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MLK Campus: (210) 486-2330
Location: Center for Learning Resources (CLR)

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Location: Building 1-C123

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Aircraft Technology

Building careers in Aircraft Technology!

Nowhere to go but up…see what our program has to offer.

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Building careers in Aircraft Technology!

Nowhere to go but up…see what our program has to offer.

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Building careers in Aircraft Technology!

Be a part of the primary Aerospace training resource in South Texas.

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Building careers in Aircraft Technology!

Our Aircraft Technology program is a nationally recognized Dual Credit Aerospace Academy for a growing presence in the Alamo region.

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Building careers in Aircraft Technology!

Population growth and rising income are expected to expand the airline industry.

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Building careers in Aircraft Technology!

Receive the in-depth training and preparation to work in the manufacture and repair of all aircraft.

The St. Philip's College Aircraft Technology Program is the primary Aerospace training resource in South Texas.  The program offers traditional college courses for students seeking the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe and Powerplant license.  It is also the only provider of customized instruction and development for business and industry, offering specialized training for new and incumbent employees.  In response to labor shortages and an aging workforce, the program worked with industry and the community to create the nationally recognized Dual Credit Aerospace Academy as a feeder program for the growing aerospace presence in the Alamo region. 

Professional Licenses

The St. Philip’s College Aircraft Technology program is certified by the Federal Aviation Administration to provide the required training to allow graduates to apply and test for their Airframe Mechanics license, Powerplant Mechanics license , and/or Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics license issued by the FAA.

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Credit for Experience

The Aircraft Technology Program will review student credentials for the recommendation to award credits for a FAA Airframe and Powerplant license. Students are  required to present the original copy of the A&P license and three years of employer verifiable aerospace work experience. Credits awarded are limited to 13 semester credit hours for an Airframe or Powerplant and 26 hours for an Airframe and Powerplant license. Credits awarded under the proposed guidelines will be included and limited to the 32 semester credit hour limit for non-traditional methods specified in the college catalog. Credits will be posted on the transcript when the student has satisfied the 3-semester credit hour resident requirement

Professional Degrees and Certificates

Faculty & Staff Professional Organizations
Required Texts Tool List

Physical/Health Requirements

The Aircrafty Technology Program at St. Philip’s College offers program instruction in English only.

Aircraft Technology Program Physical/Health Requirements

  1. Finger and Manual dexterity
  2. Ability to climb a step ladder or use a step stool, balance, stoop, kneel, and lift heavy loads (20 lbs.), reach over objects.
  3. Near visual acuity and depth perception
  4. Visual Color Discrimination -- The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.

Note: Students with special needs must register with the Disability Resource Center prior to the beginning of classes

In this department, the orientation of the offerings is toward immediate entry into the labor force with a marketable skill. Graduates of these programs can receive either the Associate of Applied Science Degree or a Certificate of Completion. The objective of the department is to provide the student with an education which both satisfies entry level skill requirements and furnishes a foundation on which career advancement can be based.

Contact Information

Program Director:
Rod Cotter

Southwest Campus
Building 2
Rm. 104

(210) 486-7201