- aircraft structures,
- reciprocating and jet engines,
- electrical wiring and avionics,
- flight instruments,
- and other aviation components and systems.
As a graduate of the program, you’ll be eligible to take the FAA exam for licensure in both airframes and powerplants. Whether you want to work in small general aviation or with large commercial jet aircraft, this program will prepare you for a multitude of career options with major airlines, manufacturers, repair stations, structural repair facilities and other organizations in the aviation industry.
In the United States, the aviation industry has a need for 132,000 technicians between 2021 and 2041. There are currently not enough licensed aviation technicians to fill every job in the US. Over the next few years approximately 30% of the existing aviation technology workforce is going to retire. This will create thousands of positions for new technicians.
Companies throughout the region, like Airborne Maintenance and Engineering (Wilmington OH), Thoroughbred Aviation (Lexington and Huntington), Embraer Aircraft in (Nashville), and Pratt and Whitney (Bridgeport) have hundreds of positions open collectively.
About this program
The application process starts with MCTC, which will also administer financial aid for the program. The first step is to apply at MCTC. Applications are being accepted now.
The Marshall/Mountwest Aviation Maintenance Technology program is 18 months long. During this time, students will complete both lecture and hands-on training to meet the standards for FAA testing for the Airframe and Powerplant certifications. Students will also complete courses through Mountwest to complete an associate degree.
Attendance is essential to graduation and completion of certificates. Each program section will cover a large amount of information and time spent out of class will put a student farther behind than average programs.
Students will apply through Mountwest and all financial aid should be directed through MCTC as well. After a student is accepted into MCTC, additional documentation will be required to enroll the student as a Marshall student in the joint program.
If the school was a postsecondary school, with an official transcript showing what FAA line items have been successfully completed, transfer credit can be given. Each school divides the FAA curriculum differently; therefore, to receive credit, all line items from the our program must have been addressed for credit.