Undergraduate Edition 2019-2020

Department of Aviation and Emergency Management

The Department of Aviation and Emergency Management is an academic unit within Academic Affairs offering baccalaureate degree programs in Aviation Science and Emergency Management. The mission of the Department of Aviation and Emergency Management is to provide students with educational and research opportunities in an extensive array of rewarding professional careers in engineering, technology, aviation, and technical management by offering a rigorous curriculum to advance scholarship and promote excellence in emerging technologies. The Department of Department of Aviation and Emergency Management offers degrees in :

Aviation Science with a Concentration in Air Traffic Control

The B. S. in Aviation Science with a concentration in ATC will prepare students with knowledge to apply for developmental positions with the Federal Aviation Administration and obtain necessary training to become a certified professional controller.

Aviation Science with a Concentration in Avionics

The B. S. in Aviation Science with a concentration in Avionics will prepare students with knowledge to analyze, repair, and maintain the sophisticated communications, navigations, and cockpit instrument systems on today's technically advanced aircraft.

Aviation Science with a Concentration in Aviation Management

The B. S. in Aviation Science with a concentration in Aviation Management will prepare students for a variety of entry-level positions in the aviation industry, including airport management, airline management, general aviation management, and airline and general aviation operations.

Aviation Science with a Concentration in Flight Education

The B. S. in Aviation Science with a concentration in Flight Education will prepare students to become certified as commercial pilots, preparing them to serve as airline, corporate, or military pilots and/or professional aircrew.

Aviation Science with a Concentration in Unmanned Aircraft Systems

The B. S. in Aviation Science with a concentration in UAS will prepare students to enter into the workforce as professionals in the emerging field of unmanned aircraft systems where they can apply their knowledge and skills to many areas of societal need, i.e. agriculture, border security, public safety, infrastructure inspection, and many more.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

The B.S. degree in Unmanned Aircraft Systems includes instruction in electronics/electrical systems; GPS/GIS; UA aircraft platforms; data acquisition; precision agriculture and surveying, software and hardware; and data management.

Aviation Science Program

The Aviation Science Program is the only four-year collegiate aviation education program in the State of North Carolina. The mission of the Aviation Science Program is to provide quality aviation education to a diverse student body by offering specializations in areas relevant to the highly competitive aerospace/aviation industry. Students who select Aviation Science as a major will complete the technical, managerial, and aviation courses that are necessary to fulfill the critical aviation personnel needs of local and state governments, the national government, business, and the aviation and aerospace industries. Graduates of the program will receive the Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Science with a concentration in Aviation Management, Avionics, Air Traffic Control, Flight Education, or Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Majors must earn a grade of "C" or better in each required Aviation Science course.

Opportunities for Graduates

 

Aviation Science

In just over hundred years since the inception of aviation, the world has become dependent on air transportation as a primary system for passenger conveyance and cargo movement. Air transportation has risen to this position because through the years, the men and women who have worked in the air transportation industry have applied the new techniques, technologies, and dedication to keep it ahead of its competition. All areas of aviation and aerospace are expanding. There continues to be a need for motivated individuals to fill the challenging aviation and aerospace positions with government and private industry. The aviation and space science areas of study offered by the Aviation Science Program are designed to educate and train students who want careers in these exciting and rewarding industries.

The Aviation Science Program prepares students for a variety of positions in both the aviation and aerospace industries. Some of these career areas include Airport Management, Air Traffic Control, Aviation Electronics Technology, Airline and Corporate Flight, Unmanned Aerial Systems as operators and program managers, Space Technology, Avionics, Radar Technology, Flight Instruction, Aviation Policy, and Aviation Entrepreneurship. These are a few of the many career areas for which Aviation Science students are preparing themselves.

Transfer Students

Transfer students from other accredited universities, community colleges, and the technical institutes may be admitted to the Department with advanced standing. Specific course requirements for these students will be made on an individual basis after their previously earned credits have been assessed.