The Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management degree program from NAU's school in Rapid City, South Dakota will prepare you for take-off in the exciting world of aviation. You will learn key concepts including managing aircraft operations, aviation technology, airport management and planning, and even aviation marketing. With NAU’s caring and supportive faculty, robust curriculum, and engaging learning environment, the sky is the limit! Learn more about NAU’s Aviation Management program and take your career to new heights.
This program is offered online, with support services provided by the NAU locations listed below. Classes are offered as follows:
Online Classes Only – Students may not take any on-ground classes at the following locations:
Indianapolis, Indiana; Garden City, Overland Park, Wichita, and Wichita West, Kansas; Independence, Lee's Summit, and Zona Rosa, Missouri; Bellevue, Nebraska; Albuquerque and Albuquerque West, New Mexico; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Allen, Texas.
On-Ground Classes Permissible – In addition to online classes, students may take on-ground classes at the following locations:
Centennial, Colorado Springs, and Colorado Springs South, Colorado; Ellsworth AFB, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, and Watertown, South Dakota; Austin, Austin South, Georgetown, Houston, Lewisville, Mesquite, and Richardson, Texas.
Prior to enrollment, verification that the individual has completed a professional pilot training program, or that the individual can demonstrate completion of prior education/training in an approved, aviation sub-specialty must occur and is a program enrollment requirement. Examples of aviation sub-specialties may include FAA Certifications in Power Plant and Airframe, Avionics; and military training in aviation.
Prospective students interested in pursuing professional pilot training in conjunction with this degree program have the opportunity to do so at NAU by enrolling in the Bachelor of Science Aviation program offered at the Sioux Falls, SD, campus, which includes flight and ground school training provided by NAU Cool Air, LLC and MzeroA.
To learn more about program goals, learning outcomes, and course descriptions, view the . For more information call (800) 209-0490 or visit the Rapid City campus page.
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- Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
- Airfield Operations Specialists
- First-Line Supervisors of All Other Tactical Operations Specialists
- Air Carrier Operations
- Aviation Marketing Management
- Crew Resource Management
- Aviation Safety Programs
Students in some programs may be required to take online classes and attend classes at different locations.
“I change lives. I help people realize their dream of an education and that it is never too late to go back. My role is to build the relationship with them and be the first part of their journey. My position is generally a student’s first impression of the school, and I love being able to answer their questions and represent NAU in a positive manner to our students and the community."
Zea Powell - Enrollment and Completion Advisor (staff and student)
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About Rapid City, South Dakota
National American University’s Rapid City campus is conveniently located on the south side of Rapid City, South Dakota. The Rapid City campus has been serving students in the western South Dakota area since 1941 and is considered National American University's home campus. In addition to its strong business and information technology curriculum, the Rapid City campus offers excellent degree programs in nursing, veterinary technology, and paralegal and pre-law studies. The Rapid City, SD campus is easily accessible from just about anywhere in the Rapid City area, and is convenient to Highway 16 and Highway 79.