Aviation Management Major

7114
Bachelor of Science
Classroom
No
Undergraduate
Main Campus - Melbourne
Major Code: 7114 Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
Age Restriction: N Admission Status: undergraduate
Delivery Mode/s: classroom Location/s: main campus

The curriculum for the aviation management major prepares the graduate for an aviation management career focused on airport management and development, and air transportation management. Graduates are provided with a solid educational foundation in aviation, business, airport management and development, and air transportation management appropriate for a challenging career in the international aviation industry. Graduates may qualify for the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business fast track program by selecting appropriate business course electives.

Freshman Year
Fall (17 Credit Hours)
Complete:
  • ASC 1000 University Experience
    Credit Hours: 1
    Helps first-year students adjust to the university and acquire essential academic survival skills (classroom behavior, academic honesty, study skills, etc.) that enhance academic and social integration into college.
  • AVM 1000 Introduction to Aviation
    Credit Hours: 3
    Provides students with foundational knowledge of aviation. Includes aircraft components, basic aerodynamics, airports, air traffic control, airspace, regulations, performance, weight and balance, aeronautical factors, aviation weather and air navigation.
  • AVS 1201 Aviation Meteorology
    Credit Hours: 3
    Initial course in meteorology for flight students and aviation professionals. Includes meteorological codes, charts and aviation bulletins, and identification of potentially hazardous in-flight weather conditions. Also addresses atmospheric circulation, stability, convection, moisture, air masses and fronts.
  • COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
    Credit Hours: 3
    The first of two courses in college-level writing skills. Focuses on writing essays using various rhetorical modes: persuasion, description, comparison and analysis. Presents basic methods of library research, as well as the MLA documentation system. Students write one research paper and several essays.
    Requirement(s):
    Passing grade on placement exam or prerequisite course
  • MTH 1000 Precalculus
    Credit Hours: 4
    Algebra and trigonometry that are used to develop the skills needed in calculus. Required for students who have minimal algebra and/or trigonometry preparation, or whose placement test indicated such a need.
    Requirement(s):
    Passing score on placement exam or prerequisite course
  • PSY 1411 Introduction to Psychology
    Credit Hours: 3
    Overviews psychological processes, including both areas in which psychology is a natural science (physiological psychology, sensation and perception, basic learning and cognition) and a social science (motivation, human development, personality, social interaction, psychopathology and psychotherapy).
Spring (16 Credit Hours)
Complete:
  • AVS 1102 Introduction to Aviation Chemical Science
    Credit Hours: 1
    Introduces chemistry fundamentals as applied to aviation activities and aeronautical studies. Includes discussion of corrosion, batteries, fuels, lubricants, deicing chemicals, oxygen generation, aircraft coatings and the environmental footprint of aviation activities.
  • AVT 1303 Aviation History
    Credit Hours: 1
    Surveys the significant technological, political and historical events and the people who shaped the international aviation industry. Focuses on aviation development in the United States.
  • AVT 2201 National Airspace System
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies intensively the National Airspace System including its political, geographical and operational structures. Covers ATC responsibilities, airfield operations and special-use airspace management.
  • COM 1102 Writing About Literature
    Credit Hours: 3
    The second of two courses in college-level writing skills. Focuses on reading and analyzing poems, plays and short works of fiction. Students write several essays and one research paper on literary topics.
  • CSE 1301 Introduction to Computer Applications
    Credit Hours: 3
    Overviews computers and terminology. Identifies appropriate problems and solution design using specific applications packages. Introduces the use of word processors, data managers, spreadsheets and the Internet (email and Web browsers).
    Requirement(s):
    College of Engineering majors may only use as Free Elective.
  • MTH 1603 Applied Calculus and Statistics
    Credit Hours: 3
    Includes derivatives and integrals, and their applications, and probability and statistics, and their applications.
    Requirement(s):
    Credit cannot be applied toward any Florida Tech degree that requires .
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 2
Sophomore Year
Fall (17 Credit Hours)
Complete:
  • AVS 2101 Aviation Physical Science
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the basic principles of physics directly applicable to aviation including properties of matter, mechanics, vibration, wave motion, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism and optics.
  • AVT 2303 Aviation Career Planning
    Credit Hours: 1
    Surveys flying and non-flying aviation careers. Includes general aspects of various careers, professional development and certification, professional organizations and requirements for success.
  • BUS 2211 Introduction to Financial Accounting
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the financial accounting environment, financial statements, the accounting cycle, and the theoretical framework of accounting measurement, emphasizing mechanics, measurement theory and the economic environment.
  • BUS 2303 Macroeconomics
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the concepts that aid in understanding both aggregate economic conditions and the policy alternatives designed to stabilize national economies. Includes the determination of GDP and national income, inflation, unemployment, monetary policy, economic growth and exchange rates.
  • COM 2012 Research Sources and Systems
    Credit Hours: 1
    Acquaints students with a variety of library services, sources and systems. Emphasizes research strategies and tools useful in each student's field of study, as well as the use of print, Internet and other electronic resources.
  • COM 2224 Business and Professional Writing
    Credit Hours: 3
    Designed for the future business professional. Includes business research methods, report writing, business correspondence and communication in the workplace. Covers analytical, informational, routine and special reports.
  • HUM 2051 Civilization 1: Ancient Through Medieval
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces civilization from its early development to the European Renaissance. Emphasizes the interpretation of primary texts that reflect the intellectual and historical changes in society. The first of two interdisciplinary courses.
Spring (15 Credit Hours)
Complete:
  • BUS 2212 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
    Credit Hours: 3
    Continues , emphasizing concepts and issues associated with the accounting and management of businesses, with particular emphasis on understanding the role of accounting in product costing, costing for quality, cost-justifying investment decisions, and performance evaluation and control of human behavior.
  • BUS 2304 Microeconomics
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the neoclassical theory of price determination. Includes supply and demand analysis, production and cost theory, market structures, externalities and public goods, factor payments, income distribution and informational asymmetries.
  • BUS 2601 Legal and Social Environments of Business
    Credit Hours: 3
    Investigates the operational responsibilities of business in light of political, moral, social, ethical and jurisprudential considerations.
  • BUS 3501 Management Principles
    Credit Hours: 3
    Helps students acquire management knowledge and develop management skills. Enables the student to understand management as it relates to both the employer and employee, and acquaints the student with the various schools of management and the philosophy of management.
  • Humanities Core Course Credit Hours: 3
Junior Year
Fall (15 Credit Hours)
Complete:
  • AVM 3201 Aviation Planning
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the student to the requirements, issues and processes involved in aviation planning. Includes in-depth study of the sources of aviation data, forecasting methods, the airport master planning process and environmental issues and requirements.
  • BUS 3401 Corporate Finance
    Credit Hours: 3
    Surveys the components of the three basic issues that embody the financial management of a firm: capital budgeting, capital structure and short-term finance and net working capital. Also examines corporate governance, ethics and international issues.
  • BUS 3601 Marketing Principles
    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines the principles of marketing. Emphasizes the marketing concept, functions, consumer behavior, market segmentation, marketing strategy, marketing mixes, market research, marketing legislation and marketing control, as well as providing a foundation for higher-level courses in marketing.
  • COM 3070 Professional Communication for Executives
    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers interpersonal and group communication in the professions for future executives. Students prepare and deliver a variety of career-related presentations.
  • Humanities Elective Credit Hours: 3
Spring (15 Credit Hours)
Complete:
  • AVM 3202 Airport Design
    Credit Hours: 3
    Includes analysis and application of FAA standards for airport design. Emphasizes the airside components. Also includes airport capacity calculations; movement area geometry; pavement, runway, and taxiway design; (FAR Part 77), approach and departure gradients, terminal building concepts and heliports.
  • AVM 3303 Transportation Logistics
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies transportation and logistics management as a discipline concerned with efficient materials flow through the global industrial and economic system. Emphasizes managerial aspects of air transportation and logistics systems and serves as specialized education for those who plan careers in transportation or logistics.
  • BUS 3503 Human Resource Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Provides the student with the foundation to embark on further study in the area of human resource management. Includes equal employment opportunity, staffing the organization, training and development, performance appraisals, compensating employees, safety and health issues and labor relations.
  • BUS 3504 Management Information Systems
    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines information systems used in business organizations. Includes discussions of system design, implementation and control of computer-based systems for managerial planning, decision-making and control of an enterprise.
  • Restricted Elective (AVx or BUS) Credit Hours: 3
Senior Year
Fall (15 Credit Hours)
Complete:
  • AVM 4201 Aviation Advanced Computer Applications
    Credit Hours: 3
    Teaches the application of specialized software packages used in the aviation industry. Includes land-use management, airport and airway simulations and geographical information systems.
  • AVM 4301 Aviation Labor Law and Employment Standards
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies government regulation of aviation employment standards and labor-management practices in negotiating and administering collective bargaining agreements. Examines private and public sector labor relations with specific application of labor law to the varied aspects of the aviation industry.
  • AVM 4501 Air Transportation Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Surveys the development of the air transportation system leading to the modern organization and functions of airlines and general aviation business. Studies the route structure, scheduling, pricing and fleet selection strategies in the solution of typical operational problems.
  • AVS 4304 Aviation Security
    Credit Hours: 3
    Presents civil aviation security measures required of all airports and airlines engaged in international civil aviation operations. Includes international and U.S. regulatory requirements, current security issues, threat analysis and technological developments. Introduces maritime, trucking, rail and mass transit security.
  • AVT 4301 Aviation Safety
    Credit Hours: 3
    Explores the historical roots of modern safety organizations and the safety responsibilities and operations of the FAA and the NTSB. Closely examines aviation safety planning, icing and human-centered accidents.
    Requirement(s):
    Multiengine Certificate with Instrument Rating
Spring (15 Credit Hours)
Complete:
  • AVM 4204 CAD for Airport Environments
    Credit Hours: 3
    Teaches AutoCAD® applications, its interfaces, concepts, terminology and specialized conflict analysis and airfield planning simulation software packages used in the aviation industry. Includes the three-dimensional airspace analysis and Simtra Pathplanner software programs.
  • AVM 4302 Aviation Law
    Credit Hours: 3
    Overviews the fundamentals of aviation law. Emphasizes factors guiding operational decision making by aviation managers and professional pilots to minimize exposure to legal liability.
  • AVM 4502 Aviation Business Simulation
    Credit Hours: 3
    Applies business management concepts and techniques to the decision-making and problem-solving processes and situations in an aviation business. Uses operations research techniques, process analysis, forecasting, and computer and mathematical modeling as tools.
  • AVM 4701 Airport Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies modern airports, including their roles, functions and status in the national air transportation system; sponsorship and management alternatives; management of airport development, operations and business matters; and discussion of current and emerging public airport issues.
  • BUS 4502 Organizational Behavior and Theory
    Credit Hours: 3
    Overviews classical and contemporary approaches to organizational behavior and theory. Focus progresses from the micro (individual behavior) to macro (organizational processes, effectiveness and change). Special attention is given to group behavior.
Total Credits Required: 125