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Aviation (B.S.) - Aviation Maintenance Management Specialization

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Creating maintenance leaders.

The Aviation Maintenance Management Specialization is focused on students who wish to repair and maintain aircraft. SDSU has partnered with approved FAA A&P programs across the United States to offer a four-year degree in aviation maintenance management. Students must first complete an FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) license and then transfer to SDSU to finish up the degree requirements. Students may work for the Chief of Aviation Maintenance at SDSU prior to graduation. This is an excellent opportunity for maintenance students to gain real-world experience. Please contact any Aviation Program faculty before enrolling in this specialization.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Love to work with your hands
  • Have strong communication and leadership skills
  • Good problem solver
  • Enjoy the challenge of repairing and maintaining machines and systems
  • Have attended an approved maintenance school and have earned an FAA Airframe and Powerplant license

Career Opportunities

  • Aircraft maintenance technician
  • Aircraft maintenance mechanics
  • Maintenance manager

Recent Employers

  • Landmark Aviation
  • Poet Energy
  • SDSU Aviation

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The Exploratory Studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the Exploratory Studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a Career Coach in the Office of Career Development.