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 Powerplant 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 1113||Drawings for Aviation||3|
|AVT 1116||Regulations for Maintenance||3|
|AVT 1118||Weight & Balance||3|
|AVT 1128||Powerplant Safety Systems||3|
|AVT 1131||Basic Aviation Electricity||3|
|AVT 1135||Materials & Processes||4|
|AVT 2122||Ignition & Starting||4|
|AVT 2126||Reciprocating Engines||7|
|AVT 2138||Engine Fuel & Fuel Metering||3|
|AVT 2143||Review & Recommendation||2|
|AVT 2219||Turbine Engines||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 36: Arts & Humanities Elective||3|
The programs General and Powerplant certificates are approved by the FAA under air agency certificate XSCT086K.