Aeronautics, Flight Technology, BS

The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics, Flight Technology is to prepare students to be professional pilots and enable them to qualify for Federal Aviation Administration certificates and ratings required for giving flight and ground instruction and commercial and instrument operations in FAR part 121 air carrier operations or business general aviation.

Study Objective

The objective of the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics, Flight Technology is to prepare students for entry-level positions as a professional pilot.

Study Outcomes

  1. Students shall demonstrate a thorough understanding of fundamental aeronautical concepts and practices
  2. Students shall understand attributes of a modern aviation professional
  3. Students should demonstrate an ability to apply aeronautical knowledge and skills as well as communicate that knowledge to students as a flight instructor
  4. Students should possess the knowledge and skills to obtain a Commercial Pilot Airplane Multiengine Land with Instrument rating

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Enrollment, Graduation and Employment Data

Enrollment as of Fall 2018:

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Total

80

41

42

46

209

Graduation rates: This is the 6-year graduation rate expressed as the (number of graduates) and percentage of those who started the program.

2018

2017

2016

(36) 53.7%

(19) 38.8%

(13) 39.4%

Graduates of this program have found employment with the following types of companies:

  • Regional Airlines
  • Charter Airlines

AERONAUTICS FLIGHT TRAINING SPECIAL COURSE FEES

Effective August 2019 through July 2020

Course No. Course Name Credit Hours Included Hours FlightFees*
Aircraft Simulator Ground
AERN 15741 Private Pilot Flight 03 53.3 5 53.3 $ 11,570
AERN 25743 Commercial Pilot Flight I 02 50.1 6 23.5 $ 12,735
AERN 35645 Instrument Pilot Flight 02 30.1 14.8 42 $ 11,805
AERN 35747 Commercial Flight III 02 20 12 25.5 $   8,690
AERN 45010 Aircraft Dispatch I 03 0 0 0 $175.00**
AERN 45020 Airport Dispatch II 03 0 0 0 $700.00**
AERN 45649 Flight Instructor-Airplanes 02 33.4 1 19.7 $   9,705
AERN 45651 Flight Instructor-Instruments 02 14 3 15 $   4,090
AERN 45653 Multi-Engine Pilot Flight 01 14.3 5 11.8 $   5,975
AERN 45655 Advanced Multi-Engine Pilot Flight 01 7 6 10 $ 3,530**
AERN 45657 Multi Engine Flight Instructor 01 7.9 6 8 $ 3,745**
AERN 45659 Upset Recovery Training 01 04 0 25 $ 2,310**
AERN 45711 Turbine Engine Theory & Operations Lab 01 0 15 0 $ 120
AERN 45721 Crew Resource Management Lab 01 0 13 0 $30
  • *Fees listed are based upon minimum prescribed flight time as listed in the chart above.  Due to varying levels of   student ability, the minimum times may be exceeded, necessitating the payment of overflight fees at the completion of the course.  Flight fees include the purchase of required books and supplies for any associated theory course, airport course kits and most required FAA computerized testing.
  • **These courses are not mandatory for the Flight Technology major. 
  •  Flight courses required for the Flight Technology minor include AERN 15741, 25743, 35645, 35647, 35747.
  • Weight and Balance Acknowledgement: Course fees are assigned according to the aircraft operational rates as listed on the next page. Due to weight and balance limitations for the Cessna 152 aircraft, if a student weighs 200 pounds or more, or the student and their instructor exceed the weight and balance limitation of the aircraft, the student may be assigned a different aircraft for the course and will be responsible for any additional costs that occur due to the change in the aircraft assignment.