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Aircraft Mechanic Program at University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 001063
  • Phone: (907) 474-7211

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  • Phone: (800) 478-1823

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  • Phone: (888) 474-7256

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Aircraft Mechanic Program

The aircraft mechanic program at University of Alaska Fairbanks prepares students for careers in aircraft inspections, aircraft maintenance, and avionics. The program focuses on applying technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all aircraft components other than engines, propellers, avionics, and instruments. Program courses include: layout and fabrication of sheet metal and other materials into structural members, parts, and fittings, and replacement of damaged or worn parts such as control cables and hydraulic units. Get more details below including other Alaska colleges that offer aircraft mechanic program.

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Students Enrolled in the Aircraft Mechanic Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. University of Alaska Fairbanks has offered the following programs for students:

  • Less Than Two-Year Award
  • Associate's Degree
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

    Less Than Two-Year Award9
    Associate's Degree0

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)


    Students by Race (2010-2011)

    American Indian1

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Aircraft Mechanic program at UAF, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Avionics Technicians

  • Description:

    Install, inspect, test, adjust, or repair avionics equipment, such as radar, radio, navigation, and missile control systems in aircraft or space vehicles.

Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

  • Description:

    Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies, such as hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Includes helicopter and aircraft engine specialists.

Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers

  • Description:

    Assemble, fit, fasten, and install parts of airplanes, space vehicles, or missiles, such as tails, wings, fuselage, bulkheads, stabilizers, landing gear, rigging and control equipment, or heating and ventilating systems.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 14.3% from 2010 to 2020

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Aircraft Mechanic Programs in Alaska

Aircraft Mechanic programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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University of Alaska Anchorage

Anchorage, AK
Type: 4-Year Public College

15 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Auto Mechanic (C,A)
  • Diesel Mechanic (C,A)
  • Aircraft Mechanic (C,A)