Student Life

NCTC Aviation Maintenance Club Going To National Competition

Northland Community & Technical College’s Aviation Maintenance Club (AMC) is headed to the National Aircraft Maintenance Skills competition in Dallas, TX. It will be held April 5-7, 2016. Club members will compete against other college teams from all over the country in a wide variety of maintenance skills challenges. Over 15,000 people attend the skills competition and conference annually.

This is the first year NCTC’s AMC club will be participating in the competition. After two years of building a team, they will be competing in the biggest aviation maintenance competition in America. Six members of the AMC club will represent NCTC at the event.

With help from a generous $1000 donation from the Northland Aerospace Foundation, the club members have lessened their financial burden of attending the competition.
The donation has brought them closer to their goal of sending the six members at no cost to the students, but they are still hoping to generate addition funding between now and April.

The AMC club is currently holding a raffle that is sponsored by the Thief River Falls Eagles Club. Tickets can be bought at the Eagles Club and VFW in Thief River Falls or you can contact Tom Biller at 218.683.8811 or for tickets. Tickets are $5 and there are a wide variety of prizes to be won.

Students that attend will have the chance to meet and network with potential employers at the event. Students in the past that have attended the conference portion have been hired or had multiple job offers on the spot, showing the value of education that Northland offers it’s aviation students.

Northland Community and Technical College (NCTC) is a comprehensive college with campuses in Thief River Falls, MN, and East Grand Forks, MN. NCTC also has an aerospace site in Thief River Falls, MN, and a satellite site in Roseau, MN. NCTC offers certificates, diplomas, transfer courses, two-year degrees (A.A.S., A.S., A.A.) in more than 80 areas of study, workforce training and education programs. NCTC is a member of Minnesota State, the fourth-largest system of two-year colleges and four-year universities in the United States, and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. NCTC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educator and employer. For more information about Northland Community & Technical College, visit or call 1.800.959.6282.