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Aerospace Systems Management

Management

The Aerospace Systems Management program is the first in the state of Alabama that focuses specifically on the systems management aspect of aviation and aerospace technology.

Choose one of two concentrations depending on your future career plans:

AVIATION CONCENTRATION

The Aviation Concentration serves the commercial aviation career path and will benefit students pursuing commercial pilot, airport management, and other related aviation management careers. The program is also working with Wallace State Community College to secure compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Advisory Circular No. 61-139, allowing reduction (from 1,500 to 1,000) hours of required flight experience for the airline transport pilot certificate (Restricted Privileges ATP Certificate).

SPACE SYSTEMS CONCENTRATION

The Space Systems Concentration is for a career path in aerospace technology systems management to include avionics, airframe, and power plant; jet and rocket propulsion; mission planning, control, and communications; and manufacturing systems (e.g. welding, automated assembly, robotics, and testing).

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Prepare for careers in a variety of aerospace and aviation settings:

  • Commercial Airline Pilot
  • Airline & Cargo Manager
  • Aircraft Maintenance Manager
  • Aircraft/Rocket Manufacturing Manager
  • Aerospace Project Manager
  • Mission Control & Operations Manager
  • Aerospace Contract Analyst
  • And Many Others!

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$68,570 to $118,610

Growth indicatorNATIONAL JOB GROWTH:
Above Average

National median salary for Aerospace Engineering Technologists/Technicians ($68k) and Aerospace Engineers ($118k).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020


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COURSE FORMATS

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BY EXPERT FACULTY

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EACH STEP OF THE WAY

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VALUE


COURSE REQUIREMENTS

General Education Requirements
Total Transferred Hours62 hrs

Courses Taken at Athens State:
Professional Courses17 hrs
Major-Related Courses & Electives45 hrs
Total Hours for BS-ASM Degree124 hrs

Degree Information (PDF)


COURSES FOR FALL 2022

ASM 470 – Introduction to Aviation Management
ASM 472 – Aviation Safety and Security
ASM 479 – Aviation Maintenance Management
ASM 484 – Space Exploration Strategies
ASM 489 – Aviation & Space Human Factors
ASM 490 – Aerodynamics and Flight Performance

All courses delivered online.