Lansing Community College (LCC) has been selected as one of 43 Aircraft Maintenance schools to partner with Delta Air Lines, the college said.
LCC was selected from 177 Aviation Maintenance Programs across the United States and is the only community college in Michigan to offer this program.
Over 100 criteria were used in Delta´s selection process including equipment and facilities, level of hands-on-training, and quality of teaching. This new partnership establishes Delta as a resource for continuous improvement and will broaden access for LCC graduates to become the next generation of aviation maintenance professionals.
LCC´s program is one of the most affordable in the nation, the company noted. Graduates who attain FAA licensure as Aircraft and Powerplant Mechanics can earn a starting salary of up to USD 50,000.
LCC´s two-year Aviation Technology program prepares students to earn three FAA approved certificates, allowing them to enter a career in aviation as experts in aircraft maintenance and repair. Students can choose from morning or evening class sessions and train on contemporary aircraft including jets and helicopters.
LCC´s Aviation Technology program operates at the Mason Jewett Airfield.
Lansing Community College is Michigan´s third largest community college and is ranked as the best Community College in Michigan this year by www.schools.com. With nearly 15,000 students attending each year, LCC offers general education for those interested in transferring to a university, career and workforce development, continuing education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized classes and short-term certifications. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor´s and master´s degrees from six partner universities on the downtown LCC campus.
Delta Air Lines serves more than 180 million customers each year. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft.