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Bachelor of Science in
Aviation Maintenance Science

ERAU was founded to educate pilots and mechanics, and it remains the leader in the field. Students here are surrounded by people who share the same passion for excellence, precision, and safety. The demand for aviation maintenance specialists has never been greater, and with a degree, graduates are positioned for advancement into management. ERAU graduates emerge from the Aviation Maintenance program with the ability to service, troubleshoot, and repair aircraft.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary of an aircraft mechanic is $55,980, receiving an average of more than $1,000 in annual bonuses.

Certifications/licenses previously earned may qualify for applied credit.

The Aviation Maintenance program at ERAU is taught by dedicated faculty who are also industry professionals. Together, they have more than 300 years of combined knowledge and experience.

Although the program is geared toward aviation and aerospace, ERAU’s curriculum prepares graduates for success with companies in any industry.

DEGREE DETAILS

About Aviation Maintenance Science at the Daytona Beach, FL Campus

Housed within the College of Aviation at ERAU’s Daytona Beach Campus, the B.S. in Aviation Maintenance degree program is designed for students who want to increase the value of their aviation maintenance technician skills to provide wider opportunities for career advancement. This program aims to provide not only the four-year degree to complement the skills but a specific focus.

Choose from among three areas of concentration:

  • Flight: for those students who wish to combine a maintenance background with the qualifications of a commercial pilot.
  • Maintenance Management: for those who wish to use their maintenance skills as a platform for advancing into a management position in one of the many aviation maintenance environments.
  • Safety Science: this area of concentration combines both industrial and aviation-specific safety courses which prepare students for a rewarding career path.

Each area of concentration is designed to complement the FAA’s Airframe and Powerplant certification, which collectively serve to bolster our students’ academic credentials.  Students can obtain additional industry recognized certifications through the minor in Avionics Line Maintenance. Through this program students can test for the FCC General Radio Telephone Operators License (GROL) and the NCATT Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET) certificate. Both further help our students integrate themselves into the workforce.

  • Courses taken in the Aviation Maintenance Science Department lead to a student being approved for the A&P certification exams. Credit will be granted for any student who enters ERAU already in possession of the A&P certification.
  • A typical first year includes general education courses like English Composition, Psychology, and Humanities, in addition to foundational course work such as Tools, Materials and Processes, Aircraft Familiarization and Regulations, College Mathematics for Aviation, and Fundamentals of Electricity.
  • Within the aviation and aerospace industries, ERAU is renowned for providing exceptional aircraft maintenance technicians and engineers. The University’s top ranking is well known throughout aircraft maintenance in the corporate, commercial, and private sectors.

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126 Credits

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