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Aerospace Propulsion


Minimum Education Requirement:
high school diploma or GED with 15 college credits


high school graduatemechanicalenlistedelectronics & electricsmaintenance & repairaircraft

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Aerospace Propulsion

Career Description

With Air Force jets, the United States can have a significant aggressive, defensive or humanitarian force anywhere in the world in 30 minutes. It's an ability and responsibility that relies on having planes ready to go at a moment's notice. As an Aerospace Propulsion specialist, you'll ensure our engines are in first-rate operational condition. You'll know the engines inside and out and work on the flight line, in a shop or in a test facility. You'll also work where the jets are, whether that's in the United States or abroad.

Career Tasks

  • Diagnose engine problems, including the fuel, oil, electrical and engine airflow systems
  • Remove defective components and install serviceable machinery
  • Perform test runs on repaired engines

Relevant Interests & Skills

  • Electronics
  • Mechanics
  • Problem-solving
  • Maintenance and Repair
  • Working with Your Hands
  • Working with Aircraft


After eight and a half weeks of Basic Military Training, every Airman goes to technical training to learn their career. Here's the basic information about Aerospace Propulsion technical training:

School location: Sheppard AFB [TX]

Length of course: 34–51 days

College degree earned: Aviation Maintenance Technology

College credits earned: 17–25 (varies)