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K-State offers aircraft certification classesK-State offers aircraft certification classes

Kansas State University Polytechnic has created a professional development program featuring four courses in aircraft certification.

The courses “offer comprehensive, relevant education” to individuals who need to get up to speed quickly on the nuances of airworthiness and production certification, said Kurt Barnhart, associate dean of research and engagement for Kansas State Polytechnic. Citing the retirement of veteran employees that is causing on-the-job training to taper off, he said the industry is experiencing “emerging holes between professionals new to aircraft certification and those who have been on the job for numerous years.”

Each class will consist of an online portion that lasts seven weeks, followed by three days of in-person classes at the National Center for Aviation Training at Wichita Area Technical College. The program begins with an introductory course on the basic elements of the certification process, followed by aircraft type and aircraft production, and a final course that will require students to apply their knowledge from previous courses to create a project.

The program begins in January 2018. After completion, students will receive a certificate from the university’s professional education and outreach office and can earn 180 professional development hours.

To register, see the website. For questions, contact the professional education and outreach office at 855/552-0079 or send an email.

Jill W. Tallman

Jill W. Tallman

AOPA Technical Editor
AOPA Technical Editor Jill W. Tallman is an instrument-rated private pilot who owns a Piper Cherokee 140.
Topics: Aviation Education Programs

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