Aviation Maintenance Technician

The aircraft mechanic (Airframe/Powerplant or A&P) have the important job of ensuring that airplanes and helicopters are safe to fly. They maintain and repair aircraft systems such as engines, propellers, landing gear, hydraulics, electrical, oxygen, flight controls, and the exterior of the aircraft.

21st century aviation personnel are able to use computers to take advantage of today’s technological advances to predict equipment failure, speed turn-around times, and utilize advanced materials and processes to reduce costs and increase reliability.

Monitoring systems on aircraft help make the pilot’s and the technician’s jobs easier. Passengers can rest assured that the aircraft’s maintenance history is electronically updated, so the next flight will depart on time and will fly safely to it’s destination.

Hours:  1910

Weeks:  90

Prerequisites:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Meet program criteria on Workforce Training Assessment

Accreditation by: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the exam for this certification: FAA Certifications for General, Power Plant & Airframe

Articulation with:  Eastern New Mexico University

Program Costs:   $12,845

Next Start Date: August 14, 2014

 

Fast Facts

$57k
per year

Average Starting Salary

100%
 

Placement Rate

90
weeks

Duration of Program