Aviation Science - Management Degree or Transfer Options
Associate of Science

Aviation Science - Management

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Program Overview

Program Overview

In the aviation science program, you'll have the opportunity to develop a diverse set of interests that will support your quest for a fulfilling career in air traffic control, airport operations, airline management, maintenance and piloting an aircraft. You may discover that you are interested in the professional development aspects of the field, working with crews on the ground as well as in the air. You may enjoy a mechanically focused career that enables you to develop new aeronautical technology or improve aircraft designs. You may choose a niche field, such as aerial photography for cartographers or aerial firefighting. You could even find yourself piloting a spacecraft for NASA. From an employer's point of view, a degree from a certified aviation science program shows a high level of commitment to the field. Most commercial airlines prefer applicants with college degrees. If you are already a licensed pilot, flight time and certificates can be counted towards your degree, saving both time and money.

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  • Degree options include:
  • The Management Option will prepare career-oriented students 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).
  • Transfer opportunities: 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, or aviation computer science.


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Career Possibilities

Career Possibilities

 

Some career opportunities may require additional education beyond an associates degree.

Quick Facts

Aviation Science Quick Facts

Career Forecast
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After completing an aviation science degree, you'll be eligible for a variety of jobs in aviation. Graduates can work as a pilot, aircraft maintenance technician, air traffic controller, flight crew member or airport operations manager.

Earning Potential
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The average salary for aviation science jobs is $67,321. (Simply Hired.com)

Career Path
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For those seeking aviation management careers without first attaining a graduate degree, jobs include: Airline Manager, Airport Manager, Airport Security Manager, Air Traffic Controller, Systems Management, Business Management, Freight and Cargo Management, Airfield Operator.

Additional Details

Thinking of a Career in Aviation? Jump-Start Your Career at NVCC.

If you're interested in the flexibility of an 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

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. 

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Currently there are no related workforce training courses available for this program.

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Academic & Transfer

Transfer options are available for students who choose this course of study.  Talk with your advisor.

Career Paths

The management option will prepare career-oriented students for entry-level aviation careers in:

  • airport operations
  • land-side/air-side management
  • aircraft manufacturing
  • commercial airlines
  • corporate flight departments
  • commercial airlines
  • airport operations
  • airport Authorities
  • state and federal aviation regulatory agencies 
    -including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
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

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