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2021-2022 Catalog 
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AVIA 385 - Airport Planning and Operations Management

Credits: 5
Covers challenges of planning and operating airports in modern era. Includes coverage of airport planning for larger airports that handle commercial air carriers as well as factors affecting smaller local airports that support local general aviation communities.

Enrollment Requirement: Admission to BAS in Aeronautical Science degree.

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Explain how modern airports operate in differing business climates and settings from smaller local and regional airports up to very large airports such as SEATAC International airports.
  2. Describe how airport managers must communicate with and connect with entities in four distinct but very connected spheres that influence how an airport functions.
  3. Illustrate how weather affects decisions the airport operators must make in advance of and during inclement weather to ensure continual operations and what airport managers must do to ensure a safe flight environment.

Program Outcomes
  1. Prepare for a position in the aviation industry.
  2. Employ their understanding of the integral parts of the global aviation industry through practical application of comprehensive aeronautical principles.
  3. Demonstrate their ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary and diverse team of aviation professionals through proficiency in the skills and technology used in the aviation industry.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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