Aviation Maintenance Technology concentrates on aircraft airframe and powerplant maintenance to prepare the student to test for certification as a Federal Aviation Administration airframe and powerplant mechanic. Students receive hands-on training in modern and well-equipped facilities. More than 20 aircraft, including a Boeing 727s, two DC-9's, a Sabreliner, twin-engine turbo prop Mitsubishi MU-2, a Bell 206 turbine-powered helicopter, as well as Piper, Cessna, and Beechcraft piston-powered aircraft are used in the student's training.
The diploma program concentrates training on all facets of repair and inspection in electrical, pressurization, hydraulics, instruments, navigation, and engine systems.
Northland has a first rate placement record. Numerous companies contact Northland to recruit graduates for jobs. Some of those companies include:
Most aviation employers offer competitive compensation packages including medical, dental and life insurance, retirement plans, paid holidays, vacations, sick leave, & flight benefits.
According to CAREERwise, the median hourly pay as an Aviation Maintenance Tech in the state of Minnesota is $26.72 per hour. The employment outlook through 2024 is expected to grow approximately -6.4%, a shrinking career.
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View semester course schedule order by campus: Thief River Falls
|Course #||Course Name||Credit(s)|
|AVIA 1101||Aviation Basics||6|
|AVIA 1102||Math & Physics||2|
|AVIA 1104||Weight & Balance||2|
|AVIA 1105||Basic Electricity||5|
|AVIA 1110||Shop Tools/Hardware||1|
|AVIA 1120||Airframe Inspection||3|
|AVIA 1121||Nonmetallic Structures||5|
|AVIA 1123||Sheet Metal||6|
|AVIA 1125||Hydraulics/Landing Gear||6|
|AVIA 2201||Reciprocating Theory/Main||7|
|AVIA 2203||Turbine Eng Theory/Maint||7|
|AVIA 2205||Ign/Fuel Metering/Pwrplt||8|
|AVIA 2207||Propellers/Pwrplt Inspec||5|
|AVIA 2223||Fire/Fuel/Instr Systems||4|
|AVIA 2225||Electric Troubleshooting||8|
|CRLT 2103||Job Seeking/Keeping||1|
|SSCI 1101||Human Relations||3|
Students achieving assessment scores below the established minimums must register and successfully complete (with a grade of C or better) the required developmental courses in order to meet graduation requirements.
The program minimum scores for the Accuplacer Assessment test are as follows:
Reading Comprehension: 64
Northland Community & Technical College is more than just an education; it's an experience. When you take that experience out into the real world, you discover that it works! Whether you're looking for a stepping stone to a four-year degree, hands-on training to jump-start your career, or something in between - you'll find it here.
Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.