What characteristics and skills do I need to work in this field?
Anyone desiring a career in aircraft assembly should possess a basic knowledge of math and physics. It is helpful to have a mechanical aptitude. Reading comprehension is also a desirable skill. Much of the work involves physical abilities such as standing, bending and crawling into tight places. The ability to work on scaffolding with power tools is required at times.
Where can I work?
Aircraft assembly technicians are typically employed by companies that produce aircraft for the civilian and military markets. The tri-county region hosts a number of manufacturers and their suppliers. This sector of the aviation industry is projected to grow, providing even more employment opportunities.
What does Trident Technical College offer?
The Aircraft Assembly Technology program at TTC prepares students for employment in the aviation manufacturing field by providing instruction in the basic theory of aircraft design and construction, aircraft materials and tools utilized in aircraft assembly.