College of Technology

Aircraft Maintenance

About our program

The field of Aircraft Maintenance has a huge, largely unfilled demand for Technicians. Aircraft Technicians perform all types of maintenance on airplanes, helicopters, gliders and balloons. They inspect, maintain and repair airframes, power plants, and the respective systems and components. Technicians work within Federal Aviation Administration regulations and guidelines. Learn More....

What does the Job Market Look Like?

There is a huge demand for new Aircraft Maintenance Technicians. Many older mechanics are reaching retirement age. New ISU Aircraft Maintenance graduates are actively sought in the aircraft industry for their skill and professionalism. Each year the school receives more requests for graduate placement than we are able to fulfill.

Experience that leads to Jobs

The ISU's Aircraft Maintenance Program is one of only a handful in the country that performs live work, that is, work on actual customer’s aircraft, in a teaching environment. Students, under staff supervision, perform actual inspections and corrective maintenance. Live work reinforces classroom instruction and theory as well as making the course much more interesting.

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Program Information
Admissions Information: Click Here
CIP Code: 470608
Certificate: Advanced Technical Certificate - Powerplant

Cost of Attendance
Tuition and Fees: $13,757.50*
Books and Supplies: $2,418.00
Room and Board $6,439.50**
Total: $22,615.00**

Completion Time
Normal Program Length: 4.5 Sem.
2011-2012 Completers: 11
Number Completed in Normal Time: NR
Normal Completion Rate (from the time students enrolled at ISU): 55 %
Program Completion Rate (from the time students enrolled in program classes): 91 %

Employment Information
Jobs Related to These Programs
Occupations with each program area were identified using Department of Labor ONET Crosswalks.
Placement Rate: 72%***

Median Debt
Loan Amount:$6,187.00

NR On-time completion rates are not reported for programs with fewer than 10 completers in order to protect student privacy.

* Based on 2012-13 full-time, Idaho resident tuition and fee schedule.

** Based on 2012-13 double occupancy rates and 100 meal plus flex money plan.

*** Based on completer placement data from the 2011-2012 fiscal year submitted January 15, 2012 to the Idaho State Division of Professional-Technical Education (ISDPTE). Positive placement is defined by the ISDPTE as completers enrolled in the military, employed in a related training, employed in a field unrelated to training, or pursing additional education.