Accreditation

The School of Aviation’s Aviation Management degree program is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI).  Successful accreditation under the AABI helps ensure that students are provided with an education that is both rigorous and relevant to today’s needs in numerous positions within aviation.  Greater detail about the accreditation process and its benifits can be found here.

The Aviation Management degree program has been designed with the following goals in mind:

  • Program will provide the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of aviation resources.  Some of these resources may include, but are not limited to:  human resources, operational goals, budgets, infrastructure, technology, equipment, internal and external resources, as well as pilot training, and air traffic controllers.  These resources are typically used when managing various forms of aviation entities, such as commercial pilots, ATC, airports, general and commercial aviation, etc.
  • Program will provide the opportunity to demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply, and analyze knowledge of those resources and relate them to the aviation entities.
  • Program will provide opportunities to demonstrate ability to synthesize aviation management methods, concepts, and theories in academically simulated situations.
  • Program will provide opportunities to demonstrate the ability to evaluate aviation resources in decision-making related to the management of aviation entities.
  • Program will provide opportunities to demonstrate ability to function on multi-disciplinary and diverse teams.

The goals of the Aviation Management degree program were designed by the faculty and administration of the School of Aviation.  The development of the goals were guided by the New York Department of Education, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the Aviation Accreditation Board International.  These goals were further examined by the members of the School of Aviation’s Aviation Industry Advisory Council.  Members of the council represent a wide area of aviation expertise.

The program goals of the Aviation Management degree are supported by a defined set of student learning outcomes (SLOs). The SLOs come directly from the AABI and from the School of Aviation.  The School of Aviation’s SLOs were derived from the same sources and methods as the program goals. The effectiveness to which these SLOs are achieved is demonstrated through an ongoing assessment process.  This assessment process was developed in accordance with the AABI requirements.  The School of Aviation is concluding its 5 year cycle of the assessment process. The SLOs are listed below:

AABI general outcomes:

  • Apply mathematics, science, and applied sciences to aviation-related disciplines
  • Analyze and interpret data
  • Work effectively on multi-disciplinary and diverse teams
  • Make professional and ethical decisions
  • Communicate effectively, using both written and oral communication skills
  • Engage in and recognize the need for life-long learning
  • Assess contemporary issues
  •     Use the techniques, skills, and modern technology necessary for professional practice
  • Assess the national and international aviation environment
  • Apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems
  • Apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation issues

AABI aviation core outcomes:

  • Attributes of an aviation professional, career planning and certification
  • Aircraft design, performance, operating characteristics and maintenance
  • Aviation safety and human factors
  • National and international aviation law, regulations and labor issues
  • Airports, airspace, and air traffic control
  • Meteorology and environmental issues

Dowling College School of Aviation outcomes:

  • Acquire foundational knowledge in concepts of flight, weather, and navigation
  • Recognize implications of flight, weather, and navigation
  • Acquire foundational knowledge in aviation resources
  • Apply management of aviation resources affected by limitations of flight, weather, and navigation
  • Analyze and evaluate aviation resources influencing safety, decision-making, and leadership in aviation entities
  • Acquire theoretical knowledge in air traffic control, as well as ATC procedures and regulations in the NAS
  • Apply air traffic control procedures in accordance with regulations and limitations of the NAS
  • Apply human factors skills while working in multi-disciplinary and diverse teams
  • Integrate aviation management issues with influencing factors created by aircraft, weather, NAS limitations, and their relationship to aviation resources

Student Learning Outcome Averages (2012-2017) – The data derived from this process allows the School of Aviation to identify if there is need for improvement in any areas being measured.