Course of Study
Program Length: 1,910 hrs
For those preparing for both FAA mechanic certifications, the FAA requires that a student attend the BOCES AMT program for a total of 1910 hrs. Students can complete the BOCES AMT program leading to both FAA certificates in as few as 21 months, equaling 5 semesters which includes one summer session.
Students can study full-time days, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Complete in as few as 21 months. Semesters run late Aug.–Dec.; Jan.–April; and May–Aug.
Western Suffolk BOCES wants all students to succeed in the programs it offers. To earn a certificate of completion, BOCES has established the following criteria for both attendance and academic progress that students must meet in the program for Aviation Maintenance Technology.
Most mechanics who work on civilian aircraft are certified by the FAA, which requires mechanics to be at least 18 years of age, fluent in English, and have a high school diploma or its equivalent in addition to having the needed technical skills. You can learn the necessary skills in the FAA-certified Aircraft Maintenance Technician School at Western Suffolk BOCES.
Daniel Loughran, Principal
Diana Santiago, Program Manager, FAA Liaison
Cheryl Bruckner, Financial Aid, 631/261-3600 x214
Donna Cassano, Bursar, 631/261-3600 x314
Janice Cresciullo, Aviation Program Coordinator
Western Suffolk BOCES also offers through the adult education program at Wilson Technological Center:
The Designated Mechanics Exam (for FAA Airframe and/or Powerplant). Prior to registering students must be authorized to sit for the exam. For requirements and to schedule a pre-test interview, contact the Wilson Tech Aviation Facility at 631-752-1957.
General and Airframe
General and Powerplant
Airframe or Powerplant