06-19-13-ftcc.gifWhat a great opportunity for Fayetteville, Cumberland County and surrounding areas. Thanks to the Golden Leaf Foundation, Fayetteville Technical Community College provides a preparation course for the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airframe and Powerplant License examinations.

Through the Department of Continuing Education, this 128-hour, 11-week program is designed to prepare students for three written exams, oral and practical tests through hands-on training and some basic welding technology. Books are included, and the equipment puts your skills to work!

The purpose of this program is to provide training for active-duty and retired military personnel seeking employment/promotion in A & P operations. The general public is also welcome to enroll. There are four requirements to obtain a mechanics license: experience, achievement in written exams and achievement in oral and practical tests.

The Airframe and Powerplant Prep course is for applicants who meet FAR 65.71-65.77. According to these regulations, a student must have experience before being approved by the FAA to sit for the exams. The required experience for the powerplant mechanics rating is a minimum of 18 months working with tools on any type of aircraft engine. The required experience for the airframe mechanic rating is a minimum of 18 months working with tools on any type of airframe. For students who desire both ratings, the combination total of experience is only 30 months.

The course is given at FTCC’s Spring Lake Campus, which provides 34 modern classrooms including 12 laboratories, a conference room, a North Carolina Information Highway classroom and a 102-seat lecture hall. The program has been a success for Fort Bragg and surrounding areas. With continued interest, FTCCwill provide the training for aviation mechanics as long as needed.

Are you ready to further your career? Come talk to us at FTCC today! For more information about the Airframe and Powerplant Preparation classes, please call 910.678.0027.

FTCC offers more than 189 programs of study leading to the award of associate degree, certificate or diploma. Many programs of study are offered 100 percent online. In addition to curriculum studies, FTCC’s Continuing Education Department offers a broad range of programs to enhance skills, gain new skills and help individuals transition into the workplace quickly. Learn more at or visit our campuses at 2201 Hull Road in Fayetteville, 171 Lake Tree Blvd. in Spring Lake, or the Fort Bragg Center located in the Bragg Training and Education Center.

Photo: FTCC’s airframe and powerplant preparation program  provides training for active-duty and retired military personnel seeking employment/promo-tion in Airframe and Powerplant operations.

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