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Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

Typical job duties performed with this occupation include:

Task Duties
Accompany aircraft on flights to make in-flight adjustments and corrections.
Assemble and install electrical, plumbing, mechanical, hydraulic, and structural components and accessories, using hand or power tools.
Check for corrosion, distortion, and invisible cracks in the fuselage, wings, and tail, using x-ray and magnetic inspection equipment.
Clean engines, sediment bulk and screens, and carburetors, adjusting carburetor float levels.
Clean, refuel, and change oil in line service aircraft.
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*Note: Not all occupations will have a full list of Task Duties or associated programs

Training for this occupational program or those in a similar family of programs can be located at the following public postsecondary institutions in the State of Kansas. Please check with a program advisor at the postsecondary institution for more information on the particular focus of each program listed. Programs nearest the local area appear first. Click on the program to find more information.

INSTITUTION NAME PROGRAM TITLE AWARDS HOURS
Wichita Area Technical College AIRFRAME MAINTENANCE One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 43
Wichita Area Technical College AVIATION MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY Associate Degree - AAS 123
Wichita Area Technical College POWERPLANT One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 43
Hutchinson Community College AGRICULTURAL DIESEL MECHANICS Associate Degree - AAS 68
Hutchinson Community College AGRICULTURAL DIESEL MECHANICS One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 38
Pratt Community College AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS & DIESEL POWER TECHNICIAN Associate Degree - AAS 64
Kansas State University AVIATION ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY Postsecondary award/certificate/diploma(< 1 academic year) - CERT 20
Kansas State University COMPOSITE REPAIR Postsecondary award/certificate/diploma(< 1 academic year) - CERT 10
Kansas State University AIRFRAME AND POWERPLANT Postsecondary award/certificate/diploma(>= 2 And <4 years) - CERT 68
Kansas State University AVIONIC MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY Postsecondary award/certificate/diploma(< 1 academic year) - CERT 20
North Central Kansas Technical College AGRICULTURE EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGY Associate Degree - AAS 68
Fort Scott Community College AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY Associate Degree - AAS 68
Garden City Community College AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGY (AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS AND EQUIPMENT/MACHINE TECHNOLOGY) Associate Degree - AAS 68