Feb 04, 2023
The BT in Aviation, Flight Concentration prepares the individual for a career as a professional pilot. It provides the training to be eligible for the 1000-hour restricted ATP license. It is the recommended track for the student that wants to become an airline pilot or corporate pilot. The degree requires the completion of the Commercial Pilot Certificate with single and multi-engine ratings and the Certified Flight Instructor certificate.
Delivery: This degree is offered as an on campus or blended program, with the major courses offered on campus (or transferred in), and the general education and electives offered online. The online courses are available in an interactive online formats (see School of Distance Education Definitions). On campus time is determined in conversation with your advisor.
Maintaining Academic Standing
- Students must maintain minimum GPA of 2.5 in all aviation coursework and 2.25 cumulative overall.
A Private Pilot Certificate, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot Certificate with Single-Engine Rating and Multi-Engine Rating, and Certified Flight Instructor are required for graduation.
- 1st Class FAA medical with Student Pilot Certificate is required prior to entry into the Flight program, or petition the department for a waiver.
- Flight students are required to produce proof of citizenship (passport or birth certificate) as well as US/state government issued photo identification.
- TSA clearance must be finalized before starting all flying classes.
Contact the Department of Aviation no later than July 15 to start the application process for TSA.
- For ALL NON-U.S. CITIZENS planning to receive flight training as part of their degree program, an additional government application to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which includes an FBI background check, is required for each flight class. Students must receive department authorization before starting the TSA application process. TSA AUTHORISATION IS REQUIRED BEFORE ANY FLIGHT CLASSES CAN BE STARTED.
- TSA application must be started and the fee must be paid before the end of June so that the application process can be completed before school starts.
- International Students - A TOEFL score of 550 or equivalent must be on file before admission to the flight program. See the university bulletin section English Language Requirements for equivalent scores.
- Status as an aviation major is provisional until the student demonstrates satisfactory academic and performance skills. In order to proceed in the Flight program all students must successfully pass AFLT 122 and the Private Pilot Ground School as well as complete the private pilot written and flight check ride before being accepted in to regular status in the flight program.
- Students are required to have an iPad (see Department of Aviation Charges ).
- Credit by exam will only be approved for new students transferring in with previous FAA certificates subject to departmental approval.
- In addition to tuition, flight lab fees apply to all flight training courses (see Department of Aviation Charges ).
A handbook for flight and maintenance students outlining policies, operational guidelines, and general information is available from the department office or is online at the department website. Students are responsible for all policies outlined in the Department of Aviation Handbook.
Student Learning Outcomes
The Department of Aviation is committed to the education and training of its students and strives to prepare them for productive careers in the aviation industry. The following are the Bachelor of Technology in Aviation Flight degree educational goals:
- Demonstrates an understanding of aircraft performance and design, systems, and operations.
- Exhibits an understanding of aviation safety and human factors.
- Demonstrates knowledge of safe operations within the national airspace system.
- Demonstrates an understanding of meteorology and environmental issues.
- Obtains the appropriate Federal Aviation Administration certifications.