Student Alert: It is strongly recommended that students meet with the program manager or program advisor prior to enrollment in professional coursework to ensure proper curriculum sequencing. For more information, please contact David Dagenais, Program Manager, Cecil Center, (904) 317-3821 or David.W.Dagenais@fscj.edu —or— Pat Conway, Cecil Center (904) 317-3824 or Patricia.h.Conway@fscj.edu
This is a Selective Access program.
The mission of the Aviation Powerplant Mechanics 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 Powerplant 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.
This 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 Powerplant Mechanic rating. With this rating, you will be qualified for a position as an Aviation Maintenance Technician with the FAA Powerplant Rating.
A minimum grade of C or better must be achieved in all professional coursework.
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, 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.
The AMT Professional courses comply with Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 147 and is FAA certified.
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 at the number below for instructions on completing these requirements.
It is strongly recommended that students meet with the program manager or program advisor prior to enrollment in professional coursework to ensure proper curriculum sequencing.
Need More Information? Contact:
David Dagenais, Program Manager, Cecil Center, (904) 317-3821 or David.W.Dagenais@fscj.edu
Pat Conway, Cecil Center (904) 317-3824 or Patricia.H.Conway@fscj.edu
Program Advisor, (904) 779-4200
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