Source: MN DEED website as of November 2016. Figures shown are median hourly wages rounded down to the nearest whole number.
The Aviation Maintenance Technology AAS degree 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 classroom and hands-on experiences. You’ll learn to:
- Read and comprehend aircraft manuals.
- Troubleshoot and repair electrical malfunctions using electrical schematics.
- Analyze and repair powerplant malfunctions.
- Repair airframe structures and return aircraft to service.
- Maintain aircraft powerplant subsystems and determine their airworthiness in accordance with applicable FAA and manufacturer specifications.
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.
The aircraft mechanic 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