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and well prepared."
- Marty


"My training at UCM is preparing me to be a versatile pilot."
- Susan

Aviation Safety

Master of Science in Aviation Safety
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Aviation Partners

UCM Aviation and Envoy Air and Gojet Partnerships.
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AABI International

UCM undergraduate aviation programs are accredited through AABI.

Degree Programs

UCM's outstanding aviation programs will prepare you to excel in your chosen area of the aviation industry. At UCM, you benefit from hands-on experience and cutting-edge technologies integrated into your coursework.

Professional Pilot

UCM's Professional Pilot program prepares you for a successful flying career in the aviation industry by instilling you with aeronautical knowledge, hands-on experiences, and flying skills that exceed Federal Aviation Administration requirements. This program has been accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International and is an FAA certified Part 141 flight school.

Career options for graduates:


  • Airline Pilot 
  • Corporate Pilot
  • Military Pilot
  • Test Pilot
  • Delivery/Ferry Pilot
  • Bush/Missionary Pilot
  • Instructor Pilot

Certificates and ratings offered:

  • Private Pilot
  • Commercial Pilot
  • Instrument Rated Pilot
  • Multi-Engine Rated Pilot
  • Airline Transport Pilot
  • CFI, CFII and MEI

View the four-year plan for the Professional Pilot program.

Aviation Management - Airport Management option

Airport Management emphasizes the business, planning, and personnel management background needed to be successful in this area.

Career options for graduates:

  • Airport Director
  • Airport Manager
  • Operations Director
  • Personnel Manager
  • Facilities Manager
  • Ground Manager

Graduates of this program will understand:

  • The overall systems planning and structure of airports.
  • Airport, airline and aviation industry finance.
  • Aviation safety and security needs.

View the four-year plan for the Aviation Management Airport Management option.

Aviation Management - Flight Operations Management option

Flight Operations Management provides you with the education and experience needed to work in the flight operations division of an airline or other aviation-related company. In this program, you will complete the private pilot certification with an instrument rating, plus business and management courses.

Career options for graduates:

  • Airline Operations Specialist
  • Corporate Operations Specialist
  • Fleet Operations and Dispatching
  • Flight Safety Officer
  • Flight Operations Manager
  • FAA Safety Inspector
  • Operations Duty Officer
  • Flight Operations Technician
  • Dispatch Operations Coordinator

Graduates of this program will understand:

  • Safety management systems, risk management tools and crisis planning.
  • Overall structure of flight operations and regulations.
  • Management of a flight operation: finance, marketing, training, project management and human resources.

View the four-year plan for the Flight Operations Management option.

Aviation Maintenance Management 2+2

The Aviation Maintenance Management option is a 2+2 program for students that have earned an associate degree in a related field and have an FAA Airframe and Powerplant Certificate.

Career options for graduates:

  • Airline Maintenance Supervisor
  • Corporate Director of Maintenance
  • Military Maintenance Officer
  • Maintenance School Director
  • Maintenance Inspector
  • Quality Assurance Manager

Graduates of this program will have:

  • Management, financial and budgetary skills.
  • Knowledge of aircraft maintenance and airframe systems.
  • Knowledge of aircraft communication systems.
  • The ability to diagnose, troubleshoot and repair airframe systems.

View the four-year plan for the Aviation Maintenance Management 2+2 Program.