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"I'm prepared to use the skills I've gained from this class in everyday life to help fellow UCM students, Warrensburg community members and others."
Tyler Bolton, Safety Management major

Option 2: Airport Management, Bachelor of Science Degree

Airport Management emphasizes the business, planning and personnel management background needed to be successful. Potential careers include working as an airport director, operations director, personnel manager, facilities manager or grounds manager.

Why Choose Aviation at UCM?
Option 2: Airport Management

  • All undergraduate aviation programs at UCM are accredited through Aviation Accreditation Board International.
  • UCM owns its own airport with 18 flight-ready aircraft, including a fleet of Cessna 172 Skyhawks, multi-engine aircraft and gliders are available for flight training.
  • The university has a hot-air balloon, which may be used to earn a rating.
  • The department's flight simulation equipment includes several advanced aviation flight training devices, including a 737 NG AAFD.

What will I study?
The mission of the Airport Management program is to provide students the education and experience needed to be a key part of an airport management team.

Graduates of this program will understand:

  • The overall systems planning and structure of airports.
  • Airport, airline and aviation industry finance.
  • Aviation safety and security needs.

Courses include:

  • Aeronautics
  • Airport Management
  • Aviation Safety
  • Meteorology

What can I do with a degree in Airport Management?

  • Airport Manager
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Security Specialist
  • Sky Marshal

How can I get involved outside the classroom?
At UCM, we value an engaging learning experience that includes student involvement and service-learning projects.

In Aviation, there are several opportunities to be involved:

  • Alpha Eta Rho
  • Aviation Student Government
  • National Intercollegiate Flight Team
  • Women in Aviation International

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About our Faculty:
The student to faculty ratio at UCM is 17 to 1, which allows professors to get to know students and provide personalized attention.

The aviation faculty and staff members at UCM represent a wide range of academic and professional training. All faculty hold terminal degrees in their areas of specialization and practices in the field.

Learn more about Aviation at UCM:
Department of Aviation
660-543-4969

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