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The growing aerospace industry in West Virginia has a pressing need for workers that manufacture and repair airframe components.  In partnership with Lockheed-Martin, Bombardier and HQ Aero, Pierpont has successfully implemented the Aircraft Structures Training Program, resulting in graduates obtaining employment with local aviation and aerospace companies.   ASTP is an 8 week technical training program, totaling 260 instructional hours, introducing aircraft basics and structure technology, along with students achieving safety and quality certifications from the Manufacturing Skills Standard Council (MSSC).  ASTP includes 130+ hours of hands-on exercises and shop skills development in assembly tools, drilling, reaming, countersinking; aircraft assembly; aircraft production fundamentals; shop math and blueprint reading; FOD control; etc.  The ASTP class is held in Hangar B of the Robert C. Byrd National Aerospace Education Center in Bridgeport, WV.   Admission into the Aircraft Structures Training Program is selective, and upon successful completion, graduates are hired by local aviation companies, therefore individuals must comply with specific Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations for employment: 18 or older High school diploma or GED Pass background check – no felonies Pass drug screen Registered for selective service, if male No aviation experience is required, but preference is given to those with demonstrated mechanical aptitude.  

Start date: 01/30/17

End date: 03/24/17

Tuition: $4,500.00

40 sessions.

Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (1/30/2017-3/24/2017)

Location : RCB National Aerospace Education Center Location : 
  RCB National Aerospace Education Center.

Instructor : Rich Goff 


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Pierpont's 80-hour "new miner" course is designed to prepare students for the WV Office of Miner's Health and Safety's certification exam, which is required for a job as an entry-level underground coal miner. Trainees will be exposed to a general orientation in mining, mining health and safety, mine gases and ventilation, roof and ribs, haulage, emergency response, accident prevention and hazard recognition, and miner and operator rights and responsibilities.With an amazing 99% success rate, Pierpont is the area's leader in Red Hat Certification!Student Testimonial:I took the Red Hat class and went in for the test. Within a week I had a call from a contractor who offered me a job. And now I’m able to pay my bills and do the best I can for my family.--R. Campbell

Start date: 04/10/17

End date: 04/28/17

Tuition: $400.00

15 sessions.

Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 5:00 PM - 10:20 PM (4/10/2017-4/28/2017)

Location : Advanced Technology Center Location : 
  Advanced Technology Center.

Instructor : Richard Moats 

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