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Aviation Maintenance Administration - Associate Degree

EFSC's Aviation Maintenance Administration Associate in Science degree program prepares students who are seeking employment as a supervisor or frontline manager in the aviation maintenance industry.

Potential employment opportunities include maintenance and repair facilities, corporate or airline maintenance operations, and similar aviation fields.

The A.S. degree requires Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification as an Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT), which you may already have or which you can test for after completing EFSC's Airframe and Powerplant AMT certificate programs as part of your A.S. degree.

More than 769,000 new aviation maintenance technicians will be needed to help service the world aviation fleet over the next 20 years according to the 2019 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook, a respected industry forecast of personnel demand.

That demand includes not only those with A & P training, but also graduates educated in aviation management.

The A.S. degree is a limited access program and requires a specialized program application process that is explained below.

Aviation Maintenance Administration - Associate Degree

Program Overview

Degree Type
Associate in Science (A.S.)
Delivery Method
Total Credit Hours
Academic Community
Industry/Manufacturing & Construction
Contact Information

Delisa Layne, Advisor
Email Program Advisor


Rick McKee, Program Director

Aviation maintenance administration a.s. degree - CURRICULUM

The 60-credit hour A.S. degree curriculum includes 33 hours of articulated credit for for those students who hold active FAA Mechanic Certification with Airframe and PowerPlant Ratings OR who provide a certificate of completion of Aircraft Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft PowerPlant Mechanics from an FAA-approved certificate program in good standing. Graduates of EFSC's Aviation Maintenance Technology program are eligible to apply for the A.S. degree to add management skills to their resume.

The additional 27 hours of coursework covers communications and leadership skills; how to direct, plan and control job tasks; human relations and employability skills; plus safe and efficient work practices.

Aviation Maintenance Administration A.S. Degree - Admissions Information

The Aviation Maintenance Administration Associate in Science degree program is limited access and requires a special application process in addition to the standard EFSC application for general admission. Use the steps to below and reach out to the advisor if you have questions.

How to Apply

STEP 1: Check Deadlines & Work with Advisor

Contact the program advisor for the latest information on start dates and deadlines.

Because this is a limited access program with many variables and a special application requirement, it's important for prospective students to receive advising from the program advisor, Delise Layne.

Contact Information:

Delisa Layne, Advisor
Email Program Advisor


STEP 2: Apply for General Admission to Eastern Florida State College

NOTE: This step pertains ONLY to those students who are not currently enrolled with the college. If you’re a returning/readmit student who applied to EFSC one or more years ago and have not completed a course in the past year, you must re-apply and can do so online and will not be charged the general EFSC application fee.

Complete and properly submit the application for general admission to Eastern Florida State College. There is a $30 non-refundable application fee for admission that must be submitted at the time of application to the college. This application is available online. Complete all general admissions requirements with the main EFSC Admissions office.

Please note that application processing can take up to 14 days due to the current volume of applications. Check your email frequently for your acceptance letter.

STEP 3: Verify General EFSC Admission Requirements & Submit Aviation Maintenance Technician Certification and/or College Transcripts

If you are a new EFSC student, your general admissions acceptance letter and email will list admissions requirements that you must complete to avoid holds that would prevent you from registering for courses if accepted into the program. You can also review how to complete these general requirements on EFSC's accepted students' page.

Submit the required certification proof and/or college transcripts. The program requires either:

  • Active FAA Mechanic Certification with both Airframe and Powerplant Ratings, OR:
  • Transcripts showing certificates of completion for Aircraft Airframe Mechanic and Powerplant Mechanic CTC from an FAA-approved AMT program in good standing

View the Articulation Agreement related to this requirement and work with the advisor or program manager if you have questions.

If you are an existing EFSC student, you need to verify that you do not have any holds that would prevent course registration if you are accepted into the program. Visit the Registration Holds webpage for details on how to check your EFSC Message Center for holds and how to clear them.

STEP 4: Complete the Aviation Maintenance Administration Program Application

After you have received your general EFSC Admissions Acceptance letter or if you are a current EFSC student, complete the online Career & Technical/Trades Application.

Your general admissions acceptance letter will include your Student email address and password required to access your Titan Sign In so you can log in when prompted and submit that limited access Career Tech application. The limited access application is in addition to the general application and MUST be properly submitted.

If you need assistance with the online application or cannot register online, contact the program advisor for other arrangements.

Brief Costs & Financial Aid Eligibility

Because of the articulated credit for the Aircraft Maintenance Technician certification, earning the A.S. degree requires only the additional 27 credits. For a Florida resident, this will total about $2,800, which does not includ the cost of course materials or lab fees.

You can help reduce the out-of-pocket cost by applying for Federal financial aid, plus you may be eligible for scholarships and Veterans Educational Benefits.

College Courses You Will Take

In addition to general education courses, the program's classes focus on communications and leadership skills,; directing, planning, and controlling job tasks; human relations and employability skills; and safe and efficient work practices. Here are some of the course you would take:

Why Study Aviation Maintenance Administration at EFSC?

Learn Alongside Our FAA-Certified AMT School

EFSC is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified Part 147 Aviation Maintenance Technician School (AMTS). We train students to become an aviation maintenance technician and prepare them to take the FAA exams leading to certification as an Airframe and Powerplant Technician. That certification is a requirement for this A.S. degree, which means you can earn your certificates and A.S. degree at one place.

A Foundation for Those Seeking an Advanced Degree

Approximately 10% of students who graduate from the program choose to further their education by pursuing a bachelor's degree. A.S. degrees can seamlessly transfer to EFSC's business-focused Organizational Management Bachelor of Applied Science degree options. You can also review transfer options with other colleges and universities, where what are known as articulation agreements can impact what course credit will transfer. Check with the transfer institution for general education course requirements and other prerequisites when exploring transfer options with a career-focused Associate in Science degree instead of an Associate in Arts degree.
Some students opt to work for companies that are willing to cover the costs of their advanced degrees while they continue working.

Related Programs

If you're interested in pursuing the Aviation Maintenance Administration A.S. degree, you should also explore related programs in the aviation and aerospace fields. Work with the advisor if you have questions.