• Career and Employment Outlook

    Job Requirements
    Many jobs in the aircraft maintenance industry require mechanics that are certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Two ratings are applicable to this certification: Airframe and Powerplant. Three options are offered in Aviation Maintenance: an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Aviation Maintenance, a certificate in Aviation Maintenance(Powerplant), and a certificate in Aviation Maintenance (Airframe). The AAS degree program provides the experience require to obtain the aircraft mechanic certificate with Airframe and Powerplant ratings. Each certificate program provides the experience required to obtain the aircraft mechanic certificate with the rating appropriate for the program completed.

    The program provides extensive hands-on training in small classes with well-trained teachers. Equipment and curriculum are up-to-date and include nondestructive testing, composites electrical systems troubleshooting and reciprocating and turbine engine theory and maintenance, to mention a few.

    Median annual salaries for aircraft mechanics and service technicians were $58,896 in June 2015.  The average hourly wage is $28.00.  For more information visit http://www.salary.com  

    For more information visit U. S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook.

  • Contact Information

    Technology Education
    101 Baldwin Blvd.
    Corpus Christi, TX 78404
    (361) 698-1725
    fax: (361) 698-1839

    Office: Emerging Technology Building West Campus, Room 139