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Aviation Degrees In Maintenance.  
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2610 times:

Are there any Degrees one can pursue from a Maintenance/Engineering Department.
As Out here Aircraft Maintenancde is a Licenced Field.
Does a Degree prevent a Licenced AME from working on line.
regds
MEL


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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6388 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2607 times:

A few community colleges in the US offer associate degrees in aviation maintenance...IIRC, you end the program with an A&P license, and then you have to work your way up to IA status (under the supervision of other A&P mechanics).


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User currently offlineFredT From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 2185 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2595 times:

I hold a degree in aero engineering. During the education there were several paths you could go which affected your choice of courses to take. Construction, maintenance, logistics... I'm thinking most AE programs will give you the option to tailor the education towards maintenance, if that is what you desire.

I know that in some fields, in some countries, a degree will not help you get a job at a lower level. They're not too interested in hiring someone with an engineering degree on the floor, as they (probably correctly) assume that as soon as there is an engineering opening that individual is out the door again. "Sorry, overqualified, back to the unemployment line you go... we'll hire some git who's got a degree in burger flipping instead".

Rgds,
Fred



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User currently offlineDALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2554 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2589 times:

ERAU grants Degrees for Aero Maint. I have one from the DAB campus. Having more qualifications than the minimum would not prevent you from working in any job. The advanced degree may help you move to another job in the field though. I got my BS for that reason. Personally I havn't used the degree. Mostly because there are very limited possiblities for advancement at my current station and we(my wife) are unwilling to move at this time.

User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2588 times:

I got a certificate from Northrop Institute that I could have parlayed in to an AS or BS in engineering.

It's interesting to note that the A&P campus in Inglewood is still in operation and owned by Westwood College-who I work for as an online instructor in the criminal justice division and as a course designer.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2539 times:

I'm Already having A&C [A&P] on B737 classic & B757 Freighters.I was looking to add to my qualification with a Degree which I could do part time or correspondence.As I work nights,so I'll need to adjust my Day schedule accordingly.

My Existing Field pays adequately,however If I could be added qualified,it could help serve my carrier in higher position sometime in the Future.

I love Aircraft Maintenance & would always want to work directly on the Craft in Line or Major Mx.I also understand that Rising up in ones carrier,means more Managing & less on hands job,Which is sad,but then its part of the rise.

I was really thinking about Increasing my Qualification in this Field from the past few days & just don't know how to start.

regds
MEL



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User currently offlineDALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2554 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2519 times:

Check into ERAU. They have a pretty good distance learning program. I think they might give you 60 credit hours for your A&P.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2362 times:

Quoting DALMD88 (Reply 3):
ERAU grants Degrees for Aero Maint

Any link.
regds
MEL



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User currently offline9VSIO From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 717 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2347 times:
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I believe it's www.erau.edu


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2343 times:

http://www.erau.edu/ec/academicorgs/eccoce/amm.html
Thanks.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineA/c train From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 501 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2331 times:

FredT, is it not YOUR decision which route you take ? if you want to work on the shop floor you do an apprenticeship or adult training scheme, if you want to become a design/tech services engineer, you gain a degree. If you however want to become a mechanic after being in a design etc profession, you take an adult retraining scheme. I spent four years learning my craft to become an Aircraft Mechanic and im still learning, ive spent the best part of 4 and a half years studying for an Aircraft Maintenance licence, which is recognised as the equivalent to a degree, sorry to piss on your fire with that one.
Found your comments i.e '' Burger flipper '' , rather offensive !! if you didnt intend it this way, diregard this statement.
regds a/c


User currently offlineTristarsteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 4009 posts, RR: 33
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2329 times:

Well I did both. I did an apprenticeship with BEA and got a Trident A and C licence, and at the same time they sent me to the City University in London and I got a BSc in Air Transport Engineering.
I worked in Engineering for about 5 years, then went to work on the line as an A and C Engineer on B737-200. I am still working on the ramp, but am Station Maint Manager looking after 3 other stations as well. never regretted my move to the floor as I still find ramp work interesting.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2316 times:

Quoting Tristarsteve (Reply 11):
worked in Engineering for about 5 years, then went to work on the line as an A and C Engineer on B737-200. I am still working on the ramp, but am Station Maint Manager looking after 3 other stations as well. never regretted my move to the floor as I still find ramp work interesting

Line & Major Mx can never be replaced as the Job has its challenges & joy..But there would be a time when promoted one would need to stop working directly or Signing for work on Aircraft.But with a Degree one could rise to a higher level,or am I not correct.

regds
MEL



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