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Aviation Management

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Students in the online Aviation Management program must complete University Studies Program (general education) and core course requirements. Most students have many of the University Studies Program courses covered from their transfer credits.

 Download the full Aviation Management course worksheet.

Previous credits and prior work experience may count for some requirements. Contact the program advisor for a credit transfer estimate!

University Studies Program Requirements

Students are required to complete a minimum of 38 general education credits, which are listed below. Many students who enroll in the online Aviation Management program have previous credits that transfer in place of these courses.

  • Quest I, II and III (for students who transfer 0–15 credits)
  • Transition Year Experience (for students who transfer 16–59 credits)
  • Quest Writing (3 credits)
  • Quest Speaking (3 credits)
  • Math (3 credits)
  • Laboratory Science (8 credits)
  • Explore Culture (9 credits)
  • Explore Society (9 credits)
  • Ethnic Studies (3 credits)
  • Global Citizenship (3 credits)
  • Advanced Writing (3 credits)

Major and Emphasis Courses

Liberal Studies 180:  Introduction to Aviation (3 cr)

This course provides an overview of the different aspects of the National Airspace System (NAS) including air traffic control, airports, airspace, electronic navigation, operations and procedures, regulations, and how information is disseminated to users of the system.  The material is presented form a non-pilot perspective and is intended for students with no aviation background.

Communication 322: Online Studies of Intercultural Communication (3 cr) (ES)

An examination of cultural influences on human interaction in a variety of contexts. Theoretical and practical aspects of intercultural communication are explored.

Liberal Studies 209: Critical Thinking & Writing (3 cr)

Introduces the concepts related to self-directed, life-long learning with a focus on various types of thinking and writing skills through exposure to a broad range of academic subjects. Students will be introduced to the principles and processes involved in developing a learning portfolio, which will be required in their Capstone course.

Liberal Studies 230: Introduction to Leadership (3 cr)

This course will introduce students to a variety of theories and issues involved with leadership, including power and influence; vision, values and ethics; effecting change through teams and coalition; and the importance of embracing diversity. Examples will be drawn from a broad range of contexts, including organizations, education, politics, and communities.

Liberal Studies 301: 
Contemporary Global Issues and Problems (3 cr)

This course explores the ethical and religious dimensions of several global challenges in contemporary international society: (1) the expanding role of religion as a motivation for violence as well as a force for justice and peace; (2) the increasing deterioration of the global environment; (3) international efforts to protect human rights in countries where there is systematic oppression or genocide; and (4) the chronic gap in wealth between rich and poor nations.

Liberal Studies 302
: Contemporary Technology and Trends (3 cr)

Examines the history, operation, economics, and applications of computer technology and its significance in contemporary life. Consideration is given to a careful description of present technology and what some of the main decisions are that must be made if humanity is to utilize and control this technology.

Liberal Studies 335: Transformative Leadership (3 cr)

Transformative leadership is a creative, passionate, and authentic expression of service inspired by the leadership wisdom of Bennis, Drucker, Greanleaf, Hesselbein, Hooks, and Quinn. In this course, learners will have the opportunity to identify and develop individually unique and effective leadership styles and approaches. Through a combination of inventories, reflection, and experiential activities, learners will explore their passion and what constrains their leadership as well as how they impact and influence others. Learners also will observe and analyze the leadership styles of leaders with whom they associate.

Liberal Studies 336: Collaborative Leadership Dynamics (3 cr)

This course is designed to introduce a theoretical framework for collaborative leadership and the elements of group dynamics that support and maintain its success.  Opportunities to integrate theory and practice will be provided to assist learners in understanding how groups function and how they as leaders, impact the ability/behaviors of the group for solving personal, interpersonal, group and organizational problems.

Liberal Studies 337: Conflict Resolution: Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration (3 cr)

Designed to introduce learners to the study of ADR or Alternative Dispute Resolution, this course explores the resolution of conflict through negotiation, mediation and arbitration.  A variety of approaches for resolving conflict are examined, from the adjudicative approach (arbitration, private or special judging, neutral fact-finding), to the evaluative (peer, lay, judicial, and expert evaluation) to the mediative approach. Emphasis is given to the mediative process and its usefulness in a wide range of venues. Learners will be given multiple opportunities to integrate theory and practice in the development of conflict resolution skills.

Liberal Studies 340: Aviation Law (3 cr)

Introduction to the major aspects of aviation law, including government regulation of airlines, airports, and airline personnel. Students will study the history and origins of aviation and regulations in order to understand the need for and intentions of today’s regulatory environment.

Liberal Studies 341: Management of Airline Production and Operations (3 cr)

This course explores key principles within the areas of production and operations in the airline industry. Students will learn the theory and practice of fleet scheduling, maintenance, safety, forecasting, and management.

Liberal Studies 342: Aviation Labor Relations (3 cr)

This course will explore the history and current status of airline labor laws, collective bargaining, settlement of disputes, contractual negotiations, and unfair labor practices. Students will also explore current and potential future trends in aviation labor law.

Liberal Studies 343: Airline Management (3 cr)

This course will introduce students to the administrative aspects of airline operations and management. Students will develop a partial business plan for a new airline utilizing key concepts.

Liberal Studies 415: Aviation/Aerospace Systems Analysis Methods (3 cr) (14 wks)

This is a capstone course designed to synthesize the various components of airline management covered in previous coursework. Through a computer simulation, students will work through the process of starting a commercial airline and evaluating their options, critically thinking and ultimately making the necessary decisions needed to start a new aviation-related enterprise. This course should be taken in the student’s final semester.

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Contact an advisor

Debbie Harris
(920) 424-1737