Feb 25, 2024  
2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Transfer Guide SFCC AA to UCM BS Aviation Management

State Fair Community College

The below courses are required for Aviation Management majors and can be fulfilled at SFCC as part of the AA requirements. If these courses are not taken at SFCC, they must be completed at UCM. The full list of SFCC AA requirements can be found in the SFCC catalog.

Students who transfer to UCM with an Associate of Arts degree are considered to have met all general education requirements at UCM, except for those specifically required by the major (see UCM General Education Requirements below, if applicable).

AA General Education Requirements: 42 Semester Hours

AA Elective Options: 22 Semester Hours

Minimum Total Hours Required for SFCC AA: 64 Semester Hours

UCM BS Aviation Management

The below list of courses represents the requirements a student will have left to complete after transferring to UCM with an Associate of Arts degree. Any courses listed above not taken at SFCC must be completed as part of the BS Aviation Management requirements.

Major Requirements: 54-58 Semester Hours


The Professional Pilot degree option is FAA approved for the Restricted Airline Transport Pilot Certificate (R-ATP). Schedule a meeting with the Chief Flight instructor for additional information and guidance on the R-ATP as soon as possible after admittance into the degree program. 

All incoming students intending to major in Aviation Management-Flight Operations Management will be classified as pre-aviation students for their first semester and are required to take AVIA 1020 - Aeronautics (2)  (or another course as specified) and AVIA 1310 - FAA Private Requirements (4) . These courses must be completed with a final grade of “B” or higher, and all other academic coursework must be completed with no Failing grades or any academic-related issues. Once these requirements are met and the FAA Private Knowledge Test is passed, the student will be allowed to enroll in the appropriate flight lab.  After successfully completing the requirements of the Pre-Aviation semester, the student will be allowed to declare their major as Aviation Management-Flight Operations.  After the Pre-Aviation Semester, students are required to maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.50 to maintain flight status for FLYA courses.

Flight training scheduling (flight time) is competitive and is based on academic performance and other metrics. Incoming aviation program students with an FAA Private Pilot Certificate will have a mandatory skills evaluation with the Chief Flight Instructor, consisting of both ground and flight components. Costs associated with this evaluation are the responsibility of the student. The student’s performance during the requisite evaluation will determine placement in ground and flight courses; additional coursework or remedial flight training may be required. Students entering the aviation program with their Private Pilot Certificate can receive 6 credit hours (equivalency for AVIA 1310 /FLYA 1320 /FLYA 1321 ) after completing the Instrument Rating End of Course Examination (EOC).

Although students are expected to complete the pre-aviation requirements before being placed on the flight schedule, UCM Aviation may grant provisional flight status to students who are making exemplary academic progress during the pre-aviation semester. The number of students who may be granted this special status is based on the number of flight slots available for primary flight training and other factors. Any student granted provisional flight status will be required meet the performance expectations of the pre-aviation courses and pass the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Test in order to continue flying in the following semester.

General Education Requirements: 4 Semester Hours

The following general education classes are required by this major:

Minimum Total Hours Required for BS: 120 Semester Hours

This guide is based on the UCM 2020 Undergraduate Catalog and is subject to change. This guide is a recommendation only and your actual program may vary. Time to degree completion and course sequencing will depend on any credits transferred to UCM and on planned placement in math, reading, and writing. See the current UCM Undergraduate Catalog and SFCC Course Catalog for a complete listing of academic policies, curriculum, prerequisites, and course descriptions.