Aviation Operations

Bachelor of Science

Find your niche

Not sure where to take your aviation career? This aviation operations degree program can help you decide. Here, you’ll gain a detailed overview of the field while exploring aviation history, emergency cabin training, weather, operations, international aviation laws/regulations and more. Plus, you’ll learn about all aviation-related career opportunities. And, you’ll learn this from aviation professionals with advanced academic degrees and Flight Instructor ratings.

What you'll learn in the aviation operations program

  • Aviation operations field 
  • Aviation history 
  • Laws and regulations

Curriculum & requirements

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Aviation operations curriculum

In distance and experience, you’re bound to go far. The Burton D. Morgan College of Aeronautics is a world-class aviation academy. Its state-of-the-art training facility is designed to meet the highest educational and professional requirements.

Through our curriculum’s ideal mix of study and training, you’ll gain valuable hands-on learning and industry exposure. Early on and regularly, you’ll get to use our advanced flight planning platforms, weather radar devices, jet engines and systems, and more.

AVF 341 Airport Operations 
A detailed study of operating an airport, principally viewed from the public sector standpoint. Included are the operator’s functions and responsibilities, applicable local, state, and national regulatory requirements, together with preparation of an airport’s master plan.

AVS 346 Fixed Base Operations
An analysis of all aspects of fixed-base operations, including flight training, charters and rentals, contract services, transient flight operations, and community relations. Study also will include an overview of the contemporary air transportation industry, both domestic and foreign, including the industry’s evolution, structure, regulation, administration and its aircraft. 

AVS 482 Air Traffic Basics
Every day, thousands of Air Traffic Controllers across the country work tirelessly to ensure the safe flow of traffic throughout the National Airspace System. This course is designed to expose students to this dynamic and rewarding career path while simultaneously helping students prepare for any of the other wide ranging technical fields in the aviation industry. Upon completion of the course, students will be prepared to take the AT-SAT air traffic control entrance exam. The test is administered at various times throughout the year by the FAA. The review of aeronautical topics also is an excellent primer for students wishing to be flight instructors or professional pilots.

Graduates must complete a total of 120 credits. 

Aviation operations jobs 

With a degree in aviation operations, you’ll develop a skillset applicable to several areas of aviation. You’ll become a sound business thinker, with the flexibility to change career paths without having to learn new basic business skills.

A bachelor’s degree from Lynn can help you qualify for a range of roles including:

  • Airport management 

  • Fixed base operation management 

  • Airline management 

  • Professional pilot 


Our graduates land impressive internships while studying at Lynn, which lead to successful careers. Take a look at the companies where our alumni have worked:

  • United Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • CommuteAir
  • Republic Airways
  • SkyWest
  • Boca Raton Airport Authority
  • Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport Authority
  • Fort Lauderdale Flight Standards District Office
  • Reliable Jet Maintenance
  • Majestic Aviation
  • Atlantic Aviation
  • Signature Flight Support
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