The Aviation Technology Training Center
Augusta Technical College’s Aviation Maintenance Technology Training Center is 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 powerplant specific courses.
The facility houses all of the equipment and materials necessary to satisfy FAA requirements for certification of the program including four complete aircraft.
A testing center is located at the main terminal of the airport which will provide all of the written test requirements for certification.
Aviation Maintenance Technology Programs
Augusta Technical College’s Aviation Maintenance Technology currently offers the Aviation Maintenance Technician – Powerplant Technical Certificate of Credit.
The Powerplant TCC will require 2-3 semesters to complete. 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 engines, engine systems, and components.
The Center is FAA approved for up to 60 students with a maximum of 24 per class.
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) 597 -8265