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Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management with a Specialization in Maintenance Management

About the BS Aviation Management Specialization in Maintenance Management

The Aviation Maintenance Management emphasis is designed for A&P-certified persons who want to improve their leadership and maintenance management abilities.  This program prepares you for a dynamic career in a high-demand field.

Why Aviation Maintenance Management Specialization? 

The CWU Aviation program boasts a nearly 90% job placement rate in the industry. If you are looking for an opportunity to gain the practical knowledge and experience needed to find success in aviation maintenance management, this is the place for you.

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Please visit the CWU Registrar’s Tuition & Fees page to learn more about costs.

Degree Information  

This degree is available both on-campus and online. Our online program is geared toward working professionals seeking a management degree in the aviation sector. This program allows you to further your career from the convenience of your own home.

For detailed information regarding admission requirements, required and elective courses, please reference the 2022-2023 Academic Catalog.

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

Course Code  

Course Name   Credits  
AVM 270   Aviation Data Analysis   4
AVM 330   Aviation Law   3
AVM 332   Aviation Legislation   4
AVM 333   Air Transportation   4
AVM 334   Airport Management   4
AVM 335   Aviation Management   4
AVM 338   Airport Administration and Finance   4
AVM 350   Aviation Career Planning and Professionalism   3
AVM 417   Aviation Safety Management   4
AVM 422   Legal Ethics and Aviation   4
AVM 424   Aviation Security   4
AVM 426   International Aviation Management   4
AVM 430   Airport/Airline Marketing   4

Total core credits: 50

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: 50 

Total credits: 95 

Careers and Outcomes

According to Avjobs, the average salary for an airline station manager is over $72,000.00 annually, with operations managers making an average of $135,000.00 each year. Students who complete this degree are prepared for a variety of careers in the aviation industry. 

  • Airline Maintenance Management
  • Aircraft Manufacturer  
  • Government Agency  
  • Airport Management  
  • Administration  
  • Operations  
  • Security  
  • Planning  
  • Aviation Business Management  
  • Terminal Management  
  • Fixed Base Operations Manager  
  • Airport Consulting

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