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.
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.
Federal Aviation Administration
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 three semester credit hour resident requirement
Professional Degrees and Certificates
The Aircrafty Technology Program at St. Philip’s College offers program instruction in English only.
Aircraft Technology Program Physical/Health Requirements
- Finger and manual dexterity
- Ability to climb a step ladder or use a step stool, balance, stoop, kneel, and lift heavy loads (20 lbs.), reach over objects.
- Near visual acuity and depth perception
- 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.