What is an A&P Mechanic?
Snap-On Tools Program
Aviation Maintenance Professional - AMP
National Aviation Academy (NAA) offers a course that builds on the knowledge base of an A&P mechanic. NAA strives to be a leader in the field of aviation and understands the advancements within the industry. Today's planes contain the latest technologies and electrical systems and we've designed a program to fit that need.
Our 3,000 clock hour AMP program combines Aviation Maintenance Technology (2,000 hours) and our Avionics Technology (1,000 hours) program. Students gain a well rounded education through traditional A&P training and advanced systems knowledge of todays modern aircraft. NAA curriculum includes wiring, troubleshooting electrical systems and advanced diagnostic training.
Today airplanes and jets continue to evolve with new systems both mechanically and electronically. Some of the latest commercial airliners have progressed past sheet metal to a lighter composite and the steam gauges in the cockpits have been replaced with large touch screens. It is important for technicians in the field to understand all components of the aircraft. These skill sets and knowledge make you more valuable to your company.
National Center for Aerospace & Transportation Technologies (NCATT) is dedicated to the development of nationally recognized Standards and Certifications identified and recognized by industry professionals. NCATT Standards are easily adaptable into any education or training program to qualify aerospace professionals in their designated career field. NCATT Certifications demonstrate the knowledge base of the advanced aerospace technician to promote integrity, safety and professionalism in the aerospace workforce. National Aviation Academy was the first school to adopt the NCATT approved curriculum.
Employment opportunities for aviation maintenance professionals has never been greater. A recent Boeing study showed that over 500,000 mechanics will need to be hired over the next 30 years.
By The Numbers
The average aviation technician salary. (From BLS
The number of aviation mechanics that will need to be hired over the next 30 years.
The percentage of National Aviation Academy students who graduated in 2011 and were hired within 6 months of graduation.
Airframe & Power Plant
The Aviation Maintenance Professional (AMP) program at NAA is a combination of the 2000-hour maintenance program and the 1000-hour avionics program. During the 14-month Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) program students take courses to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to earn their Airframe and Powerplant certificate.
The last 1000 hours of the AMP program is dedicated to the electrical components and systems of the aircraft. During the Avionics Technology (AVT) program students learn to diagnose and troubleshoot electrical systems, work on in-flight entertainment, navigation devices and several other subjects. Students who complete this program are ready for Elements 1, 3 and 8 tests. NAA’s avionics program is NCATT approved.
Graduates who complete the 3000 –hour or 21 month Aviation Maintenance Professional (AMP) program are in high demand in the industry. The employment opportunities for students who graduate from the AMP program are regularly placed at a 10-15% higher rate than those who only complete the 14-month program. While this program is not essential for employment in the industry it will definitely improve your opportunities.