University of Nebraska at Kearney Student in flight simulator

Aviation Systems Management Comprehensive

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University of Nebraska at Kearney students will be ready for an aviation career from the highest quality collegiate program in the country. The Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Systems Management includes a core grouping of aviation, technical and business courses, as well as your choice of two emphasis areas.

In the Flight Operations emphasis, you will be prepared for a career as a commercial pilot. After completing the degree requirements for the Flight Training program, you will have the opportunity to earn your private pilot’s license, as well as be prepared for the instrument, commercial, multi-engine and flight instructor certificates and ratings.

In the Aviation Support Services emphasis, you will be provided all the preparation necessary to be a manager in any of the numerous aviation related industries. The Aviation Support Services emphasis provides all the career preparation necessary to be a manager in the aviation industry. Graduates have found themselves working as air traffic controllers, airport managers and aviation insurance representatives.


  • Commercial/charter pilot
  • Air traffic controller
  • Aircraft maintenance
  • Flight operations
  • Flight instructors
  • Flight attendant
  • Border patrol
  • Crop sprayer
  • Aviation professor
  • Aerial photographer
  • Dispatch operations and communication
Drew Fraber

"I graduated from UNK in 2008 and have since flown mapping aircrafts for Google, and later flew as a First Officer on the CRJ700 and Embraer 145 for American Eagle Airlines based at Chicago O'Hare. I am now the Director of Compliance at Jet Linx Aviation, and occasionally fly as a Safety Pilot on a PC-12." "I am happy that I chose the Support Services emphasis as it allowed me to take advantage of additional business-related educational opportunities that the major offered while still being able to fly and apply those credits to my major. I firmly believe that the Support Services emphasis helped me achieve my current position, as it was a direct representation of the duties, tasks and scope of knowledge I encounter every day. It has allowed me to be more well-rounded as I grew my career."


Drew Fraber

Jet Linx Aviation, Omaha, Neb.