Associate of Applied Science Degree
Curriculum Total Credits: 61 (2016-2017 Academic Year)
The Aerospace Management Program is designed to prepare students for mid-management in various areas of the aerospace industry including airport management, air carrier operations, commuter airlines, corporate aviation, aviation-related government agencies, and fixed-based operations.
Aerospace Management combines a theoretical background in business and aviation to diversify career options. The course of study has a heavy emphasis in management, marketing, accounting, and economics, which aids the graduate in entering the aerospace industry and other business fields.
The successful graduate of the Aerospace Management Program is awarded the Associate in Applied Science Degree and is prepared to function at the mid-management level in various aerospace industries or agencies.
Graduates will be able to
- Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills, including team building and networking.
- Demonstrate the ability to gain entry level employment in aviation.
- Demonstrate knowledge of aviation regulatory practices.
First Semester - 16 Credits
The accounting cycle in various types of enterprises is examined. Included is the practical application of the principles learned. 3-0-3
The principles of flight, basics of air traffic control, weather facts, navigational procedures and airplane operations as pertinent to the Private/Recreational Pilot Certificate are studied. Upon successful completion of this course,(as defined by a grade of 80% or better) the student will receive an endorsement to take the FAA knowledge exam in the department for an additional fee. 4-0-4 Corequisite: AVIP123
This course is designed to provide the basis for Air Traffic Control Training. The student will learn the language of air traffic controllers, and will become familiar with the operating principles of navigational equipment pertinent to pilots and controllers. 3-0-3 Corequisite: AVIP110
Macroeconomics examines the aggregate economy, with specific focus on unemployment, inflation, business cycles, and growth. Topics include economic reasoning, the economic organization of society, supply and demand, U.S. economic institutions, the world economy, national income accounting, money, banking, and the financial sector, the modern macro debate in reference to the aggregate production/aggregate expenditures model, demand management and fiscal policy, monetary policy, the debate about macro policy, the relationship between inflation, unemployment, and growth, international dimensions of monetary and fiscal policies, exchange rate and trade policy, traditional macro policy, supply-side macro policy, deficits and debt, and transitional economies. 3-0-3
Students will practice expository writing and learn the academic form of the essay and research paper. Students will focus on the development of an academically sound and challenging thesis and resulting essay. The mechanics of writing will be reviewed as needed. 3-0-3 Pre-requisite: Placement testing; successful completion of DEVS012 Reading and DEVS015 Introduction to College Writing if required, permission of the Division Director.
Second Semester - 15 Credits
This course is a continuation of Accounting I with emphasis on the use of accounting data in decision making, cost accounting and statement analysis. Prerequisite: ACCT110 3-0-3
This course provides an introduction to the roles and responsibilities of current day managers. It focuses on the basic functions of the management process - Planning, Organizing, Leading, and Controlling and on the application of these functions through case study application. (3-0-3)
Introduction to Information Tech
A computer course designed to introduce students to personal computers. Topics include basic concepts of computer operations, storage media, software categories, Windows operating system, computer communication devices, and Internet. The course also includes introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. 3-0-3
This course introduces students to the three major forms of literary expression: fiction, poetry, and drama. Significant works from each form will be analyzed to reveal creative techniques, how they represent an author’s time, and how they reflect today’s human condition. Prerequisite: WRIT101 or permission of the department.
Aviation Elective*Recommended for one of the aviation electives is either AVIP103 (Recreational Pilot) or AVIP106 (Private Pilot).
Third Semester - 15 Credits
The Introduction to Aviation course is designed to give the student a solid foundation in understanding where aviation came from starting from the earliest myths and legends through actual developments in flight systems and ultimately to a vision to where aviation may lead us. The course will begin with a history of flight followed by a study of the atmospheric medium in which aircraft of all types operate. The students will next learn about the infrastructure supporting aviation, i.e. airports, aviation organizations and types of aircraft. The students will be expected to recognize the differences between aircraft and identify them by sight. This will be followed by more specific issues such as aviation weather and the challenges weather pose to flight activities as well as a technological look at just what makes them fly and how they are propelled and controlled and how they get from point A to point B. The course will end with a broad review of the different career fields available withing the aerospace industrial sector and their future prospects, i.e. professional pilot, air traffic control, aerospace management and unmanned aerial vehicles. 3-0-3
Aerospace Operations Management
This course is designed to provide the student with specific knowledge about aerospace management functions including airport funding processes, facilities planning, and certification requirements; personnel development and training; communications and accounting systems; airport and aircraft security and safety programs; and aerospace small business operations including corporate flight departments and fixed base operations. 3-0-3
This course explores the challenges and problems of small business operations including business plans and funding, forms and records, financial problems, ordering and inventory, layout of equipment and offices, methods of improving business, and employer employee relations. 3-0-3
The four P’s of the marketing mix, product, place, promotion, and price, are studied and applied to current market issues. The concepts and techniques used in product development, pricing tactics, promoting a product, and in choosing a distribution channel are outlined. Some of the quantitative aspects of marketing analysis are covered. 3-0-3
Math or Science Elective
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Fourth Semester - 15 Credits
This course covers the principles of law as applied to business and the aviation industry including contracts, negotiable instruments, personal property, sales, real property, risk and liability, mortgages, leases and leasebacks, bankruptcy and business torts. Selected landmark and current cases in aviation will be studied. 3-0-3
The course focuses on the behavior of people, individually and in groups, who make up organizations as well as the behavior of the organizations themselves. Students will be introduced to the latest concepts, practices, and applications found in organizational behavior from motivational techniques to organizational processes. Through the effective evaluation and application of organizational behavior factors, students will be able to develop, train, and motivate individuals to become performance-conscious employees. 3-0-3
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Social Science Elective
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Aviation Elective *Recommended for one of the aviation electives is either AVIP103 (Recreational Pilot) or AVIP106 (Private Pilot.)
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