for the course are widely available and free(Click the FAQ).  We provide enrollees with a study plan and online prepware to assist with preparing for the course and require that students are registered at least 3 weeks prior to the course to allow an adequate window of time to prepare.

Failure to take the steps recommended above prior to attending the course will not yield the best results and course experience.

  • A&P Rating (Full 3 Week Class)- $950- covers tuition & online prepware access only
  • Airframe & General Instruction Only– $650- covers tuition & online prepware access only
  • Powerplant & General Instruction Only– $650- covers tuition & online prepware access only
  • Airframe Instruction only– $345- covers tuition & online prepware access only
  • Powerplant Instruction Only– $345- covers tuition & online prepware access only
  • General Instruction Only– $345- covers tuition & online prepware access only
  • Hands-On Practice Only– $345

 

Payment Options: We accept credit cards, debit cards and money orders only.  Cash payments will not be accepted.

  • Credit/debit card payments can be made online. Once your registration is reviewed, you will receive an email that includes a link to provide payment. Payments can also be made over the phone by calling 912-443-3012.
  • Money Orders must be delivered to the Crossroads Campus in person.

Payment Due Date: Payment is due no later than 3 weeks prior to scheduled class date. Please see the Upcoming Sessions tab to locate an exact due date. Class size is limited and spaces are available on a first come first serve basis and are only confirmed when payment is received.

Refunds: Students will only be provided a refund if The Continuing Education Department is notified at least 3 days prior to the start of the course in writing. Once a course has been provided or is currently in session, a refund will not be issued. If you purchased by credit/debit card, the refund will be issued back to the card that the purchase was made on. If you paid by money order, you will have to complete a check request form in order to begin your refund process. The refund by check request will may take anywhere from 2- 4 weeks to receive by mail and will be sent in the name of the student who was registered in the course. To request a refund, please email continuinged@savannahtech.edu.

***Special Accommodations: Students requiring special services to take a course, such as interpreters, recorded materials, you must register and pay for your course one month or more before the start of class. At the time of registration, please inform the Continuing Education of your need for special services by submitting documentation from your doctor.

Week 1

  • Topic: Airframe
    • Saturday: 8am-5pm
    • Sunday: 8am-5pm
    • Monday: 6pm-10pm
  • Written Testing (Optional)
    • Thursday: 6pm-8:30pm
    • Cost: $165

Week 2

  • Topic: General
    • Saturday: 8am-5pm
    • Sunday: 8am-5pm
    • Monday: 6pm-10pm
    • Tuesday: 6pm-10pm
  • Written Testing (Optional)
    • Thursday: 6pm-8:30pm
    • Cost: $165

Week 3

  • Topic: Powerplant
    • Saturday: 8am-5pm
    • Sunday: 8am-5pm
    • Monday: 6pm-10pm
  • Written Testing (Optional)
    • Thursday: 6pm-8:30pm
    • Cost: $165

December 2017 Session

Airframe: Dec 2,3,4
General: Dec 9, 10, 11, 12
Powerplant: 
Dec 16, 17, 18

Payment Deadline: EXTENDED to Thursday, November 16th, 2017
Location: Savannah Tech Crossroads Campus, Aviation Building
Time: 8am-5pm Saturday & Sunday, Weekdays at 6pm-10pm
Hours: 64
Cost: $950, Includes online prepware

February 2018 Session

Airframe: Feb 17, 18, 19
General: Feb 24, 25, 26, 27
Powerplant: March 3, 4, 5

Registration Deadline: Friday, January 5th, 2017 by 12 noon
Payment Deadline: Friday, January 19th, 2017

Location: Savannah Tech Crossroads Campus, Aviation Building
Time: 8am-5pm Saturday & Sunday, Weekdays at 6pm-10pm
Hours: 64
Cost: $950, Includes online prepware

May 2018 Session

Airframe: May 5, 6, 7
General: May 12, 13, 14, 15
Powerplant: May 19, 20, 21

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 30th, 2018
Payment Deadline: Friday, April 13th, 2018

Location: Savannah Tech Crossroads Campus, Aviation Building
Time: 8am-5pm Saturday & Sunday, Weekdays at 6pm-10pm
Hours: 64
Cost: $950, Includes online prepware

August 2018 Session - TBD

Airframe:
General: 

Powerplant:

Payment Deadline: Friday, 
Location: Savannah Tech Crossroads Campus, Aviation Building
Time: 8am-5pm Saturday & Sunday, Weekdays at 6pm-10pm
Hours: 64
Cost: $950, Includes online prepware

September 2018 Session - TBD

Airframe: 
General: 
Powerplant: 

Payment Deadline: 
Location: Savannah Tech Crossroads Campus, Aviation Building
Time: 8am-5pm Saturday & Sunday, Weekdays at 6pm-10pm
Hours: 64
Cost: $950, Includes online prepware

Mr. Jimmie Smith

Jimmie has over 35 years of experience ranging from Aircraft maintenance, mechanic, appraiser.  He possesses a strong background knowledge and demonstrated ability of FAA/ Governmental Repair station regulatory compliance, Federal Aviation Regulations, Quality systems functions and standards. Mr. Smith also reviewed and approved all FAA paperwork related to aircraft. Conducted conformity inspections related to the Repair Station or DAS FAA conformity projects.

1. How much does the Evening & Weekend A & P Test Prep Course cost?

  • A&P Rating (Full 3 Week Class) $950- covers tuition & online prepware access only
  • Airframe & General Instruction Only- $650- covers tuition & online prepware access only
  • Powerplant & General Instruction Only- $650- covers tuition & online prepware access only
  • Airframe Instruction only- $345- covers tuition & online prepware access only
  • Powerplant Instruction Only- $345- covers tuition & online prepware access only
  • General Instruction Only- $345- covers tuition & online prepware access only
  • Hands-On Practice Only- $345

2. What payment options do you accept?

We accept credit cards, debit cards, and money orders.

  • If paying by credit/debit card, you can complete the registration form and select the “register for course” option.  When you select this option, our representatives will:
    • Prepare an invoice based on your course selection. Send you an email with summary details of your order, and access to conveniently pay online and confirm your seat in the course.
  • If paying by money order, please make it payable to “Savannah Technical College”. Payment must be received no later than 3 weeks prior to the start of the class. Seats are limited and are only confirmed once payment has been received.

3. How do I register for the Prep course?

You can register by visiting www.savannahtech.edu/PCE-AP and checking the “register” button. Or you can call The Continuing Education office at 912-443-3012 to provide your payment information. You must have your 8610-2 forms signed by the Flight Standards District Office in order to complete your registration.

4. What will be covered in this class?

This class will review various topical areas from the Federal Administration Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook as well as provide instruction for approaching the written tests and the oral & practical examinations to acquire a General Rating, Airframe Rating, and Powerplant Rating.

5. Do I need to have my 8610-2 Forms signed off to take the test prep course?

Yes, one of the requirements to take this course is that you need to have your 8610-2 Forms signed off by the Flight Standards District Office.

6. Are the tests taken at the Crossroads Campus?

Yes, if you would like to test, the written tests are provided in the Savannah Technical College Testing Center at the Crossroads Technology Campus. We are located at 190 Crossroads Parkway, Savannah, GA 31407, near the airport.

7. Does the cost of the class include the cost of the tests?

No, the costs of the tests are not included.

TEST INFORMATION:

Will the practice test questions in my books or in Prepware be the same as the actual FAA written exam?

“The FAA Exams are “closed tests” which means the exact database of questions is not available to the public. The question and answer choices in Prepware are derived from history and experience with the FAA testing process. You might see similar although not identical questions on your official FAA exam. Answer stems may be rearranged from the A, B, C order you see in Prepware. Therefore, be careful to fully understand the intent of each question and corresponding answer while studying, rather than memorize the A, B, C answer. You may be asked a question that has unfamiliar wording; studying and understanding the information will give you the tools to answer all types of questions with confidence.” (Source- online.prepware.com)

 

How much does it cost to take the written tests and oral exams and who do I pay with?

Each written test’s cost is $165. If you are sitting for all 3 tests, you will pay $495. Our office has coordinated to have the written exams provided at 6pm each Thursday during your class. If you choose not to sit during this time, you will be responsible for contact the test center to arrange further testing at 912-443-4148.

The Oral and Practical Examination is $200 per rating or $600 in total. It can only be scheduled with Savannah Technical College’s Tal Loos, Designated Maintenance Examiner (DME), after passing the corresponding written tests. (Note: You can begin O&P testing if you’ve passed the General and Airframe written exams or General & Powerplant written exams)

DME Loos can be reached at 912-443-4140, or by email at tloos@savannahtech.edu. Once scheduled, you can provide payment with the Continuing Education Department at 912-443-3012.

What time and date is the written test offered?

Each Thursday during the course has been designated as an optional testing day. The test is offered at 6pm at the Crossroads Technology Campus and administered by Savannah Technical College Testing Center. The address is 190 Crossroads Parkway, Savannah, GA 31407. Please allot 3 hours for your registration, payment, and testing.

Do I need to be approved to take the tests?

Yes, in order to take the tests to receive your General, Airframe & Powerplant Ratings, the Federal Aviation Administration must sign off on your 8610-2s. These are forms that verify you meet the experience needed to receive either the single rating or both the A&P rating. Please click the following link to view and print the form: FAA 8610-2 Form

Contact the Flight Standards District Office(FSDO) at:
Atlanta 107 Charles W. Grant Parkway
Atlanta, Ga 30354 | (404) 474-5100
Additional FSDO Locations

What if I don’t pass the test on the first try?

You will have to repay the $165 for the written exam. You must wait 30 days to retake the exam, unless you provide a letter to the Examiner stating that you have received additional training in the areas in which you failed.

Where can I find the FAA Knowledge Test Guide? Written Test sample questions? FAA Practical Standards?

Please click the following links: FAA Knowledge Test GuideFAA Sample QuestionsFAA Practical Standards

** Once payment is received, you will receive access to the A&P Prepware, which provides a larger pool of test questions to practice from. The book also provides a link to more prep material.

What books are required for this course and where can I find them?

Instruction for the course will be based out of the FAA 8083 and FAA 8081.
Click the titles below to download:

Written Test Prep

Participants in the course will also receive access to ASA Online Prepware once your payment is received.

Supplemental Resources: Participants of past courses have also purchased the ASA Fast Track 2017 Test Guides for Aviation, Powerplant, and General. The questions in the guides are similar to the questions you will have access to on the Online Prepware. Please note, this text is not required and will not be covered during the course at any time.