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Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management

Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management

The Aviation Management major at CBU is designed to prepare students to function as aviation professionals without a flight background. Indeed, pilots are only one part of the aviation industry equation! The industry also needs leaders to manage airports, airlines, fixed base operators, flight schools, aircraft manufacturing facilities, and so much more. The curriculum for this major has been developed to provide students with a business focus in aviation, with specific courses in Aviation Safety, Aviation Security, Fixed Base Operations, Airport Management, Airport Planning and Design, Airline Management, Aviation Finance, and Aviation Consulting.

Those students desiring to enter Airport Management will be prepared to obtain an Airport Manager position at a smaller General Aviation (GA) airport, or an Airport Operations position or a position in Noise Compliance, for example, at a larger, commercial-service airport. Students desiring to enter the fields of Aviation Safety and Security will be prepared to obtain a position as Safety Manager or Airport Security Coordinator. Students desiring to become an aviation industry consultant will be prepared to join a firm in conducting research, or developing an SMS Plan, an Airport Master Plan, an Airport Layout Plan, a Strategic Plan, etc.

Career Paths for Science in Aviation

  • Airport Manager/Executive Director
  • Airport Department Director
  • Airport Operations position
  • Noise Compliance Officer
  • National Business Aviation Association position
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association position
  • American Association of Airport Executives position
  • FAA Regional/District Office position
  • Safety Management System (SMS) Manager
  • Airport Security Coordinator
  • FAA Airport Certification Safety Inspector
  • Department of Homeland Security position
  • Airport Planner
  • Airport Consultant
  • Aviation Industry Researcher
  • Transportation Research Board position
  • Bureau of Transportation Statistics position
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Program Requirements

Complete sixty (60) units to complete the program.

Lower Division Requirements

ACC250 Principles of Accounting I

ACC250 Principles of Accounting I

An introduction to financial accounting, involving its basic structure, the accounting cycles for service and merchandising enterprises, assets, liabilities, and accounting systems. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2016 ACC250-A A Giles, Brizset Adriana 05/02/2016 Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sch Business Building
252
Fall 2016 ACC250-D D Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth 09/06/2016 Wednesday 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM Sch Business Building
104
Fall 2016 ACC250-B B Christie, Stephen R. 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Sch Business Building
ONLN
Fall 2016 ACC250-C C Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Sch Business Building
104
Fall 2016 ACC250-A A Christie, Stephen R. 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Sch Business Building
ONLN
Spring 2017 ACC250-A A Christie, Stephen R. 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
ONLN
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AMG111 Theory of Flight

AMG111 Theory of Flight

An introduction to aerodynamics, aircraft design, aircraft performance, weight and balance, operating characteristics, engine types, and maintenance. Students will experience flight in an aircraft. Additional lab fee. (3 units; Spring)

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AVN110 Introduction to Aviation

AVN110 Introduction to Aviation

A survey of the U.S. aviation industry, including the history of aviation, attributes of an aviation professional, career planning, certification, airports, airspace, air traffic control, and navigational aids. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 AVN110-B B Murillo, Elisabeth S. 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
116
Fall 2016 AVN110-A A Murillo, Elisabeth S. 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
116
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AVN210 Aviation Meteorology

AVN210 Aviation Meteorology

An in-depth study of aviation weather, including temperature, atmospheric pressure, wind and moisture, stability, turbulence, clouds, air masses, fronts, thunderstorms, and icing. A study of weather charts, weather reports, and forecasts. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 AVN210-A A STAFF, STAFF 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
116
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CIS270 Business IT Application

CIS270 Business IT Application

This course will develop essential math and computer skills necessary to support the student's integration into the business program. Students will be introduced to the Microsoft Office suite application packages: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. In addition, they will reinforce essential math skills that support upper division requirements and integrate with computer software applications. Students will be expected to demonstrate integration of the math and software skills by the end of the course. Prerequisite: MAT 115 or STA 144. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 CIS270-A A Mc Connell-Freeman, Christy Lee 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Sch Business Building
209
Fall 2016 CIS270-B B Mc Connell-Freeman, Christy Lee 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Sch Business Building
209
Spring 2017 CIS270-A A Corso, Anthony J. 01/11/2017 Tuesday 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Yeager Center
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Spring 2017 CIS270-B B Corso, Anthony J. 01/11/2017 Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Yeager Center
ONLN
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MAT115 Intermediate Algebra

MAT115 Intermediate Algebra

This course satisfies the math competency for the general education requirements. It will include instruction in the following areas; roots and radicals, quadratic equations and inequalities, graphing relations and functions, systems of equations and inequalities, and matrices and determinants. Prerequisite: MAT 095 or sufficient SAT, ACT or math placement exam scores. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2016 MAT115-A A Farnham, Paul T. 06/27/2016 Array Array - Array Online
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Fall 2016 MAT115-O O Ly, Dominie T. 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM TBA
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Fall 2016 MAT115-K K Ly, Dominie T. 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM Building 36
36A2
Fall 2016 MAT115-G G Osborne, Yolanda H. 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Mission Hall
125
Fall 2016 MAT115-E E Willett, Robert James 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall
125
Fall 2016 MAT115-N N Majcherek, Daniel J. 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Mission Hall
126
Fall 2016 MAT115-C C Willett, Robert James 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Mission Hall
125
Fall 2016 MAT115-D D Willett, Robert James 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Mission Hall
125
Fall 2016 MAT115-I I Osborne, Yolanda H. 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Mission Hall
125
Fall 2016 MAT115-A A Kish, Stephan C 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Mission Hall
126
Fall 2016 MAT115-B B Kish, Stephan C 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Mission Hall
126
Fall 2016 MAT115-F F Willett, Robert James 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Mission Hall
125
Fall 2016 MAT115-H H Osborne, Yolanda H. 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Mission Hall
125
Fall 2016 MAT115-J J Ly, Dominie T. 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Building 36
36A2
Fall 2016 MAT115-M M Majcherek, Daniel J. 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Mission Hall
125
Spring 2017 MAT115-C C Morris, Elizabeth Ann 01/11/2017 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA
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Spring 2017 MAT115-D D Willett, Robert James 01/11/2017 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA
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Spring 2017 MAT115-E E Willett, Robert James 01/11/2017 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
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Spring 2017 MAT115-A A Kish, Stephan C 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Sch Business Building
203
Spring 2017 MAT115-B B Kish, Stephan C 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Sch Business Building
203
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Upper Division Requirements

AMG320 Fixed Base Operations

AMG320 Fixed Base Operations

A study of the practical issues associated with managing, operating, and marketing a fixed base operation (FBO). (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 AMG320-A A Prather, Charles Daniel 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
203
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AMG322 Aviation Safety

AMG322 Aviation Safety

An introduction to the safety regulations, requirements, and environment in the U.S., including an in-depth examination of Safety Management Systems (SMS). (3 units; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 AMG322-A A Murillo, Elisabeth S. 09/06/2016 Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
ONLN
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AMG324 Aviation Security

AMG324 Aviation Security

An in-depth examination of security regulations, requirements, and environment in the U.S., including the role of the Department of Homeland Security in ensuring aviation security. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 AMG324-A A Murillo, Elisabeth S. 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
203
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AMG330 Airport Management I

AMG330 Airport Management I

An in-depth study of 14 CFR Part 139, Airport certification. Prepares students for the Airport Certified Employee (ACE) Operations exam offered by the American Association of Airport Executives. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 AMG330-A A Prather, Charles Daniel 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
203
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AMG332 Airport Management II

AMG332 Airport Management II

An in-depth study of airport finance and administration, planning, construction, environmental, operations, security, maintenance, communications and community relations. Prepares students for the Certified Member (C.M.) exam offered by the American Association of Airport Executives. Prerequisite: AMG 330. (3 units; Spring)

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AMG423 Airport Planning and Design

AMG423 Airport Planning and Design

An in-depth study of planning, including data collection, forecasting, master planning, and environmental issues. Also includes an in-depth study of airside design, including airport capacity, pavement design, runway and taxiway design criteria, FAR Part 77 criteria, and landside design, including ground access, curbside requirements, and traffic flow. (3 units; Spring)

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AMG424 Business Aviation Management

AMG424 Business Aviation Management

An in-depth study of business aviation, including transportation needs analysis, aircraft acquisition methods, aviation department management, operations, maintenance, and safety. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 AMG424-A A Murillo, Elisabeth S. 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
203
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AMG426 Airline Management

AMG426 Airline Management

Introduces the airline industry, including the history and unique aspects of the industry. Provides an in-depth study of the structure of airlines, including route planning, fleet selection, maintenance requirements, passenger services, marketing, and pricing. (3 units; Spring)

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AMG427 Aviation Finance

AMG427 Aviation Finance

Introduces aviation-specific financial management principles, including financial document analysis, financial ratios, forecasting, financing, asset management. Uses spreadsheet, presentation, word processing and internet search tools to analyze financial reports, calculate ratios, and solve financial problems. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 AMG427-A A Monin, Mark Louis 09/06/2016 Thursday 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
116
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AMG442 Aviation Consulting

AMG442 Aviation Consulting

An overview of the consulting industry, including an in-depth study of the many aspects of consulting, such as RFPs, RFQs, and the bid process. (3 units; Spring)

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AMG499 Aviation Management Capstone

AMG499 Aviation Management Capstone

Provides a senior culminating experience for aviation management majors. Prerequisite: Senior status. (3 units; Spring)

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AVN300 Avtn Resrch, Wrtng & Communictn

AVN300 Avtn Resrch, Wrtng & Communictn

A review of techniques necessary to complete a research project on an aviation topic, including data collection techniques, literature review procedures, data analysis, proper structure of reports, American Psychological Association (APA) formatting, and the manuscript submission process. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 AVN300-A A Baus, Patrick Michael 09/06/2016 Tuesday 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
116
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AVN310 Aviation Law and Regulations

AVN310 Aviation Law and Regulations

An in-depth study of various U.S. federal aviation regulations and legislation affecting the aviation industry, including 14 CFR Parts 1, 25, 61, 67, 91, 121, 139, 175, and NTSB Part 830. An examination of the international aviation environment, such as standards and recommended practices promulgated by the International Civil Aviation Organization. (3 units; Spring)

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AVN322 Aviation Safety

AVN322 Aviation Safety

An introduction to the safety regulations, requirements, and environment in the U.S., including an in-depth examination of Safety Management Systems (SMS). (3 units; Spring)

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BUS315 Business Statistics

BUS315 Business Statistics

This course includes the assembling and presentation of statistical data, probability distributions, sampling techniques, and statistical analysis. A project with practical problem solving is required. Prerequisites: CIS 270 and MAT 115, 123 or higher, or STA 144. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 BUS315-A A Donaldson, Darla R. 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Sch Business Building
209
Fall 2016 BUS315-B B Donaldson, Darla R. 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Sch Business Building
209
Fall 2016 BUS315-C C Keyes-Kimbirk, Wendy R 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Sch Business Building
209
Spring 2017 BUS315-A A Donaldson, Darla R. 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Sch Business Building
209
Spring 2017 BUS315-B B Donaldson, Darla R. 01/11/2017 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Sch Business Building
209
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