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College of Education and Professional Studies

Aviation Management Specializations

The Aviation Management major prepares graduates for entry-level careers and leadership roles in the aviation community. Students select one of two technical specializations leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Management. The aviation curriculum is designed to provide a solid foundation in the liberal arts as well as a thorough education and training in a technical discipline. All aviation courses are by permission.


Core Management Courses

The Aviation Management Specialization and Aviation Maintenance Management Specialization share the core group of courses.

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
ADMG 271Business Math Applications4
AVM 330Aviation Law3
AVM 333Air Transportation4
AVM 334Airport Management3
AVM 335Aviation Management3
AVM 338Airport Administration and Finance4
AVM 350Aviation Career Planning and Professionalism3
AVM 417Aviation Safety Management4
AVM 422Legal Ethics and Aviation4
AVM 424Aviation Security4
AVM 426International Aviation Management4
AVM 430Airport/Airline Marketing4

Total core credits: 44



Aviation Management Specialization

This specialization prepares graduates for a variety of administrative and management positions in aviation. Credit for flight training under 14CFR Part 61 or 141 as elective courses for this specialization must be approved by an aviation department advisor. Total college of business courses applied to this degree must not exceed 22 credits.

Select 5 of the following course credits (15 - 28):

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
ADMG 371Administrative Management4
ADMG 372Leadership and Supervision4
AVM 332Aviation Legislation4
AVM 418Threat and Error Management in Aviation3
AVM 420Aviation Labor Relations4
AVM 434Airport Operations3
AVM 438Airport Planning and Design4
AVM 490Cooperative Education (Internship)1 - 12

Select 4 of the following course credits (19 - 20):

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
ACCT 251Financial Accounting5
ACCT 301Financial Accounting Analysis5
COM 345Business and Professional Speaking4
ECON 201Principles of Economics Micro5
ECON 202Principles of Economics Macro5
HRM 381Management of Human Resources5
MGT 380Organizational Management5
MATH 130Finite Mathematics I5
MATH 311Statistical Concepts and Methods5
MKT 360Principles of Marketing5

Total specialization credits: 34 - 48
Total core credits: 44
Total credits: 77 - 91



Aviation Maintenance Management Specialization

This specialization prepares graduates for entry into aviation maintenance and management in the aviation industry or FAA. Students enrolling in this specialization must already possess an FAA Airframe and Powerplant certificate and/or graduation certificate from a Federal Aviation Administration-approved 14 CFR Part 147 school. (Certificate not offered at Central Washington University.)

45 credits of the Airframe and Powerplant certificate will be accepted upon completion of all other degree requirements (core classes). See program advisor.

Total specialization credits: 45
Total core credits: 44
Total credits: 89

Current as of Fall 2019.

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