So I'm still working on my CFII (probably wont be done till July) and as you all know there ain't crap for flying jobs out there. So I was thinking about possibly getting my A&P certificate. I'm a huge gear-head and don't mind getting my hands greasy and oily (I've done MAJOR repairs/upgrades on cars several times). A week ago on a slow day at work I was sent down to our MX hangar and they let me help out on performing an MX "event" on one of our PA-44's. I changed the spark-plugs, re-rigged some cables, and did some other basic stuff. I really enjoyed it and I definitely could see myself doing that for a job while the whole pilot hiring mess sorts itself out, heck maybe even as a carrier.
I graduated last semester with a BS in Aeronautical Science (yes yes, roll your eyes, I'm still glad I did it regardless ). I'm pretty sure I could transfer a lot of my credits that I've already taken. I'm really hoping I can avoid having to take math and physics again, because I'm TERRIBLE with numbers. If I have to take calculus or advanced physics again that would pretty much be a deal breaker for me.
Anyways, the mechanic I was talking to said I'd be an idiot to not get my A&P and that it's a good back up, not too mention relatively inexpensive especially if taken at some community college (then again, anything is dirt cheap compared to riddle ) . He's a CFI at my school too but he only has one student and he gets paid much more by working on our planes. So I've been looking into it.
I'm currently at PRC and I know there's several A&P schools down in the PHX valley. I was wondering which would be a good one to go to, I'd also consider going to somewhere in CA, NM, UT or CO.
Any suggestions for this amateur wrench bender?
Thx in advance!