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Applied Studies: Aviation Powerplant Technician

North Central University’s Applied Studies: Aviation Powerplant Technician program will prepare you to perform extensive service, repairs, and inspections at Aviation Powerplants. Receive hands-on training. This degree is offered in partnership with Minneapolis College. Through it you’ll earn a bachelor’s degree from North Central and an associate’s degree from Minneapolis College while pursuing a fulfilling career in an in-demand field. It will also prepare you to take the FAA Aircraft & Powerplant (A&P) license exams.

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The Applied Studies: Aviation Powerplant Technician program, in partnership with Minneapolis College, gives you opportunities to focus on gaining the applicable knowledge, practical skills, and hands-on training you need to pursue a career in maintenance, repairs, and inspections within Aviation Powerplants.

By earning a liberal arts bachelor’s degree from North Central University and a career specific associate’s degree from Minneapolis College, you’ll be a well-rounded, highly-skilled, marketable employee when you graduate. The broad worldview and critical thinking skills you’ll gain at North Central, along with the training and experience you’ll get at Minneapolis College, will help you land that first job right out of college and will give you opportunities to pursue a calling that’s professionally and personally rewarding.

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One of the best things about being a North Central University student is joining our spirit-filled, faithful, vibrant urban community. In the Applied Studies program, you’ll be a full NCU student, meaning you’ll live on campus, attend daily chapel with your friends and classmates, find mentors in NCU professors, and participate in student organizations and events.

Plus, you’ll get all the benefits of a well-rounded Christian liberal arts education. You’ll take the Christian Studies Core (and graduate with a Christian Studies minor) just like all North Central students. You’ll also take general education courses and electives at North Central. The Christian liberal arts education that North Central provides will prepare you with a firmly rooted faith, a broad and informed worldview, cultural and global awareness, and the critical thinking skills you need for any career field.

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Our Minneapolis College partnership gives you access to courses, resources, and expert faculty

By partnering with Minneapolis College, we can offer you access to career specific courses and training, opportunities to gain real-world experience, and expert faculty.

Minneapolis College is a public two-year college located in downtown Minneapolis. As a part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, Minneapolis College offers a wide range of learning opportunities and has access to many unique resources.

These resources will prepare you with the skills and knowledge you need to find your first job out of college, succeed in your career, and pursue a calling that is fulfilling, meaningful, and rewarding.

In the Applied Studies: Aviation Powerplant Technician program, you’ll take career-specific courses at Minneapolis College, accounting for 30-50% of the credits towards your bachelor’s degree.

  • Skills you’ll gain

    When you graduate from the Aviation Powerplant Technician program, you’ll be prepared with skills and knowledge in the inner workings of aviation powerplants. If you have interest in airplanes and aviation, this might be a good degree for you!

  • Potential careers

    Our graduates succeed in a variety of jobs and careers. Here are some possibilities:

    • Aviation Powerplant Technician

    You could work in a variety of settings, including:

    • Airports
    • Maintenance Hangars


All students must complete the General Education Core and Christian Studies Core. General electives may be added or an optional minor may be selected. You need 124 total credit hours to complete an Applied Studies: Aviation Powerplant Technician.

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Latoya Burrell

Interim Dean of Graduate and Professional Education

Associate Professor, Business Administration

Department: College of Business and Technology


  • Juris Doctorate, Southern University Law Center
  • Master of Business Administration, Metropolitan State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Northwestern State University

Professional Experience:

  • Licensed Attorney, Louisiana and Minnesota
  • Moot Court Board, Southern University Law Center
  • The Journal of Race, Gender & Poverty Publication, Southern University Law Center
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