This program is intended for adult students. High school students may be able to apply, as well.
The postsecondary aviation program picks up where the prerequisite program, secondary Aviation and Aerospace Technology program for high school students left off, and is intended for those pursuing their Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aircraft Mechanic certification. Students will receive in-depth, hands-on training in subject areas such as aircraft assembly and rigging, sheet metal fabrication and repair, advanced composites, avionics, inspection procedures and turbine and piston engine maintenance. After graduating from the program, students have the option of pursuing their FAA Mechanic Certification.
This program includes the following credential(s): Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aircraft Mechanic Certification
Grants for Adult Career & Technical Education
Grants, scholarships, and other funding sources are available. Depending on program type and student eligibility, one or more tuition assistance options may apply. For example, VSAC Advancement Grant, VDOL Adult CTE Scholarship, Curtis Fund Credential of Value Scholarship, and other forms of state assistance. For more information, visit the financial assistance webpage and contact the CTE Center.
State or Local Grant
- Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
- Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers
- Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services