Aircraft Maintenance Technician

Program Description

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Minneapolis College’s Aircraft Maintenance Technician program will prepare you to perform extensive service, repair and detailed inspections on all types of aircraft while meeting Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards. The program covers the content and provides the required clock hours to prepare you to take the FAA’s Aircraft & Powerplant (A&P) license exams.


  • Minneapolis College’s Aircraft Maintenance Technician program traces its history to WWII, when it prepared mechanics to work in Northwest Airlines’ Modification Center at Holman Field, where aircraft were altered for a variety of military duties.
  • Minneapolis College began a public-private partnership with Delta Air Lines/Endeavor Air in 2013, when it received a grant award from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development to relocate its program to facilities at Delta.
  • Our current instructors are all graduates of Minneapolis College’s program and have extensive backgrounds in general and commercial aviation.

Program Details

Occupational Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and technicians is projected to hold steady from 2014 to 2024. Job prospects will be best for mechanics who hold an Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) certificate.

Potential Job Titles

  • Aircraft Technician
  • Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic
  • Inspection Authorized (IA) Mechanic
  • Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR)
  • Aviation Maintenance Manager
  • Aviation Technical Writer

Where You Could Work

  • Major, regional  and charter airlines
  • Corporate aviation divisions
  • Airports
  • Aircraft overhaul facilities
  • Aircraft and aircraft equipment manufacturers
  • Government and military facilities
  • General aviation fixed base operations
  • Flight schools

Contact us

Prospective and admitted students: Julie Nicholas, 612-659-6205
VA Benefits: Renee Cannon
Faculty: Keith Norton