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Aerospace Technology Management, B.S.

Requirements

The BS in Aerospace Technology Management from Utah Valley University is designed to prepare graduates for various technical aerospace professional roles across a products life cycle. Skills associated with air and space vehicle sustainability systems and risk management, customer management, project management, aftermarket services, business development, manufacturing and inspection processes, safety management systems, and process improvement will be learned and applied. The program will provide a completion degree for students who possess the Airframe and Powerplant ratings of an FAA issued Aircraft Maintenance Technician Certificate under the rules defined by FAR Part 65 or possess a license as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Cat B1) issued under EASA Part 66 regulations.

Total Program Credits: 123

Matriculation Requirements: 

Completion of a Technical Specialty associated with FAA issued Airframe & Powerplant Maintenance Technician Certificate issued under rules of FAR Part 65 OR Completion of an Associates in Science or an Associates of Applied Science Degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with a designated technical specialty associated with FAA issued Airframe & Powerplant Maintenance Technician Certificate issued under the rules of FAR Part 147 OR possess a license as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) (Cat B1) issued under EASA Part 66 regulations. A total not to exceed 45 credit hours will be awarded for evidence of the possession of the A&P or AME certificate.

General Education Requirements 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or  ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Context (5.0)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3.0)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6.0)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3.0)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3.0)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0) 1
 
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0) 1
 
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2.0)  
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
Biology 3
Physical Science (PHYS 1850 recommended) 3
Humanities (ENGL 2310 recommended) 3
Fine Arts 3
Social/Behavioral Science 3
Additional Biology or Physical Science (TECH 1010 or METO 1010 recommended) 3
Technical Core Requirement 45 Credits
Completion of a Technical Specialty associated with FAA issued Airframe & Powerplant Maintenance Technician Certificate issued under rules of FAR Part 65 OR Completion of an Associates in Science or an Associates of Applied Science Degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with a designated technical specialty associated with FAA issued Airframe & Powerplant Maintenance Technician Certificate issued under the rules of FAR Part 147 OR possess a license as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) (Cat B1) issued under EASA Part 66 regulations. A total not to exceed 45 credit hours will be awarded for evidence of the possession of the A&P or AME certificate. 45
Discipline Core Requirements 30 Credits
  TECH 3400 Project Management 3
  TECH 3850 Quality Management in Technology 3
  AVSC 2150 Air Transportation Management 3
  AVSC 3320 Aviation Managerial Accounting 3
  AVSC 4500 Aerospace Aftermarket Support Services 3
  AVSC 4550 Aerospace Vehicle Certification-Reliability-Maintainability Systems 3
  AVSC 4950 Aerospace Technology Management Capstone Project 3
  AVSC 410G Global Ethical and Professional Issues in Aviation 3
Complete (2) of the following: 6
  Corporate Aviation Management (3)  
  Aviation Insurance and Risk Management (3)  
  Airline and Dispatch Operations (3)  
  Aviation Logistics Management (3)  
  Principles of Aviation Management (3)  
  Aviation Labor and Human Resource (3)  
  Aviation Law (3)  
Elective Requirements 13 Credits
Complete 13 upper division credits 13

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 123 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above.
  3. No grade lower than a C- in any AVSC or TECH course.
  4. Residency hours - Minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  5. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  6. Successful completion of at least one (1) Global/Intercultural course.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
Students must complete FAA issued Airframe and Powerplant Maintenance Technican Certificate---NOT OFFERED AT UVU. Upon completion, student will be awarded 45 credits to apply towards the degree 45
  Semester total: 45
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010   Introduction to Writing 3
STAT 1040/1045 Statistics 3
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health and Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
Fine Arts see catalog 3
Social Science see catalog 3
Third Science TECH 1010 or METO 1010 recommended 3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010   Intermediate Writing 3
American Institutions see catalog 3
PHYS 1850 The Physics of Aviation (PP) 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
AVSC 2150 Air Transport Mgmt 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Biology see catalog 3
ENGL 2310 Technical Communication 3
AVSC 3320 Aviation Managerial Accounting 3
AVSC 4500 Aerospace Aftermarket Support Services 3
TECH 3400 Project Management 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
AVSC 4550 Aerospace Vehicle Certification-Reliability-Maintainability Systems 3
AVSC 410G Global Ethical and Professional Issues in Aviation 3
AVSC Electives   3
UDE TECH 3000 recommended 3
Elective Upper division elective 4
  Semester total: 16
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
TECH 3850 Quality Management in Technology 3
AVSC 4950 Aerospace Technology Management Capstone Project 3
AVSC Electives Aviation Sicence Electives 3
UDE Upper division elective 3
UDE Upper division elective 3
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 120

Department

 Name:

Aviation Science

Location:

Provo Airport

 Telephone:

801-863-7830

 Email:

AVIATION@uvu.edu

 Web Address:

uvu.edu/aviation

Chair:

Randall Johnson

 
 

Mission Statement

A degree in Aviation Science prepares students for successful careers in aviation. Courses are offered through online delivery methods or face to face. Simulations and flight training are integrated with scholarly work to create a complete and well-balanced aeronautics program. The curriculum is developed through ties with industry to incorporate changing standards in technology and procedural advances. Our student-centered approach encourages leadership and engaged life-long learning. We emphasize public awareness and safety in aviation as our commitment to the community at large.

 
 

Aviation Science

The Aviation Science department is located at the Provo Airport in Hangar B (HB). The address for the Provo Airport is 3338 West 1150 South, Provo, UT 84601.

  • Department Chair: Randall Johnson
  • Office: HB 202a
  • Telephone: 801-863-7819
  • Email: Randall.Johnson@uvu.edu
  • Mail Stop: MS 114
  • Administrative Assistant: Ashley Hollister
  • Office: HB 202
  • Telephone: 801-863-7816
  • Email: ahollister@uvu.edu

 Advisors:

  • Marilyn Riddle
  • Office: HB 201c
  • Telephone: 801-863-7852
  • Email: riddlemr@uvu.edu
  • Student Support Center (Out -of-State and Online students only)
  • Telephone: 888-901-7192
  • Email: aviationadvisor@uvu.edu

 

PROGRAMS

The School of Aviation Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Science in Professional Pilot, Aviation Management, and Aerospace Technology Management. UVU Aviation Science offers an Associate in Applied Science in Aviation Science and an Associate in Science in Aviation Science Each associate degree requires the completion of a commercial pilot certificate.

Students graduating with the associate degree in Aviation may transfer to any of the Bachelor of Science options.

An overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above is required for graduation. A grade of C- or better must be achieved for credit in any aviation science course.

Note: All aviation science majors are required to use the Bedford Handbook in their first semester of study. Aviation Science students are expected to comply with APA standards in all upper-level aviation science courses.

Bachelor of Science, Aviation Management

The Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management degree is designed to produce graduates with a combination of industry knowledge and general management skills applicable in any segment of the aerospace field. In addition, they can obtain direct experience and certifications that will propel them toward their chosen career path. Careers in aviation administration include: Airline, corporate aviation, fixed base operations, and airport management. The Bachelor of Science with an Aviation Administration emphasis does not require pilot certificates or any medical certificates.

Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Technology Management

The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Technology Management degree prepares certified Airframe & Powerplant technicians for career progression into leadership and managerial roles needed in a wide variety of areas not only in aviation, but the entire aerospace industry. This emphasis is designed to prepare students for careers as professionals with air carriers, business aviation, general aviation, defense, unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and space. Specific career pathway tracks can be found on the UVU aviation website. 

FLIGHT REQUIREMENTS

The UVU flight program is a demanding program and requires full commitment each semester. There are no requirements to enter the professional pilot Bachelor of Science degree, but due to the current demand in aviation we are not able to accommodate all new students wanting to start flight training until their 2nd or 3rd semester.

The on-campus professional pilot flight program is by competitive points-based application and is contingent upon completion of required prerequisites. New aviation students must meet with an aviation academic advisor before registering for courses. A class II Medical from a FAA designated Medical Examiner is required and must be completed prior to applying to the flight training program.

In addition to UVU tuition, students training at the UVU flight school will pay flight course fees to cover costs associated with the required flight training. UVU local flight students are eligible for an increased budget with the cost of attendance (COA) for private (alternative) loans. Students must be enrolled in the appropriate flight course section to qualify for a COA appeal for private student loan based on these flight costs. For more information regarding student loans, please contact the UVU financial aid & scholarship office located at the main UVU campus.

Students for whom English is a second language are conditionally admitted but must demonstrate acceptable level of English skills prior to beginning flight training. New students may be required to meet additional English language proficiency standards set by the school and determined through both oral and written testing.

 
 

Faculty

Cory Chamberlain(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Aviation Science
Faculty



A.A.S., Aviation Maintenance Technology, Utah Technical College; B.S., Psychology, University of Utah; Master of Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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Michael Hollister(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Aviation Science
Faculty



B.S., Aviation Professional Pilot, Utah Valley University; M.C.A., Commercial Aviation, Delta State University.

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Randall Johnson(2018)

Professional In Residence

Department: Aviation Science
Department Chair



B.P.A., Professional Aeronautics, M.B.A, Business Administration, Embry-Riddle-Aeronautical University; Ph.D., Aeronautical Communication, Ohio University.

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Ryan Leick(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Aviation Science
Faculty



B.S., Aviation Business Administration, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Ph.D., Air Transport Management, Cranfield University.

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Stephen Ley(2017)

Associate Professor

Department: Aviation Science
Faculty



B.S., Aviation Technology, Purdue University; M.A.S., Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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Alan Martinez(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Aviation Science
Faculty



B.A., University of Southern Alabama, M.S., Instructional Systems Design, University of South Alabama, Ph.D., Human Capital Development, University of Southern Mississippi.

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Greg Schwab(2008)

Professor

Department: Aviation Science
Faculty



B.A., Aeronautics, M.S., Aviation Management, M.B.A., Aviation, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University.

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Daniel Sutliff(2016)

Professional in Residence

Department: Aviation Science
Faculty



B.S., Business/Aviation, State University of New York; M.A.S., Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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Jack Troutt(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Aviation Science
Faculty



B.S., Aviation Management, M.S., Ed.D., Aviation Sciences, Oklahoma State University.

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Brice Williams(2001)

Associate Professor

Department: Aviation Science
Faculty



B.S., Engineering Science and Technology, Brigham Young University; M.Ed., Utah State University.

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