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Aviation Maintenance MOOC

Ended Mar 13, 2018

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Full course description

Course Date:

Feb 26 - Mar 12, 2018


2 weeks


3 hrs/week



Course Type:



Badge, Certificate (free)


This course presents an overview of the aviation maintenance industry. The different types of maintenance actions and inspections are examined, along with how these activities are accomplished on a global scale. Topics within the course include: aircraft maintenance basics, global challenges, maintenance manager roles, and safety management. As a student in this course, you will develop an understanding of the challenges facing the aviation maintenance industry, with a realization of how leaders impact the daily operations of these organizations, as well as overcome challenges related to globalization and a multi-cultural workforce.


  • Distinguish between predictive and reactive maintenance.
  • Distinguish between the different inspection classes that require maintenance.
  • Identify the major aircraft systems that require maintenance.
  • Explain the requirements and methods for integrating safety into an aviation maintenance environment.
  • Discuss the role of a maintenance manager.
  • Identify methods for balancing safety with efficiency in an aviation maintenance environment.
  • Identify the challenges within the global aviation maintenance environment.
  • Integrate aviation maintenance within a global business environment.

Course is offered by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide.

Course Instructors

Bettina Mrusek

Bettina Mrusek


Bettina has been working with Embry Riddle since 2014. She began as a Veteran’s Affairs Counselor for Worldwide and then transitioned to become a full-time faculty member in January, 2016. Read More.

Prior to joining ERAU, Bettina served in the United States Marine Corps for 14 years. She worked as an avionics communication/navigation technician and supervisor for multiple aircraft platforms, including both rotary and fixed-wing. In addition to her job as a technician, Bettina worked in operations and supervised the Mobile Maintenance Facility program.