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Aircraft Maintenance Technician

What it is

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.

Earning Potential

Aircraft and Avionics Equipment Mechanic and Technician is a high growth job category that was named one of the ten highest paying associate degree jobs in 2024. With a median annual salary of $70,740.00 and 161,000 jobs available nationally.


Program Details

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply appropriate safety work habits and procedures. All courses in this program address this program learning outcome based on Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR).
  2. Interpret, describe and apply Federal Aviation Regulations.
  3. Successfully pass the required FAA testing required of an Airframe and Power plant Mechanic.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to research procedural requirements of Aircraft maintenance.
  5. Apply the skills and experience required to perform to acceptable FAA standard practices.