Our College of Aeronautics campus simulates an aviation workplace environment where students learn the proper tools and techniques required to become successful aircraft mechanic or aviation maintenance manager. We focus on specific aviation maintenance courses and provide students with extensive interaction experience working with jet & turbine engines, powerplant technology among other mechanical aerospace equipment.
Our aviation campus, located on the San Antonio International Airport, consists of multiple hangars that house classrooms, a computer lab, various types of aircraft & engines, metal & wood workshops plus other mechanical training equipment. Students are supported throughout their education by skilled instructors with elite experience in the aviation maintenance & mechanics field.
To become an aviation mechanic, you first must have a passion for hands-on maintenance and a desire to succeed in a mechanic environment. The aviation maintenance field is regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration which requires all aircraft mechanics to hold specific licenses or work under specific conditions while maintaining and repairing aircraft.
The first step toward becoming an aviation mechanic is a proper education and maintenance training at an FAA approved school. Hallmark University is an FAA approved school that can effectively educate and prepare you for the required FAA examinations and a successful career in the aviation maintenance field. Before taking the required maintenance license examinations, the FAA requires testers graduate with a related aviation maintenance degree from an approved school or posses the required number of supervised hours maintaining aircraft.
To become licensed and approved to maintain and repair aircraft, an individual must pass related FAA examinations which are split up into 3 parts: written, oral and practical. It is required to pass the written test first before attempting the oral and practical tests. The oral and practical tests cover 43 technical subjects and are given by a Designated Mechanic Examiner. You must provide proof of education or experience when attempting these tests. If you fail part of a test, you must wait 30 days before you can attempt it again.
Once you pass all three tests within a 24 month period, the FAA will issue you a certification which will allow you to maintain and repair aircraft in the US. The final step to becoming an aviation mechanic is finding a job and starting your career. Sometimes this can be difficult for individuals but at Hallmark University our Student Affairs department helps you prepare for your job search and find an ideal aviation maintenance position.
Once you complete one of our aviation maintenance programs and receive your license after completing the FAA examinations, there are a variety of positions a Hallmark graduate can obtain including:
It depends on what certification you’re planning on attempting. If you are thinking of becoming Hallmark University College of Aeronautics student seeking a Associate of Applied Science in Airframe & Powerplant Technology, it will take a minimum of 15 months to complete the program and earn your degree. After you receive your degree, you are eligible to take the 3 part FAA examination. While attending Hallmark, we prepare students for the examination process help students review for the examinations.
Our Aeronautics program is one of the top 10 aviation maintenance schools in the USA in producing Airframe & Powerplant licensed graduates*. The direct hands-on time our students spend learning the fundamentals and practicing advanced techniques effectively prepares each student for licensure and certification examinations. Students also have the option to individually earn an Associate of Applied Science in Airframe Technology or Associate of Applied Science in Powerplant Technology
*Retrieved from FAA Data 2012-2014
Hallmark University is #1 in the State of Texas in producing Airframe & Powerplant licensed graduates*. FAA requires aircraft mechanics to hold various licenses/certifications to work on commerical and private airplanes & aircraft.