A&P Certificate Apprenticeship Program
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A&P Certificate Apprenticeship Program

The FAA Mechanic Certificate, with Airframe and Powerplant Ratings, or A&P, is your ticket to a respected, good-paying job in the aviation industry! According to CareerExplorer, in Pennsylvania the average annual salary for an aviation mechanic is $58,000 and the top 20% earn $98,000.

Aviation Mechanics Needed

Although the demand for pilots receives much media attention, the demand for aviation mechanics is just as real. The Aviation Technology Education Council’s Pipeline Report predicts a shortfall of 79,000 mechanics in the U.S. over the next twenty years. This situation will clearly enhance the earnings, benefits, and career choices for aviation mechanics. 

EMU A&P Apprenticeship Program

Beginning in the Fall of 2021, our aviation maintenance training program will prepare you, using the apprenticeship model, to test for your A&P. The FAA requires 30 months of full-time training, which equates to 4,800 hours. At EMU you can train full-time, year-round in 8 sessions of 15 weeks each, or training may be taken part-time, on a per training hour basis. The FAA places no calendar time limit on the completion of required hours, and your training time may be reduced if you have previously participated in aviation maintenance activities.

Our program is for you if:

  • You’re a recent high school graduate who wants to become a full-time professional mechanic
  • You’re a working adult seeking a new career
  • You’re pursuing a flying vocation in which an A&P Certificate is required or desired, such as in missions/humanitarian flying or corporate flying

For more information

Call or email John Sibole, EMU Director of Aviation, at (717) 690-8608 or john.sibole@emu.edu


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