• Launchpad to Opportunity
  • Three top-notch programs make up Northland Aerospace. Knowledgeable instructors, innovative education, and high quality technology are why Northland is a great place to launch your future.


Northland's AMT, UAS, and Imagery Analysis programs comprise Northland Aerospace. Northland Aerospace is taught at the ultra-modern facility located at the Thief River Falls Regional Airport. The campus features over 86,000 square feet of aviation and aerospace training.


Northland's Aviation Maintenance Technology, Unmanned Aerial Systems, and Imagery Analysis programs comprise Northland Aerospace. Northland Aerospace is taught at the ultra-modern facility located at the Thief River Falls Regional Airport.

The campus features over 86,000 square feet of aviation and aerospace training. The newly built Swenson Hangar is home to over 20 aircraft that you will work on in climate-controlled comfort that many hangars do not offer. Inside, the labs are specifically built to accommodate the active learning styles that better prepare you for success. Instructors are aerospace and aviation industry professionals with years of knowledge and work experience.


History of Northland Aerospace

Northland Aerospace's AMT program has a 51-year history of producing talented, highly employable aircraft maintenance technicians. Northland has the best of both worlds for you. A program with a history of great placement in aviation jobs and the new and exciting UAS and Imagery Analysis programs, that are the first of their kind in the entire nation. History and innovation are waiting for you when you enroll at Northland.

Top 10 Reasons to Attend
Northland Aerospace

  • 1100% job placement!!!
  • 2We offer the first Imagery Analysis and Unmanned Aerial Systems maintenance training programs in the country.
  • 3Great opportunities for scholarships, Credit for Prior Learning, work study, and grants.
  • 4Finish all three programs in only three calendar years. Northland aerospace wants to provide a quality education that quickly prepares you for a job in aviation or aerospace.
  • 5Cutting-edge technology in a state-of-the-art facility.
  • 6Small class sizes that focus on active learning.
  • 7Affordable tuition- Northland offers tuition that is less than half of what other similar institutions charge.
  • 8Students can participate in clubs, organizations, Student Senate, and NJCAA athletics at Northland.
  • 9Northland is a Military friendly school. We even have a Veterans Resource Center on campus to help you with anything you may need at Northland.
  • 10Northland offers On-site Job Placement Services, On-site Computer and FAA Testing Center for Written Tests, and a Women in Aviation support program.

Industry Outlook & Career Opportunities


The need for skilled workers in the aerospace sector is growing every year. With 200,000 aerospace workers eligible to retire this year, the need for skilled workers is obvious. Northland Aerospace is here to help you become a member of this exciting and lucrative workforce. Our programs offer you a specialized education using state-of-the-art technology in our climate controlled hangar. AMT students have a 100% placement record at Northland working for companies such as Cessna, Continental Airlines, Delta, and Pinnacle. Want more proof? Goodrich Aviation is currently hiring 200+ aviation mechanics, Midcoast Aviation is hiring 200 new technicians at $50,000 yearly salary, Mesa Air Group has a $5000 signing bonus for mechanics, and Timco is offering a $4000 sign on and $2000 relocation bonus.

If you are looking to take our UAS or IA program, the job forecast is bright as well. These emerging industries are in need of skilled workers and we are the first in the nation to train for these positions. This means you are going to be one of the first people in America to have these certifications and you are going to be highly valuable to employers such as Northrop Grumman, General Atomics, Customs and Border Patrol, and the State and Federal Government agencies as well as many companies overseas. Northland provides an education you can turn into a career anywhere.



Northland's reputation as an educational leader is solidified by the partnerships it has with the top aerospace companies in the world. We work directly with premier companies in the UAS sector such as Northrop Grumman, Innocon, UAII, and UAVSI. They help us by providing cutting edge training aids and insight and we help them by producing highly employable graduates that are ready to work for them. They give you the tools to become their employees. Partnerships with Polk State, UND Aerospace, and the Red River Valley Research Corridor assure that we are teaching what you need to know. Together, we provide high quality, affordable education. Our top priority is you and we work hard to ensure you are being trained at the highest level with the best technology to prepare you for the jobs you apply for.

Financial Aid & Cost

An investment in your future is one of the best investments you can make. Northland Community & Technical College knows the value of an exceptional education and strives to provide it at a cost that's affordable to you. Your education is your launchpad to success so take off with an education at Northland. Click the link to check out our financial aid information.

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