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Aviation Maintenance Management

2+2 Major, Bachelor of Science Degree

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What can I do with this major

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The Aviation Maintenance Management option is a 2+2 program for students that have earned an Associate Degree in a related field and have an FAA Airframe and Powerplant rating. This program will allow them to complete their BS degree requirements at the University of Central Missouri in Aviation Maintenance Management. The mission of the Aviation Maintenance Management program is to prepare students for supervisory roles in airline, corporate, and general aviation maintenance departments.

Graduates of the BS in Aviation with an option in Aviation Maintenance Management will be able to:

  • Interpret and analyze financial statements and control concepts
  • Develop and use accounting and budgetary data to assist management in decision making and control activities
  • Understand the design, function, and operation of aircraft systems
  • Apply techniques to effectively and efficiently manage a corporate or airline aircraft maintenance department
  • Understand the nature and sources of law and legal problems encountered by managers
  • Have an understanding of airframe structures, including wood and sheet metal structures.
  • Diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair airframe systems and components
  • Apply engine theory and maintenance techniques to turbine and reciprocating engine systems
  • Have knowledge of aircraft communication systems
  • Use safety protocols appropriate to working with hazardous chemicals.
  • Apply principles of management and supervision to the aviation maintenance field

Student Involvement

Several student organizations exist in the department to enhance the development of special interests and talents of students. Alpha Eta Rho, a national aviation fraternity, is dedicated to the professional development of students majoring in aviation. A Chapter of Women in Aviation International (WAI) is a professional organization that promotes training and career awareness.

The National Intercollegiate Flight Team, which promotes excellence in flight performance, has established an enviable record at both regional and national levels.

Career Opportunities

Depending on interests and areas of specialization, graduates have a variety of job opportunities. Careers for aviation maintenance management graduates include those with airlines or corporate flight departments, general aviation, and military.

Career Services

UCM's Office of Career Services assists students seeking internships, summer and campus jobs, part-time, and full-time employment. They also provide assistance with writing cover letters and resumes and offer a career library, mock interviews, and career counseling. The office also serves representatives of business, government, industry, and education who are looking for prospective employees. Over 700 employers visit UCM each year to conduct interviews on campus. Career Services may be reached at 660-543-4985 or Visit their website at

Scholarships & Financial Aid

UCM's Student Financial Services Office offers nearly $7 million in merit-based scholarships each year to students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, special talents, or potential in a specific field of study. The primary mission of the office is to help students and their families identify and apply for appropriate financial resources to help pay the educational and living expenses they'll incur to attend UCM. Student Financial Services may be reached at 660-543-8266 or visit their website at

To Learn More

Department of Aviation