program description

This two-year program teaches students the maintenance and repair of aircraft mechanical systems including turbine and reciprocating engines, aircraft finishes, sheet metal, welding, landing gears, hydraulics, propellers and much more.

Upon completion of 1,952 hours of training, students 18 years of age or older may test for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe and Powerplant certification.

2016-2017 Information

2017-2018 Information

David White_2

David White

Aviation Maintenance Technology Instructor

“After 20 years in aviation under various technical and business roles, I am excited about being able to pass on some of the knowledge I have gained.”

Jay McDowell

Jay McDowell

Aviation Maintenance Technology Instructor

“It is a true accomplishment for me when I see a student start to understand what it is I am teaching.”

Matthew Still

Matt Still

Aviation Maintenance Technology Instructor

“Seeing the students work on airplanes and continuously developing their technical knowledge daily is a testament to how CTE is preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s careers.”

Patrick Sampson

Patrick Sampson

Aviation Maintenance Technology Instructor

“I love teaching my students what I have learned. They are my legacy a way to pay back the aviation industry.”

Ron DeCandia

Ron DeCandia

Aviation Maintenance Technology Instructor

“Focused, disciplined and rewarding program for the students.”

Martin Cook

Martin Cook

Aviation Maintenance Technology Instructor

“I am very excited to be given the opportunity to train and inspire the next generation of aircraft mechanics. I believe that the West-MEC CTE model and mission will have a positive impact on our youth, schools, communities and world. I am grateful and humbled to be a part of such a significant endeavor”.

Terry Menees

Terry Menees

Aviation Maintenance Technology Instructor

“West-MEC is a great opportunity for students to discover career paths that are not available in traditional school settings. I got to help students in building their knowledge and skills in preparation for become certified aircraft mechanics. Giving back to the industry is very important to me… How could you have a better job than this?!!”