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A&P Mechanic Test Prep Resources: Find Answers to FAQs Here

by SJVC on June 12, 2019

Are you preparing to take the A&P mechanic exam in pursuit of a career in aircraft maintenance? This resource center has everything you need to know about preparing for your written, oral and practical examinations administered by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). SJVC Fresno Aviation Campus President Lionel Smith offers guidance on what you should

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Aviation maintenance career attracts people with specific interests

by Nyla on May 21, 2019

There are two kinds of people who enroll in SJVC’s Aviation Maintenance Technology program on SJVC’s Fresno – Aviation campus: Those who enjoy the mechanics of working with their hands and those who love aviation. Instructor Richard Simmons is two for two. “I fell in love with aircraft when I was 6 years old and

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New report highlights aviation maintenance employment gap and how education can help meet the growing demand

by Ryan Smith on April 9, 2019

Like most industries, aviation maintenance faces it fair share of challenges, but a surplus of skilled and formally educated technicians is not one of them. A recent report using data from the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC) found that aviation mechanics continue to retire faster than they are being replaced. The 2018 ATEC Pipeline Report

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SJVC Aviation Maintenance Technology program graduate Mason Houk

Mechanical aptitude is the “It Factor” that can boost a career in Aviation Maintenance

by Nyla on March 7, 2019

After more than 20 years in the aviation maintenance industry, Mason Houk knows the key ingredient that gives new hires a distinctive edge: Hands-on experience. “You’re either good with mechanical devices or you’re not,” he says of new A&P (Airframe and Power Plant) Aviation Maintenance Technology recruits at SkyWest Airlines in Fresno, where he is

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SJVC Fresno’s aircraft mechanic students step up to help local community

by Nyla on January 11, 2019

Until just a couple of months ago, many Aviation Maintenance Technology students at the Aviation campus in Fresno had never been part of a community volunteer effort. “They have not had the experience of helping strangers,” says James Montague, Academic Coach. “They haven’t really considered it. Why help somebody I don’t even know?” They are

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What it’s like to work as an Aircraft Mechanic for SkyWest Airlines

by SJVC on December 19, 2018

By Tom Himka –  SkyWest Airlines Colorado Springs, Maintenance Manager So, you’ve caught the aviation bug. We don’t blame you. We love airplanes too. Starting a new career can be a bit overwhelming and you probably have plenty of questions. For instance, what is it like being a SkyWest mechanic? I can tell you, there isn’t

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How to become an Aircraft Mechanic

by Raja Tahir on September 12, 2018

Interested in a hands-on career where you maintain and repair aircraft? Then a career as an aviation mechanic and service technician might be the right fit for you. Read on to learn the ins and outs of a career in aircraft maintenance, and how you can get started. What do aircraft mechanics and service technicians

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