Auburn Bulletin 2023-2024

Certificate in Aviation Hospitality Management

Online and On-Campus Options

The holder of a Certificate in Aviation Hospitality Management will have a depth of knowledge and a more strategic view of the aviation industry. This enhanced professional competency will enable them to become effective company representatives and a preferred source to fill managerial positions directly interfacing with customers in the aviation industry. 

The Certificate in Aviation Hospitality Management is administered through the School of Aviation in the College of Liberal Arts in collaboration with the School of Hospitality Management in the College of Human Sciences. The program is intended for Aviation Management, Professional Flight, and Hospitality Management degree students, but is open to all students regularly enrolled in Auburn University.  

The certificate requires 15 semester hours from the Aviation Management and Hospitality Management programs. Aviation and Hospitality program students use 6 semester hours from their core major curriculum and 9 hours from the collaborating program curriculum. Other students will take the four required courses and may choose between the remaining two. Completion of this certificate will appear on the official Auburn University transcript. Students earn the certificate by completing:

Required Courses

AVMG 1010Introduction to Aviation 1, 23
AVMG 4060Commercial Aviation Safety 13
HOSP 1010Introduction to Hospitality Management 33
HOSP 3700Principles of Service Management3

Required Course for Aviation Program students

HOSP 4570Global Hospitality 33

Required Course for Hospitality Management Program students

AVMG 3140Air Transport Industry Development3

Core Aviation Management and Professional Flight program course.


Pre-requisite for AVMG 3140.


Core Hotel and Restaurant Management program course.

Note: HOSP 3700 is typically offered in the Fall semester. HOSP 4750 is offered Spring semester.

General questions about how to obtain the certificate should be directed to David Tidwell, School of Aviation Undergraduate Program Officer (