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Aviation Maintenance Technology

  • Diploma
  • 88 credits
  • 2 Years
  • Delivery Method: On-Campus

Why Study Aviation Maintenance Technology at LSC?

The Airframe and Powerplant maintenance technician diploma program trains students in the repair and scheduled maintenance of aircraft. This fully approved Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) program prepares graduates to repair and maintain commercial and general technically advanced aircraft found in today’s market. Training includes study and hands-on experiences in reading and comprehending aircraft manuals, troubleshooting and repairing electrical malfunctions using electrical schematics, analyzing and repairing powerplant malfunctions, repair airframe structures and return aircraft to service, maintaining aircraft powerplant subsystems and determine their airworthiness in accordance with applicable FAA and manufacturer specifications.

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  • LSC is my TOP CHOICEfor Aviation Maintenance Technology
    I’ve always been a tinkerer. I’ve read Popular Mechanics since I was a kid, Now I work with my hands at a challenging, well-paying job at AAR. Dan Guinee
    Alum, Aviation Maintenance Technology
  • LSC is my TOP CHOICEfor Aviation Maintenance Technology
    I believe I will be a better pilot if I understand the mechanics of an airplane first-hand. Joseph Bassomo
    Alum, Aviation Maintenance Technology
  • LSC is my TOP CHOICEfor Professional Pilot
    I credit the aviation community, especially Lake Superior College, in helping me get to where I am today. Adam Robnick
    Alum, Professional Pilot
  • LSC is my TOP CHOICEfor Liberal Arts and Sciences
    The teachers are really amazing here. They all care about their students so much. Kennedy
    Liberal Arts and Sciences

Career Information

Visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the MN Dept of Employment & Economic Development, and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to gather valuable career information such as wage reports, career outlook, job prospects, industry trends, and career opportunities. These tools are available to help empower students to make informed decisions about their educational and professional paths.

Below you will find the Career Field and Career Cluster that this program is related to. Learn more about if this career area fits your interests!

Is Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics right for you?

Transportation, distribution, and logistics workers move people and products by road, air, rail, and water. You might work as a driver, pilot, engineer, or captain. You might repair or maintain the vehicles, trains, planes, and ships that move people and products. Or, you might work behind the scenes to make sure the products and people get to the right place on time.

Plan Your Education

The Aviation Maintenance Technology Program Guide is a tool to help you map out how to successfully get your degree at Lake Superior College.

View approximate total tuition and fees for MN residents to complete this degree.

This program may be completed in 2 years if prerequisites are complete.

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Program Features

  • Located at LSC’s Center for Advanced Aviation, in the thriving aviation hub of Duluth, Minnesota.
  • Selected by Delta Air Lines as an approved partner college in training future aviation maintenance technicians.
  • Maintains strong partnerships with local aviation leaders including AAR and Cirrus who hire LSC graduates.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Pass the required FAA Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic test
  • Read and interpret technical information found in the aircraft records
  • Perform aircraft maintenance
  • Document maintenance tasks according to FAA Regulations
  • Maintain an aircraft in airworthy condition
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