This 21-month (seven-term) both FAA -approved Part 147 and VA-approved program is designed to include training in the latest methods in the aircraft maintenance technology industry. Students have an unusually large number of aircraft (10) and modern turbojet engines to train on, including the huge General Electric CF6-6 and Pratt & Whitney JT8-D. At the completion of the program, students are prepared to take the Federal Aviation Administration examination for licensing as an “airframe and power plant technician/mechanic.” Completion leads to employment in the aviation industry with fixed base operations, commuter airlines, major airlines, overhaul and repair stations and aircraft manufacturers.
The program has been approved by the State Department of Veterans’ Affairs to receive education benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
Students meeting all program and graduation requirements receive an Associate of Applied Science degree. This program may transfer for further study toward a four-year baccalaureate degree. Students may also transfer into IHCC’s Avionics Electronic Technician diploma program. Students can enter this major at the beginning of the Fall term.