Aviation Science/Management

Associate of Science

If you're interested in the flexibility of a aviation management career, NVCC can help get you started.

Our program can also serve as the first two years of your bachelor’s degree if you're interested in pursuing:

  • aviation management
  • air traffic control
  • aviation electronics
  • aviation maintenance
  • aviation computer science

The aviation science program includes 24 credit hours of specialty courses.

Aviation Science Degree - Management Option Requirements & Outcomes

Competency or
Program Requirement
Course Number and Title Required
Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communications Choose any Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communications listed 3
Continuing Learning and Information Literacy/Ethics CSA*H105 Introduction to Software Applications or CSC*H101 Introduction to Computers 3
Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication ENG*H101 Composition 3
Historical Knowledge Choose any Historical Knowledge listed 3
Oral Communication Choose any Oral Communication listed 3
Quantitative Reasoning MAT*H172 College Algebra 3
Scientific Knowledge PHY*H122 General Physics II 4
Scientific Reasoning PHY*H121 General Physics I 4
Social Phenomena PSY*H111 General Psychology I 3
Written Communication Choose any Written Communication listed 3
Program Requirements AVS*H120 Foundations of Aviation 3
AVS*H130 Air Transportation Systems 3
AVS*H140 Aerospace Safety 3
AVS*H150 Airport Management I 3
AVS*H151 Airport Management II 3
MAT*H185 Trigonometric Functions 3
BMG*H202 Principles of Management 3
MET*H101 Meteorology 3
Business Elective: Any Business Course 3

Total Credits: 62

Any given course may only be used to satisfy one of the competency areas even if it is listed under more than one.

At least one Scientific Knowledge and Understanding OR Scientific Reasoning course must have a lab component.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will:

  1. Communicate clearly using both oral and written communications.
  2. Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the National Airspace System Plan (NASP).
  3. Understand and interpret Federal Aviation Regulations (CFR 14) applicable to airport and air transport operations.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of aviation history and aviation law and the role of each in shaping the current aviation industry.
  5. Have a thorough understanding of airport management issues including financing, revenue/expense sources, safety, security, planning, design, and management of airports in the United States.
  6. Have a thorough understanding of air transportation and aerospace issues including air transportation/aerospace history, economics of airlines and general aviation, airline management and organization, forecasting methods, pricing/demand/output determination, airline scheduling, fleet planning, and labor relations.

Management Option

The management option will prepare you for entry-level aviation careers in:

  • airport operations
  • land-side/air-side management
  • aircraft manufacturing
  • commercial airlines
  • corporate flight departments
  • airport authorities
  • state and federal aviation regulatory agencies including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
Program Coordinator
Bonnie Simon
203-575-8191 (p)
Room: E411
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