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The Department of Aviation & Safety serves as the focal point of technological education at Florida Memorial University. We offer rigorous programs designed to educate the future aviators, managers and air traffic controllers of the aerospace industry. Among many other things, our programs stress critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, human factors and resources management, written and oral communications. Our students gain a broad perspective of the aerospace industry, the environments in which it operates, and its impact on global transportation and economics.

Mission Statement

The Department of Aviation & Safety programs produce students who embrace the importance of becoming global citizens through life-long learning, leadership, character, and service in the fields of aviation, safety and security, which will, in turn, enhance their lives and the lives of others.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates from this department will:

  1. Exhibit characteristics expected of professionals in the aviation industry (such as adherence to professional standards, consistent attention to safety, and the practice of ethical behavior).
  2. Demonstrate mastery of the knowledge and skills expected of aviation professionals for entry and progression in a specified aviation management related career field.
  3. Apply general business concepts in the aviation environment.
  4. Apply concepts from safety management and human factors to realistic problems in the aviation environment.
  5. Identify and evaluate the evolving role of aviation and the factors impacting its place in the current world environment.
AABI Core Outcomes Assessed In Associated Student Learning Outcome
1. Attributes of an aviation professional, career planning and certification.
  • AWS 201
  • AWS 415
  • AWS 450
  • AWS 498
  • AWS 499
  • Demonstrate mastery of the knowledge and skills expected of aviation professionals for entry and progression in a specified aviation management related career field.
2. Aircraft design, performance, operating characteristics and maintenance.
  • AWS 201
  • AWS 420
  • AWS 425
  • Demonstrate mastery of the knowledge and skills expected of aviation professionals for entry and progression in a specified aviation management related career field.
  • Apply concepts from safety management and human factors to realistic problems in the aviation environment.
  • Identify and evaluate the evolving role of aviation and the factors
  • impacting its place in the current world environment.
3. Aviation safety and human factors.
  • AWS 420
  • AWS 430
  • AWS 425
  • AWS 418
  • Apply concepts from safety management and human factors to realistic problems in the aviation environment.
4. National and international aviation law, regulations and labor issues.
  • AWS 351
  • AWS 310
  • AWS 320
  • AWS 390
  • AWS 395
  • Exhibit characteristics expected of professionals in the aviation industry (such as adherence to professional standards, consistent attention to safety, and the practice of ethical behavior).
  • Apply general business concepts in the aviation environment.
5. Airport, airspace, and air traffic control.
  • AWS 320
  • AWS 390
  • AWS 395
  • AWS 232
  • Demonstrate mastery of the knowledge and skills expected of aviation professionals for entry and progression in a specified aviation management related career field.
6. Meteorology and environmental issues.
  • AWS 240
  • ENV 101
  • PSC 101
  • Demonstrate mastery of the knowledge and skills expected of aviation professionals for entry and progression in a specified aviation management related career field.