Aviation Technology - Maintenance Management - BS

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

About This Degree

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.

What You Will Learn

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.


At a Glance

College: College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Department: Aviation Technology

USU Locations:

  • Logan campus

Program Requirements

Career And Outcomes

Career Opportunities

With a degree in aviation technology - maintenance management, students can pursue careers in the following areas:

  • Maintenance management/technician (airlines, corporate aviation, general aviation)
  • Fixed-base operator maintenance (general aviation)
  • Federal Aviation Administrator (government)
  • Aircraft inspector
  • National Transportation Safety Board
  • Aircraft engine and component manufacturer
  • Repair station managers
  • Aerospace manufacturers

The Career and Design Center provides counseling and information on hundreds of job and internship opportunities and even helps students apply and interview.

Job Outlook



We will build on your goals and experiences while working together to design an individualized semester-by-semester plan. Your personalized plan will help you see a path from where you are now on to graduation. Even if you are unsure of the major you would like to pursue, we can help with resources and ideas.

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Admission Requirements

In addition to Utah State University’s admissions requirements, the aviation technology - maintenance management program has additional requirements:

  • Freshmen: New freshmen admitted to USU in good standing qualify for admission to this major.
  • Transfer students: Transfer students from other institutions or other USU majors must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.

International students have additional admissions requirements.

Program Requirements

Students are required to furnish their own basic set of tools and toolbox. With special discounts available through USU, prices range from $900 to $1,400.

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