Aviation Administration & Management Program

Program Overview

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Aviation Administration & Management Program splits its focus evenly between management concepts and practical aviation industry knowledge. Students enrolled in this program are expected to learn about the various business-related aspects of an airline or airport, including marketing, operations, financial accounting, public relations, sales and technical assistance. They also learn about contracts, labor laws and human resource management techniques. Students must also learn those laws and regulations specific to the aviation industry, including ones put forth by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Such laws govern most all aviation-related jobs, and are therefore of importance to students studying aviation management. In addition, the graduate of the Aviation Administration & Management Program will hold a Private Pilot Certificate. 
PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of the program, the student should be able to:
  • Hold a Private Pilot Certificate
  • Have working knowledge necessary to operate an aircraft fleet.
  • Understand the day-to-day operations of working an airport. 
  • File and navigate a flight plan, as well as provide flight following to aircraft.
  • Operate within FAA regulations for safe flight.
  • Understand aircraft charter management and flight school management.
  • Develop, administer and evaluate administrative and operational policies and procedures to ensure attainment of goals and objectives.
  • Respond to critical incidents to coordinate aviation support resources when appropriate.
  • Inspect and evaluate organizational operations, plans and programs.
  • Prepare and administer a budget, and control expenditures for personnel, equipment and general operations.
  • Prepare comprehensive reports, staff studies and other written communications.
  • Evaluate and utilize data from information systems. 

REQUIRED COURSES
All courses, 635 clock hours, are required.
CREDENTIALS AWARDED
  • Diploma
  • Private Pilot Certificate
  • Instrument Rating
ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Age 16 to fly solo; age 17 to earn Private Pilot Certificate; and age 18 to earn Commercial Pilot Certificate
  • Current government-issued photo ID
  • Birth certificate or current passport
  • Student Pilot Certificate
  • Current third class FAA medical certificate*
* See FAA January 2017 regulations
 
POTENTIAL CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Potential entry-level jobs may include, but are not limited to: small airport or FBO operations and management; flight and ground operations; aviation management staff; airport planning staff; coordinating or overseeing maintenance and safety.  

Program Courses for the Aviation Administration & Management Program

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approved flight schools operating under Part 141 FAA regulations. This course revises all applicable FAA regulations to operate safely in addition to aspects of daily operations of corporate flight departments, fractional ownership, air cargo operations, and flight schools. Other areas of study are ground, technical, flight and systems operations, office procedures, FAA inspections, and completing required company and FAA paperwork.
Prerequisites: None



Provides the student with a comprehensive overview of aircraft recognition and generally depends on learn- ing the external appearance of the aircraft, both friendly and hostile, that are most likely to be encountered. The student will be able to identify the different components of an aircraft and helicopters. Distinguish amongst the different types of aircraft. Identify single engine, multi engine, business jets, and commercial proper aircraft. Learn about the various types of military, historical, and helicopter aircraft. Identify the special performance aircraft in the aerobatic industry.

Prerequisites: None



Provides the student with a comprehensive overview of aircraft recognition and generally depends on learning the external appearance of the aircraft, both friendly and hostile, that are most likely to be encountered. The student will be able to identify the different components of an aircraft and helicopters. Distinguish amongst the different types of aircraft. Identify single engine, multi engine, business jets, and commercial proper aircraft. Learn about the various types of military, historical, and helicopter aircraft. Identify the special performance aircraft in the aerobatic industry.

Prerequisites: None



Provides the student with the fundamentals of thermodynamic, heat and mass transfer, fluid mechanic and molecular interaction laws of the air mixture and how they affect pressure, temperature, density and other physical parameters of the atmosphere. This course provides an understanding the fundamental processes in earth's atmosphere, heat transport by radiation and convection, and associated global and local weather phenomena. It also provides the students with an understanding of the technical details and the components of effective national weather prediction, the means by which the current and forecast weather information is disseminated to the flying community and how to use the above information and understand its impact on flight operations and in particular to recognize and make sound judgment and decisions regarding the weather hazards.

Prerequisites: None



Provides the student with an in-depth study of the common principles of aviation crew resource management (CRM) and human factors as utilized by air transport flight crews. This course also will investigate and simulate numerous real world scenarios dealt with by aircrews.


Prerequisites: None



Provides the student with an understanding and skills of the operations and management of commercial and private service airports of all sizes. This course also looks at the practical application of airport manager skills, roles, and relationships between the FBO, tenants, public officials, and customers. The student will gain skill in communication, public speaking and writing.

Prerequisites: None



Provides the student with the understanding of the rules designed to promote safe aviation and protect pilots, passengers, and the general public from unnecessary risk with the intention of protecting the national security of the United States. Students will examine basic flight information and air traffic control (ATC) procedures.

Prerequisites: None



Analyze the needs and missions of various business and Part 135 flight departments, provide insight into aircraft selection based on company needs, size of operations, and maintenance considerations. The student will also learn about aircraft acquisition, insurance coverage, fleet management, and financial aspects of owning and operating a fleet of aircraft.
Prerequisites: None



Gain knowledge and experience in applying FAA knowledge and regulations in cross country flight. The student will build additional skills beyond the required cross countries in the approved FAA syllabi. The student will obtain approved weather, plan cross countries, apply the weather to the route, plan for the aircraft arrival at the destination airport, understand and coordinate the services offered at the FBO and plan for aircraft safety. Students will also plan for real life emergencies, alternates, and ATC delays
Prerequisites: PA102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 200, 200L, 210, 210L
Co-Requisite:



Provides a student with the actual, on-the-job exposure of a particular area of interest the student has within the aviation industry. Internships will be available in airport management, general aviation management, aircraft charter, flight school or fixed-base operator.

Prerequisites: PA102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 184, 200, 200L, 210 & 210L
Co-Requisite:



Provides the student with the knowledge to meet the requirements for a private pilot certificate with an airplane category rating and a single-engine land class rating. Instruction includes aerodynamics and the principles of flight, aircraft systems, meteorology and weather data services, airspace, air traffic control, radio communications, federal aviation regulations, aeromedical factors, aeronautical charts and associated publications, aircraft performance and limitations, basic and radio navigation, night flying procedures, flight planning, flight maneuvers, and ground operations.
Prerequisites: None
Co-Requisite: PA200L



Provides the student with the skill in airplane ground and flight operations to include take-off and landing, basic flight maneuvers, cross country methods, and emergency procedures. This course prepares students for the required FAA Private Pilot Airplane Practical Test.
Prerequisites: PA200



Provides the student with the knowledge of instrument flight rules (IFR) operation to include maintaining flight by reference to instruments, understanding and becoming proficient in the use of navigation systems, procuring and using aviation weather reports and forecasts, and maintaining good crew resource manage- ment with communication and coordination.
Prerequisites: PA200, PA200L
Co-Requisite: PA210L



Provides the student with the skill and aeronautical experience necessary to meet the requirements for the FAA Instrument Rated pilot. Stresses attitude instrument flying techniques, instrument departure and approach procedures, instrument en route and cross-country navigation techniques while in actual or simulat- ed weather conditions with reference solely to the flight instruments. Prepares students for the required FAA Instrument Airplane Practical Test
Prerequisites: PA220, 200L
Co-Requisite: PA210