Aviation/Business - Geneva College, a Christian College in Pennsylvania (PA)


Why choose Aviation/Business at Geneva in affiliation with the Community College of Beaver County?

Combining a Geneva bachelor’s degree in Business (B.S.B.A.) with CCBC’s associate degree (A.A.S.) in Professional Piloting, Air Traffic Control or Aerospace Management opens numerous career opportunities. Students in this unique aviation degree program blend specific vocational training in aviation with the broader educational experience involved in earning a baccalaureate degree. Typically, students complete the 1-2-1 program, spending the first and last years at Geneva College and the middle two years primarily at CCBC.

  • CCBC offers the #1 aviation training program in the nation with state-of-the-art facilities and training equipment.
  • Geneva’s bachelor’s program provides students with the business background for quality professional performance and a core Christian liberal arts foundation to broaden and modify career paths.
  • Geneva’s and CCBC’s professors have extensive backgrounds in their fields and prepare students for the expectations and demands that will face them upon graduation.
  • Geneva’s focus on the integration of faith and learning also helps foster growth both academically and spiritually.
As well as being of the highest quality, this CCBC / Geneva dual degree program is a best value, achieving greater accessibility for students of all means.
-Capt. Dana Donati, CCBC School of Aviation


What degree options are available at Geneva/CCBC?

To go along with CCBC’s four associate-level aviation degree program options, Geneva College offers three business bachelor’s programs to let students create a 1-2-1 customized solution to help reach their professional goals:

Associate in Applied Science in:

  • Professional Pilot*
  • Air Traffic Control*
  • Aerospace Management*

*In affiliation with the Community College of Beaver County’s Associate in Applied Science degree

B.S. in BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (B.S.B.A.), with majors in:

  • BUSINESS, with concentrations in:

What are some classes I might take at Geneva and CCBC?

Courses your aviation degree will include:

  • Flight Theory
  • Aviation Meteorology
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Biblical Management & Business Ethics
  • Strategic Management
  • Aerodynamics

What can I do with an Aviation/Business dual degree from Geneva and CCBC?

The need for aviation experts is growing. Due to a lack of new pilots and limits on age and health status, pilots will be in short supply over the next generation. One legacy commercial airline reports that up to 90% of its professional pilots will be retired within 20 years. Airlines are offering signing bonuses for new pilots, some in the tens of thousands of dollars.

Other types of aviation careers are also areas of need. Careers in air traffic control and airport and airline management are also expanding. Many of these opportunities require a bachelor’s degree.

Graduates from the Aviation / Business program are employed as professional pilots, air traffic control specialists, drone pilots, airport management, accountants, managers, marketers, financial analysts, salespersons and more at public, private, and government organizations throughout the world.

What are Geneva Aviation/Business graduates doing now?

Aviation / Business program graduates are qualified for employment in various areas of aviation:
  • Piloting aircraft for major, regional and commuter airlines, for corporations and for the military
  • Airport management, air carrier operations
  • Air traffic control specialists
  • Drone pilots for private and public entities

Academic Organizations

  • Accounting Club
  • Business and Professional Women
  • Business Club
  • Future Business Leaders of America-
    Phi Beta Lambda
  • Society of Human Resource Mangers
  • Delta Mu Delta, an international
    honors society

Key Experienced and Accomplished Faculty

Gary Dunda
Assistant Professor, Head Men's Soccer Coach
Denise Murphy-Gerber
Associate Professor
Daniel Raver
Associate Professor
Matt Fuss
Associate Professor
Curtis Songer
Associate Professor
Christen Adels
Department Chair, MBA Program Director

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Christian College of Distinction
Geneva is named a Christian College of Distinction, affirming the school's dedication to high-quality academics founded on the inerrant truth of God's word.

of Geneva graduates have jobs or are in graduate school one year after graduation.