To help meet the growing needs of our adult population, West-MEC is excited to provide educational opportunities to adults looking to further their skills and education. We offer highly-competitive industry certification opportunities to students. Take a look at our courses to see how West-MEC can help you find a faster way forward.

The following West-MEC programs at the Central Campus are approved by the Department of Veteran Affairs for GI Bill Educational Benefits for those who qualify. Education benefit eligibility is determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • Aviation Maintenance Technology
  • Avionics
  • Precision Manufacturing
  • Precision Manufacturing – Manual
  • Precision Manufacturing – CNC
  • Welding Technology
  • Welding Technology – Plate
  • Welding Technology – Pipe

Visit www.gibill.va.gov for information and to apply for veteran benefits. For additional assistance, please contact West-MEC’s Financial Aid Office.

GI Bill Education Benefits available:

  • Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill
  • Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Chapter 32 – VEAP Program
  • Chapter 33 – Post 9/11 GI Bill & Transfer of Eligibility to Dependents (TOE)
  • Chapter 35 – Survivors and dependents of deceased/100% disable veterans
  • Chapter 1606 – Montgomery GI Bill, Selected Reserve
  • Chapter 1607 – REAP Reserve Educational Assistance Program

GI Bill Education Benefits recipients are required to submit all postsecondary and military transcripts before the end of the first term to be certified for following terms by the VA School Certifying Official. All prior training must be evaluated.

It is the Veteran’s responsibility to notify the VA School Certifying Official at the campus they attend regarding all changes in enrollment, program, enrollment at another institution, address, and all other changes that may impact their veteran’s educational benefits.

MILITARY TUITION ASSISTANCE
Currently, West-MEC programs are not approved for active duty military personnel.

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
West-MEC Aviation Maintenance Technology program is approved by the Department of Veterans
Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment. For more information, contact the Vocational
Rehabilitation & Employment Office or visit www.benefits.va.gov/vocrehab.

Computer Assisted Testing Service (CATS)
West-MEC is an approved CATS Test Center for FAA, FCC, Private Pilot and many other exams.

For scheduling, fees and more information. Please call 623-209-8070. For more information on CATS tests visit www.catstest.com

Weld Testing
West-MEC will begin Welder Testing in Fall 2016. Testing is done by certified welding instructors (CWI). Instructors will provide all inspections and award certifications.

Weld testing is offered the third Saturday of every month at the Central Campus. Check-in is at 7:30am and testing runs from 8:00am to 1:00pm. Students interested in testing must sign-up at least a week prior to test date. Testers are responsible for all personal protective equipment (PPE). West-MEC will provide all materials and consumables.

Pricing is as Follows

  • Secondary West-MEC students | $50 per process
  • Adult West-MEC students | $100 per process
  • Public testing | $150 per process

FAA Oral and Practical Exam (O&P) Schedule

  • September 12, 2016- Start of Class
  • October 3, 2016- General Practical
  • October 11,2016-Airframe Practical
  • October 17, 2016- Powerplant Practical

FAA Oral and Practical Exam (O&P) Cost

  • $1,300- Course
  • $125- Per Exam (General Airframe and Powerplant)

For more information please contact the Adult Education program at adulted@west-mec.org

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR ADULT PROGRAMS

Contact Paul McClendon for Central Campus Tours
Phone 623.209.8075 or email paulmcclendon@west-mec.org

West-MEC Central Campus
6997 N Glen Harbor Blvd.
Glendale, AZ 85307

Contact Bill Gahn Northeast Campus Tours
Phone 623.209.8075 or email bill.gahn@west-mec.org

 

West-MEC Northeast Campus
1617 N Williams Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85027

 

Airframe and Powerplant Prep Course – West-MEC’s 100 hour Airframe and Powerplant Oral & Practical Prep Course is designed for those who have already received their 8610’s from the FAA and are ready to take the required written and oral & practical exams. To learn more and/or register for the preparation course, please call 623.209.8070.  Click here for more information.

OSHA 10 – We offer customized training for OSHA 10 including training at your location. Training cost is $55 / person. Click here for more information.

SNAP-ON – West-MEC offers a number of different Snap-On certifications. Click here for more information.

Interested in learning when West-MEC starts a new adult program or new class times?

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Medical Assisting

The Medical Assisting program prepares students with the necessary clinical and administrative knowledge to become entry-level medical assistants. Students will receive hands-on training and will be taught how to properly administer injections, take vital signs, record EKGs, implement basic accounting procedures, and understand the fundamentals of patient documentation.