1801 Branch Street|Platte City, MO 64079Phone: 816-858-5505Fax: 816-858-3278

Aviation Technology

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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 earn their remote pilot certificate enabling students to fly Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The Aviation Maintenance portion of the program includes basic concepts of aircraft engines & components, hand tools, fabrication of material, aircraft inspection, wiring, and ground service equipment. The UAS program covers topics from the components of the Unmanned Aircraft to factors affecting UAS aerodynamics and performance. Students gain knowledge to sit for the aeronautical knowledge exam to earn a remote pilot certificate while in school. 

PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR

Ms. 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. 

Contact Ms. Lasley
Phone: 816-858-5505 x1728   
Email: lasleyk@platteco.k12.mo.us

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Hourly Wage

Average Salary

Airfield Operations Specialist

$24.68

$51,330

Aircraft, Structure, Surfaces, Rigging and Systems Assemblers

$25.56

$ 53,160

Drone Technician  $28.75 $59,800
Drone Pilot  $28.75 $59,800

Aviation Maintenance Tech

$31.94

$66,440

Avionics Technician

$32.61

$67,840

Aviation Inspectors

$37.69

$78,400

Air Traffic Controllers

$62.70

$130,420

*Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2020

 

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Aircraft Blueprints/Drawings

  • Avionics

  • Aircraft Structure/Composition

  • Aircraft Sheet Metal and Welding

  • Aircraft Systems and Components

  • Safety and Human Factors

  • Unmanned Aircraft

INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED CREDENTIALS/OTHER CERTIFICATIONS

Students may earn USI Drone Operation, OSHA 10, and Snapon Multimeter.

CAREER TREE

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