The aviation technology - maintenance management major prepares students for entry-level positions in management and maintenance programs within the airline industry, corporate aviation, and general aviation. Students acquire skills in flight principles and aircraft structures, aircraft maintenance, and aircraft systems through hands-on experience while working closely with professional instructors.
Students complete all of the courses required for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) licenses, so when they graduate they have a bachelor's degree as well as meeting the FAA requirements to test for the A & P licenses, which qualifies them to work on certain aircraft and engines. Students take classes in advanced turbine engines, aviation law, and composite structures. Computer literacy, management, and communications courses are incorporated into the program to provide essential business skills, and students also take courses in physics, mathematics, and electronics to further enhance their technical knowledge.
Internship opportunities are available to junior and senior students from several companies and state agencies nationwide. These internships give students the opportunity to work for a semester in an industrial setting. Because of this invaluable experience, many interns receive job offers from these companies prior to graduation.
Four Year Degree Plan
To learn more about what it takes to enter the major, and what classes you will take, please visit the catalog listing for more information. Please feel free to reach out to Kaylee Roholt, the academic advisor, at kaylee.roholt@ usu.edu or schedule an appointment to learn more.