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
  • Student Learning Outcomes
    1. (3.3.1.a) Apply mathematics, science, and applied sciences to aviation-related disciplines.
    2. (3.3.1.b) Analyze and interpret data.
    3. (3.3.1.c) Work effectively on multi-disciplinary and diverse teams.
    4. (3.3.1.d) Make professional and ethical decisions.
    5. (3.3.1.e) Communicate effectively, using both written and oral communication skills.
    6. (3.3.1.f) Engage in and recognize the need for life-long learning.
    7. (3.3.1.g) Assess contemporary issues.
    8. (3.3.1.h) Use the techniques, skills, and modern technology necessary for professional practice.
    9. (3.3.1.i) Assess the national and international aviation environment.
    10. (3.3.1.j) Apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems.
    11. (3.3.1.k) Apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation issues.
    12. (3.3.2.1) Describe the professional attributes, requirements or certifications, and planning applicable to aviation careers.
    13. (3.3.2.2.a) Describe the principles of aircraft design, performance and operating characteristics.
    14. (3.3.2.2.b) Describe the regulations related to the maintenance of aircraft and associated systems.
    15. (3.3.2.3) Evaluate aviation safety and the impact of human factors on safety.
    16. (3.3.2.4) Discuss the impact of national and international aviation law, regulations and labor issues on aviation operations.
    17. (3.3.2.5) Explain the integration of airports, airspace, and air traffic control in managing the National Airspace System.
    18. (3.3.2.6) Discuss the impact of meteorology and environmental issues on aviation operations.

Program Requirements

Complete sixty (60) units to complete the program.

Lower Division Requirements

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)

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)

AVN110-B
Baus, Patrick Michael
09/05/2017 Th 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116
AVN110-A
Murillo, Elisabeth S.
09/05/2017 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116
AVN110-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/04/2018 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116

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)

AVN210-A
Murillo, Elisabeth S.
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116
AVN210-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/04/2018 MWF 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116

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)

ACC250-C
Markley, Randy T.
09/05/2017 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 106
ACC250-D
Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth
09/05/2017 MW 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM BUS ONLN
ACC250-A
Christie, Stephen R.
09/05/2017 W 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS ONLN
ACC250-B
Christie, Stephen R.
09/05/2017 W 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS ONLN
ACC250-A
Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth
01/10/2018 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 252
ACC250-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/07/2018 T 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
ACC250-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/04/2018 MW 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA
ACC250-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/04/2018 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
ACC250-C
Christie, Stephen R.
09/04/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
ACC250-D
Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth
09/04/2018 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

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)

CIS270-A
Mc Connell-Freeman, Christy Lee
09/05/2017 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM James Complex ONLN
CIS270-B
Mc Connell-Freeman, Christy Lee
09/05/2017 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex ONLN
CIS270-B
Mc Connell-Freeman, Christy Lee
01/10/2018 Th 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Yeager Center ONLN
CIS270-A
Mc Connell-Freeman, Christy Lee
01/10/2018 T 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Yeager Center ONLN
CIS270-C
Mc Connell-Freeman, Christy Lee
01/10/2018 - Online

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)

MAT115-N
Farnham, Paul T.
09/05/2017 - Online
MAT115-J
Ludwig, Shane Matthew
09/05/2017 TTh 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM James Complex 192
MAT115-M
Hwang, Eugene E.
09/05/2017 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex 191
MAT115-I
Ludwig, Shane Matthew
09/05/2017 TTh 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Health Science Campus L240
MAT115-H
Ludwig, Shane Matthew
09/05/2017 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 252
MAT115-K
Holderman, Charlie W.
09/05/2017 MWF 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Yeager Center B219
MAT115-O
Parvin, Marie
09/05/2017 MW 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM BUS 251
MAT115-P
Fourie, Sheraya Linn
09/05/2017 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 202
MAT115-L
Hwang, Eugene E.
09/05/2017 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Yeager Center B219
MAT115-D
Curry, Byron R.
09/05/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B111
MAT115-E
Curry, Byron R.
09/05/2017 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B111
MAT115-F
McCord, Kristin Lea
09/05/2017 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B112
MAT115-G
McCord, Kristin Lea
09/05/2017 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Yeager Center B220
MAT115-C
Willett, Robert James
09/05/2017 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B218
MAT115-A
Kish, Stephan C
09/05/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center A110
MAT115-B
Kish, Stephan C
09/05/2017 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center A110
MAT115-K
Baidoo-Jackson, Linda
01/10/2018 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Mission Hall 127
MAT115-L
Fourie, Sheraya Linn
01/10/2018 - Online
MAT115-H
Ludwig, Shane Matthew
01/10/2018 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 203
MAT115-E
Hwang, Eugene E.
01/10/2018 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Mission Hall 127
MAT115-D
Hwang, Eugene E.
01/10/2018 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Mission Hall 127
MAT115-F
Watler, Gabriel A.
01/10/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 104
MAT115-G
Watler, Gabriel A.
01/10/2018 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center A110
MAT115-I
Baidoo-Jackson, Linda
01/10/2018 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Mission Hall 127
MAT115-J
Baidoo-Jackson, Linda
01/10/2018 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Mission Hall 127
MAT115-C
Morris, Elizabeth Ann
01/10/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center A110
MAT115-A
Kish, Stephan C
01/10/2018 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center A111
MAT115-B
Kish, Stephan C
01/10/2018 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center A111
MAT115-A
Farnham, Paul T.
07/02/2018 - Online
MAT115-A
Kish, Stephan C
09/04/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center A111
MAT115-B
Kish, Stephan C
09/04/2018 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center A111
MAT115-C
STAFF, STAFF
09/04/2018 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Mission Hall 124

Upper Division Requirements

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)

AVN300-A
Baus, Patrick Michael
09/05/2017 T 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport ONLN
AVN300-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/04/2018 T 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116

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)

AVN310-A
Murillo, Elisabeth S.
01/10/2018 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 203

AMG320 Fixed Base Operations

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

AMG320-A
Prather, Charles Daniel
09/05/2017 Th 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport ONLN
AMG320-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/04/2018 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116

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)

AMG322-A
Murillo, Elisabeth S.
01/10/2018 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 203
AMG322-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/04/2018 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 203

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)

AMG324-A
Murillo, Elisabeth S.
09/05/2017 W 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116
AMG324-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/04/2018 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 203

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)

AMG330-A
Prather, Charles Daniel
09/05/2017 M 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 203
AMG330-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/04/2018 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 203

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)

AMG332-A
Prather, Charles Daniel
01/10/2018 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport ONLN

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)

AMG423-A
Prather, Charles Daniel
01/10/2018 MW 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport ONLN

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)

AMG424-A
Prather, Charles Daniel
12/14/2017 M 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116
AMG424-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/04/2018 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 203

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)

AMG426-A
Murillo, Elisabeth S.
01/10/2018 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 203

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)

AMG427-A
Escobar, Timothy John
09/05/2017 Th 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 203
AMG427-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/04/2018 Th 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 203

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)

AMG442-A
Prather, Charles Daniel
01/10/2018 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport ONLN

AMG499 Aviation Management Capstone

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

AMG499-A
Prather, Charles Daniel
01/10/2018 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport ONLN

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 265 or 270 and MAT 115, 123 or higher, or STA 144. (3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

BUS315-B
Donaldson, Darla R.
09/05/2017 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 209
BUS315-C
Donaldson, Darla R.
09/05/2017 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 209
BUS315-D
Donaldson, Darla R.
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 209
BUS315-B
Donaldson, Darla R.
01/10/2018 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 209
BUS315-A
Donaldson, Darla R.
01/10/2018 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 209
BUS315-A
Donaldson, Darla R.
09/04/2018 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS
BUS315-B
Donaldson, Darla R.
09/04/2018 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM BUS
BUS315-C
Donaldson, Darla R.
09/04/2018 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS