The Aviation Maintenance Technology program teaches students the maintenance and repair of aircraft mechanical systems including turbine and reciprocating engines, aircraft finishes, sheet metal, welding, landing gears, hydraulics, propellers, and much more. The students are prepared for highly technical jobs like aviation mechanics, who ensure the safety of U.S. aircrafts along with their efficiency.
A hands-on approach, guided by experienced instructors ensures that the students are job ready in the aviation maintenance field, when they fulfill the academic and hour requirements. In addition, West-MEC offers testing for industry standard certification, such as Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), at the end of the program for no additional cost.
Careers that a student could pursue after receiving their certification(s) are: Airframe technician, powerplant technician, air transportation technician;
The knowledge obtained in this program is transferable to a broad spectrum of careers. Within the aviation industry, employment can be found in airlines, manufacturers and repair stations among many others.
Aviation Maintenance Technology Entry-level salary: $22.70 – $26.61 per hour*
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment & Wages