Aviation Studies

Associate in Science

The Aviation Studies Associate in Science is focused on providing students with the first two years of a baccalaureate degree in areas of study such as airport management, aviation business administration, professional pilot, air traffic control and air transportation management. The program is designed with a substantial prescription of both general education electives and program courses so students may tailor their coursework to meet their transfer goals. Students should identify the institution to which they plan to transfer and, through academic advisement, complete courses at Atlantic Cape that will not only transfer to a baccalaureate degree granting institution, but also count as an equivalent course at the receiving institution. Atlantic Cape has arranged transfer articulation agreements with several colleges. Contact the department chair for a list of transfer agreements.

It is strongly recommended that students pursuing this degree regularly meet with their faculty advisor.

For additional program information, please contact faculty advisor, James Taggart, at (609) 343-4950/jtaggart@atlantic.edu.

Upon Completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Complete the first two years of study towards a baccalaureate degree in aviation studies;
  • Communicate technical concepts;
  • Apply quantitative knowledge and skills;
  • Apply scientific knowledge and reasoning;
  • Be technically competent and information literate;
  • Analyze situations from the humanistic and historical perspective;
  • Identify human factors impacting our world;
  • Demonstrate basic aeronautical knowledge;
  • Identify the impacts of weather on aviation;
  • Identify key components of the National Airspace System.
Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
When a General Education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.
ENGL101-Composition I
3
ENGL102-Composition II
3
CISM125-Introduction to Computers
3
General Education Mathematics course
4
General Education Science course
4
General Education Social Science course
3
General Education Humanities course 3
Choose: General Education Social Science course or General Education Humanities course 3

Choose two General Education courses

(Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their faculty advisor before making a choice.)

6
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
32
PROGRAM COURSES
ATCT101-Introduction to Air Traffic Control
4
ATCT120-Aviation Weather
3
AVIT110-Private Pilot Ground School
3
AVIT125-Special Topics in Aviation Studies
3
BUSN120-Principles of Management
3
BUSIN247-Management Information Systems
3
TCOM125-Technical Communication
4
Program Electives

Choose twelve credits from the following course alphas:

ACCT, ATCT, AVIT, BUSN, CISM, GIST, ECON or MATH

12
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS 34
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE
66
(AVIT) EFFECTIVE FALL 2012