Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Mohawk Valley Community College accepting applications for aviation maintenance program

Mohawk Valley Community College is accepting applications now for the Airframe and Powerplant certificate program’s cohort that begins May 1, the college announced.

It is the only community college-based aviation maintenance program in the state, and one of the only programs in the country that can be completed in one year, said MVCC. Three cohorts are offered, beginning in May, August, and January.

The college said its state-of-the-art Aviation Training Center is on the flight line of Griffiss International Airport and is about a half-mile from the newly renovated MVCC Rome branch campus, which offers advising, financial aid, and other student services.

Students follow a Federal Aviation Administration-authorized curriculum that acts as a full-time, 40-hour-per-week training program that runs in three consecutive semesters, said MVCC. During this time, students earn 1,905 hours of training that prepares them to take the FAA exams required to earn the Airframe and Powerplant certificate.

Students spend 60 percent to 70 percent of this time getting hands-on experience on MVCC’s fleet of operational aircraft, which includes a Boeing 727-100, two Gulfstream GII business jets, a Bombardier Challenger 600, a twin-engine Cessna 310, Piper PA-28-140, and an OH-58 Helicopter. Various additional airframes are worked on as well, such as General Electric, Pratt & Whitney, and Allison/Rolls Royce jet engines, Lycoming and Continental reciprocating engines.

“These high-paying aircraft maintenance technician jobs are in strong demand, and the forecast for the next 10 years is over 134,000 openings across the U.S. with many local jobs, as well,” said Airframe and Powerplant Director Walter Constantini. “MVCC’s state-of-the-art program gives students approved credentials, hands-on skills, and applied knowledge that qualifies them for successful aircraft careers in every corner of the nation and right here in the Mohawk Valley.”

For more information, visit mvcc.edu/aviation online.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://romesentinel.com

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