Aviation Maintenance Technician | Lake Superior College | Duluth, MN

Tell me about LSC’s new Aviation Maintenance Technology program.

LSC’s Aviation Maintenance Technology program prepares students to take Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) licensing tests for the mechanic’s certificate with both airframe and power plant ratings.

Classroom study includes theory of engine systems and propellers and practical lab experience in inspection, troubleshooting, and repair of aircraft engines.

The Aviation Maintenance Technician is a 103-credit program which includes general education credits.

You will earn an A.A.S. Degree (Associated in Applied Science) upon satisfactory completion of the program

What’s involved on the job? What’s the pay?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, today’s airplanes are highly complex machines that require reliable parts and service to fly safely.

Aircraft technicians repair and perform scheduled maintenance on aircraft. They also may perform aircraft inspections as required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). They must follow detailed federal regulations set by the FAA that dictate maintenance schedules for a variety of different operations.

Aircraft technicians work in hangars, in repair stations, or on airfields. They must often meet strict deadlines to maintain flight schedules.

In May 2012, the median annual wage for aircraft mechanics and service technicians was $55,210. *

* Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics

I’m interested. How do I get started?
Contact: Student Services at 
(218) 733-7601 or (800) 432-2884 
ext. 7601. Or online at enroll@lsc.edu

Acceptance into the program requires that students test at a certain level in reading and writing when taking the LSC placement test. Application forms and requirements are found at admissions.