Education

Developing a highly specialized local workforce in aircraft maintenance and manufacturing is one goal of the Oregon Heavy Lift Helicopter Consortium.

Training and Careers

Today’s airplanes and helicopters are highly complex machines with parts that must function safely in extreme conditions. To keep aircraft in peak operating condition, aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and service technicians perform scheduled maintenance, make repairs, and complete inspections required by the FAA.

Developing a highly specialized local workforce in aircraft maintenance and manufacturing is one goal of the Oregon Heavy Lift Helicopter Consortium. If you seek a rewarding career, consider opportunities among these world leaders. You might find that the sky’s the limit. The Oregon Heavy Lift Helicopter Consortium encourages development of a trained workforce to support this growing industry.

Apprenticeship Program Only

Airframe and Power Plant Apprenticeship at Rogue Community College

Airframe and Power Plant apprentice is regulated by the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) Oregon State Apprenticeship Training Council and local Joint and Trades Apprenticeship Training Committee related training standards. It combines full time, on-the-job work experience with trade-related theoretical instruction.

The degree is available only to BOLI-registered apprentices within the following trades:
  • air-frame/power plant technician (3,000-hours)
  • boiler operator (4,000-hours)
  • tool and die maker
  • millwright and motor winder (8,000-hours)

Completing apprentices can earn a Mechanics and Maintenance Technology Apprenticeship, Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree within Rogue Community College’s Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology Apprenticeship Pathway. The pathway model provides statewide transfer opportunities, ladder-type certificates of completion including the initial Mechanical Maintenance Apprenticeship Certificate and an optional transfer path into a Bachelor of Science degree at the OIT. If students intend to transfer to SOU’s Bachelor of Applied Science degree program, transfer courses should be chosen from the list of electives where possible. See an advisor for more information or visit www.sou.edu/degreecompletion.

The degree features general education courses prescribed by Rogue Community College, related training credits previously earned in the certificate of completion, college credit for an earned journey-level card, and some industry electives. It also provides additional access to related training courses across the state for registered apprentices with aligned program outcomes, assessments and courses.

More information is found on the following websites:

Trade Coordinator: Cathy Pierson ยท Phone: (541) 245-7912