BS In Aviation Maintenance Management
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Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
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Aug 19, 2024
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Learn from Industry Leaders to Become the Best Aviation Maintenance Manager You Can Be!

If you’ve ever considered taking your interest in tinkering with engines and machines and turning it into a promising career field, we’ve got good news! Our aviation maintenance bachelor’s degree with a focus on management combines mechanics and leadership with the lucrative aeronautics industry.

Liberty makes it easier to gain the hands-on experience you’ll need to become an expert in the field. Our School of Aeronautics has multiple aircraft you can work with and countless state-of-the-art training devices and simulators to learn from. Additionally, your courses highlight the foundational aspects of all major aircraft systems and technologies for today’s aviation industry.

Best of all, Liberty is a teaching university! That means that your professors are hands-on with you in the classroom every week, guiding, mentoring, and supporting you throughout your college experience. Plus, our professors all have degrees and real-life experience in their field. You deserve to learn from the best, so let us help!

Award-Winning Campus

At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 3 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Aviation Maintenance: Management Degree?

Let us help you achieve the career you dream about! At Liberty, our goal is to equip students with the industry skills employers are looking for. That way you can finish your degree confident that your skill set can match market needs, allowing you easier entry into the field!

Some of our degree highlights that allow students to develop these vital skills include:

  • Our unique aviation maintenance program in which students complete all FAA aircraft maintenance A&P certifications in less than 1 year!
  • Obtaining an aircraft mechanic license under FAA standards requires 1,900 hours of course instruction, which at most schools takes 18 months to 2 years.
  • Using an apprenticeship to obtain your license would take even longer at about 2.5 years!
  • With our mission to Train Champions for Christ, we are excited about equipping the next generation of aircraft mechanics with integrity to make a difference.
  • Pilots, mechanics, and industry leaders are highly sought after, with a worldwide need of over 649,000 new pilots and 690,000 new mechanics.*
  • Employers are looking for more than a college education and mechanic certification. They want employees with soft skills from oral and written to team and leadership skills. Our curriculum prepares you for all of these and more!

Partner with a school that gives you more. Join the Liberty family and make our success your success.

*Boeing, at Pilot and Technician Outlook (viewed online Jan. 3, 2024). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

What Will You Learn in Our Aviation Maintenance: Management Concentration?

Our aviation maintenance bachelor’s degree is designed to provide a route for A&P licensure while covering important, broader topics licensed mechanics face, such as human factors and safety. Our management concentration equips students like you to take the next step and prepare for leadership positions in the field of aviation maintenance.

Our courses develop your ability to work with a wide range of systems, from propeller to hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Additionally, you can gain a greater awareness of how to incorporate Christian ethics into all the work that you do!

The program includes a course that prepares students for aviation field interviews. Walk away with a degree that can cultivate your confidence and enable you to land a job in today’s booming aeronautics industry.

View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below to learn more about what you’ll be studying!

Featured Courses

AVIA 314 – Principles of Aviation Administration

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • There is so much more to aviation than flying airplanes.
  • This is a career-oriented course that introduces students to management competencies with a practical application to aviation service businesses.
  • Course discussions include management functions, marketing, cash flows, and property oversight.

AVIA 472 – Aviation Organization Ethics

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The aviation industry offers a work environment with a unique balance of regulatory and performance demands.
  • This course introduces students to the tools necessary to recognize and apply managerial principles to common ethical situations found in this unique aviation environment.

AVMX 451 – Aviation Maintenance Operations

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • You’ll cover a study of aviation maintenance-specific topics that face those in maintenance leadership positions.
  • These topics include, but are not limited to, the need for maintenance; development of maintenance programs; technical planning, control, and training; and differing types of maintenance operations.

BUSI 301 – Legal and Ethical Concepts for Decision Makers

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Designed to increase the understanding of the American legal system and those legal principles that apply to the business environment
  • Business organizations, torts, contracts, employment relationships and issues, intellectual property, and international law
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Highlights of Our Aviation Maintenance: Management Degree

Study hands-on! Our School of Aeronautics owns numerous aircraft, drones, and countless state of the art training devices and simulators! In addition to our facilities, we have the following achievements and opportunities:

  • A current fleet of 27 Aircraft, 13 flight training devices, and 6 unmanned aerial vehicles.
  • Liberty University’s School of Aeronautics is a 3-time recipient of the Loening Trophy — one of the rarest and oldest collegiate aviation awards — for being the nation’s most outstanding college aviation program.
  • Our students have also won the prestigious American Airlines Safety Award for 3 years.
  • Our aviation program is also one of the largest faith-based collegiate aviation programs in North America.
  • FAA Part 147 instruction.
  • Ability to complete FAA licensure training in as little as 1 year!
  • Aviation Maintenance Certification: A&P (Airframe & Powerplant) license.

Aviation Maintenance: Management Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Aviation Maintenance Graduates

Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance prepares you for the following occupations:

  • Aircraft mechanic
  • Government and military mechanic
  • Maintenance manager
  • UAS maintenance manager

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • Results from the CLT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission, but may be used in consideration for merit-based aid.
  • Admission essay

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.