Aviation Maintenance Technology

  • Credits: 100
  • Degree Type: A.A.S.
  • Campus: Thief River Falls

Program Description

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.

After completing this degree, students can then transfer to a four-year institution to complete their Bachelors Degree requirements. NCTC has articulation agreements with a number of area institutions including the University of North Dakota, St. Cloud State University, Metropoitan State University, Minnesota State University-Mankato, and Winona State University.


Employment

Northland has a first rate placement record. Numerous companies contact Northland to recruit graduates for jobs. Some of those companies include:

  • Wipaire, Inc.
  • Delta
  • UND Aerospace
  • Compass Airlines
  • Air Corps Aviation
  • Fargo Jet Center
  • Bismarck Aero Center
  • Endeavor Air
  • AAR

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.


Program Course Listings

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Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
AVIA 1001 Aviation Math 0.75
AVIA 1002 Aircraft Physics 0.75
AVIA 1003 Maintenance Publication 1.5
AVIA 1004 Operations & Service 1.5
AVIA 1005 Forms & Records 1.5
AVIA 1006 Corrosion Control 1.5
AVIA 1007 Aircraft Drawings 1.5
AVIA 1008 Weight & Balance 1.5
AVIA 1009 Materials & Procecesses 1.5
AVIA 1010 Fluid Lines 1.5
AVIA 1011 Basic Electricity 5
AVIA 1120 Airframe Inspection 3
AVIA 2001 Aircraft Elec Systems 2
AVIA 2002 Aircraft Wood Struct 1.5
AVIA 2003 Aircraft Covering 1.25
AVIA 2004 Aircraft Finishes 1.25
AVIA 2005 Non-Metallic Struct 1.25
AVIA 2006 Sheet Metal Struct 5
AVIA 2007 Aviation Welding 1.25
AVIA 2008 Assembly & Rigging 2
AVIA 2009 Hydraulic & Pneumatics 1.5
AVIA 2010 Landing Gear 1.5
AVIA 2011 Position & Warning Sys 1.5
AVIA 2012 Cabin Atmosphere 1.5
AVIA 2013 Aircraft Instruments 1.5
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
ENGL 1111 Composition I 3
ENGL 1112 Composition II 3
  G5: History/Social Elec 3
  G6: Human/Fine Arts Elec 3
  G3:Natural Sci or G4:Math 3
TOTAL CREDITS: 99.5
 

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