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Aviation Maintenance Technology

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - 103 credits
Delivery Method: On-Campus


The Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) 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.

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Career Information

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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.

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Program Guide

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Program Features

  • The program may be completed in 2 years if prerequisites are complete.
  • 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 Powerplant 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

“I believe I will be a better pilot if I understand the mechanics of an airplane first-hand.”
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Aviation Maintenance Technician Program student, Joseph Bassomo
Joseph BassomoAlum, Aviation Maintenance Technology AAS

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