Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician

Thinking about an aeronautical/aerospace engineering major? You're aiming high! This program prepares you to apply fundamental engineering principles and your technical knowledge to provide support to engineers and professionals in the processes of development, manufacturing, and testing of spacecraft, aircraft, and other aerospace systems. During your studies, you'll learn about aircraft and spacecraft systems technology, design and development testing, model and operational testing, examination and maintenance procedures, instrument calibration, test equipment function, and report preparation. This will ultimately prepare you for a career spent consulting with aerospace engineers and discussing the test procedures and their implications in detail. You will build the testing facilities for aircraft systems and then be involved in their maintenance. You'll also be able to build and install parts and systems that would be required in testing equipment, ensure that test procedures are executed smoothly, and record the relevant data. Becoming an aerospace engineer or technician means you may work on projects related to national defense or for designing civilian aircraft. However, you could also find yourself working on research and development projects related to new aircraft or parts.

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Purdue University-Main Campus

Purdue University-West Lafayette is a public research university founded in 1869 and the main campus of the Purdue University System. Purdue is home to 11 colleges and schools including a nationally renowned School of Engineering conferring degrees...

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Purdue changed my life.
I have learned so much, thank you.
Hard to say goodbye.

” – Christina from Gurnee, IL
Kent State University at Kent

Originally founded as a teacher-training school, Kent State University is a 4-year public research university in northeast Ohio. Kent State hosts ten colleges conferring undergraduate degrees in more than 300 areas of study. Additionally, KSU is home...

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At Kent I am able to challenge myself at whatever level I choose. Academically for my major, I learn a fair amount, and on top of that there are thousands of other courses I can take that are not mandatory, but just great learning experiences. With...

” – Steven from Parma, OH
Tennessee State University

With two campuses in Nashville, Tennessee State University is the only state-funded Historically Black College and University in the state of Tennessee and part of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. TSU grants bachelor’s and graduate degrees in 77...

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Tennessee State University is a campus that is filled with opportunity and chances to change your life. The atmosphere is a family oriented, and a welcoming vibe for new students. The staff care about you as if you were their own.

” – Kiara from Ellenwood, GA
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus

Founded in 1910 as a teacher’s college, Bowling Green State University is a 4-year public research institution in northwest Ohio. Bowling Green State is home to eight colleges conferring undergraduate degrees as well as an honors college. In addition...

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I think the campus is beautiful, well laid out, and the perfect size. There is a good amount of food options to choose from on campus. It is very flat in Bowling Green therefore the campus is extraordinarily windy, which can be a real pain.

” – Manda from Martins Ferry, OH
Idaho State University

Originally founded as The Academy of Idaho, Idaho State University is a 4-year public research university in southeast Idaho. ISU is home to six colleges conferring degrees in over 250 academic programs of study and offers a Career Path Internship...

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ISU have some of the best undergraduate level research opportunities in the West. It's a great university for science or health-science majors. Great teachers, classes, and environment!

” – Pharmacy Student
Columbus State Community College

Columbus State Community College is a two-year institution based in Columbus, Ohio. CSCC offers technical certifications and associate degree and college credit for life experiences. The most popular majors are nursing assistant, logistics and supply...

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CSCC is an outstanding college to attend. The atmosphere is friendly, there are a lot of campus-related activities to do, and is conveniently located in the downtown area. Here, besides an active social environment, there is a friendly staff that is...

” – Christian from Columbus, OH
Daytona State College

Daytona State College is a 2-year community college in eastern Florida. Daytona State hosts colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, and Health granting degrees and certificates. Additionally, DSC is home to the Advanced Technology College allowing...

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Writing about Daytona State College is more difficult than I had first anticipated when I sat down to write this short essay. There are so many great things about this school that cramming every single detail into a certain length just seems too...

” – Jessica from Deltona, FL
Fairmont State University

Founded in 1865, Fairmont State University is a public institution based in Fairmont, Virginia. It is a “selective” university and operates the satellite Robert C. Byrd National Aerospace Education Center where aviation technology programs are...

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FSU is a pretty small sized school; which I love! The professors at FSU are very helpful with managing your time if you let them be. Overall, I think FSU is a great school.

” – Sommar from Wana, WV
Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale State College is a public institution offering a technology-focused education. It is part of the State University of New York system and has a “selective” admissions process. It is home to several research centers, including the Solar...

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Farmingdale is a great school. There are so many activities on campus and clubs to join. Farmingdale was the best decision I've made.

” – Rachael from Centereach, NY
Eastern Florida State College

Eastern Florida State College is a public institution with four campus locations around Brevard County, FL. It is part of the Florida College System and operates an aerospace program at the Kennedy Space Center. The school provides vocational...

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The teachers here have a given me a perspective I have never had before, on a whole variety of topics. These teachers are, usually, experts in their field and they really care about their topic. That makes all the difference.

” – Ardelle from Palm Bay, FL

Tulsa Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of Oklahoma. Students attending classes at TCC can choose between the Metro campus, the Northeast campus, the Southeast campus, the West campus, the Owasso Community...

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Tulsa Community College is a perfect way to start your academic career, or to get the technical skills you need to start working right away. The the size of the campuses make it easy to navigate between classes, or you can choose online classes so...

” – Grandma, back in school.
Prince George's Community College

Prince George's Community College is a public institution with open admissions based in Largo, Maryland. PGCC operates multiple academic centers at the Andrews Air Force Base, University Town Center, and in Camp Springs, MD. The Diverse Male Student...

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While attending Prince George's Community College I have found it has a great learning environment. The professors are very informative and easy to communicate with.

” – Courtney from Lanham, MD
University of the District of Columbia

The University of the District of Columbia is the only public institution in Washington, DC. It is a land-grant university and a member of the Thurgood Marshall Fund. UDC is an HBCU with an open admissions policy. Legal studies, foundations of...

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UDC is a wonderful university to attend. The instructor are very helping students reach their education goals. I recommend University of the District of Columbia for a quality education.

” – jimmie from Peoria, IL
LeTourneau University

LeTourneau University is a private, Christian polytechnic institution situated in Longview, Texas. On top of providing education for traditional students, LETU operates education centers for nontraditional students in Longview, Dallas, and Houston. A...

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LeTourneau University is more than just a college, it's a way of life. LeTourneau contains a plethora of amazing students and faculty all striving to better themselves and their community for Christ.

” – Daniel from Bellevue, NE

Pennsylvania College of Technology is an applied technology college and part of the Pennsylvania State University system. Penn College operates a main campus in Williamsport, PA, as well as four satellite campuses in the northern region of the state...

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I love all of my teachers here, they makes it easier to learn but at the same time make it FUN for all! Love this place, so easy to get around also.

” – Cristina from Cochranton, PA
Kingston University London

Located just 25 minutes from central London, Kingston University offers internationally-recognized qualifications and welcomes around 100 new students from the USA every year, with many more on Study Abroad and exchange programs. Founded in 1899, the...

Northwest Florida State College is based in Niceville, FL. The state school operates two campuses and four education centers throughout the state. The campus is home to the Mattie Kelly Arts Center which hosts Broadway and student-run shows, as well...

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Since i started attending, I've been enrolled in the Pre-Architectural Program. When started, I did not know i had any drawing skills, as time went by, i managed to complete several renderings. I've learnt several different techniques on how to bring...

” – Miguel from Niceville, FL

Pasco-Hernando State College is a public institution consisting of five campuses located in Florida’s Pasco and Hernando counties. The college exhibits a lively student body, hosting over 500 student events every year that range from snack gatherings...

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Their 4 campuses are beautiful and well equipped, with a great atmosphere for both learning and fun.

” – Jennifer from Weeki Wachee, FL

North Idaho College is a two-year community college based in Coeur d’Alene, ID. NIC offers transfer degrees, professional and technical certifications, and associate degrees. Many students choose to study communications, computer programming, or...

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I learned a lot already as a dual enrolled student and now as a full time current student. So many degrees to choose from and many choices for electives. The teachers here are amazing and most are willing to work with you one on one or help set up...

” – Savannah from Post Falls, ID

Mohawk Valley Community College is the first 2-year community college established in New York State. MVCC has two campuses featuring degrees and certificates in over 90 areas of study and is part of the State University of New York system. In order...

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I believe this is a great school with professors that know what they are doing in the fields that they teach. They have been in the field for many years as professionals and most of them are continuing their education.

” – Jennifer from UTICA, NY

Guilford Technical Community College is a public, 2-year institution established throughout suburban North Carolina, with locations in Jamestown, Greensboro, High Point, and Colfax. GTCC offers over 140 career-technical, transfer, and workforce...

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Guilford Technical Community College is an exceptional start for any student interested in the aviation industry. Degree programs include Aviation Management, Career Pilot and a plethora of A&P licensing and Maintenance degrees. The school also works...

” – Mary from Tarboro, NC

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in southern Ohio, with satellite facilities located in Harrison and Middletown. CSTCC offers over 100 degree and certificate programs, many of which feature...

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I am attending the Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State and love the program. I am learning more than I ever hoped to.

” – Tessie from Ft Wright, KY

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide is the online hub for Embry-Riddle’s distance learning courses. Embry-Riddle Worldwide offers 16 online bachelor’s degrees in seven areas of study, which include Space, Aviation, Engineering, and Applied...

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From a military member's perspective Embry-Riddle is an excellent choice. Many times an individual must deploy or change shifts during a given semester, at Embry-Riddle instructors normally have prior military experience and are more than willing to...

” – Jay from Fort Walton Beach, FL

Doña Ana Community College is a 2-year institution in southern New Mexico and part of the New Mexico State University system. DACC offers associate degrees in 39 academic programs and certificates in 14 areas of study. The college’s Aerospace...

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I am learning a lot at my school. The classrooms are smaller and the teachers take their time with you. Most of the teachers there are really friendly and patient with you. They want you to learn and be interested in what you are doing.They will...

” – Shante from Las Cruces, NM

Formerly known as Wichita Area Technical College, Wichita State University Tech is a 2-year community college with three campuses in central Kansas. WSU Tech features over 100 technical and vocational programs granting degrees and certificates. The...

Calhoun Community College is the largest 2-year institution in Alabama and the sixth largest college or university in the state. Calhoun is home to two campuses and six academic divisions offering degrees and certificates and its General Studies...

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The first week you will feel like you are not really learning much, but it gets better. Some of the classes are made to be easier for the students

” – Anonymous

Spartan College of Aeronautics & Technology is a for-profit school of aviation with locations in Tulsa, Denver, Los Angeles, and California’s Inland Empire. Spartan College offers a pilot training curriculum as well as training programs in Aviation...

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA)

The Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics is a not-for-profit institution that confers associate degrees in aviation maintenance and aviation electronics. Since 1929, PIA has produced topnotch mechanics and technicians through its aviation programs...

Metro Technology Centers is a technical and vocational school with four campus locations in Oklahoma City. MTC confers degrees and certificates in 32 vocational fields of study. Additionally, MTC offers online certification courses in 12 career...

Established in 1972, the University of Puerto Rico-Aguadilla is a public, 4-year institution located on an urban campus in northern Puerto Rico. This public institution was established in 1972 and offers associate’s and bachelor’s degrees through its...

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It has excellent programs of biology to then enter medical school. Also used to make different multidisciplinary research in the sciences. And provide extracurricular activities that complement the studies.

” – Elsa from Puerto Rico