Aviation Maintenance Technology

  • Credits: 88
  • Degree Type: Diploma
  • Campus: Thief River Falls

The Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) program concentrates on aircraft Airframe and Powerplant maintenance to prepare students to test for certification as a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) maintenance technician.

Program Overview

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 two Boeing 727s, two DC-9's, a Sabreliner, twin-engine turbo props, three "Huey" turbine-powered helicopters, as well as Piper, Cessna, and Beechcraft piston-powered light 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:

  • Atlantic Coast Airlines Cessna
  • Columbia Helicopters Continental Airlines
  • Delta Mesaba
  • Timco
  • UND Aerospace
  • Pinnacle

Most aviation employers offer competitive compensation packages including medical, dental and life insurance, retirement plans, paid holidays, vacations, sick leave, & flight benefits.

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Program Courses

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Required Courses

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 1107 Inspection/Treatment 3
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 1127 Environ/Assembly/Rigging 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

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Program Specific Requirements

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
Arithmetic: 50

Program Accreditation

Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Program Faculty

  • Richard Chapman
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology Instructor
  • Campus: Aerospace Site
  • Tel: (218) 683-8806
  • Toll Free: 1.800.959.6282
  • Dexter Gonsorowski
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology Instructor
  • Campus: Aerospace Site
  • Tel: (218) 683-8807
  • Toll Free: 1.800.959.6282
  • Jeffery Krein
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology Instructor
  • Campus: Aerospace Site
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  • Toll Free: 1.800.959.6282
  • Bob Wold
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology Instructor
  • Campus: Aerospace Site
  • Tel: (218) 683-8808
  • Toll Free: 1.800.959.6282

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