Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology offers an Associate in Applied Science degree in Aviation Maintenance for students who are interested in learning about entry-level responsibilities in caring for and repairing airplanes and aircraft systems. Students will learn about the principles of aviation and the different systems that are utilized in order to keep the plane in functioning and flying order. Through the program, students will prepare for maintenance responsibilities by studying common malfunctions and problems in aircraft maintenance.
The program allows students to take part in a curriculum which will enhance their understanding of aviation theory and aircraft maintenance and management. Examples of classes include general aeronautics and applications, aircraft electrical systems theory, and statistics with aviation applications.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the necessary education and professional qualifications for entry-level responsibilities in aircraft maintenance and will be prepared for future studies in aircraft maintenance. These qualifications include the ability to demonstrate an understanding of aviation principles and the principles of aeronautic design needed for maintenance, to demonstrate critical thinking and communications skills necessary for roles in maintenance and management of aircraft, to demonstrate the ability to service, repair, and overhaul aviation electrical and hydraulic systems, and to demonstrate the ability to service and repair airframes, engines, and propellers on commercial and private propeller-based and jet-based aircraft.
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