Aviation Maintenance Technician

Aviation Maintenance Technician

Aviation maintenance tech
If you like being around aircraft and are good working with your hands on highly technical machinery, consider a career in Aviation Maintenance. Aircraft technicians specialize in preventive maintenance and service work. Instruction features 45 subject areas, state-of-the-art equipment, including engine system components, aircraft hardware, aircraft scales, navigational and communication equipment, oxygen, pressurization, ice and rain control systems, hydraulic equipment, and much more.

Hands-on experience on Cessna, Piper, and Saberliner aircraft is provided. Employment opportunities and job placements are very good. Small commuter and regional airlines, FAA repair stations, independent repair shops, private companies who own planes for executive and cargo transportation, and general aviation all seek qualified and well-trained employees.

Program Cost Estimate - 2015/16

Aviation Maintenance Technician

Resident Tuition and student fees - $14,177 
Other Course/Program Costs - $1,380
Tools - $2,100
Books and supplies - $500
Total - $18,157

Costs are based on resident tuition. Consult Lane's website for updated tuition and fees. International students should seek advice with the international office at Lane Community College for program costs.

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Gainful Employment Disclosure

Two-Year Certificate of Completion

Aviation Maintenance Technician

Standard Occupational Classification:

For a profile of this occupation go to the U.S. Department of Labor's O*Net website: Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

Or check on these O*Net Related Occupations: Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers

How many students completed the Aviation Maintenance Technician  2-year Certificate in 2013-14?

In academic year 2013-14, 48 students completed this certificate.

What was the on-time graduation rate for these students?

Of students who completed this certificate in the 2012-13 academic year, 62.5% completed on time.

NOTE: The federally required method for calculating this rate assumes students will enroll full-time, declare a major immediately, and enroll in it continuously until certificate completion. In reality, many community college students attend part-time, explore several majors, stop out for a term or more, change majors, or brush-up academic skills to be better prepared for college level courses, affecting this narrowly defined on-time graduation rate.

How many jobs are forecast in this occupation between 2010-20?

Lane County: 1;  Statewide: 56

What wages are forecast for this occupation?

Lane County hourly average - $25.67; annual average - $53,395
Oregon hourly average - $27.76; annual average - $57,751

How much will the program cost?

(Estimates based on 2013-14 data for full-time students. Students attending part-time will incur additional term fees. Consult Lane's website for updated tuition and fees.)

  • Resident tuition and student fees-$10,749
  • Differential fees-$0
  • Books, supplies, other program costs-$7,300
  • On-campus room and board-Not offered
  • Total estimate-$18,049

What's included?

Explanation of costs

What is the median loan debt incurred by students who completed the program in 2012?

Federal loans-4,456
Private loans-Not available
Institutional financing-$2