News Release| Aviation Administration Degree Program; Cal State L.A.

High-flying program recognized for preparing future aviation professionals

Cal State L.A. receives certificate of recognition at 2011 FAA Conference

Los Angeles, CA – In recognition of its Aviation Administration Degree Program, California State University, Los Angeles recently garnered second-place honor at the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) 7th Annual Western-Pacific Region Airports Conference in Anaheim, CA.

Cal State L.A. was one of only three major organizations nominated for the Herman C. Bliss Airports Partnership Award, one of the FAA Western-Pacific Region’s most prestigious awards. 

During the certificate presentation, the FAA credited CSULA’s program for preparing individuals to become some of today’s finest aviation professionals. The presenter noted that “many CSULA graduates have gone on to become airport managers, Department of Homeland Security Agents as well as Federal Aviation Administration employees.”

Keith Mew, faculty adviser of the University’s Aviation Administration Program, said, “We are delighted to have received this honor. We have been very lucky in attracting excellent students who have gone on to have successful careers, and we are just happy that we could help them along the way.”

To be considered for the award, nominees must be an airport sponsor, consultant, state government employee(s) or any other non-FAA person(s) or organization(s) who have partnered with the FAA, and/or provided leadership in accomplishing one or more of the following actions:

  • developed and/or implemented specific programs or activities resulting in enhanced airport/aviation safety
  • performed outstanding and/or unique accomplishments in support of airports programs
  • developed/implemented other noteworthy accomplishments that have provided substantial benefit to aviation within the Western Pacific Region.

Housed in the Department of Technology at CSULA, the Aviation Administration Program offers the following courses that lead to a bachelor’s degree: Air Traffic Control, Airline Finance, Airline Management and Operations, Airport Administration,  Airport Planning, Aviation Law, Aviation Sales, General Aviation Management and Safety Factors in Aviation. The program provides a hands-on learning environment with industry-driven curriculum and state-of-the-art classrooms, software and laboratories that will help prepare students for an aviation management career.

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