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Air Transportation is a degree category that consists of the following common degrees:

  • Aviation Management

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    Aviation Management
  • Aerospace Technology

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    Aerospace Technology

    Aerospace technicians build, install, test, and maintain what aerospace engineers design. They help engineers prepare technical drawings, diagrams, blueprints, and scale models of missiles, rockets, airplanes, and helicopters. They make calculations and computations and run computer simulations involving aerodynamics and structural design. They build and install components, equipment, and systems. They calibrate instruments. They evaluate flight tests.

    Degree programs in aerospace technology prepare students for this important role in the aerospace industry. The curriculum spans engineering mathematics, aircraft systems, propulsion and control systems, aerodynamics, aircraft structures and manufacturing, mechanical engineering, and management.

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  • Air Traffic Control

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    $90k

    Air Traffic Control
  • Aviation

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    Aviation

    Aviation is about more than piloting aircraft. Therefore, the discussion of earning a degree in the field must necessarily include the wide spectrum of roles that it includes – because the position determines the kind and the level of degree required. The course of study chosen by an aspiring pilot will differ from that selected by someone who wants to be an air traffic controller, dispatcher, or aircraft mechanic; or play a part in aviation management or in the research, design, testing, and building of aircraft.

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