Course Details

Mechanic Privileges & Limitations

This course is designed to partially fulfill the curriculum requirements as set out in Appendix B Part 147 General Curriculum Subjects for Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools established by the Federal Aviation Administration Regulations.

This course will help you understand what is required to obtain and exercise a mechanic certificate, as well as the privileges and limitations of the airframe, powerplant, and Inspection Authorization certificate ratings. You will define “ethics,” and learn about the potential consequences of unethical or illegal choices on an aviation technician’s certification. Lastly, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the history of human factors and current approaches to reducing human error in aviation maintenance. As a certified mechanic, you are responsible for the lives and well-being of others. At the conclusion of this course, you will have a better understanding of what it means to take this responsibility seriously, and you will be more prepared to be an ethical, professional maintenance technician.

Recommended Prerequisites

Basic Reading Comprehension, Basic Computer Skills, Basic Internet Browsing Skills

What You’ll Learn

Course Module Listing


Pre-Course Survey

Course Introduction

Mechanic Certification – General & Specific

Module Introduction

Overview of the Maintenance Technician

Mechanic Certification – General

Mechanic Certification – Specific

Inspection Authorization

Module Summary

Module Assessment

Ethics, Human Factors & Professionalism

Module Introduction

Ethical Decision-Making for Aviation Technicians

The Importance and History of Human Factors

Current Approaches in Human Factors

Module Summary

Module Assessment