Classes Integrate Real World Airport Challenges
Your airport management classes are anything but ordinary! Professors don’t rely on a textbook to teach you about the industry, they create assignments that challenge you to seek solutions for the aviation world. Actively engage in projects associated with airspace zoning, funding and grants, and terminal layouts and planning. Observe aircraft rescue and firefighting, or ARFF, training and learn best practices when building relations with city representatives.
Exclusive Location on an Active Airfield
As the only airport management program in the nation with all coursework located on an active airfield, you will be immersed in the world of aviation. Students closely interact with airport resources such as the aircraft rescue and firefighting, or ARFF, station, the fuel farm, snow removal equipment and the control tower. The program also has a long-standing relationship with the Salina Airport Authority, who is an asset, not only to students’ education but also their professional lives as they provide relevant internships and part-time employment.
Your Professors Are a Part of the Industry
As a student in airport management, you will learn directly from experienced industry professionals, not teaching assistants. Dr. Tara Harl, the program lead, has more than 30 years of expertise as an aviation business owner, consultant, researcher, pilot and professor. Other instructors include current airport managers, planners and architects that integrate their day-to-day operational insight into the curriculum.