Aviation Management

About the Program

Spread your wings and get your career in aviation off the ground with Iowa Western's Aviation Flight and Administration Aviation Management Option program. It’s perfect for those seeking a career as a professional pilot or an aviation manager. Successful candidates earn an Associate of Arts degree.

Using top-notch facilities, including a 13,000-square foot hangar, Iowa Western instructors provide more one-on-one time with students compared to most community colleges. While most study time is spent on campus, there are some online learning opportunities. The program is ideal for those who wish to transfer to other four-year institutions.

All courses meet FAA regulation standards, and students gain real experience in a cockpit, not simulators like many other schools. There are scholarship opportunities with this program. Iowa Western has articulation agreements with many local and state four-year schools.

Career Information

This program is intended for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution upon completion of this two-year degree. It is designed for the individual who wants to manage one of the most dynamic transportation industries in the world. This program transfers directly to the Aviation Institute of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). Graduates who have continued to a bachelor’s degree have found jobs as flight dispatchers, airport managers, station managers, government administrators, and airline managers, to name a few.

Salary Information

Just the Facts

Program Start Term: Fall Only
Program Length: 2 Years
Award: A.A.
Accreditation: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved Average Class Size: 12
Part-Time or Full-Time: Both
Program Courses Offered: Day, Evening, Online
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus