Aviation technology training can be found primarily through bachelor's degree programs at universities and colleges nationwide. There are several considerations that a potential student must make when deciding on the most appropriate aviation technology program.
10 Schools for Aviation:
A wide variety of schools provide students with a foundation of knowledge in aviation technology, including programs at these schools:
|College/University||Location||Institution Type||Degrees Offered||Tuition (Undergraduate in-state & out-of-state 2015-2016)*|
|Arizona State University-Polytechnic||Mesa, AZ||4-year, Public||Bachelor's||$9,684; $24,219|
|CUNY York College||New York, NY||4-year, Public||Bachelor's||$6,748; $13,858|
|Delaware State University||Dover, DE||4-year, Public||Bachelor's||$7,531; $16,138|
|Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide||Daytona Beach, DE||4-year, Private, not-for-profit||Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral, Certificates||$8,520|
|Hampton University||Hampton, VA||4-year, Private, not-for-profit||Bachelor's||$23,112|
|Rocky Mountain College||Billings, MT||4-year, Private, not-for-profit||Bachelor's||$25,742|
|Moody Bible Institute||Chicago, IL||4-year, Private, not-for-profit||Bachelor's||$12,284|
|Texas Southern University||Houston, TX||4-year, Public||Bachelor's||$8,726; $20,426|
|Westminster College||Salt Lake City, UT||4-year, Private, not-for-profit||Bachelor's||$31,528;|
|Middle Georgia State University||Macon, GA||4-year, Public||Certificate, Associate's, Bachelor's||$3,890; $10,919|
Source: *NCES College Navigator.
School Selection Criteria
Aviation schools offer a variety of courses centered around the aviation industry, and concentrations can range from flight training to craft maintenance.
Students interested in aviation schools may want to consider the following:
- Students seeking aviation technology training may want to decide which education option is best for their career goals: specialized aviation schools or 4-year schools with aviation programs.
- Students may want to take into account what they would like to focus on within an aviation program; some programs and schools place emphasis on flight training, while others may focus more on theory or maintenance.
- Students interested in attending an aviation school may want to check to see if a school or program is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to ensure that the curriculum is up to federal standards.
- Students will want to look for schools that offer apprenticeships, since hands-on training through an apprenticeship is typically a requirement of certification.
There are many considerations a prospective student must take into account when applying to aviation technology programs, such as location, specialization, and future career goals. Prospective students will want to make sure their selected program has options related to their specific area of aviation interest as well as access to the right hands-on opportunities.