Aviation Airframe Mechanics: Adult Program
Be in Demand. Be in Control. Launch your in-demand career in Aviation Maintenance. Tuition costs: As low as $2.92 an hour.
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Charlotte Technical College puts your future in your hands with CTC's Aviation Mechanics Training Program.

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Be in Demand:

Aircraft technicians are urgently needed. Currently, 30% of the workforce is at or near retirement, and over the next 20 years, Boeing estimates more than 750,000 new aircraft technicians will be needed. This opens great opportunity for you:

Median pay: $69,040 per year / $33.19 per hour

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Be in Control:

Graduate with the readiness and confidence of a strong skill set, because at CTC you:


Learn through student-centered, career focused training that includeds both traditional classroom instruction and hands-on skill building at a specially equipped training facility at Punta Gorda Airport.

Move through a course sequence carefully designed for effectiveness and speed.

Graduate ready to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) license examinations for Airframe and Power Plant ratings at the end of your training.

teacher teaching And the CTC program has been designed not only for timely completion, but also with the goal of total affordability.

Total costs:

Airframe all-inclusive cost:
$5,782.00


Power Plant tuition only cost:
$2,628.00


Total A&P (Airframe and Power Plant):
Less than $10,000

* Tuition costs are negotiated by the state annually and are subject to change.

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TUITION COSTS CAN BE REDUCED

Reduce your tuition costs through multiple funding sources including FAFSA/Pell Grants, Career Source Florida Grants and VA grants. Annual scholarships are also available, in varying amounts starting at $1,000 through the Educational Foundation of the national Aircraft Electronics Association. With low-cost tuition, grants and scholarships, you are in control of your future, without heavy debt or high cost to tie up your finances.

Click here for a cost sheet, and click here for scholarship information.

FAFSA: If you wish to considered for a Pell Grant it is necessary to fill out and submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). While this does not guarantee assistance, it is the required first step. For more information about completing the FAFSA, see here Once you’ve received an email indicating your FAFSA has been received, call the CTC Financial Aid office at 941-255-7500 to set up an appointment to review your financial aid package. Click here for the documentation you will need for the financial aid appointment.

All veterans should also contact the CTC Financial Aid office to get the facts about their eligibility for financial aid.


PROGRAM LENGTH:

AIRFRAME - Just 12 months. Student will complete 1350 hours from August through June. This includes 450 credit hours for General, 450 hours for Aviation Maintenance Airframe Technician 1 and 450 hours for the Aviation Maintenance Airframe Technician 2.

*The state articulates 36 credit hours for those who want to continue an AS degree in Aviation Maintenance Management upon passing of certification exam (with 36 articulated credit hours by passing Airframe 1).

POWER PLANT - Just 900 additional hours, which could start in August and complete in March of the following year, allowing the student to take the Power Plant certification test upon completion.

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