Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Aviation Management Undergraduate Program

Through our on-campus partnership with Southern Illinois University
Mt. SAC students can earn a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management

The Program

 The Aviation Management Bachelor of Science degree program is designed to build upon technical training in aviation maintenance, flight, avionics technology, air traffic control, aircraft operations support and other aviation-related technical fields. This is a career-oriented degree program that meets the educational needs of individuals who have aviation-related work experience and/or technical training from a wide variety of backgrounds.

The Parts

The Aviation Management degree program consists of three parts:

  • A 48-semester -hour major with courses taught in a weekend format that spans four semesters and can be completed in 16 months.
  • A 34-semester - hour approved career electives requirement that can be satisfied through previously completed military schools, community college degree programs, other technical or industry training programs, or aviation -related work
  • A 38-semester -hour University Core Curriculum (UCC) requirement that can by satisfied by transfer credit from other accredited institutions, including community colleges, CLEP, DANTES and proficiency training.
Our People

Full-time and part-time faculty are employed to teach for the Aviation Management program. The majority of the faculty are aviation professionals who have an extensive teaching and academic backgrounds, and/or are industry experts in their teaching areas. This mix of faculty, with academic and industry-related experience, is unique to the College of Applied Sciences and Arts off-campus programs and ensures the delivery of quality academics to all students.

Your Prospects

Graduates of SIU Carbondale's Aviation Management program include National Transportation Safety Board investigators, airport directors, managers, consultants, safety inspectors and aircraft product support personnel. Graduates also work in military, airline, corporate aviation, general aviation and air traffic control fields.

I. AVM Core Courses - 48 Hours
  • AVM 300 Introduction to Aviation Management
  • AVM 319 Aviation Occupational Internship  optional)  
  • AVM 370 Airport Planning
  • AVM 372 Airport Management
  • AVM 374 General Aviation Operations
  • AVM 376 Aviation Maintenance Management
  • AVM 385 Air Transport Labor Relations
  • AVM 401 Analysis of Issues in the Aviation Industry
  • AVM 450 Management Problems in the Aviation Industry
  • AVM 301 Aviation Management Writing and Communication
  • AVM 349 Readings in Aviation Management
  • AVM 371 Aviation Industry Regulation
  • AVM 373 Airline Management
  • AVM 375 Legal Aspects of Aviation
  • AVM 377 Aviation Safety Management
  • AVM 386 Fiscal Aspects of Aviation Management
  • AVM 402 Aviation Industry Career Development
 II. Approved Career Electives

Approved  career electives are defined as formal coursework or its equivalent that is technical, managerial or supervisory in nature, and that is related to the aviation management major. Most students fulfill the requirements through previous education related to the major, previous occupational education credit related to the major, and/or previous work experience credit related to the major. This includes military technical training, MOS/NER/AFSC credit and experience.

III. University Core Curriculum - 38 Hours

University Core Curriculum (UCC) classes may be taken with SIU Carbondale community college partners, including Southwestern Illinois College,  and Mt. San Antonio College. Some UCC courses may be taken online.

IV. Capstone Option and SOC Agreement

Students entering the Aviation  Management program with an applied science associate degree that includes technical coursework related to aviation management or equivalent certification may be eligible for the capstone option.  Detailed requirements for this option are in the university's undergraduate catalog. Students who qualify and are admitted to capstone will have their UCC requirements reduced to a minimum 30 semester hours.

 The College of Applied Sciences and Arts is a member of the Service members Opportunity Colleges (SOC). In keeping with membership in SOC, transfer credit is accepted in all areas to include the major. However, each student must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of coursework to meet residency requirements. Each student must have a minimum of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in all work taken.

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For further details regarding this program contact

Advisor Lori Armstrong -
Telephone:   (909) 274-4800
MSAC-SIU Office: Bldg. 28B, Room 101-H

Mailing Address
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Lori Armstrong, Advisor
1100 N. Grand Avenue
Walnut, CA 91789