The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects "favorable future job opportunities" over the long term as older mechanics and technicians retire. Maintenance Repair Organizations (M.R.O.'s) are contracting for the work that need of maintenance technicians.
This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science in Airframe Maintenance and provides the knowledge and skills successfully pass the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) written, oral, and practical examinations required by the FAA for certification as an airframe maintenance technician. The training and knowledge the student receives from the General Aviation Maintenance and the Airframe Aviation Maintenance certificate programs funnels directly into this degree program. The FAA certifications and this degree will allow the student to continue towards a Bachelor's degree in Aviation Science (or related field), or to begin a career as an aviation airframe maintenance technician.
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The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects "favorable future job opportunities” over the long term as older mechanics and technicians retire. Maintenance Repair Organizations (M.R.O.’s) are contracting for the work that airlines used to do in house. Many of the M.R.O.’s are in need of maintenance technicians. Boeing Commercial Aircraft Company recently predicted 1,000,000 more jobs in aviation in the next 15 years. Airbus of Europe has predicted about 800,000 more jobs in the next 15-20 years. Both predictions are based on anticipated growth in aircraft production and flying passengers. Many mechanics will reach retirement age in the next three years as a result of an interruption of current certificates issued by the FAA. More jet aircraft means more need for mechanics. The general aviation sector already has a shortage of certificated mechanics.
Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.
The FAA Airframe certificate is one of the basic requirements for an aviation maintenance technician to maintain US registered aircraft in an airworthy condition. The mechanic is a vital part of a critical safety system for the flying public.
|AVT 1106||Airframe Safety Systems||2|
|AVT 1107||Fuel Systems||3|
|AVT 1113||Drawings for Aviation||3|
|AVT 1116||Regulations for Maintenance||3|
|AVT 1118||Weight & Balance||3|
|AVT 1131||Basic Aviation Electricity||3|
|AVT 1135||Materials & Processes||4|
|AVT 1136||Sheet Metal||4|
|AVT 1214||Cabin Atmospheric Control||2|
|AVT 1218||Utility Systems||6|
|AVT 2121||Assembly & Rigging||3|
|AVT 2132||Airframe Electrical Systems||4|
|AVT 2143||Review & Recommendation||2|
|AVT 2236||Non-Metallic Structures||4|
|AVT 2237||Aircraft Inspections||3|
|COM 2211||Effective Public Speaking||3|
|ENG 1101||English Composition I||3|
|MAT 1110||Math for Technologists||3|
|MET 1131||Personal Computer Applications for Engineering Technology||1|
|PHY 1106||Physics for Technology||3|
|PHY 1107||Lab for Physics for Technology||0|
|Ohio Transfer Module: Arts & Humanities Elective||3|
The programs General and Airframe certificates are approved by the FAA under air agency certificate XSCT086K.