Source: MN DEED website as of November 2016. Figures shown are median hourly wages rounded down to the nearest whole number.
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.View Catalog or Request Info
- 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 & 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
Approximate total tuition & fees for MN residents to complete this degree. Starting Fall 2018, LSC will charge the same rates regardless of a student’s state of residence. Non-Minnesota residents will pay the same tuition rates as Minnesota residents.
The aircraft maintenance degree may be completed in 2 years if prerequisites are complete.
Potential Career Opportunities
- Aircraft maintenance technician
- Aircraft electrical systems specialist
- Aircraft restorer
- Helicopter mechanic
- Avionic installer