Associate in Science, Liberal Studies
Jointly Offered by Middlesex Community College and National Aviation Academy
The Aviation Maintenance Technology Associate in Science, Liberal Studies degree program prepares students for employment with major and commuter airlines, airplane and helicopter engine manufacturers, and many other aviation-related companies. Training also provides the background for career advancement in these industries.
The hands-on aircraft maintenance instruction and training at National Aviation Academy, located at 130 Baker Ave. Extension in Concord, MA, is the first component of the program. Students complete the requirements for the Associate in Science degree at MCC. The general education and business courses strengthen communications, computer and management competency. MCC associate degree credits for the aviation maintenance courses are awarded on receipt of an official transcript from National Aviation Academy. Students may begin their MCC coursework at any time.
Career and Transfer Outlook:
Graduates of the program find work as aviation mechanics for airlines and the aviation industry. Job opportunities exist locally and throughout the world. An associate degree graduate with experience may be more quickly promoted into management or into more responsible positions, such as maintenance controller or field service technician.
Students should take mathematics and English courses at MCC as soon as possible.
Graduates of the Aviation Maintenance Technology program will achieve the learning outcomes of the Liberal Studies degree. Additionally, graduates are prepared to:
- Work in the field of aircraft maintenance;
- Demonstrate knowledge of aircraft maintenance principles;
- Use basic computer applications common in the business world;
- Articulate basic business management principles;
- Apply basic mathematics to solve work-related problems.
Students are urged to meet with academic advisors at both MCC and National Aviation Academy (NAA) to coordinate program requirements and course sequencing before beginning this program. Although students may begin their MCC coursework beforehand, it is recommended that students complete all National Academy Aviation Maintenance Certificate course requirements prior to beginning coursework at MCC. In order to have their NAA certification credits apply to the Aviation Maintenance Technology, A.S. degree program, students must also have a current FAA certification. Students without a current FAA certification will have their NAA credits applied to the Liberal Studies, A.S. degree program. For specific information about the National Aviation Academy courses, go to www.naa.edu.