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Get the hands-on skills, attitudes and training for today's aerospace and aviation industries
Aerospace technicians operate and repair systems associated with launch vehicles, payloads and ground equipment. Aviation airframe and powerplant mechanics inspect, service and repair aircraft and their systems. Other advanced technological jobs in the aerospace and aviation maintenance fields include testing, fabrication, assembly, repair and manufacturing. Our training programs located on the Space Coast in Brevard County, FL prepare graduates to work locally and beyond.
Meet Libby Brubaker
Associate in Science Degree
• Aviation Maintenance Administration (Management degree that builds on Airframe and Powerplant certificates)
• Aviation Airframe Mechanics CTC (Can lead to FAA certification)
• Aviation Powerplant Mechanics CTC (Can lead to FAA certification)
Aerospace Technology: Aerospace Technology is an exciting field of study that prepares graduates for entry-level positions in the aerospace and aeronautics industry. Students will learn basic soldering skills, wire wrapping, potting, crimping, cabled lacing and repair, troubleshooting and diagnosing electrical circuits and how to assemble, operate, inspect and test fluid systems. Graduates also will qualify for many applied technology jobs such as testing, fabrication, assembly, repair and manufacturing.
Aviation Maintenance Program: This program prepares students for a rewarding career in the commercial and general aviation industries. Instruction consists of academic as well as laboratory training designed to prepare individuals for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) written, oral and practical certification examination for the Airframe Mechanic rating. With this rating, individuals will be qualified for a position as an Aviation Maintenance Technician with the FAA Airframe Rating. 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 related equipment working safely and efficiently. Aviation Maintenance Technicians employed by the industry perform routine inspection, maintenance, servicing, and repairs and engage in the manufacture or assembly of new aircraft.
- Florida Advanced Technological Education Center
- Manufacturing Skills Standards Council
- NASA Inspire/Connect/Explore STEM Careers Website
- SpaceTec Website
- U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Federal Aviation Administration
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