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Q. What does an Aircraft Maintenance Technician do?

A. An aircraft maintenance technician, also called an Airframe and Powerplant Technician (or A&P Technician) is licensed by the FAA to perform inspection and maintenance on all types of aircraft.

The A&P Technician is certified by the FAA to work on anything from a small Cessna single engine aircraft, to helicopters, to large jet transports.

Q. What do I have to do to get an A&P Technician's License?

A. All applicants must pass a series of FAA tests. To take the tests, an applicant must have attended a certificated Aircraft Maintenance Technician School or have demonstrated experience working on aircraft. For more specific information, select the "Receiving an A&P" link on the left navigation bar.

Q. How long does it take to complete TTC's aircraft maintenance program?

A. It takes two years or six semesters from start to finish to complete all ACM courses for General, Airframe, and Powerplant.

Q. Are the FAA tests administered at the school?

A. The FAA written tests are administered at a nearby computer testing facility. The FAA oral and practical exams are administered here at the Berkeley campus, on the very same equipment the student trains on over the two year period.

Q. Do I need any tools to attend TTC'c aircraft maintenance program?

A. You will need a small selection of common hand tools such as sockets, wrenches, screwdrivers, and pliers. Special tools such as micrometers and torque wrenches will be provided for use by the school. A required student tool list is available upon request.

Q. When can I begin the program?

A. Most students begin in the fall semester, but it is also possible to begin at the beginning of the spring or summer semesters.

Q. How do I enroll in the program?

A. You must first begin by applying for admission to the college. Once your application has been accepted and processed, you will be administered a computerized placement test, complete the orientation process, and be assigned to an aircraft maintenance advisor. For more detailed information, click here



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