Aviation Maintenance Technology
Aviation Maintenance is a bachelor of science degree structured to prepare a graduate for employment in repairing and maintaining modern aircraft. The major builds on the first two years of aircraft maintenance (A&P - Airframe and Powerplant emphasis) or on the experience of a practicing aircraft technician (A&P) with another 16 credits of general education. The third and fourth years concentrate on developing skills in electronics, computers, business and general education, with particular emphasis in avionics systems and troubleshooting. The baccalaureate course work is designed to provide a broad base of technical knowledge in order to repair the integrated mechanical and electronic systems found on aircraft of today and tomorrow.
About the curriculum
View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.
Accreditation & Industry Connections
List of jobs via the College Catalog.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, median annual wage for aircraft mechanics and service technicians was $55,210 in May 2012. The lowest 10 percent of aircraft mechanics earned less than $35,190, and the top 10 percent earned more than $76,660.
Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:
|Industry||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
|Support Activities for Air Transportation||31,420||$23.54||$48,970|
|Scheduled Air Transportation||30,790||$28.91||$60,130|
|Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing||19,520||$27.06||$56,280|
|Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)||16,600||$27.14||$56,450|
|Nonscheduled Air Transportation||4,970||$27.19||$56,550|
*Statistics reported in May 2012
View general transfer procedures via the College Catalog.
Tools, Uniforms & Supplies
Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store.
Clubs & Activities
Aviation Technology Advisory Committee
Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.