An air of excitement has begun earlier this semester within the Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) community as CA2VES, in partnership with Greenville Technical College, released the online FAA Part 147 General Curriculum courseware for “pilot” testing to AMT programs throughout the 2-year college community.
The overarching goal of this initiative is to provide a high-quality online lecture supplement to enable an increase of capacity for their classrooms. This increase hinges on freeing up time for practical labs, which are a vital component of the AMT certification. This online lecture supplement aims to increase the amount of lab time available by reducing the lecture footprint.
This course pilot leverages the experience of 22 certified instructors across 18 institutions to vet the material and providing critical insights which will help shape the context and delivery criteria needed in order to reach national adoption capability. Thus far, feedback obtained from piloting instructors has been highly positive and suggests we are on the right path.
The current General Curriculum offering is the first of three sections of Part 147 training. Collaboration has commenced for developing the remaining two sections, Airframe and Power Plant. After these three subject areas are vetted and launched, AMT instructors will have access to an entire suite of online AMT lecture material to enable institutions to train and prepare more technicians for certification.