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Program / Aeronautical Technician

Is taught in: CECyT 17 | CECyT 19 | CECyT 2 | CECyT 3 | CECyT 4 | CECyT 7


Nowadays, the Aeronautical Industry has high growth in the country due to the incursion of low-cost airlines into the market, as well as the establishment of companies dedicated to the manufacture and assembly of aircraft. The Aeronautics Technician career offered by the IPN develops technical professionals capable of facing the problems and the rigorous regulations demanded by the Aeronautics Industry, being aware of the importance of their work regarding the safety of air transportation.

The career has a duration of three years, is divided into six semesters, and is offered on a classroom basis.

Candidate's Profile

Classes are given in Spanish.

Incoming students must possess the necessary attitudes and values to take responsibility for their training process and play an active role in the research and development of projects and work by the ideas and principles of the IPN.

This guarantees that the career has students with high-quality characteristics and competencies, thus ensuring their acceptance in the labor field, considering it essential for success at this level that the student has the following skills and attitudes:


  • Critical and analytical thinking.
  • Logical reasoning.
  • Ability in administrative management.
  • Application of creativity in all actions.
  • Handling computer equipment.
  • Correct handling of oral and written expression.


  • Demonstrate an attitude of service and commitment.
  • Possess ethical and civic values.
  • Willingness to work.
  • Collaborative work.
  • As a result of their high school education, graduates will have the disciplinary competencies considered in the Common Curricular Framework of the Middle Highschool with Technical Studies, which are:
  • He/she knows and values him/herself and approaches problems and challenges taking into account the objectives he/she perceives.
  • Is sensitive to art and participates in the appreciation and interpretation of its expressions in different genres.
  • Chooses and practices healthy lifestyles.
  • Listens, interprets, and emits relevant messages in different contexts through the use of appropriate media, codes, and tools.
  • Develops innovations and proposes solutions to problems based on established methods.

Graduate's profile

The graduate of the Aeronautical Technician academic program will have a solid integral formation with general, scientific, technological, and humanistic knowledge.

Considering for it diverse knowledge such as:

Generic Competences

  • Knows and values him/herself and approaches problems and challenges taking into account the objectives he/she is pursuing.
  • Listens, interprets, and delivers relevant messages in different contexts using appropriate media, codes, and tools.
  • Develops innovations and propose solutions to problems based on established methods.
  • Maintains a respectful attitude towards interculturally and diversity of beliefs, values, ideas, and social practices.

Disciplinary Competences

  • Copes with the difficulties they face and is aware of their values, strengths, and weaknesses.
  • Incorporates the sum of his/her knowledge and skills for the solution of a problem and makes decisions based on the lessons learned from previous experiences.
  • Chooses the most relevant sources of information for a specific purpose and discriminates among them according to their relevance and reliability/veracity.
  • Uses effective learning strategies to acquire and apply new knowledge and skills systematically and permanently, according to the challenges presented in academic, personal, and work contexts.

Professional Competences

  • Handling and application of aeronautical sector manuals.
  • Command of technical English language.
  • Interpret drawings and diagrams related to this field.
  • Apply maintenance programs to the power plant, structure, and aircraft systems, as well as the application of quality techniques in each stage of the tasks entrusted.
  • The training of the graduate of the Aeronautical Technician career will allow the student to continue his/her studies at Higher Level and/or by taking the extracurricular Seminars-Courses where he/she will be able to obtain the certification of the General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC) and thus perform in companies of the air sector of governmental and private character having as a fundamental principle the aeronautical safety.

Academic Requirements

To enroll in the Middle Highschool with Technical Studies of the Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN), the applicant must comply with the requirements established by the assignment contest of the Comisión Metropolitana de Instituciones Públicas de Educación Media Superior (COMIPEMS). Once the results are published, the student must complete the enrollment process as mentioned in the call for applications.

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Curriculum Map

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