A Selective Admission Program
This FAA-approved program prepares you for a rewarding career in the commercial and general aviation industry. Instruction consists of academic as well as laboratory training designed to prepare you for the FAA written, oral and practical certificate examinations for the Airframe rating. With this rating you will be qualified for a position as an Aviation Maintenance Technician with the FAA Airframe Rating. Note: It is recommended that students pursue both the Airframe and Powerplant ratings for maximum employment potential.
FAA certified maintenance technicians have the important responsibility of keeping aircraft and their equipment working safely and efficiently. They service, repair and overhaul various aircraft components and systems including airframes, landing gear, electrical and hydraulic systems. Aviation Maintenance Technicians employed by the airlines perform either line maintenance work (for example, routine maintenance, servicing, or emergency repairs at airline terminals) or major repairs and periodic inspections at an airline’s overhaul base. Aviation Maintenance Technicians in general aviation perform maintenance and repair jobs similar to those performed by airline mechanics, but they may work on small piston-engine or larger turbine-powered aircraft, depending on the specialty of business where employed.
All students are required to take the TABE exams prior to enrolling in this program unless you currently possess an A.A., A.S. or bachelor’s degree.
The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is a major criterion in a student’s completion of the program. Students who fail to meet the State of Florida’s designated exit score will be required to complete the Vocational Preparatory Instruction (VPI). In order to complete the program successfully, students must achieve or surpass the designated exit score(s). See the Standards of Academic Progress.
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Total Contact Hours: 1,440
Total Workforce Credits: 48.00