Learn about this program at the next Aviation Program Open House on Friday, April 21, 2023


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

Program Guide

“I’ve always been a tinkerer. I’ve read Popular Mechanics since I was a kid,” said Dan Guinee. “Now I work with my hands at a challenging, well-paying job at AAR, thanks to the retraining I got through LSC’s Aviation Maintenance Technology program.”

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Dan Guinee, Alumnus, Aviation Maintenance Technology
Dan GuineeAlum, Aviation Maintenance Technology AAS
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Approximate total tuition & fees to complete this degree.

Tuition & Fees

2 Years

The aircraft maintenance diploma may be completed in 2 years if prerequisites are complete.

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