Jul 21, 2024  
Spring 2023 Academic Catalog 
Spring 2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Airframe Technology, C.A.S.

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Dr. Brad Gilbert, Airframe Technology Program Coordinator
(304) 367-4800

Program Purpose

This One Year Airframe Technology Certificate of Applied Science (CAS) in the Aviation Technology Program provides students an opportunity to complete their eligibility for FAA certification for Airframe Mechanic within a 12 month time frame.

Student Learning Outcomes

The aviation maintenance industry demand for certified aircraft technicians greatly exceeds the current supply, both locally and nationally. An entry level certified aircraft airframe technician ( 1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $52,195. Senior level  certified aircraft airframe technicians (8+ years of experience) earn an average salary of $89,604.

Opportunities in Airframe Technology

Upon completion of this Certificate of Applied Science in Airframe Technology students will be marketable for employment to the local aircraft maintenance industry. Once employed, if they so desire, they will be able to pursue additional training to become eligible for an “add-on” FAA Powerplant Mechanic Certification as their time allows.

Model Schedule (42 Hrs)

Notice to All Students

  • Annual Notification: All career and technical education courses and programs are offered at Pierpont regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, or disability.
  • Advanced Skill Set and Skill Set programs do not qualify for financial aid. Students seeking financial aid eligible degrees may incorporate the classes as electives when their schedule allows or may declare an associate or certificate degree in which the skill set and advanced skill set courses are embedded.
  • Students are reminded to review campus policies and procedures as stated in the catalog.

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