Aviation & Aerospace Technology

HS Credits for 2 Year Program:
Year 1 – 3.0 Elective Credits
Year 2 – 1.0 Elective Credit, 1.0 Science Credit, and 1.0 Math Credit
VT Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements (PBGRs)​: BTC is currently in the process of
aligning PBGRs for Grade 11-12 Programs.
Industry Recognized Certifications: ​Airframe & Powerplant (A&P)
Articulation Agreements:​ The American Council on Education (ACE) will award up to 67
college credits for students earning their Airframe & Powerplant License (A&P).

This program is a highly technical and multidisciplinary curriculum that teaches students not only
how aircraft work, but how to troubleshoot, inspect and maintain those aircraft. Units review
everything from the basics like math and physics to more specific subjects like corrosion control,
aircraft hardware and flight surfaces, and even FAA rules and regulations. This program blends
classroom theory with plenty of hands on practical experience in order to prepare students for a
future in aviation. Students disassemble and reassemble piston and turbine engines, learn
about hand tools and how to properly use them, learn to weld and even how to start up and run
an aircraft. The graduates from the BTC Aviation and Aerospace Technology program have the
option of attending our satellite facility at the Burlington airport to continue their training and
obtain their A&P Certificate (Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic Certificate).

Students completing the program can find jobs in almost any part of the U.S. Some aviation students
have continued on to college and/or to flight school. Others have joined the armed services to become aircraft mechanics.

Prerequisites/Recommended Skills:
Proficiency in Algebra, Trigonometry and Geometry.

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