Aerospace Department

Maintenance Management


The Maintenance Management concentration offers instruction designed for students who are interested in careers as skilled technicians or managers in aircraft manufacturing and repair, engine repair and overhaul, and space vehicle repair. The fundamental skills needed in aerospace vehicle repair and maintenance are stressed together with management skills for such careers. MTSU is an approved Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) FAR Part 147 maintenance technician school for airframe and powerplant mechanics. This concentration requires the completion of:

  1. 45 hours of aerospace courses as listed below;
  2. A minor that complements the major recommended by the faculty advisor and approved by the department chair and dean;
  3. Other specific required courses as listed below; and
  4. FAA Airframe and PowerPlant Certification prior to graduation.
The mission of the Maintenance Management concentration is to prepare students for careers as skilled technicians, or managers in aircraft manufacturing, aircraft repair, engine overhaul, or space vehicle maintenance.

Additional aerospace maintenance courses are required if FAA certification in sought. Students enrolled in the Airframe and Powerplant Technician's Program are required to pass a comprehensive qualification examination prior to receiving authorization to take the FAA examination or prior to receiving a Certificate of Completion from MTSU.
MTSU Aerospace has been accredited since 1992. The Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) has accredited all five of the Aerospace concentrations!  For more information, click here.
  Air Traffic Control
Click here for more information on MTSU's AT-CTI program.
  Flight Scheduling
Click here for Flight Scheduling at the Murfreesboro Airport.
arrow   Flight Labs
To apply for a flight lab, follow the steps below.

Step 1:
Download and read the Additional Information Packet thoroughly and review the additional costs of flight labs.

Step 2:
Print and read the “Lab Request Form” for the semester you wish to enroll in a flight lab. Sign and submit it to the flight school secretary within the application period specified. Neither early nor late submissions will be accepted or considered.

Flight Lab Request Form    

Summer/Fall Application Period: February 1 – April 15

Spring Application Period: September 1 – Nov 15