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The Associate in Science in Aeronautics is for students who want to build a foundation or reach the next step of their career in the aviation and aerospace industry.

About the Associate in Science in Aeronautics

The Associate in Science in Aeronautics is designed for students who want to elevate their career or are looking to take their first step toward a career in Aeronautics. Pursuing the online aviation associate degree at our Worldwide Campus allows students to take courses online from the comfort of their homes or at one of our many international campuses near them. 

The Aeronautics curriculum is closely mapped to the needs and demands of the aviation/aerospace industry and to general education guidelines. The program also provides an opportunity for students to acquire aerospace-specific knowledge through field-related coursework while learning from faculty with industry-leading experience. 

Student Learning Outcomes

While earning an Associate in Science in Aeronautics, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Strengthen aviation knowledge in line with specific areas of interest 
  • Broaden credentials by pursuing the Aviation Area of Concentration 
  • Craft a program of study that will make you highly competitive and marketable in the aviation industry 

Aeronautics Career Opportunities

Careers and Employers

Students earning an online aviation associate degree often accept employment offers from top companies such as the U.S. Military, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin and The Boeing Company. 

The 2023 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook projects a global need for 649,000 new commercial airline pilots and 690,000 maintenance technicians over the next 20 years. With a 98.8% placement rate, within a year of graduation, Embry-Riddle graduates are set to enter the aerospace industry, often securing careers in aviation maintenance, airport management, air advising and as pilots.  

Aeronautics Salary Information

With demand rising for aeronautics careers, earning an aeronautics associate degree from Embry-Riddle provides the opportunity for competitive salaries of $89,700 annually, as of 2022.


About Aeronautics at the Worldwide & Online Campus

The Associate in Science in Aeronautics is an online or on-campus degree program housed in the College of Aviation, allowing students to take classes where and when they want.  

Pursuing an online aviation associate degree combines work experience with Aeronautical Science, Aviation Maintenance and related aviation/aerospace coursework in Transportation, Safety, Security, History, Engineering and Uncrewed Systems. Electives allow students to tailor degrees to their career goals and the demands of the industries they serve. 

Students can earn more than a quarter of the required semester hours from prior life experience and go on to receive a bachelor’s degree in as few as three years.

Aeronautics Information

  • Credits: 60 
  • Online or In-Person: Fully online, EagleVision Virtual Classroom or see if a Worldwide location is close to you 

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