Aviation Maintenance and Advanced Manufacturing Education

The world-class aviation maintenance and advanced manufacturing programs across the region are of particular interest to MRO and aircraft manufacturing operations. The Tennessee Center for Advanced Technology (TCAT) in Morristown offers an FAA Part-147 Aviation Maintenance Technician program currently producing A&P-certified employees. Sharing a campus with Tri-Cities Airport, Northeast State Community College offers degree and certification programs in Aviation Maintenance Technology with Bell Helicopter in an advisory role. The program is on schedule to expand to include an FAA-certified, Part-147 program which will produce graduates with the power plant certification. The Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing (RCAM) in Kingsport creates custom training programs for our existing industries.

Additionally, the greater Tri-Cities region offers an abundance of four year universities including several with well respected engineering programs.

Community Colleges with Aviation Maintenance & Advanced Manufacturing Programs

Southwest Viriginia Community College

Four-Year Colleges and Universities 

Northeast State Community College Aviation Maintenance Technology Program 

Northeast State Community College and Bell Helicopter have launched an aviation maintenance technology program aimed at increasing the number of aircraft technicians within the Tri-Cities Region. Northeast State provides the coursework with Bell Helicopter training professionals acting in an advisory role.

The program develops a foundation of mechanical and electrical skill knowledge required in aerospace maintenance and repair over the course of a two-year program.

A key component of the program’s success is the coordination with local school systems to begin cultivating aerospace and aviation interest with students at an early age.

Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing 

The Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing offers a wide range of customized workforce training.

A 26,000 sq. feet training facility features the latest simulators, flexible classrooms, and relevant programming to equip the 21st century advanced manufacturing employee.

Programs offer specialized industry training designed to meet the unique objective of organizations seeking to develop their workforce.  Additionally, college credit programs are offered for both traditional and non-traditional students.

Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing