Aircraft Airframe Technology Associate Degree
Did you know a modern jet engine attains maximum power in about eight seconds flat? Or that a commercial Boeing 747 has a cruising speed of about 550 to 600 mph? And that today's jet engines commonly develop 9,900 pounds of thrust or more?
What makes that happen? WHO makes it happen? It's not just the pilot who flies the plane. It's also the skilled technicians who do the crucial work behind the scenes. And it could be you — with a career in the field of aviation maintenance.
But it’s a demanding job, one that requires a high degree of technical skill and education.
At Texas State Technical College, you’ll get the hands-on experience you need to become a top-notch professional in the field of aviation maintenance. With aviation experience dating back to 1968, TSTC has long been a leader in the aviation industry. Our program is certified by the Federal Aviation Administration to provide the training necessary before testing for Airframe and Powerplant #FT8150Q (A&P) ratings. Through your studies and hand-on labs at TSTC, you can prepare for testing to earn an Airframe and rating with training in electrical and hydraulic systems, sheet metal repair and much more.
Students will also have access to TSTC’s Aerospace Center with new terminal facility, air traffic control tower, campus airport and expanded programs (to open in Waco in the spring 2012).
Most students follow the industry lead and get both the airframe and powerplant certificates. See the section labeled Powerplant for the requirements for that program. Both the Airframe and Powerplant can be finished in six semesters (two years).