The courses in the Aviation Technician Program are designed to provide the necessary educational opportunities through classroom and laboratory teaching for a person to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to enter the industry as an entry-level Airframe and Powerplant Technician. Graduates will be eligible to take the Federal Aviation Administration examinations. Upon successful completion of the written exams, the graduate will be eligible to take the oral and practical examinations to complete the requirements for the FAA Airframe and Powerplant Certificate. With the FAA Airframe and Powerplant Certificate, the aviation technician may enter a number of employment areas, such as general aviation, fixed-base operations, executive aircraft services, major airlines, aircraft contractors, modification operations, and manufacturers aircraft engine and component manufacture. The Aviation Technician Diploma consists of 90 credit hours and 1926 contact hours, and is 60 weeks (day) and 114 weeks (evening) in length.