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15 Apr 2021

NEW ONLINE PROGRAM – Earn your Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance Management While on the Job

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Kent State University is the only public institution in Northeast Ohio to offer a program like the College of Aeronautics and Engineering’s online Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance Management.

Is There a Need for Aviation Maintenance Management?

According to Boeing's 2020 Pilot and Technician Outlook, there is a forecasted need for 192,000 new aviation maintenance technicians nationally from 2020 to 2039.1 This is in addition to the existing 160,000 already working in the field. Globally, the forecasted need is 739,000. The Bureau of Labor Statistics notes a similar US growth of 5% annually for the next 10 years, which is faster than the average.2

Traditionally, aviation maintenance technicians hold either an associate degree or no degree but instead earn an airframe and powerplant certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration.

The Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance Management at Kent State University offered 100% online, will give a unique opportunity for aviation maintenance technicians to earn a bachelor's degree while working in the field and enhance opportunities for promotion and advancement in their field.

NEW PROGRAM! Enroll today in the Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance Management at Kent State University

The Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Maintenance Management is a completer program designed to prepare certified aviation maintenance technicians with the necessary knowledge and skills to further develop professionally and advance their careers in the areas of leadership, communication, and management.

This program will provide students with a working knowledge of aircraft repair, aviation technologies, aviation safety programs, and aviation management concepts.

Note that admission to this major is selective. Students can complete the bachelor’s degree in under four years; however, applicants must hold Airframe and Powerplant certificates issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) or the equivalent certification from an International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) member state. 

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Employ requisite knowledge, skills, and techniques to supervise the inspection, repair, and return of aircraft to service.
  2. Integrate skills and knowledge essential to the management of aircraft maintenance programs with a focus on safety and efficiency.
  3. Incorporate skills and knowledge needed to effectively lead and manage a team of people working in a maintenance repair organization.

For more information on Kent State’s Online Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance Management, visit https://onlinedegrees.kent.edu/degrees/bachelor-of-science-aviation-maintenance-management.


Retrieved on April 5, 2021, from Boeing (2019). 2019-2038 Boeing Pilot and Technician Outlook. Retrieved from www.boeing.com/commercial/market/pilottechnician-outlook

Retrieved on April 5, 2021, from Bureau of Labor Statistics (1 September 2020). Occupational Outlook Handbook, Aircraft and Avionics Equipment Mechanics and Technicians. U.S. Department of Labor, Retrieved from at www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/aircraftand-avionics-equipment-mechanics-and-technicians.htm