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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In high school, I was lucky enough that I didn't have to study for many of my classes. After the first couple of weeks at Purdue, however, I realized that I had to study a lot if I expected to pass my courses. It sounds a bit odd, but it has been...

” – Kara from South Bend, IN

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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I have learned many things while here. Since some classes are small, its easier to have a connect with the teachers. Being at TSU also teacher how to be independent.

” – Briana

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 have learned a lot, but it has been tarnished by a few professors who are not as sympathetic to first year students' struggles while adjusting to college life/schoolwork/expectations.

” – Amanda from Findlay, 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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The teachers at ISU are always trying to find ways to help their students succeed and they do what they can to help you learn what you would like to learn. They take your feedback and use it to improve the class. There are also many programs...

” – Kimberly from Idaho Falls, ID

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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The classes I am currently taking require you to remember alot of information. Im in the Veterinary Technician program and we learn how to handle animals and take care of them to the best of our ability. Even if your not going into the Vet Tech field...

” – Melissa from Cutler, 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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I learn a lot at this school, the teachers are very patient with the student, they explain the work step by step.

” – nisha from South Daytona, 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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I really like the school. I'm disabled student however, my professors works with me hand and hand along with disability services. Everyone sees that I'm trying and helps me, that works with with my disability.

” – Dlaine from Fairmont, 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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This is a great place to begin and end your education! The wide range of classes available, different campuses, and small class sizes are a huge plus. It truly is a great investment here.

” – Haley

Tulsa Community College

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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it's a great school with tons of great people. the price is great for the education you will receive. there are people of all ages there so don't be afraid if you are getting up there, age wise.

” – Anonymous

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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In all my classes so far, the professors really care. If you do you're work and show that them that you are there to learn, they're are their to help you. They are strict, but very fair and reasonable. Not only will the professors help, the college...

” – Alexis from Upper Marlboro, 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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I've learned quite a lot in the short time I have been here. Hardly any of my classes are subjects that would not be relevant to my major (engineering). The one-on-one time you can get with faculty and teachers is something unparalleled in larger...

” – LeTu student

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...

North Idaho College

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

Lenoir Community College is a 2-year college with a main campus and eight extension sites in eastern North Carolina. LCC is home to five academic departments offering 46 associate degree-granting programs. For students who need help transitioning to...

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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MVCC is a great school for those who want a good education for less money, also because you can figure out what you want to do before attending a four year school. Has very many classes and majors to choose from. It can be a bit confusing and...

” – Kaitlin from Clinton, 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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Embry-Riddle gave me the chance to take courses online or later in the evening, which fits my bus schedule. Everything that I've learned is related to real world situations, not just theories. Everyone seems to care about each others success, which...

” – Breana from San Diego, CA

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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Calhoun is a great college. It is two-year college that allows you to earn your degree in Health Science, Biology, Arts and more. Calhoun is a college known locally for having low tuition rates. Calhoun provides their students with excellent studying...

” – Chauntia from Madison, AL

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

Southwest Technology Center is a technical and vocational school in southwest Oklahoma. SWTC offers degrees and certificates in 15 career-centered fields of study. For distance-learning students, SWTC offers online classes in 12 departments...