Hallmark University’s College of Aeronautics is focused on training students to earn their FAA Airframe and Powerplant Certification. The accelerated degree program is designed to allow students to get their degree, earn their A&P Certification, and get to work in under 2 years. Our aircraft technician school is designed for those looking for hands-on training on real aviation equipment in a technical environment. The class sizes are small, and courses are delivered in manageable 8-week terms. Our campus is located at the San Antonio International Airport, where aeronautics technician students work in real hangars on real jet engines as they progress towards their Airframe and Powerplant Certification.

The technical skills you will learn during your training include safety wiring, specialty tool usage, soldering, inspection techniques, troubleshooting, servicing, interpreting aircraft drawings, weight and balance, engine run, taxi, repair and alteration techniques, remove and replace, overhaul, sheet metal and composite fabrication and repair, assembly and rigging, navigating FAA regulations and approved aircraft data, and basic maintenance practices.

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Aeronautics Maintenance Degree Programs

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Associate Degree Programs

Airframe and Powerplant Technology

Associate of Applied Science
16 Month Program

Employment Areas:

  • ‧ General Aviation
  • ‧ Fixed-base Operations
  • ‧ Modification Operations


Associate of Applied Science
10 Month Program

Employment Areas:

  • ‧ General Aviation
  • ‧ Fixed-base Operations
  • ‧ Manufacturers as Airframe Technicians


Associate of Applied Science
10 Month Program

Employment Areas:

  • ‧ General Aviation
  • ‧ Fixed-base Operations
  • ‧ Manufacturers as Powerplant Technicians

Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Aviation Maintenance Management

Bachelor of Science
21 Month Completion Program
*Prerequisites Required*
A&P Certification Required

Job Opportunities:

  • ‧ Aviation Maintenance Manager
  • ‧ Aviation Management Specialist

An Immersive Aeronautics University

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Earn Your
A&P Certification

Our curriculum directly trains students to prepare for their A&P Certification.

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Start Your Career Sooner

Earn your Airframe and Powerplant Associate’s Degree in Just 16 Months

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Hands-on Classroom Experience

Learn by wrenching on turbine engines, sheet metal, riveting, and more.

Aviation Career Opportunities

College of Aeronautics graduates have found great success in working for aviation companies here in San Antonio, Texas and beyond. Since our aviation technician degrees are accelerated, students can find valuable career opportunities in less than 2 years after starting. Our hands-on experience helps graduates know what to expect on their FAA examination that leads to their A&P certification.

Graduates can begin aeronautics careers such as:

  • Aircraft Engine Specialist
  • Aircraft Contractors
  • Fixed-base Operations
  • Aviation Management Specialist

Graduates Hired By:

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“The curriculum that I experienced was very recognizable when I got out into the industry, having dealt with stuff hands-on in the classroom as opposed to maybe on a computer screen or in a book.”
Chris Escobedo
Class of 2019

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