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Students work in the hangar at MVCC's Aviation Training Center, located on the flight line of Griffiss International Airport, which is about a half-mile from the full-service Rome Campus.
Welcome to Airframe and Powerplant Technology at MVCC!
There are few industries that foster dreams and goals like aviation. From design to construction, from maintenance to flight, aviation is an industry that has shaped the future. Demand for personal and commercial air travel has spawned jobs for trained personnel of all types – in particular, for Airframe and Powerplant Technicians.
Start your career in one year with the Airframe and Powerplant Technology program offered by Mohawk Valley Community College. It is the only community college-based aviation maintenance program in New York State and one of only a few one-year programs in the country.
The FAA-authorized program (Certificate #VXYT570K) is structured as a full-time, 40-hour-per-week training program that runs in three consecutive semesters.
During the course of 12 months, students receive 1,905 hours of FAA-approved training that prepares them to sit for the examinations required to be issued the FAA Airframe and Powerplant Certificate.