Aviation Management Minor

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


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)

Murillo, Elisabeth S.
09/05/2023 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Health Science Campus L243
Murillo, Elisabeth S.
09/05/2023 F 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus M260
Murillo, Elisabeth S.
01/08/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Health Science Campus L240

FLT116 Private Pilot Ground

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)

Goodman, Creighton A
12/11/2023 MW 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Health Science Campus M260
Goodman, Creighton A
12/12/2023 TTh 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Health Science Campus L243
Goodman, Creighton A
01/08/2024 TTh 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport C102

Upper Division Requirements


Complete twelve (12) units from the following:

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)

Prather, Charles Daniel
01/08/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Health Science Campus Q290

AMG320 Fixed Base Operations

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

Prather, Charles Daniel
09/05/2023 TTh 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116

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, even years)

AMG330 Airport Management I

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)

Prather, Charles Daniel
09/05/2023 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116

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

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

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. Additional course fee (TRAD only). (3 units; Fall, even years)

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