The Department of Aviation Science offers a BS degree in aviation science with concentrations in flight training and aviation management. Graduates are prepared for entry into the aviation industry in productive, professional employment, or alternatively, for graduate study.
Flight Training Concentration:
The flight training concentration combines academic studies and flight training, in order to prepare graduates for a wide variety of positions within the air transportation industry, including general, airline and military aviation1. The flight program allows the student to obtain private pilot, commercial pilot, instrument pilot and flight instructor certificates.
The curriculum provides the flight training necessary to operate in the high-density environment of modern airspace. The program emphasizes critical thinking and analytical skills, as well as oral and written communication skills. Effective resource management, human factors and safety awareness are constantly emphasized throughout the curriculum. Complementing the intensive flight training is expert classroom instruction and use of flight simulators. A career in the flight training concentration leads to the development, administration and enforcement of safety regulations, including airworthiness and operational standards in civil aviation. This program prepares the graduate for a career path that starts as a certified flight instructor, and leads to positions with airlines and corporate flight departments.
Aviation Management Concentration:
The aviation management concentration is designed to prepare graduates for managerial and supervisory positions throughout the air transportation industry. Primary flight training is included, along with broad exposure to aviation specific business and management courses. This program of study is interdisciplinary in nature and prepares the aviation career oriented student for virtually any management career in aviation or aviation related industries. Some of these positions include airport manager, air carrier manager and general aviation operations manager.
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Last Modified: November 2, 2011