Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) School Certification: Ross Shaw Sterling Aviation Early College High School is a certified Aviation Maintenance Technician School in accordance with Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations 14 CFR, Part 147.
Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT), formerly known as an Aircraft Mechanic, refers to a licensed qualification for carrying out aircraft maintenance. Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) inspect and perform or supervise maintenance, preventive maintenance, and alteration of aircraft and aircraft systems. For persons who hold an AMT certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration, rules for certification and for certificate-holders, are detailed in Subpart D of Part 65 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs). Visit the Federal Aviation Administration website for specific program certification requirements - www.faa.gov.
The US licensed qualification is also referred to by the FAA as the Airframe and Powerplant Certifications (A&P).
Ross Shaw Sterling Aviation Early College High School Certification Offerings:
- Airframe – certification required when working on aircraft structures, systems and components.
- Powerplant – certification required when working on powerplants (engines) and powerplant systems and components.
Both licenses require the completion of the FAA General curriculum before a student may be certified in either Airframe or Powerplant.
Ross Shaw Sterling Aviation Early College High School Federal Aviation Administration Program Overview: Ross Shaw Sterling Aviation Early College High School’s aviation technician courses follow the guidelines within the FAA approved Operations Manual which organizes our FAA coursework as follows:
- All current 5th year students were enrolled in FAA coursework from sophomore through senior year for completion of one license (following the pre-2016 Operations Manual). Students who qualify for the 5th year program may earn their second license by the end of their 5th
- All students in the 2020 graduating class and after begin FAA coursework in their freshmen year and can earn one license by the end of their senior year. Students who qualify for the 5th year program may earn their second license by the end of their 5th
Ross Shaw Sterling Aviation Early College High School courses are organized into segmented courses called rotations. Each rotation is made up of one or more specific FAA license areas that is required for General, Airframe or Powerplant license completion.
- 9th Year – All courses are organized into two half year courses. Students do not rotate within the term in the 9th Students will complete four FAA General areas by the end of the year.
- 10th Year – All courses are organized into eight 20 day rotations starting in September and ending in June. Students will complete eight FAA General areas by the end of the year.
- 11th Year – All courses are organized into two half year courses. Students do not rotate within the term in the 11th Students will complete four FAA Airframe and two FAA Powerplant areas by the end of the year.
- 12th Year – All courses are organized into 40-43 day rotations. Students will rotate through four FAA Airframe OR four FAA Powerplant areas. Students may only take one license area (Airframe or Powerplant) in the senior year.
- 5th Year (Optional and Available through Selection Process) – All courses are organized into 40 or 43 day rotations. Students will rotate through four FAA Airframe OR four FAA Powerplant areas. Students may only take the license area (Airframe or Powerplant) that they did not receive in their senior year.
Minimum Passing Grade & Grading Policy:
For a license area (rotation) requirement to be certified for FAA completion a student must:
- Earn a grade of 70 or better in the license area (rotation) according to the following grading components.
- Quiz(zes), Homework & Notebook: 25%
- Final Exam: 25%
- Lab Projects: 50%
- Additionally, a student may not be absent or late for more than 10% of the course.
It is important to note that all FAA subject areas must be completed and passed with a minimum final course grade of 70% or better in order to receive FAA certification. In addition, final exams will be administered at the end of each FAA subject area and must also meet the minimum passing grade of 70% or better.