Alabama Aviation Education Info

Auburn student checks the fuel level of his aircraft.

Thinking of a career in aviation?

Auburn University offers Professional Flight and Aviation Management undergraduate degrees. The Professional Flight Degree offers a quality aviation education that provides a solid foundation of aeronautical knowledge and piloting skills expected by professional aviation organizations and necessary for success in the aviation industry.

The Aviation Management Degree focuses on the business knowledge needed for success in the airline and aviation industries, emphasizing general management and comprehensive understanding of all aspects of aviation operations.

Both the Professional Flight and Aviation Management degrees qualify for the attainment of FAA Restricted Airline Transport Pilot (R-ATP) certification with as little as 1,000 hours of flying experience. Auburn University is partnered with a growing number of airlines that offer our undergraduates and graduates a clear career pathway to the airline industry.

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The Alabama Community College System also offers FAA Approved Aviation Programs.

Do you want to design, build, fly, or repair aircraft for a living? The place to start is with a degree at one of Alabama’s highly respected aviation programs. A high-flying career in aviation can take workers all over the world. Let the professionals at ACCS help you begin your journey.

Their aviation programs are certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and are fully accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges (SACS) to train future aviators and aviation service technicians for top-flight professions.

Leading aircraft manufacturers project that as many as 206,000 new pilots and 189,000 new maintenance technicians are needed in North America by the year 2037. In Alabama, highly experienced aircraft mechanics and service technicians can earn up to $39 per hour or $81,197 per year. Avionics technicians, who troubleshoot aircraft technology systems and detect weather and radar, make an average $61,199 mid-career! Earning for pilots is even higher: commercial pilots can earn more than $60 per hour or $125,000 annually.

Check out the schools and opportunities for an Aviation Education across the state here: Alabama Community College System

Why Wait… They offer Dual Enrollment for High School students as well.

For more information, contact:
Jeff Lynn, Vice Chancellor for Aerospace and Aviation

Here are a list of the colleges and programs offered:

Calhoun Community College
Aerospace Technology

Coastal Alabama Community College
Airframe Technology
Avionics Technology
Powerplant Technology

Enterprise State Community College
Airframe Structures
Airframe Technology
Aviation Composites Material
Aviation Maintenance Foundations
Avionics Technology
Powerplant Technology

Jefferson State Community College
Engineering-Aerospace Major

Lawson State Community College

Marion Military Institute
Private Pilot License

Northeast Alabama Community College

Snead State Community College
Aerospace Engineering
Aircraft Structures
Airframe Technology
General Aviation

Wallace State Community College
Airfield Operations
Commercial Pilot Airplane (Flight Technology)
Commercial Pilot Helicopter (Flight Technology)
Certified Flight Instructor (Flight Technology)
Certified Flight Instructor (Flight Technology Option I, II or III)
Instrument Pilot Airplane Rating (Flight Technology)
Instrument Pilot Helicopter Rating (Flight Technology)
Private Pilot Airplane (Flight Technology)
Private Pilot Helicopter (Flight Technology)

A transfer opportunity with Athens State University is also in place for students to continue their education beyond two years and major in Management of Technology with a minor in Aviation Management.

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