AS in Aviation Maintenance

Associate in Science in
Aviation Maintenance

The Associate in Science in Aviation Maintenance offers the foundation for a career in all areas of aircraft maintenance.

About the Associate in Science in Aviation Maintenance

The 2023 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook forecasts 690,000 new maintenance technician jobs worldwide in the next 20 years. As a result, aviation mechanics are at the heart of every flight – commercial, private or military. 

As a recognized leader in aviation and aerospace education, Embry‑Riddle’s Associate in Science in Aviation Maintenance helps technicians who want to grow their careers as well as individuals who are new to the industry. Our expert faculty are industry professionals who instill the necessary skills, knowledge and hands-on experience needed to succeed in the aviation maintenance field. 

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • Strengthen aviation technician skills in line with industry standards
  • Build upon aircraft maintenance techniques
  • Apply reciprocating and turbine engine theory in practice 
  • Identify key airframe structures and applications 

Aviation Maintenance Career Opportunities

Careers and Employers

Students receiving their associate degree in aviation maintenance from Embry Riddle often find jobs with top companies such as the U.S. Military, Southwest Airlines, Lockheed Martin, NASA and The Boeing Company.

With a 95.5% placement rate within a year of graduation, Embry-Riddle graduates are set to enter the aerospace industry, often securing positions as aircraft electricians, aircraft power train repairers, airframe mechanics and aviation maintenance supervisors.  

Aviation Maintenance Salary Information

With demand rising, earning an aviation technician associate degree from Embry-Riddle provides the opportunity for competitive salaries of $80,800 annually, as of 2022.


About Aviation Maintenance at the Worldwide & Online Campus

The Associate in Science in Aviation Maintenance program offers an innovative curriculum through a combination of general education and aviation maintenance core courses. Our faculty have first-hand experience within the industry and train our students to examine, repair and maintain aircraft at the highest level. 

Applicants with an FAA Airframe & Power Plant Maintenance Certificate may be awarded credit hours toward their degree. Pursuing a degree at the Worldwide & Online Campus allows students to structure their education around their lifestyles, taking classes where and when they want. 

Aviation Maintenance 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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