Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is offering a free, two-week online class focusing on aircraft maintenance, running from Feb. 26 to March 11. The course, which is open to the public, will be taught by ERAU faculty as well as experts from the aviation industry. “Our students will get a real-world look at the industry, from multiple perspectives,” said Bettina Mrusek, lead faculty member for the course. “We are not only focused on the maintenance technician, but also on those supervising and leading them.” Coursework will be available for students to watch lectures and work on assignments on their own timetable, the university says, with lots of peer-to-peer interaction outside of the online classroom. Registration is open now.
“As the industry changes and adapts to new environments, we have to educate ourselves on how to successfully navigate those challenges, to make the most out of potential opportunities,” said Mrusek. ERAU also offers a free online course, “Introduction to Aviation,” with nine lessons that cover the basics of aerodynamics, airspace, weather and more. Students can enroll anytime and work at their own pace.