Aviation Maintenance Science, B.S.

This program is available at our Longview campus.

Do you love to fix things?

The Aviation Maintenance Science degree will train you to be a successful aircraft technician. Becoming successful in the field of aircraft maintenance requires both a knowledge of the fundamentals of aircraft systems and extensive technical training.

At LETU we'll prepare you for leadership in the aviation industry while providing you with the Christ-centered instruction and environment we're known for.

We are all about the hands-on experience. What do we mean by that? We mean you won't just learn the theory in a classroom- you'll also get to practice on our high-tech aviation equipment. This aviation degree is built on the basics of the A&P (Airframe & Powerplant) curriculum. Our graduates are masters at welding, metalwork, reciprocating engines, turbine engines, propellers, fuel systems, electricity, machining, and more!

Certification you will earn:

  • Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Technician Certificate

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Interesting Classes You'll Take

  • Powerplant Electrical Systems
  • Airframe Electrical
  • Aircraft Composites
  • Advanced Aircraft Gas Turbine Engines

To learn more about specific course requirements, view the course catalog.


What can you do with this degree?

Our program's extensive hands-on experience trains you to keep aircraft in peak operating condition. You'll earn your Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Technician Certificate and graduate prepared to perform scheduled aircraft maintenance, make repairs and complete FAA-required inspections as an aircraft mechanic, or avionics service technician:

  • Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) - Work on everything from a Piper Cub to a Boeing 747 as a licensed aviation professional in corporate aviation, airline, or mission aviation organizations
  • Technical Writer - Translate the technical data and write the procedures used by AMTs, avionics technicians and even pilots
  • Airline Company Trainer - Instruct other aviation industry professionals on the specifics of complex aircraft maintenance
  • Airline Maintenance Scheduler - Coordinate the complex maintenance procedures routinely performed on airliners