Prepare for your FAA Licenses in Airframe and Powerplant

As a licensed aircraft mechanic, you will find career opportunities across the nation from airports to power stations. The FAA-approved Aviation Maintenance Technology school at Western Suffolk BOCES provides hands-on experience to help you learn how to service, repair and overhaul reciprocating and turbine engines, powerplant control systems, instrumentation, and air frame structure. Earn your FAA licenses in Airframe and Powerplant and build a satisfying career!

What are the basic requirements to be an aviation mechanic?

Take a look at what the FAA has to say! Get answers to your most frequently asked questions about becoming an FAA-licensed mechanic. Clarify your decision to become an aviation mechanic!

Employment Outlook

Trained aviation maintenance technicians are in demand on Long Island and around the country. With three major metropolitan airports, six regional airports and numerous power stations, opportunities for career growth on Long Island are readily available. Learn more about the occupational outlook for the job titles Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians (SOC code 493011) from the U.S. Department of Labor.
Learn more about the nature of the work; training and other needed qualifications; employment levels; job outlook; potential earnings; related occupations and sources of additional information.

Gainful Employment for Aviation Maintenance Technology

To help prospective students make informed choices about the full-time programs Western Suffolk BOCES offers, details about tuition, graduation rates and more are available as required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.

Transfer Credits from other FAA Programs

Western Suffolk BOCES accepts transfer credits for work successfully completed in other FAA Part 147 approved programs.

Partner Colleges Offer Credit for FAA Licenses

Advance in your field with an AA or BS or BT degree from partner colleges. Those who successfully earn one or both FAA licenses at Western Suffolk BOCES’ AMT School can earn advanced placement credits toward an associate’s or bachelor’s degrees in aviation technology at various colleges. Specific agreements vary by college and depend on the degree the student intends to pursue. Talk to a counselor for details.

Job Placement

Western Suffolk BOCES trains you for a great career and then helps you find that all important first job. Our Job Placement Office offers lifetime placement to help you advance in your chosen field.

Sources for More Information

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Aviation Technical Education Council

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The School of Aviation Maintenance Technology of Western Suffolk BOCES, located at Wilson Technological Center’s Republic Airport campus, is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration. Those who successfully complete this BOCES program are, therefore, qualified to sit for the FAA licensing exams in Airframe and Powerplant.

FAA approved Federal Aviation Regulation School (FAR147)

Western Suffolk BOCES has been accredited as an authorized provider by:

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