The Aviation Operations and Management program is no longer accepting new applications for the upcoming Fall 2020 term start. For more information about this program:
AOM at Southern New Hampshire University is a 4-year program, designed to provide an immersive experience in both flight and academics. The first two years of the program focus heavily on flight instruction and training, and are primarily delivered on-site at SNHU’s Aviation Center at the Nashua Airport in Nashua, NH. By the end of these two years, students should earn their Commercial Multi-Engine rating, as well as their certification as a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI). Over the next two years of the program, students will have the opportunity to build flying hours as a CFI while completing the remainder of their academic studies - either at SNHU’s Manchester, NH campus or online. This presents a unique opportunity to build over 600 flight hours toward the Airline Transport Pilot certificate (ATP).
All first-year students, regardless of prior flight experience, are required to begin the AOM program with an eight-week summer term that officially begins every year in July. For transfer students and those with prior flight experience, the program start can be flexible and SNHU will work with you to help determine the most appropriate start date.
The SNHU Aviation Operations & Management program is in the process of securing a Letter of Approval (LOA) with the Federal Aviation Administration that would provide the authority for SNHU to certify graduates of the program for an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate.
We believe that education should be flexible, affordable and achievable. That’s why the AOM program features a variable tuition model, and allows students the flexibility to leverage SNHU’s online course offerings to reduce their overall program cost.
Students with no prior flight experience can expect to enroll in four terms of campus undergraduate study and flight training, and a summer term that normally encompasses 12 credits of study via internships, a practicum, and an academic course, all of which are delivered at the online undergraduate tuition rate. Following the completion of their fourth term, students have the option to complete their degree through an additional four terms of study on campus, or taking courses online, or via a combination of the two delivery models.
The difference in these costs can be estimated using the per term/per course breakdown below, which is specific to the Aviation Operations and Management program.
The AOM program carries a flat aviation fee of $60,000, which is assessed at a per semester cost of $15,000. This fee covers the flight costs associated with the air and ground instruction hours for students to earn a Private Pilot License, Instrument rating, Certified Flight Instructor rating, and Commercial Multi-Engine rating. The exact number of hours covered by the fee for each certificate and rating are detailed in the AOM program disclosure; students are financially responsible for any additional training required (ATRs) beyond the specified hours. If a student has already earned their PPL or any other rating, the related costs and fees can decrease accordingly.
The above data reflects 2018-19 costs for full-time undergraduate day students.
The AOM curriculum is taught by industry experts with real-world experience. Throughout your coursework and flight instruction, you’ll gain valuable knowledge that will help you understand the mechanics of flight and how to be successful in an industry that continues to take off.
SNHU's bachelor's in aviation operations and management program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Prospective students interested in the Aviation Operations and Management (AOM) program at Southern New Hampshire University are encouraged to review the Technical Standards for Admission and Retention.
Total Credits: 121
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