Aviation Maintenance Technician hangar

Aviation Maintenance Technician

PROGRAM

Every day you’ll immerse yourself in the world of aviation.

What you’ll learn

Our FAA Approved Part 147 School will prepare you to be a Airframe and Powerplant Certificated Mechanic! Our graduates have found rewarding careers in the heavy-lift helicopter industry, regional airlines, and general aviation.

Associates Degree

Lane’s Aviation Maintenance program meets and exceeds all FAA Part 147 requirements and emphasizes hands-on learning that prepares you for your FAA exams and your career. Every day you’ll learn something new and valuable. In a single term you could perform a riveted aluminum repair, a carbon fiber layup, multimeter electrical troubleshooting, a landing gear check on a jet, and an engine overhaul with power assurance runs. Once you’ve completed your degree you’ll be able to tackle almost any aircraft repair.

2 years Full-time
$20,502 Full program

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • Aircraft inspection, ground service, and operation.
  • Welding, sheet metal structural repair, composite structures and repair.
  • Electrical theory, troubleshooting, and aircraft electrical components, systems, and schematics.
  • Aircraft fuel, engine, communications, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems.
  • Turbine operation and overhaul, piston engine operation and overhaul, propeller theory and repair, and helicopter rigging and blade tracking.
  • Pass the FAA written, oral and practical exams for certification.

AFTER LANE

Aviation Maintenance graduates readily find work in the Pacific Northwest with heavy-lift helicopter companies, regional airlines and flight schools. Job availability is at a record high and career advancement in aircraft maintenance happens quickly. After three years of experience, an Airframe and Powerplant Certified (A&P) mechanic can attain their Inspection Authorization and make important airworthiness decisions for their aircraft. Soon after that, A&Ps can move into maintenance management positions or consider working for the FAA as air safety inspectors.

Being an A&P is a rewarding, full-time job, however some mechanics desire additional, focused training to take their careers further. Lane Community College graduates have pursued additional flight training, non-destructive testing certification, technical writing courses and undergraduate studies in engineering or business.

Not sure which is for you? Learn more about the types of degrees & certificates Lane has to offer.

Faculty Spotlights

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Neal Gallagher

Chief Instructor

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Jeremy Kaetterhenry

Faculty Member

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Andrew VanHoosen

Faculty Member

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Dawn, Gee, and Rosa-Maria, the admissions staff

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