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    This two-year program prepares students for continued education towards an Associate Degree and/or an Airframe and Power Plant Certification.  Students may also enter immediate employment in the aircraft maintenance industry following program completion. Instruction will include basic concepts of aircraft engines & components, shop safety/human factors, hand tools,
    fabrication of material, applying blueprints to repairs, inspection of aircraft, wiring, theory of flight and utilizing ground service equipment, as well as, related activities will be performed.

Program Instructor

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      Kari Lasley

     

     
     
    Ms. Lasley began her role as Aviation instructor during the 2018-2019 school year. She spent six years working for the Air National Guard as a mechanic and was stationed at Ramstein Air Base in Germany and Rosecrans Air National Guard Base in St. Joseph, Mo. Following her service, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in accounting and worked in various positions including as an accountant and human resources specialist.
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Aviation students working

Areas of Study

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    • Aircraft Blueprints/Drawings
    • Avionics
    • Aircraft Structure/Composition
    • Aircraft Sheet Metal and Welding
    • Aircraft Systems and Components
    • Safety and Human Factors

     

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Career Opportunities

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    Hourly Wage

    Average Salary

    Avionics Technician

    $ 22.67

    $ 47,154

    Aviation Maintenance Technician

    $ 23.31

    $ 48,485

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    Rigging and Systems Assemblers

    $ 25.58

    $ 53,208

    Airfield Operations Specialist

    $ 26.92

    $ 56,000

    Aviation Inspectors

    $ 41.63

    $ 86,583

    Air Traffic Controllers

    $ 58.91

    $ 122,530

    *Occupational Outlook Handbook, May 2014