This program prepares you to pursue a career in aviation repair specializing in the detailing and application of interior and exterior paint and coating systems. Upon the completion of the program, you will have the prerequisite knowledge and basic skills to properly remove paint from aircraft surfaces, inspect for corrosion and damage, and prepare and properly apply protective coatings to aircraft surfaces. This is a local workforce credit certificate.
You may be required to enroll in basic skills training. This will be determined by your scores on the state mandated Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). Reading 10, Math 10, Language 9.
Career Opportunities, Rapid Placement
An Aircraft Coating Technician will find opportunities at painting and refurbishment facilities throughout the country. With the completion of the training in areas of safety and health under the guidelines of EPA regulations and the different coating application processes, graduates of the program will be competitive for employment with manufacturing or repair of general aviation, regional, commercial, military aircraft or type of aeronautical vehicles.
Depending on location and the size of the organization, typical pay in this field will range from $13 per hour to $22 per hour.
Certification and Licensing
Graduates will have received the appropriate training in EPA regulations under 40 CFR Part 63, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants.
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Total Contact Hours: 600
Total Workforce Credits: 20