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 associated with the Aviation Institute of Maintenance.
Logo for the Aviation Institute of Maintenance, featuring a planeThe Prince William County Career and technical Education logo, featuring a map of the world in the background

Classes & Course of Study


Aviation Maintenance I (coming in 2021)

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.

Course Competencies

  • 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

Aviation Maintenance II (coming in 2022)


Recommended Course of Study

Grade 9: Technical Drawing, Introduction to Engineering and Design (PLTW)
Grade 10: Construction Technology, 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.
Aviation Maintenance is an available transfer program at URHS. Students may apply by completing the specialty program application by February 1st, 2021.