Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician Major

An Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician major/degree program prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in developing, manufacturing, and testing aircraft, spacecraft and their systems.

Includes instruction in aircraft/spacecraft systems technology, design and development testing, prototype and operational testing, inspection and maintenance procedures, instrument calibration, test equipment operation and maintenance, and report preparation.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician (use the College Search feature and enter "aeronautical" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Engineering?  Learn more on the Careers/Jobs/Internships in Engineering Majors page.

What can you do with a major/degree in Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician?

A bachelor’s degree is generally the minimum requirement to enter this career field, however you may be able to get your foot-in-the-door as a technologist or technician with an associate degree.  Technologist and technician opportunities likely include (but are not exclusive to) positions in aerospace modelling, aircraft, avionics, electrical/electronics, engineering, fabrication, materials, pattern maker and molder.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

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