Aviation Administration

Program Overview

The Aviation Administration/Management program prepares students for various administration and management positions within the aviation industry. The Associate of Applied Science in Aviation Administration provides an introduction to administrative duties and requirements as well as the skills necessary to provide entry-level administrative support, while the Bachelor of Science in Aviation Technology with the Aviation Management emphasis is designed to prepare graduates for management positions in all aspects of the aviation industry.

Students acquire a comprehensive understanding of the interrelatedness of all elements of the air transportation system, as well as skill sets and competencies to enter and succeed in managing the unique operational and management requirements of airlines, airports, and general aviation support operations.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Aviation administrators require knowledge of aircraft operating limitations and performance, weather and atmospheric processes, federal regulations, and airport operations. The AAS in Aviation Administration provides an introduction to administrative duties and requirements as well as the skills necessary to provide administrative support.

Bachelor of Science Degree

The Bachelor of Science in Aviation Technology prepares individuals for professional positions within the aviation industry. Related career opportunities are found with airlines, airports, general aviation, government organizations, education and the aerospace industry.

Within the degree there are two emphasis areas: Aviation Management and Professional Piloting. Each emphasis has a discrete program description and outcomes. The specific interests and career goals of each student determine the emphasis area to pursue.

Aviation Technology Minor

Students majoring in another discipline who wish to minor in aviation technology must complete the following: 

  • A total of 18 credits, six credits must be upper division

Please see the current UAA catalog for a list of courses. Students may request prior approval of other aviation technology courses.