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Aviation Technology - Maintenance Management - BS

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College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education

This major prepares students for entry-level positions in management and maintenance programs within the airline industry, corporate aviation, and general aviation. Students in the Aviation Technology – Maintenance Management major will complete the courses required for the FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) licenses. Students will also take advanced turbine engines, aviation law, and composites structures. Management and communications courses are incorporated into the program to provide essential business skills. Industry internships are available and encouraged in the junior and senior years. Employment opportunities include positions with major airlines as maintenance personnel, maintenance supervisors, fixed-base operators, maintenance directors, repair station managers, FAA inspectors, aircraft/powerplant, and component manufacturers, as well as aerospace manufacturers. These industries are expanding at a rapid rate with excellent employment opportunities. This is forecasted to continue well into the twenty-first century.   

Admission Requirements For This Major

1. New freshmen admitted to USU in good standing qualify for admission to this major.

2. Transfer students from other institutions need a 2.5 total GPA for admission to this major in good standing.

3. Students transferring from other USU majors need a total GPA of 2.4 in major courses for admission to this major in good standing. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 must be maintained.

Transfer Credit

A transfer student and a college academic advisor initiate a petition for acceptance of transfer credits to meet degree requirements (department head and dean must approve). If transfer credit is not from a Utah school, it is the student's responsibility to provide a catalog or copies of catalog materials (usually available online) to show the content of courses taken. D grades are not accepted as transfer credit, except from Utah schools where USU is required to do so for general education coursework. The repeat policy applies to transfer courses as well as courses taken at USU. Transfer credit from foreign and nonaccredited institutions may be used for meeting degree requirements only if posted on the USU record of the student.

Graduation Requirements for Aviation Technology Major (Maintenance Management)

For all aviation technology majors, the following academic regulations apply in addition to University regulations:

1. A minimum GPA of 2.4 must be maintained in technology/math/ science/business courses required for, or used as technical electives in, the chosen major. University Studies courses are not included in this GPA calculation.

2. No more than 6 credits of D or D+ credit may be applied toward meeting graduation requirements in technology/math/science/business classes.

3. The P-D-F grading option may not be used in required or elective courses. (The P-D-F grading option is approved for University Studies courses.)

4. The academic regulations listed above (1-3) apply to required coursework and any technology/math/science/business course which could be used to satisfy graduation requirements for the chosen degree. That is, once a student completes a particular technical elective, it becomes a required course for that student.

5. Students in violation of departmental or college academic regulations, no longer eligible for graduation, or not making satisfactory progress toward a degree will have a registration hold placed on their record.

  1. a. Students will be placed on probation (registration hold) if they
           i.have more than 6 credits of D credit (see item 2 above); or
  2.       ii.have a GPA of less than 2.4 (see item 1 above)
  3. b. The hold remains until they improve their standing by repeating classes to reduce the number of D credits to 6 or less, and/or by raising their GPA above 2.4. Students must meet with their advisor to have the hold removed.

Students must complete the General Education Requirements  and the University Studies Depth Requirements .

The student must meet with a college academic advisor at least once each semester to work out a schedule having the primary goal of correcting the existing academic problems.

Although transfer credit accepted by the department and the college may be applied toward graduation requirements, the grade received will not be used in the USU GPA calculation.


Special Requirements

Students are required to furnish their own basic set of tools and toolbox. With special discounts available throughUSU, prices range from $900 to $1,400.Contact Randy Chesley,randy.chesley@usu.edu or (435) 797-2748, for required tool list. Additional federal aid may be available for this purchase. See advisor for details. Special tools will be furnished by the department.  

Internship Opportunities

Junior and seniors in the major have the opportunity to complete an internship for credit. Internships must be approved by the appropriate faculty member.

Career Opportunities 

Aviation Technology – Maintenance Management graduates are qualified to enter the work force in many rewarding career fields in aviation. Employment opportunities exist in target industries such as major airline carrier maintenance management, commuter airline maintenance management, fixed-base operator (FBO) maintenance, and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) aircraft inspection after some field experience. This major has a great deal of depth in general maintenance, which applies to most industrial maintenance operations. Although the major’s focus is aviation, the knowledge and skills gained can be used in other fields. 

Required Courses


Students should meet with their academic advisor to establish a plan of study.

Students must complete a total of 40 credits of stipulated upper-division coursework.

1 Due to teaching load constraints, these courses may be offered during semesters other than those listed here. Check with the department regularly for possible changes. Most of these classes are offered only once each year.

2 These courses may be taken during summer semester to allow for more reasonable course loads during the academic year.

3 Students must take 11 credits of related technical electives which must be upper-division courses (3000-level and above) chosen from the following list: AV 3010 , AV 4250 , AV 4300 , AV 5400 ; MGT 3250 4, MGT 3510 4, MGT 3520 4, MGT 3700 , MGT 3810 4, MGT 3820 4, MGT 4720 ; PHIL 3520 ; SOC 3320 SOC 3500 . For information about which ROTC classes apply, students should contact their academic advisor.

4These courses can be applied toward a Management Minor


Requirement Changes

Graduation requirements shown on this sheet are subject to change. Students should check with their assigned advisor concerning possible changes.

For information contact

School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education; Industrial Science 112; Utah State University; 6000 Old Main Hill; Logan UT 84322-6000; tel. (435) 797-1795; kaylee.roholt@usu.edu; www.aviation.usu.edu

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits


Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA

Credits of C- or better


Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above)


USU Credits (30 USU credits, 20 of which must be upper-division courses, 10 of which must be courses required for student's major)

30 USU credits

Completion of approved major program of study

See college advisor

Credits in minor (if required)


Credits in American Institutions (ECN 1500 ;HIST 1700 , HIST 2700  or HIST 2710 ; HONR 1300 POLS 1100 ; or USU 1300 )


General Education Requirements  and University Studies Depth Requirements 




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