Aviation Maintenance

Aviation Maintenance Program Overview

The Aviation Maintenance Program at Unity Reed High School is a trade and industry specialty program on its own, but also can be used as a career-related study path for the IB Career Programme. It is taught by a professional from the aviation industry.


  •  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
students at airport Students repairing parts

Classes & Course of Study



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



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
A chart showing the median annual salary of aviation maintenance is almost $60,000, $10,000 or mroe higher than comparable industries such as small engine, motorcyle, air and heating, or heavy equipment maintenance.

Application Process

Aviation Maintenance is an available transfer program at URHS, meaning students attend Unity Reed High School full time. Transportation is available at select specialty bus stops around the county for students.  Unity Reed students continue riding their regular bus.  Students may apply by completing the specialty program application starting on November 1st.  The application closes February 1st. If you are a student new to the county, you may still apply within 30 days of your enrollment. Please contact Mrs. Hodgson ([email protected]) for more information.

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