NE State’s Aviation Technology program open house set Feb. 16

Published 8:21 am Wednesday, February 15, 2023

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Northeast State’s Aviation Technology Program is hosting an open house on Feb. 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the program’s hangar, 917 N. Hangar Road, Blountville.
Aviation Technology at Northeast State is a comprehensive program that combines classroom knowledge and hands-on training to equip students with the skills necessary to become aviation mechanics.
The college offers an associate of applied science degree with airframe and powerplant concentrations. The program also features a technical certificate in Aviation Maintenance Technology.
Students pursuing the A.A.S. degree program learn skills associated with repairing and installing aviation electronics, aircraft structures, and aircraft mechanical systems. Students also develop core skills in fuselage and sheet metal repair, electrical systems, hydraulics, and aircraft repair.
Northeast State is the only community college in the state with FAA Part 147 Airframe and Powerplant certifications available to students.
“For our students in our area, they’ve never had an opportunity quite like this before because airframe and powerplant mechanics are in high demand all over the country,” said Richard Blevins, associate professor and department head of the program. “Students who commit themselves for two years walk out with a great career.”

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