Program Descriptions

Aviation Management

Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management Technology

Aviation Management Technology Emphasis

(Offered at NIU-Rockford, NIU-Naperville, and NIU-Hoffman Estates)

The NIU Department of Technology Aviation Management emphasis has been developed to allow students who possess FAA Airframe and Power Plant Certificates obtained from 2-year schools to complete a 4-year B.S. (Technology) Degree.

Admission to the Aviation Management Technology emphasis is limited to students who possess an AAS degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology from a community college. Entry into this program also requires that the students complete their FAA Airframe and Power Plant Certificates.

Requirements for program completion:

Aviation Maintenance Certification (31 semester hours of credit)

Requires a completed AAS degree in Aviation Maintenance from a community college and a completed FAA Airframe and Power Plant Certificate.

Requirements in NIU Department of Technology (42 semester hours of credit)

Required NIU courses   (24)

  • TECH 391 - Industrial Quality Control
  • TECH 404 - Supervision in Industry
  • TECH 406 - Facilities Management Technology
  • TECH 409 - Internship Credit
  • TECH 429 - Plant location, Layout and Materials Handling
  • TECH 434 - Human Factors in Industrial Accident Prevention
  • TECH 484 - Energy Management
  • TECH 496 - Industrial Project Management

Technology Electives - Choose 2 courses (6 semester hours of credit)

  • TECH 402 - Industrial Training and Evaluation
  • TECH 432 - Disaster Preparedness
  • TECH 442 - Work Simplification
  • TECH 443 - Engineering Economy
  • TECH 444 - Production Control Systems
  • TECH 492 - Manufacturing Distribution Applications
  • TECH 497 - Workshop in Technology

Technical Electives - course work with advice and consent of departmental adviser (12 semester hours of credit)

Requirements outside Department (20)

  • CHEM 110 - General Chemistry (3)
  • CHEM 111 - General Chemistry Laboratory (1)
  • PHYS 150A - Basic Physics and Laboratory (4)
  • STAT 208 - Basic Statistics (3)
  • ENGL 308 - Technical Writing (3)
  • ACCY 206 - Introductory Financial Accounting (3) or ACCY 208 - Fundamentals of Accounting (3)
  • MATH 155 - Trigonometry (3)

Note: All students must also complete the NIU General Education core requirements, as outlined in the Undergraduate Catalog. All students must complete a minimum of 30 credits at NIU and a minimum of 40 upper level credits. Please contact Stacey Deegan 815-753-9943 or sdeegan@niu.edu.