For those students choosing to major in another academic field, but interested in learning more about the dynamic aviation industry, the aviation management minor may be an excellent choice! This minor pairs especially well with majors such as accounting, business administration, construction management, engineering, marketing, and public relations; although all majors are welcome. By completing the aviation management minor, and depending on the student's major, a position such as revenue director, director of marketing, director of construction, senior director of planning and development, or engineer at an airport are very real possibilities. Keep in mind that public-use airports are typically owned and operated by local municipalities and offer stable employment, a generous benefits package, and competitive salaries.

The aviation management minor at CBU requires 18 units and will provide students with a solid foundation for the aviation industry. 

Lower Division Requirements

 

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)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
AVN110-B
Murillo, Elisabeth S.
01/08/2024 - Online
AVN110-A
Murillo, Elisabeth S.
09/03/2024 MW 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport C101
AVN110-B
Murillo, Elisabeth S.
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport C101
AVN110-A
Murillo, Elisabeth S.
01/06/2025 - Online

An in-depth study of airframes and aircraft systems, aircraft instruments, safety, aerodynamics, stability, physiology, weather, airports, airspace, emergency operations, ground reference maneuvers, charts and publications, and the principles of pilotage, dead-reckoning, as well as radio and electronic methods of navigation as applied to cross-country flight planning to prepare the student for the FAA private pilot knowledge test. Additional lab fee. (5 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLT116-A
Goodman, Creighton A
01/08/2024 TTh 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport C102
FLT116-A
Goodman, Creighton A
09/03/2024 MW 12:15 PM - 2:45 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116
FLT116-B
Goodman, Creighton A
09/03/2024 TTh 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116
FLT116-A
Goodman, Creighton A
01/13/2025 TTh 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport C102

Upper Division Requirements

 

Complete twelve (12) units from the following:

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)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
AVN322-A
Prather, Charles Daniel
01/08/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Health Science Campus S292
AVN322-A
Prather, Charles Daniel
01/13/2025 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Health Science Campus L243

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

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

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, even years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
AMG324-A
Prather, Charles Daniel
09/03/2024 MWF 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport C101

An in-depth study of 14 CFR P139, Airport certification. Prepares students for the Airport Certified Employee (ACE) Operations exam offered by the American Association of Airport Executives. Additional lab fee. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

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. Additional lab fee. Prerequisite: AMG 330. (3 units; Spring, even years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
AMG332-A
Prather, Charles Daniel
01/08/2024 MW 6:45 PM - 8:15 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116

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

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
AMG424-A
Prather, Charles Daniel
09/03/2024 MW 6:45 PM - 8:15 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116

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. Additional course fee. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
AMG426-A
Prather, Charles Daniel
01/13/2025 MW 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116