New Aviation Management Bachelors Degree Program Announced in Oshkosh
July 12, 2012 - The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) signed a transfer articulation agreement on Thursday, enabling students to transfer credits from associate's degree aviation programs at FVTC into a new aviation management emphasis bachelor's degree program at UW-Oshkosh.
Jared Huss, lead instructor of aeronautics at FVTC, stressed that now is the time for pilots and technicians to continue their education.
"A forecast of nearly 500,000 pilots will be needed through the year 2030 worldwide, and technicians are looking at similar shortages," Huss said. "With movement like this in the industry, the opportunities for someone with a bachelor's degree are endless."
This institutional collaboration gives students the opportunity to partake in something not available through traditional, four-year flight schools.
"By completing FVTC's aviation training programs first, our graduates are able to start working after graduating in two years," Huss said. "They can then be employed anywhere in the world, while at the same time complete this degree completely online through UW-Oshkosh."
A special signing ceremony was held today at EAA's AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Those present for the event included UWO Chancellor Richard Wells, FVTC President Susan May, and UWO Director of Accelerated Degree Programs Charles Hill.
This new program is currently open for enrollment, and the first courses will begin this September.