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Aviation Maintenance Technology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Williamsport, PA, United States
The Aviation Maintenance Technology program at Pennsylvania College of Technology is a bachelor of science degree structured to prepare a graduate for employment in repairing and maintaining modern aircraft. The major builds on the first two years of aircraft maintenance (A&P - Airframe and Powerplant emphasis) or on the experience of a practicing aircraft technician (A&P).  
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Overview

About this program

Today’s aircrafts are sophisticated and complex. Tomorrow’s will be even more. At Penn College, you’ll learn the technical skills to repair the aircrafts we have now, plus those we’ll see in the future. And our hands-on approach to learning means lots of hours in the lab. Testing and troubleshooting theories. Learning how to fix integrated mechanical and electronic systems. All this training pays off when it comes time to take your FAA Mechanical License test and launch the career of your dreams.  

The third and fourth years of the Aviation Maintenance Technology program at Pennsylvania College of Technology concentrate on developing skills in electronics, information networks, business, and general education, with particular emphasis in avionics systems and troubleshooting. The baccalaureate course work is designed to provide a broad base of technical knowledge in order to repair the integrated mechanical and electronic systems found on aircraft of today and tomorrow.

Career Opportunities

Aviation technician with major airlines, commuter airlines, fixed-base operators, aerospace subcontractors, and aircraft manufacturers. With experience, graduates may advance to positions such as aircraft maintenance supervisor, Federal Aviation Administration, accident investigator, aviation safety inspector, and to management positions with airlines, manufacturers and fixed-base operations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Aviation Practices
  • Aviation Science 
  • Aviation Electricity 
  • Aircraft Reciprocating Engines
  • Information, Technology, and Society
  • Aircraft Engine Fuel Metering Systems

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    68

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Transcripts
  • Your official secondary — and postsecondary, if you have studied previously at another postsecondary institution — school records must be evaluated by an organization recognized by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services .
    • English Proficiency
    • Student Visa
    If you are planning to study on an F-1 student visa, we will need a letter of financial commitment from your financial guarantor confirming sponsorship for one academic year (nine months), payable to Penn College.
    • Passport
    Submit a copy of your passport.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      756 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 756 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      756 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 756 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
    • In-State

      504 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 504 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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    Living costs for Williamsport

    • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

    Funding

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