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What will I learn?

Is the Aviation Maintenance Technician program for you?

If you enjoy being around aircraft or working with your hands on complex machines, consider a career in Aviation Maintenance. Many students join the aviation maintenance program with little or no mechanical experience, but quickly develop into competent mechanics through the course of their training. As an Airframe and Power plant Certificated Mechanic (A&P) you’ll service, maintain, and troubleshoot airplanes and rotorcraft to keep them flying. Imagine repairing a wing spar, installing a jet engine or correcting a helicopter blade track! Without A&P’s aircraft can’t fly!

What will you learn in the Aviation Maintenance Technician program?

Your classes will be a mixture of lectures on fact and theory and labs providing you with hands-on experience. You’ll learn:

Federal Aviation Regulations
Physics and mathematics
Non-destructive testing and precision measurement
Aircraft hardware and fluid line fabrication
Corrosion control
Aircraft Inspection
Ground service and operations
Aircraft drawing
Electrical theory, calculations and troubleshooting
Aircraft electrical components, systems and schematics
Aircraft fuel systems
Aircraft and engine instrument systems
Fire protection
Weight and balance
Aircraft assembly and rigging
Ice and rain control
Communications and navigation systems
Position and warning systems
Landing gear systems
Hydraulic and pneumatic power systems
Sheet metal structural repair
Wood structures, aircraft covering and paint finishes
Composite structures and repair
Cabin atmosphere control systems
Reciprocating piston engine operation and overhaul
Turbine engine operation and overhaul
Engine induction, exhaust, ignition, fuel, ignition and lubrication systems
Propeller theory and repair
Helicopter rigging and blade tracking

The 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.

What can you do next?

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 A&P mechanic can attain their Inspection Authorization and make important airworthiness decisions for their aircraft. Soon after that, A&P’s 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. Aviation is growing everyday and there is truly no limit to what a motivated A&P can achieve.

Learning Outcomes

To prepare technicians to repair and maintain the operating condition of aircraft, and qualify for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification exams (written, oral and practical) for the Mechanic Certificate with Airframe and Power plant Ratings.

Which department am I in?

Lane Aviation Academy

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
12-18 credits: USD $3,280/term; USD $302.50 per credit for each credit above 18 credits per term

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected February 2022

Start date

3 January 2022


Lane Aviation Academy

28715 Airport Road,



97405, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

We accept all students age 18 or older and students under the age of 18 with a high school diploma or GED.

For international students

We accept all students age 18 or older and students under the age of 18 with a high school diploma or GED. Admissions are "rolling" throughout the year, but close one week before each term starts.

IELTS 5.5 No score below 5 Writing 93 or 97

TOEFL 46-60 Reading: 8+; Listening:8+; Speaking:14+; Writing: 18+; Writing 93 or 97

Admission Deadline:

Fall: August 1; Winter: November 1; Spring: February 1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Lane Community College

Whether it’s a university transfer or a new career, Lane is an unbeatable place to start a journey towards success.

  • Graduates can transition to over 90 universities
  • Modern, fully furnished apartment living
  • Internship opportunities with over 800 companies
  • No TOEFL/IELTS requirement for Intensive English study