Aircraft Mechanic Program at University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)

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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 offers a less than two-year award program in aircraft mechanic.

Students by Gender (2015)


Students by Race (2015)

American Indian1

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

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

Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians


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


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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -4.9% from 2014 to 2024

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 = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

University of Alaska Anchorage

Anchorage, AK
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 30 students completed this program


  • Auto Mechanic (C,A)
  • Aircraft Mechanic (C,A)

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