Aviation Management
Aviation Management
Associate in Science Degree (A.S.)
Business, Technology, and
Professional Studies Division


The Aviation Management program provides students with a background in business administration and related technical knowledge in aviation. In most cases, the graduate of this program should seek a four-year baccalaureate degree. Aviation management has evolved into a career discipline that requires a variety of skills.

  • Utilize business information processing systems to improve management control in aviation businesses;
  • Interpret financial statements and prepare budgets;
  • Perform staff functions in marketing, sales, and general management with aviation-related businesses;
  • Interpret and apply Federal Aviation Administration regulations and procedures to aviation-related businesses.

There are direct transfer options with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Metropolitan State College, St. Francis College, Southern Illinois University, Thomas Edison State College, and Florida Institute of Technology. Although many graduates transfer to four-year colleges, graduates also enter the private sector in entry-level management positions with manufacturers, airline authorities, airport service operations, commuter air services, and corporate flight operations.

Students may study full-time or part-time. Most courses are offered during the day and evening. Admission to the program requires a high school diploma or its equivalent with two years of high school math.

2023-2024 Academic Year
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CIP 490104

The course sequence below represents a recommended example of how this degree program can be completed in two years, presuming a Fall Term start and satisfaction of all Developmental Studies (foundation courses) requirements and prerequisites. Actual approaches toward completion depend on each student's anticipated transfer institution, career objectives, or other individual circumstances.

Students are encouraged to meet regularly with an academic advisor or Success Coach to consider options, establish plans, and monitor progress.

Code Course (lecture/lab hours) Credits
To Do This Semester
AVI 101 Aerospace Development (3/0) 3

✔ Meet with your faculty advisor to complete an academic plan. Make sure you are aware of any course prerequisites you may need to take, and how long it will take to complete your degree.

✔ Use your online tools: Check your MercerMail daily, utilize features of Office 365, and get to know Student Planning.

✔ Take advantage of Learning Centers or Online Tutoring to support your studies and assignments.

BUS 101 Introduction to Business (3/0) 3
CSW 100 College Success and Personal Wellness (2/0)
  • Some exemptions apply. Consult academic advisor for details.
ENG 101 English Composition I (3/0) 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (3/0)

ACC 111 Principles of Financial Accounting (4/0) 4

✔ Transitioning to college can be challenging. Meet with your Success Coach for guidance and support.

✔ Apply for financial aid by May 1.

✔ Contact professors with questions and use their office hours to develop a connection.

✔ Apply for Continuing Student scholarships at www.mccc.edu/m-scholarships.

✔ Begin attending college transfer events and visit campuses. Be sure to visit the Transfer Services and Career Services offices to get to know how the transfer process works and to explore career options.

✔ Plan for how you will complete transfer applications while finishing your classes.

AVI 102 Aviation Transportation (3/0) 3
ENG 102 English Composition II (3/0) 3
MAT 146 Pre-Calculus (4/0) 4
MKT 101 Principles of Marketing (3/0)

ACC 112 Principles of Managerial Accounting (4/0) 4

✔ Keep in contact with each professor and your faculty advisor. Make sure you are on track to graduate.

✔ Complete your applications to desired transfer institutions.

✔ Develop team and leadership skills by getting involved in activities and clubs.

✔ Manage your stress! Take advantage of the MCCC pool, Fitness Center, free yoga and Zumba. Reach out for counseling or other support if you need it. Your Success Coach can connect you with resources.

BUS 210 Principles of Management (3/0) 3
ECO 111 Macroeconomics (3/0) 3
PHY 111 Physical Science Concepts (2/2) 3
  —    — Humanities general education elective

AVI 208 Aviation Seminar (1/0) 1

✔ Apply for financial aid by May 1.

✔ Talk to your faculty advisor and the Transfer office for advice on how to successfully transition to a new school.

✔ Apply for Graduating Student scholarships at www.mccc.edu/m-scholarships.

BUS 107 Business Law I (3/0) 3
CMN 111 Speech: Human Communication (3/0) 3
ECO 112 Microeconomics (3/0) 3
IST 101 Computer Concepts with Applications (2/2)


NOTE: Electives should be selected in consultation with an academic advisor in order to assure maximum transfer of credits.