Sep 29, 2023
The BT degree in Aviation, Maintenance Concentration prepares the student for work in the aviation industry as an aircraft maintenance technician with the ability to advance into a shop leadership position in the future. This degree requires the completion of the Mechanics certificate with the Airframe and Powerplant ratings. This degree may be completed either on campus or through the university’s distance education program.
Online Delivery: This degree is offered as a blended program, with the major courses offered on campus (or transferred in), and the general education and electives offered online. The online courses are available in an interactive online format (see School of Distance Education Definitions). On campus time is determined in conversation with your advisor.
Aviation Electives - 8
Credits to be selected in consultation with academic advisor.
Maintaining Academic Standing
- Students must maintain minimum GPA of 2.5 in all aviation coursework and 2.25 cumulative overall.
An Aviation Maintenance Certificate with both Airframe and Powerplant ratings is required for graduation.
- Admission into the maintenance program starts in the fall semester only.
- Status as an aviation major is provisional until the student demonstrates satisfactory academic and performance skills. Maintenance majors must successfully pass all general classes before continuing on to the Airframe or Powerplant.
- Students are required to have a Windows-compatible PC laptop (see Department of Aviation Charges ).
- Required US/state government issued photo identification.
- International Students - A TOEFL score of 550 or equivalent must be on file before admission to the maintenance program can begin. See the university bulletin section English Language Requirements for equivalent scores.
- Credit by exam will only be approved for new students transferring in with previous FAA certificates subject to departmental approval.
- In addition to tuition, lab fees apply to all maintenance training courses (see Department of Aviation Charges ).
A handbook for flight and maintenance students outlining policies, operational guidelines, and general information is available from the department office or is online at the department website. Students are responsible for all policies outlined in the Department of Aviation Handbook.
Student Learning Outcomes
The Department of Aviation is committed to the education and training of its students and strives to prepare them for productive careers in the aviation industry. The following are the Bachelor of Technology in Aviation Maintenance degree educational goals:
- Effectively apply technical knowledge, problem-solving techniques and hands-on skills in aviation maintenance support.
- Be active in ongoing professional development, professional growth and increasing professional responsibility.
- Work effectively in teams.
- Work within the accepted standards of professional integrity and conduct.
- Obtain the appropriate Federal Aviation Administration certifications.