The Aviation Technology Training Center
Augusta Technical College’s Aviation Maintenance Technology Training Center will be located on the Thomson/McDuffie Regional Airport in Thomson, Georgia. The facility has approximately 16,000 square feet of space that includes two general classrooms and six labs for both airframe and powerplant specific courses.
The facility will house all of the equipment and materials necessary to satisfy FAA requirements for certification of the program.
A testing center is located at the main terminal of the airport which will provide all of the written test requirements for certification.
Augusta Technical College will offer an Associates Degree, Diploma, and Technical Certificates of Credit for ratings in Airframe, Powerplant, and combined Airframe and Powerplant.
The combined Airframe and Powerplant program is a two year, six semester program that will qualify graduates to sit for the FAA tests leading to technician certification.
The program emphasizes a combination of theory and practical application, and prepares graduates to inspect, troubleshoot, service, repair, and maintain all types of certificated aircraft.
Each class will consist of a maximum of 24 students with acceptance each January and August.
Pending FAA approval and certification, Augusta Technical College plans to begin the inaugural Aviation Maintenance Technology class in January of 2013.
Industry Facts and Figures
There are currently over 5,000 aircraft mechanics employed in Georgia and 120,000 employed in the United States.
Job growth for this field is predicted to be around 14% for the next five years.
The most growth is expected in air transportation, aerospace parts and product manufacturing, support activities for air transportation, agriculture and forestry, and non-scheduled air transportation.
Augusta Technical College
Aviation Technology Training Center
476 John T. Lane Road NW
Thomson, GA 30824
Phone: (706) 595 - 0166