Professional Studies AS – Aviation Administration Option

Code: AS.PS.AVT.ADM

The Aviation Administration option is designed for students interested in completing their associates’ degree and then transferring to a Baccalaureate program in Aviation Administration or moving directly into a career at an airline or airport.

Students in the program take a two course sequence in Aviation Technology that includes Aircraft Operations and Aviation Safety along with a strong background in Business Management that will prepare them for further studies and a career in Aviation Administration.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the ability to define, describe, and explain the universal management functions of directing, planning, organizing, and controlling especially where it pertains to the aviation industry.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental concepts of Aeronautics, their historical development and how they are utilized in current real-world applications.
  • Demonstrate the ability to define, describe, and explain basic economic principles that may affect businesses.
  • Demonstrate business knowledge and broad-based business theory which positions them for success in a baccalaureate program in aviation management or direct entry into the field
  • Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental principles of flight, flight design and how they are applied in current technology.
  • Recognize and apply the concepts and techniques of aviation administration in real-world situations to be able to solve operational problems using data driven / analytical decision making.
  • Display, conduct and communicate in the professional manner necessary in the aviation industry.

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

GEO  Geology: Choose GEO-101 or GEO-102  3
  Communication Elective: Choose COM-100 or COM-102  3
AVT-100Introduction to Aeronautics

4

BUS-101Introduction to Business

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Second Semester

  Free Elective ** 3
  Social Science Elective ‡ 3
  Choose: BUS-110, BUS-207 or WRT-202  3
MAT-223Calculus for the Managerial and Social Sciences

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Third Semester

  Free Elective ** 3
  Choose LAN-110 or LAN-113  3
PHY-186General Physics I

4

ACC-110Financial Accounting

3

Total Credit Hours:13

Fourth Semester

  Humanities Elective ‡‡ 3
  Choose LAN-200 or LAN-230  3
AVT-240Introduction to Aviation Safety

3

PHY-286General Physics II

4

INF-101Introduction to Information Technology

3

Total Credit Hours:16

General Education Requirements

Communication

COM-100Speech Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Humanities

Choose: LAN-110 or LAN-113

and

One general education course selected from the following fields: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR).   

Recommended: HIS-101 or HIS-102

Total Credit Hours:6

Social Science:

One general education course selected from the following fields: Arts Economics(ECO), Political Science(POL), Psychology (PSY), Sociology(SOC), Anthropology(ANT).

Recommended: ECO-101

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics, Natural Science, & Technology

MAT-223Calculus for the Managerial and Social Sciences

3

PHY-186General Physics I

4

PHY-286General Physics II

4

INF-101Introduction to Information Technology

3

Total Credit Hours:12
NOTE:  Although INF-101* is 3 credits, only 1 credit of INF-101 fulfills Gen Ed. requirement here

Total Credit Hours: 30

Program Requirements

ACC-110Financial Accounting

3

AVT-100Introduction to Aeronautics

4

AVT-240Introduction to Aviation Safety

3

BUS-101Introduction to Business

3

BUS-110Transportation Logistics and Supply Chain Management

3

-or

BUS-207Principles of Business Management

3

-or

WRT-202Technical Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:24

Free Elective**

  Free Elective 6

Total Credit Hours: 60

Specific Program Notes:

Students are encouraged to take their courses in semester sequence order.

Please note that required courses may have prerequisites. Click on each course to view details.

*See courses approved for General Education Electives.

INF-101 is a 3-credit course. 1 credit of INF-101 satisfies the Gen Ed requirement ( normally filled by INF-102.) The other 2 credits of INF-101 fulfill a Program Requirement.

** Recommended: AVT-115 and PHY-114IST-123 will fulfill 3 credits of Free Elective for students who place into the course.

‡ Recommended: ECO-101

‡‡ Recommended HIS-101 or HIS-102