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Aviation Management

The Aviation Management program is designed to prepare students to serve as professionals in the aerospace industry. With specialized areas of interest we offer degree options in Business, Maintenance Management, Safety, Security, and Production & Operations.

Program Outcomes

Aviation graduates will have a well-rounded liberal arts education, a solid foundation in business, and a focus in a unique aspect of the aviation industry. Alumni from the Aviation Management program are working for airlines such as Southwest and in numerous positions at the USAF Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center at Tinker AFB.

The Bachelor of Science Aviation Management: Business Option (AM-1) program is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI). Compliance with AABI Policy 3.4.2.

Degree Requirements Open Close

Core Requirements (25 hours):
AVIA 1004 Private Ground
AVIA 2113 Aviation Management
AVIA 3113 Aviation Legal Problems
AVIA 3133 Aviation Administration
AVIA 3143 Aviation History
AVIA 3173 Aviation Safety
AVIA 3293 Aviation Transportation
AVIA 4663 Contemporary Topics in Aviation

Specified General Education Requirements:
COMM 2213 Business & Professional Speaking
ECON 2113 Principles of Macroeconomics
MATH 2143 Brief Calculus with Applications
PHYS 1114 General Physics I

Choose one: Option AM-1, AM-2, AM-3, AM-4 or AM-5

Business Option (AM-1) Open Close

The AM-1 Business Option is designed for students who want a business background while addressing the specific needs of the aviation industry.

The Bachelor of Science Aviation Management: Business Option (AM-1) and the Bachelor of Science Aviation Professional Pilot programs are accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI). Compliance with AABI Policy 3.4.2.

Option AM-1 Business (30 hours):
ACCT 2103 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
ACCT 2203 Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting
ENG 3903 Technical & Professional Writing
ECON 2213 Principles of Microeconomics
BUS 2633 Business Statistics
FIN 3113 Business Finance
MKT 3233 Principles of Marketing
BLAW 3123 Legal Environment of Business
MNGT 3113 Management and OrganizationalBehavior
MNGT 3533 Human Resource Management

Maintenance Management Option (AM-2) Open Close

The AM-2 Maintenance Management Option is for students interested in the management of aviation maintenance operations devoting over 30 semester hours of education in technical and technological aircraft systems.

Option AM-2 Maintenance (30 hours):
21 hours earned by transfer of Airframe and Power-plant
classes or FAA classes and advanced standing:
AP 2112 Power-plant Electrical Fundamentals
AP 2152 Airframe and Power-plant Servicing and Inspection
AP 2182 Aircraft Technology
AP 2192 Aircraft Hydraulic Systems
AP 2212 Aircraft Electrical Systems
AP 2241 Power-plant Systems
AP 2272 Physics of Reciprocating Power-plants
AP 2302 Physics of Gas Turbine Power-plants
AP 2332 Fluid Mechanics and Fuel Scheduling
AP 2362 Application of Electrical and Electronic Principles
AP 2422 Special Slide Rule
Plus 9 hours of approved Business electives

Safety Option (AM-3) Open Close

The AM-3 Safety Option is for students looking for an emphasis in business but are interested in the specific area of safety in the aerospace workplace studying in areas from occupational health and safety to hazardous material management.

Option AM-3 Safety (31 hours):
SFTY 1313 Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health
SFTY 2003 Introduction to Fire Science
SFTY 4183 Hazardous Materials and Waste Management
SFTY 4003 Systems Approach to Hazard Control
SFTY 4143 Safety Program Management
SFTY 4154 Industrial Hygiene
SFTY 4163 Fundamentals of Safety
Engineering and Human Factors
Plus 9 hours of approved Business electives

Security Option (AM-4) Open Close

The AM-4 Security Option offers students a business background with an emphasis in the quickly evolving area of security within the aerospace field by devoting 30 semester hours to criminal justice study.

Option AM-4 Security (30 hours):
CJ 2533 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJ 3113 Policing in the U.S.
CJ 3323 Criminal Investigation and Forensics
CJ 3333 Administration of Criminal Justice
CJ 3433 Criminal Law & Procedures
CJ 4253 Contemporary Issues in Policing
SOC 4333 Criminology
Plus 9 hours of approved Business electives

Production & Operations Option (AM-5) Open Close

The AM-5  Production & Operations Option is for students interested in the management of aviation manufacturing operations, or MRO facilities.

Aviation Minor Open Close

Aviation Minor (21 Semester Hours)

Required (15 hours)

AVIA 3113 Aviation Legal Problems
AVIA 3143 History of Aviation and Its Impact Upon Society AVIA 3173 Aviation Safety
AVIA 4643 Physiology
AVIA 4663 Contemporary Topics in Aviation

Electives (6 hours)

AVIA 1004 Primary Ground Instruction
AVIA 1041 Private Flying
AVIA 2061 General Aviation
AVIA 2113 Aviation Management
AVIA 3133 Aviation Administration
AVIA 3293 Aviation Transportation

Why Aviation Management?