The Aviation Maintenance programs are approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and meet the requirements established in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 14, Chapter 1, Subchapter H, Part 147. These programs are designed to teach students entry-level technical skills in airframe and powerplant. The skills and information taught in the program are applicable to other maintenance industries and professions as well as aviation; therefore, certification is not required upon graduation. Obtaining an A&P certificate is encouraged and provides additional options should you choose to pursue certification. The general education courses in the associate degree program enhance the students’ background and intellectual proficiency.
The importance of aircraft maintenance cannot be denied. Aviation maintenance technicians are the highly-skilled, detail-oriented individuals who keep the airways safe and the planes flying. All US certified aircraft are required to be inspected on a regular basis. The length of time or number of hours of operation as well as the type of aircraft determine those inspection intervals. In most cases these inspection intervals are established jointly between the FAA and the aircraft manufacturer.
The diploma program is geared towards teaching students the technical skills required to service, repair, and overhaul aircraft components and systems. The knowledge gained through the additional general education courses in the associate degree program may enhance the students’ background and intellectual proficiency so they are more competitive in their chosen professions. Associate degree graduates are eligible to continue with Spartan College’s Bachelor of Science in Technology Management degree program (offered online or on campus).
Spartan College’s partially online aviation maintenance program is meant to be manageable even if you are working full-time or you are finishing up active duty in the military. For international students, the partially online Aviation Maintenance program provides the option of living in your home country for the first part of the program (providing you with a flexible schedule) then relocating to Tulsa, Oklahoma for the second on-campus portion. Before enrolling, ensure that you’re in a state eligible for our online program: Distance Education State Authorization List. Learn more about our Hybrid Online option.
*General education classes for the associate portion of the program can be taken via online distance education or on-ground at the Tulsa Campus.
*Boeing: Pilot and Technician Outlook, http://www.boeing.com/commercial/market/pilot-technician-outlook/