Lansing Community College

LCC aviation students set to graduate

By Marilyn Twine

2020 Aviation Jet at LCC

LANSING, Mich. – Lansing Community College is proud to announce that 31 students have graduated from the Aviation Maintenance Technology program. These graduates received FAA-mandated training by LCC which allows them to pursue FAA certification as Airframe and Powerplant mechanics. FAA certification is required for individuals to perform maintenance on aircraft, engines and aircraft components.

“These graduates have steadfastly pursued their course of study in spite of significant obstacles related to the coronavirus pandemic,” said program director Mark Bathurst. “Having to transition from in-person training to online training and back to in-person did not deter them from their end goal of certification as FAA Airframe and Powerplant mechanics and employment in the aviation maintenance career field.”

The 31 graduates represent varied backgrounds and experience. FlorIan Lautenshlager gained US citizenship while a student in the program. The five women, 10 students from diverse backgrounds, two current and former military members all helped to enrich the program with the inclusion and diversity that LCC welcomes.

The aviation program offers instruction in a state-of-the-art facility where students receive highly specialized training on the latest aircraft and training devices.

Delta Air Lines selected LCC as one of its partner programs three years ago. The college was chosen as one of 43 Aircraft Maintenance schools to enter into a new partnership established by the airline. Delta Air Lines selected LCC based on over 100 criteria including equipment and facilities, level of hands-on-training, and quality of teaching. This partnership has continued to broaden access for LCC graduates to become the next generation of aviation maintenance technology professionals.


About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College, founded in 1957, is one of the largest community colleges in Michigan, serving more than 23,000 students across a six-county area each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from five partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit

Lansing Community College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and equal education for all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, familial status, marital status, military status, veteran's status, or other status as protected by law, or genetic information that is unrelated to the person's ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position or that is unrelated to the person's ability to participate in educational programs, courses, services or activities offered by the college.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Officer, Washington Court Place, 309 N. Washington Square Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1730; Employee Coordinator 504/ADA, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1875; Student Coordinator 504/ADA, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1885; Human Resource Manager/Employee Title IX Coordinator, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1879; Student Title IX Coordinator, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-9632.


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