Workforce Certificate (PSAV/Clock Hour program)
This is a Limited Access program.
The mission of the Aviation Airframe Mechanic program is to serve the air transportation industry with highly trained individuals having the knowledge and skills for an entry-level technician in the aviation maintenance industry. The program produces qualified airframe technicians ready to perform aviation maintenance through practical training and education on Federal Aviation Administration standard methods, techniques, and skills via realistic experience with aircraft, avionics, engines, and their subsystems.
A minimum grade of "C" or better must be achieved in all professional coursework.
This Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-approved program prepares you for a rewarding career in the commercial and general aviation industries. Instruction consists of academic as well as laboratory training designed to prepare you for the FAA written, oral and practical certificate examinations for the Airframe Mechanic rating. With this rating, you will be qualified for a position as an aviation maintenance technician with the FAA Airframe Rating. Note: 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 their equipment working safely and efficiently. They service, repair and overhaul various aircraft components and systems including airframes, landing gear, and electrical and hydraulic systems. Aviation maintenance technicians employed by the airlines perform either line maintenance work (for example, routine maintenance, servicing, or emergency repairs at airline terminals) or major repairs and periodic inspections at an airline's overhaul base. Aviation maintenance technicians in general aviation perform maintenance and repair tasks similar to those performed by airline mechanics, and they may work on small piston-engine or larger turbine-powered aircraft, depending on the specialty of business where employed.
FAA certified Repair Stations are required to have all employees complete drug screening and a criminal background check for employment. Completion of this program is intended to lead to employment in certain safety sensitive positions. To ensure your safety as well as your employability in the widest possible manner, all students are required to submit drug screening and criminal background check results to the Aviation Department prior to enrolling in the program. Call the Aviation Maintenance department for instructions on completing these requirements. Some students are required to take the TABE exams prior to enrolling and meet the target scores prior to graduation in this program unless the students currently possess equivalent ACT, SAT, or PERT scores within the past two years or an A.A., A.S., or bachelor's degree.
The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is a major criterion in a student's completion of the program. In order to earn the Workforce Certificate, students must achieve or surpass the designated exit score(s) on the TABE or quality for a TABE waiver. Students with prior coursework, test scores or licensing may qualify for a TABE waiver and can visit or contact any College Assessment and Certification Center to have the waiver processed and added to their individual student record. For students who do not meet the required TABE scores and need assistance in order to meet the exit requirement(s), the College offers remediation in basic skills through Adult Education.
Need More Information? Contact:
Program Department at (904) 317-3824 or Patricia.H.Conway@fscj.edu
Program Advisor at (904) 779-4200
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Career Information from the FAA