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In response to anticipated local and state-wide business and industry training needs, and in response to the Clinton County Legislature’s efforts to expand the scope of the Plattsburgh International Airport, CV-TEC has developed an Aviation Technology Program.  This FAA-approved, Part 147 Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) program began offering aviation instruction to its first class of secondary and adult “Technician Candidates” on September 8, 2009 at its’ new Satellite Campus (the site of the former CommutAir facilities at 518 Rugar Street, in Plattsburgh, New York).


PAI StudentPursuant to these efforts, CV-TEC has requested, and has received, the non-partisan support of our legislators to secure federal and state appropriations, to obtain legislative approvals/variances, and to secure the local support necessary to begin implementation of their Aviation Technology Program at their new Satellite Campus location.

CV-TEC is proud to offer its graduates the opportunity to earn up to 36 technical credits through Clinton Community College or 33 credits through Mohawk Valley Community College or 30 credits through Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with no additional charge.  Clearly, this New York State Education Department (NYSED)-approved program offers its students a rare and diverse technical and training opportunity next to none.

"To better serve Clinton County, 17 regional public school districts, North Country business and industry, and all of New York State residents by offering a world-class, FAA certified, State University of New York and NYS Education Department-accredited, Part 147 Airframe and Powerplant Technical Institute featuring international standards."

CV-TEC logoMission
“Our mission is to prepare highly skilled aeronautical technicians in accordance with the highest standards of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the New York State Education Department (NYSED), the State University of New York (SUNY), national and international aeronautical organizations, and business and industry partners, in order to meet the aviation demands of the 21st century.”

CV-TEC’s rationale for implementing an articulated FAA-approved A&P program is multi-faceted. It is our hope to provide a unique Career and Technical Education program that serves the Plattsburgh International Airport's growing aeronautical industry, that meets the educational needs of high school students and adults, and that promotes the technical expertise of our workforce, as well as a host of other national, state, county and local needs and interests.