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. Take a look at our programs to see how West-MEC can help you find a faster way forward.



West-MEC is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. The Commission of the Council on Occupational Education is located at 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325 Atlanta, GA 30350.

Telephone: 770-396-3898 | Fax: 770-396-3790 website:

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

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

Visit 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.

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

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


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Airframe and Powerplant Prep Oral and Practical 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.

Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam Prep Course- West-MEC’s 28-hour PTCE Prep Course is designed to prepare uncertified pharmacy technicians* to take the PTCB’s technician certification exam. To learn more and/or register for this course, call 623-772-4238. Click here for more information

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

Weld Testing

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.

Testing is done by certified welding instructors (CWI). Instructors will provide all inspections and award certifications.

For more information please contact the Adult Education program at

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

NC3- West-MEC offers a number of different NC3 certifications. Click here for more information.