This study evaluates differences between two-year and four-year schools offering a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 147 aviation maintenance technician program. The actual average test scores were analyzed to determine whether students from four-year university programs were better prepared for the test than students from two-year college or technical school programs. Test scores can be viewed as a direct indication of the quality of the aviation maintenance programs at these schools. The study found that there was no statistically significant difference in the test scores between two-year college and four-year university students taking the FAA examinations. These results support previous studies that found the learning outcomes of two-year and four-year students on general subjects to be comparable.
Journal of Air Transportation
University of Nebraska at Omaha Aviation Institute
Scholarly Commons Citation
Summey, J. B., Schultz, M. C., & Schultz, J. T. (2004). Are Four-Year Universities Better Than Two-Year Colleges at Preparing Students to Pass the FAA Aircraft Mechanic Certification Written Examinations?. Journal of Air Transportation, 9(1). Retrieved from https://commons.erau.edu/publication/54