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List of Aviation Technology Schools in the U.S.

Aviation technology is a broad field and covers aspects of flight training, aircraft maintenance and aircraft security. Students should consider which aspect of the aviation field they are most interested in before they select an aviation technology school. Prospective students may also consider factors such as location and hands-on experiences when selecting an aviation school.

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.

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