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Bachelor's Degree

Courses in your degree program are divided into three areas, core and capstone courses. Your program area courses provide the basic skills you need to perform in your chosen area of the aviation industry. Through these courses you learn the skills needed to fly an airplane, run airports, and manage flight or maintenance operations. You need to demonstrate these basic skills in order to enter the professional area you want to be in.

The core courses are designed to broaden your knowledge of aviation and provide basic management skills. These courses will help you move into supervisory and management positions. There is one capstone course, ICAP 4113. This course is designed to pull together the knowledge, skill, and attitudes you have acquired during your studies and apply them to solving a simulated aviation problem.

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The Professional Pilot
Aviation Management - Airport Management Option
Aviation Management - Flight Operations Management Option

Aviation Maintenance Management 2+2

The Professional Pilot


The mission of the Professional Pilot Program is to provide our graduates with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes required for a successful flying career in the aviation industry. Our graduates possess flying skills and aeronautical knowledge that far exceeds the requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration.


All other programs require some level of flight training and/or ground classes. Flight classes also fulfill the aviation elective requirements of any major.

 

Program Goals and Outcomes:

  • Goal: Prepare students to exhibit the characteristics required of an aviation professional in their chosen field.
    Outcome: Students exhibit the characteristics required of an aviation professional in their chosen field.
  • Goal: Prepare students to exhibit disciplined and knowledgeable skills with an aptitude to be a successful contributor to the aviation industry.
    Outcome: Students exhibit disciplined and knowledgeable skills with an aptitude to be a successful contributor to the aviation industry.
  • Goal: Prepare students to analyze the nature of the aviation industry to include airline, charter, corporate and military operations to position themselves for success.
    Outcome: Students demonstrate their ability to analyze the nature of the aviation industry to include airline, charter, corporate and military operations to position themselves for success.
  • Goal: Prepare students to be professional aviators that are prepared for leadership roles.
    Outcome: Students demonstrate they are professional aviators that are prepared for leadership roles.
  • Goal: Prepare students to examine organization behavior, change, and leadership as it relates to flight operations.
    Outcome: Students demonstrate their ability to examine organization behavior, change, and leadership as it relates to flight operations.
  • Goal: Prepare students to have the ability to lead as an advocate for safety.
    Outcome: Students demonstrate their ability to lead as an advocate for safety.
  • Goal: Prepare students to exhibit the ability to organize and lead a multi-disciplined team.
    Outcome: Students demonstrate their ability to organize and lead a multi-disciplined team.
  • Goal: Prepare students to recognize and apply techniques essential to resolving industry problems.
    Outcome: Students demonstrate the ability to recognize and apply techniques essential to resolving industry problems.
  • Goal: Prepare students to demonstrate knowledge of human factors.
    Outcome: Students demonstrate their knowledge of human factors.

Four year plan - BS Professional Pilot

 

BS Aviation Management - Airport Management Option


The mission of the Airport Management Program is to provide students the education and experience needed to be a part of the airport management team. This program emphasizes the business, planning, and personnel management background needed to be successful in this career area.

Program Goals and Outcomes:


  • Goal: Prepare students to have knowledge of overall systems planning and the structure of the airports including domestic and international facilities.
    Outcome: Students have the ability to demonstrate their knowledge of overall systems planning and the structure of the airports, including domestic and international facilities.

  • Goal: Prepare students to have knowledge of the various airport business components, such as infrastructure, local, regional, and national relationships, internal and external customers, maintenance, environmental compliance, operations etc., with methods of interconnection as well as silo issues and methods of flattening organizations consistent with the private sector.
    Outcome: Students have the ability to demonstrate their knowledge of the various airport business components, such as infrastructure, local, regional, and national relationships, internal and external customers, maintenance, environmental compliance, operations etc., with methods of interconnection as well as silo issues and methods of flattening organizations consistent with the private sector.

  • Goal: Prepare students to have knowledge of domestic and international regulatory agencies individually and how they are interconnected.
    Outcome: Students have the ability to demonstrate their knowledge of domestic and international regulatory agencies individually and how they are interconnected.

  • Goal: Prepare student to analyze the nature of airport, airline and aviation industry finance including economics, revenue management, cost structuring and control.
    Outcome: Students demonstrate their ability to analyze the nature of airport, airline and aviation industry finance including economics, revenue management, cost structuring and control.

  • Goal: Prepare students to have knowledge of the basic skills of aviation law, litigation, and liability along with labor and international law as it pertains to air transport industry.
    Outcome: Students demonstrate their basic skills of aviation law, litigation, and liability along with labor and international law as it pertains to air transport industry.

  • Goal: The ability to demonstrate aviation safety and security practices and needs.
    Outcome: Prepare students to have knowledge of aviation safety and security practices and needs.

  • Goal: Prepare students to have knowledge of airport layout plans, terminal area plans, and terminal design.
    Outcome: Students demonstrate their ability to prepare airport layout plans terminal area plans, and terminal design.

  • Goal: Prepare students to have knowledge of organization behavior, change, and leadership as it relates to airport management.
    Outcomes: Students demonstrate their knowledge of organization behavior, change, and leadership as it relates to airport management.

  • Goal: Require students to complete an internship or ICAP course in airport management.
    Outcome: students to complete an internship or ICAP course in airport management.

  • Goal: Prepare students to have knowledge of human factors.
    Outcome: Students demonstrate their knowledge of Human Factors.

Four year plan - BS Aviation Management Option 2 - Airport Management


BS Aviation Management - Flight Operations Management Option


The mission of the Flight Operations Management Program is to provide our graduates with the skill, knowledge, and attitudes required to work in or manage a corporate or airline flight operations department.


There are a multitude of jobs in this career field. They range from scheduling, safety management, to training. Whatever the job, it supports the flight operations of the company. Consequently, the students are required to complete flight training through the Private Pilot Certificate with an instrument rating, plus business and management courses.


Program Goals and Outcomes:

  • Goal: Prepare students to have knowledge of overall structure of flight operations, including regulations (Part 91, 91K, Part 135, Part 121), domestic and international interactions.
    Outcome: Students demonstrate their knowledge of overall structure of flight operations, including regulations (Part 91, 91K, Part 135, Part 121), domestic and international interactions.

  • Goal: Prepare students to have knowledge of the various components involved in the management of a flight operation: finance, marketing, training, standardization, safety management systems, project management and human resources.
    Outcome: Students demonstrate their knowledge of the various components involved in the management of a flight operation: finance, marketing, training, standardization, safety management systems, project management and human resources.
  • Goal: Prepare students to have knowledge of environmental and business practices associated with a flight operation.
    Outcome: Students demonstrate their knowledge of environmental and business practices associated with a flight operation.
  • Goal: Prepare students to have familiarity with safety management systems, risk management tools and crisis management planning.
    Outcome: Students demonstrate their familiarity with safety management systems, risk management tools and crisis management planning.
  • Goal: Prepare students to have the ability to co-ordinate the developments and implementations of strategic and tactical plans and allocations of flight operation assets.
    Outcome: Students demonstrate their ability to co-ordinate the developments and implementations of strategic and tactical plans and allocations of flight operation assets.
  • Goal: Prepare students to have the ability to demonstrate knowledge of human factors.
    Outcome: Students demonstrate their ability of human factors.

Four year plan - BS Aviation Management Option 1 - Flight Operations Management


BS Aviation Maintenance Management 2+2

The mission of the Aviation Maintenance Management Program is to prepare students for management positions in maintenance FAR Part 91, 135 charter, 145 repair stations, corporate and airline operations.

Program Goals and Outcomes:

  • Goal: Prepare students to have the ability to interpret and analyze financial statements and control concepts.
    Outcome: Students demonstrate their ability to interpret and analyze financial statements and control concepts.
  • Goal: Prepare students to have the ability to use accounting and budgetary data to assist management in decision making and control activities.
    Outcome: Students demonstrate their ability to use accounting and budgetary data to assist management in decision making and control activities.
  • Goal:  Prepare students to have the ability to design, function, and operate aircraft systems.
    Outcome: Students demonstrate their ability to design, function, and operate aircraft systems.
  • Goal: Prepare students to have the ability to apply techniques to effectively and efficiently manage a corporate or airline aircraft maintenance department.
    Outcome: Students demonstrate their ability to apply techniques to effectively and efficiently manage a corporate or airline aircraft maintenance department.
  • Goal: Prepare students to have knowledge of the nature and sources of law and legal problems encountered by managers.
    Outcome: Students demonstrate their knowledge of the nature and sources of law and legal problems encountered by managers.
  • Goal: Prepare students to have knowledge of airframe structures including wood and sheet metal structures.
    Outcome: Students demonstrate their knowledge of airframe structures including wood and sheet metal structures.
  • Goal: Prepare students to have the ability to diagnose, trouble-shoot, and repair airframe systems and components.
    Outcome: Students demonstrate their ability to diagnose, trouble-shoot, and repair airframe systems and components.
  • Goal: Prepare students to have the ability to apply engine theory and maintenance techniques to reciprocating and turbine engine systems.
    Outcome: Students demonstrate their ability to apply engine theory and maintenance techniques to reciprocating and turbine engine systems.
  • Goal: Prepare students to have knowledge of aircraft communication systems.
    Outcome: Students demonstrate their knowledge of aircraft communication systems.
  • Goal: Prepare students to have the ability to use safety protocols appropriate to working with hazardous chemicals.
    Outcome: Students demonstrate their ability to use safety protocols appropriate to working with hazardous chemicals.
  • Goal: Prepare students to have the ability to apply principles of management and supervision to the aviation maintenance field.
    Outcome: Students demonstrate their ability to apply principles of management and supervision to the aviation maintenance field.

Four year plan - BS Aviation Maintenance Management 2+2