Aircraft Powerplant Tech Schools

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Statistics From SurveysStatistics From Surveys

Stats here are for those who have completed the program. Of those starting the program, 5 out of 8 (63%) of people surveyed successfully completed it.

Survey QuestionAverage
Program Completion Time29 month(s)
Attended School Mostly Full-Time100%
Program Difficulty (1-100)56
Satisfied With the School68%
Well-Prepared for Career68%
Would Choose Program Again60%
Career is Directly Related to Program60%
Easy to Find Job88%
How Long to Find First Job5 month(s)
Working Mostly Full-Time100%
Salary (Not Necessarily Full-Time)$54,375
Salary Met Expectations60%
Trouble Making Loan Payments40%
Satisfied With the Career80%

Schools Offering This Program, by StateSchools Offering This Program, by State

(Offering certificates of less than two years of study)

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► Common Careers for this Major▼ Common Careers for this Major

People getting a certificate in this major often choose among careers such as (among others):

  • Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
  • Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers

Why did people choose this program of study?Why did people choose this program of study?

"I picked it because at the time, I thought it would be easier than any computer program. I wanted the easiest job I could get and still make good money."
"It is the career field which I began in my military service (USAF). It was a field that is always in demand in the private sector. Pay prospects were also desirable"
"I did this job in the Navy and it was a way for me to get another certification under my belt. It was easy for me to transfer what I had learn in the military to this school for credit hours."
"It was relevant to what I was already doing. Excellent earning potential on this career path."
"Always had an interest in aviation Technology as well as in engineering. Having a vocational education was better suited for me as i am a hands on type of person."

What surprised people about this program of study?What surprised people about this program of study?

"I was surprised how easy it is to work on airplanes. In school we have to learn so much stuff that when I got to the job and it was two hours of work for every eight hour shift I was extremely happy."
"I was surprised by the amount of classroom instruction that was involved. I assumed that most of the curriculum would be of the hands on variety, shop work so to speak. The technology necessitated the classroom instruction hours.."
"Well, what surprised me was how easy it was to transition to the program with my prior knowledge. I also was surprised at how fast it was for me to recall a lot of the things that I had already learned."
"The knowledge that is required is enormous. The program could have lasted twice as long and you would still need some schooling on the electrical side of things."
"I was surprised of the amount of regulation one has to adhere, its a never ending cycle. The vas amount of responsability that one has to fallow is very intense."