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Aerospace Careers at Pierpont

The Robert C. Byrd National Aerospace Education Center prepares you for unique career opportunities and certification in the dynamic field of aviation. Dedicated faculty and staff are available to lead you on your path to success. This training leads to jobs with some of the largest international and local companies in the aviation industry who are currently seeking certified aviation professionals. Women are strongly encouraged for this in-demand workforce training with excellent growth potential in the aerospace industry. No aviation or mechanical experience necessary.

Employment Opportunities

Major Airlines Canadair Regional Jet Service Center
General Aviation Fixed Base Aircraft Maintenance Operations (FBO) Pratt & Whitney Engine Services
Aircraft Manufacturers Aurora Flight Sciences West Virginia
Corporate Aviation Lockheed Martin
Federal Aviation Administration KCI Aviation
US Military West Virginia Air National Guard Fixed Wing Training Center
Part 145 Aircraft Overhaul & Major Maintenance Repair Stations West Virginia Air National Guard
Bombardier Aerospace Engine & Airframe Solutions Worldwide


What is the Aviation Maintenance Technology Program?

This program prepares graduates for a career as a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT). Aircraft Maintenance Technicians inspect, service, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair airframes, power plants, and their related mechanical and electrical systems. Aircraft maintenance operations are routinely carried out as a function of major and regional airline maintenance operations, to include airline major maintenance base operations and airline line maintenance operations.

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What is the Aircraft Structures Training Program?

This 8-week program successfully prepares individuals for a new career in airframe repair and assembly, in collaboration with local aerospace companies actively hiring entry-level workers. ASTP features hands-on shop exercises in the sheet metal and riveting, classroom instruction, and online Manufacturing Skills Standard Council certifications.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Aircraft production fundamentals.
  • Introduction to aircraft basics and structure technology.
  • Safety Certification - Manufacturing Skills Standard Council (MSSC).
  • Quality Practices & Measurement Certification - Manufacturing Skills Standard Council (MSSC).
  • Shop math and blueprint reading.
  • Shop skills – assembly tools, drilling, reaming, countersinking.
  • Fastener installation - fastener pattern layouts, solid rivet installation.
  • FOD Control - Foreign Object Damage or Debris prevention.

To learn more about the ASTP go HERE