It takes a team of people on the ground to keep America’s top pilots in the air. At Craven Community College’s Institute of Aeronautical Technology (IAT), you can learn what it takes to keep America flying!
Since 2004, the IAT, which anchors Craven Community College’s Havelock campus, has offered comprehensive, state-of-the-art training in aircraft maintenance – training that’s essential to prepare workers for employment at Fleet Readiness Center East at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point or with private or commercial aviation firms.
Students enrolled in the Aviation Systems Technology (AST) program get hands-on training with a wide variety of military and civilian aircraft. They become familiar with a complete array of aircraft systems, from nose to tail.
As they progress, they become eligible to test for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certifications in both Airframe and Powerplant (A&P). The A&P certification can be a very valuable credential to have when seeking employment in military or civilian aviation. Our program prepares individuals for the written, oral and practical Airframe and Powerplant Examinations administered by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Aircraft technicians are highly skilled and highly paid. Through Craven Community College’s aviation technology program, you can join them. The program takes four semesters plus two summer school sessions to complete. Let your career take flight today.
Aircraft technicians are licensed (Airframe & Powerplant) mechanics who inspect, service, check, overhaul, replace, repair and maintain aircraft engines, airframes and various systems in accordance with the standards set by the Federal Aviation Administration. The airframe includes the fuselage, wings, tail assembly, and landing gear; the Powerplant includes aircraft engines, propellers, and electrical systems. Our A&P program will prepare you to perform scheduled maintenance, make repairs, and complete inspections required by the FAA.
While the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree can lead to immediate job placement upon graduation, Craven Community College has a special relationship for transfer to a Bachelor’s of Science (BS) Degree with East Carolina University and Southern Illinois University.
Aviation Systems Technology Training for Military
Craven Community College has a specialized training program for students who have prior military aircraft maintenance experience. Through our Workforce Development program, students are able to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe and Powerplant certification exams.
Federally Approved Program
Aviation Systems Technology Program Interim Director/Faculty
Site Coordinator H-60 Project