“On June 10, 2011, the SpaceTEC program received formal safety approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Office of Commercial Space Transportation for the SpaceTEC Certified Aerospace Technician™ process, the first such approval of this kind.
Based at Brevard Community College on Florida’s Space Coast, SpaceTEC is the National Science Foundation’s National Resource Center for Aerospace Technical Education. Since 2004 SpaceTEC has offered the nation’s only performance-based, industry-endorsed certification for aerospace technicians in the United States.”
The FAA gave safety approval for the four current areas of the SpaceTEC program:
- Core Certification
- Aerospace Vehicle Processing
- Aerospace Manufacturing
The approval for all four areas is valid for five years.
You can read more of the announcement and what it means for the aerospace technician field here.
To the staff at SpaceTEC, well done!