Aviation Maintenance Associate Degree

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Median Earnings

$28/hr. 
(earnings range: $17 - $42/hr.)

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Projected Job Growth

to 2024
+1% (National)
+6% (Michigan)

Graduation cap

Education Levels

of current workers
27% high school diploma
40% some college
20% associate degree
9% bachelor's degree

If you are enrolled in the associate degree program, you will complete the same technical courses as included in the certificate program. You will also complete 16 credit hours of liberal studies courses during additional semesters to further prepare yourself for entry level management or supervisory positions in the aviation profession. Graduates of the associate degree program can more seamlessly continue their education anytime in the future through a wide variety of bachelors' degree programs. 

Depending upon interest, job opportunities in the aviation maintenance profession can include a wide array of settings such as major or regional airlines, corporate aviation, and aerospace manufacturing. Maintenance professionals can also be self-employed entrepreneurs. Opportunities are also available with civil government agencies and the Department of Defense. Some employment opportunities require more travel than others, including international travel. 

Earnings, job growth and education levels noted are from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (National), and CareerOneStop/U.S. Department of Labor (Michigan).