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What colleges offer aviation programs?

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There are a number of colleges that offer aviation and aviation-related programs. There are universities offering degrees in aviation in most states in the United States, as well as Canada and the United Kingdom.

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What colleges offer aviation programs?
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Aviation is a wide field that includes studies in aviation management, aviation technology, aeronautical technology management, aviation science, aerospace engineering, pilot certification, aircraft structural repair, transportation dispatch and further subjects.

Some colleges, like Aimes Community College in Colorado, offer an Associates of Applied Science in Aviation Technology, which includes options for certification as a general pilot, a helicopter pilot or a professional pilot. The Sault College of Applied Arts and Technology has a training program for working with aircraft structural repair technology. At the other end of the spectrum, San Jose University offers a degree in aerospace engineering, while the Concordia Institute of Aerospace Design and Innovation in Canada is an institution dedicated to aviation research and perfecting aircraft design.

Another route to follow when pursuing a career in aviation, especially if you are focused on flight, are specific programs offered by airports in your region. Many local airports have flight instructors and specific planes dedicated to teaching new pilots, and many run a nationally-approved training program from Airline Transport Professionals, or ATP, which has dozens of locations nationwide and specializes in training professional pilots.

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